The Yanks already won once today against the Pittsburgh crew. If they can take the second half of today’s doubleheader where Cole faces Nuno, then they’ll have earned a sweep and likely a 1.5 game lead in the division (Baltimore is losing 5-3 in the 7th). Meanwhile, the Sox look to avoid being swept at home by the AL’s premiere team on Sunday Night Baseball as last season’s AL ERA king Anibal Sanchez takes on the downward-trending Jake Peavy. Middlebrooks’s broken finger leaves him out for a while and probably brings up Brock Holt, but of course, one wonders if Cecchini will ever get a call this year if Middlebrooks continues to suck or be hurt through the all-star break.
We’re almost to Memorial Day weekend, folks. Comment away.