The Yankees (63-42) are clinging to a half-game lead over the Red Sox heading into a two-game series with the Blue Jays () who are essentially out of the playoff race (51-54) despite leading the East for a significant chunk of the first half.
|Date:||Yankees starters:||Blue Jays starters:|
|7:07 p.m., Tues||Andy Pettitte (8-6, 4.51)||Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.68)|
|7:07 p.m., Wed||Sergio Mitre (1-0, 7.90)||M. Rzepcyznski (1-2, 3.25)|
You might notice that Mitre, not Joba Chamberlain, is pitching game two. The Yankees shuffled their rotation so they could have their top four starters for the upcoming Red Sox series. Hopefully Mitre can give the Yankees a chance to win this time, unlike his last start.
I’d love to see the Yankees sweep the series and ride a winning streak back to the Bronx for the series with the Red Sox, but Halladay is one tough cookie. I’m banking on a split.