October 1, 2010

Yankees-Red Sox series preview

This is it. The final series of the year. What we’ve all been waiting for since schedules were released Sept. 15, 2009. But wait, it’s not going to be that intense.

The Red Sox are already eliminated and are playing on one leg. However, I’m sure Terry Francona will do everything in his power to keep the Yankees from getting home-field advantage in the postseason.

This weekend will be exciting because of the frantic scoreboard checking. The Rays are out in Kansas City for a set with the Royals. Get ready for lots of updates from me on those games on here and Twitter.

Head to Head:
The Yankees are 8-7 against the Red Sox this season. New York needs to take two games this weekend to win the season series, but really, they’ve already won the war by knocking Boston out of the playoffs earlier this week.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Yankees starters Red Sox starters
Fri., 7:10 p.m. Andy Pettitte (11-3, 3.17) D. Matsuzaka (9-6, 4.72)
Sat., 4:10 p.m. A.J. Burnett (10-15, 5.33) Clay Buchholz (17-7, 2.33)
Sun., 1:35 p.m. TBA John Lackey (13-11, 4.47)

Roster Notes: It’s too early to tell who will start Sunday’s season finale for the Yankees. It’s possible, though unlikely, that the Yankees will have already clinched home-field before Sunday’s game.

I like the Yankees this weekend with Alex Rodriguez and his red hot bat leading the way. I’ll say they take two out of three and clinch home-field on Sunday.

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