2009 MLB Playoffs: Day 3



Current Series

Yankees lead the series 1-0

Wed 10/07 WP: CC Sabathia (1 - 0)
LP: Brian Duensing (0 - 1)
2 - 7 loss

Minnesota Twins
@ New York Yankees

Friday, Oct 9, 2009, 6:07 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Nick Blackburn vs A.J. Burnett

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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Sun 10/11 7:07 PM EDT

The MLB Postseason goes on, despite this judge's choice of Matt Holliday in "Man Getting Hit in Groin by Baseball" as most outstanding work this postseason.  The scrappy Twins try to win their first game all year against the Yankees behind Nick Blackburn.  The Yankees counter with third-biggest free agent acquisition A.J. Burnett, making his postseason debut.  This season's statistics would indicate that New York is the favorite, but bear in mind that the Yankees have not been up 2 games to none in a division series since 1999.  Twins in an upset, sez I!


 

Current Series

Angels lead the series 1-0

Thu 10/08 WP: John Lackey (1 - 0)
LP: Jon Lester (0 - 1)
0 - 5 loss

Boston Red Sox
@ Los Angeles Angels

Friday, Oct 9, 2009, 9:37 PM EDT
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Josh Beckett vs Jered Weaver

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

 

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Sun 10/11 12:07 PM EDT

 


The nightcap sees Big Game Pitcher Josh Beckett take on Regular Game Pitcher Jered Weaver.  The Angels managed to do what cancer couldn't and beat Jon Lester in the first game, helping to get put all of Boston's postseason dominance over the lads from Los Angeles/Anaheim partially behind them.  They can take a commanding two game lead with a win tonight.  Beckett seems to shine when he's needed most, but the Sox offense looked mighty pedestrian against John Lackey.  Weaver has shut down the Red Sox this year, posting an 0.66 ERA over 13 2/3 innings, and recording 12 strikeouts.  Should be a good game, and I look for the Angels to put their boot on Boston's throat and keep them down while they're struggling.

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