GameChat – Yankees @ Rangers, ALCS, 7:00 pm, TBS

So the Yankees are in Texas.  heheheheheheee…  Sorry, I can’t help it.  They may make me swallow my giggling by the end of the night but I am still unrepentantly rooting for the Rangers. The benefit for watching games at this level even when it’s not your team is that you almost always are guaranteed a good pitching matchup. Wilson might not quite have the acclaim of Sabathia and for a reason or two but he’s definitely no slouch and I have to admit that CC hasn’t always had his best stuff in hand lately. This promises to be good.

I’m also pleased by the fortune that has the ALCS on TBS and not on FOX like the NLCS.  I have to tell you that I think that fact alone may make me less apt to watch any portion of that series.  It’s bad enough for the WS.  *SIGH*  Anyway, I won’t get to watch much of the game tonight but for what little of it that I can, I’m glad it’s not going to be intolerable. Besides, pre-game starts at 6 pm so I guess I can watch that at least.

NY Yankees @ Texas
Jeter, SS   Andrus, SS
Swisher, RF   Young, M, 3B
Teixeira, 1B   Hamilton, CF
Rodriguez, A, 3B   Guerrero, DH
Cano, 2B   Cruz, N, LF
Thames, DH   Kinsler, 2B
Posada, C   Francoeur, RF
Granderson, CF   Treanor, C
Gardner, LF   Cantu, 1B
Sabathia, P   Wilson, C, P


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 10 1
Texas 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 1


Well that wasn’t exactly the way I wanted that game to go. CJ Wilson certainly deserved a better fate. His bullpen sure let him (and the rest of the Rangers) down. On the other hand, I guess the country found out that it’s not just the Twins who are capable of blowing leads and losing to the Yankees.

Saturday’s LCS games are at 3:00 CT (American League) and 6:30 CT (National League). I admit that this rather surprises me. I thought there was some kind of MLB mandated rule that the F’ing Yankees had to play all post season games in prime time.  – JC