Here is the lineup:
Pregame chatter: Joe Torre said Jason Giambi would likely join the team in Toronto tomorrow but may not be activated until Tuesday. … A-Rod hasn’t received the ball yet. … No word on the plans for Joba Chamberlain.
UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates but I’ve been doing some other work. There is a day game in Toronto tomorrow for some reason (Wayne Gretzky Day?), so I need to fly to Canada tonight.
The Yanks appear to have things well in hand. If they finish off this win, they will be 19-7 since the All-Star break (counting the suspended game) and 24-9 since July 2.
They’re not going to play .727 ball the rest of the season. But at 61-50, the Yankees would need to go “only” 34-17 to win 95 games. That’s .666 ball. That doesn’t seem unreasonable to me considering they have 6 games against Tampa, 3 against Kansas City, 6 against Baltimore and 10 against Toronto.
I’d be shocked if 95 wins weren’t enough to get in the playoffs.
Enough out of me. Catch you from Canada.