To the sounds of Warren Zevon’s “Stand in the Fire” live album …
The Joba Rules seem to be a little more fluid now that he’s getting used to being a reliever. But don’t expect to see him until Saturday. He threw 35 pitches on Wednesday.
The Red Sox can “win” the series by winning only one game. If they are 4.5 games up on Sunday night, they’re still in great shape. The Yankees need a sweep to make Boston sweat.
Derek Jeter refuses to talk about his gimpy right knee. But something is going on. He’s 5 of his last 34.
Anybody else notice that Mariano Rivera is getting into his playoff mode? The G.O.A.T. has thrown nine consecutive scoreless innings, allowing three singles and fanning 10. With all the days off in the playoffs, the Yankees could really shorten games with Joba, the Viz and Mo.
The Yankees are 8-7 against the Red Sox this season. They’ve won four straight in the series and seven of the last nine.