Closers are melting down all over the playoffs but Mariano Rivera remains the gold standard, Chad Jennings writes. It’ll be interesting to see how Rivera’s 2 1/3 innings of work in Game 2 affect him – if at all – the rest of the series.
Alex Rodriguez has been talking about how he’s “in a good place” for a while but now it’s true in a literal sense: A-Rod has great career numbers at Angel Stadium, and he’ll be looking to continue his breakout October. More on that in my column.
CC Sabathia will get the call in Game 4 on short rest, Joe Girardi said, and the notebook also has news on a potential milestone for Andy Pettitte, a place for fans to watch Game 3 (hint: it’s in the Bronx) and more.
The early start and the three-hour time difference mean everything is a little compressed before the game today. At the very least, we’ll have the game post and lineup up as soon as its available.