Apparently our server slowed down significantly last night, so let’s try a new post before the regular game post gets close to 1,000 comments.
This seems like a good time to make the call as the Yankees are turning the seventh inning over to the bullpen. Kerry Wood is replacing CC Sabathia with a 6-2 lead. Best-case scenario: Wood gets a few outs, Mariano Rivera wraps it up and the Yankees board a flight to Texas.
UPDATE, 7:05 p.m.: Like Sam just said, I’m not sure why anyone even takes a lead when Josh Hamilton is at the plate, but Wood caught Andrus off the bag at second then got Hamilton swinging. Huge addition to the bullpen, huge outs in this game and it’s 6-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh.
UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: Curtis Granderson’s first home run of this postseason has pushed the Yankees lead to 7-2 in the eighth. Most of the crowd has stuck around for this one, and Mariano Rivera is — obviously — getting loose in the bullpen.