Yankees Lose To Indians....Is Joe Torre Finished??
Joe Torre's experiment with his number one pitcher, Chien-Ming Wang, failed miserably. Pitching on 3 days rest, Wang was only able to pitch one plus inning, failing to get an out in inning number two. Cleveland went on to win the game by a score of 6-4. I think it's a shame that Steinbrenner opened his BIG mouth and proclaimed that Torre would be fired if they did not win this series. The timing just plain stunk. Torre did a wonderful job managing a team with less than a full compliment of starters and relievers straight to the postseason. He should be applauded for his 2007 job, and that's exactly what happened last night at Yankee Stadium as the crowd incessantly chanted the manager's name. He is a class act. Always has, and always will be.
Game one of the American League Championship Series between Cleveland and Boston will take place Friday night at 7:10 PM on Fox and Fox HD. The Sox took the season series from them 5 games to 2. It will be Beckett, Schilling (he HAS to be our #2 starter!!), Matsuzaka, and if all goes well, Tim Wakefield, who is trying to get his back better. The bullpen will be rested and ready, as will all of RSN and RSI.
Click on the title of this post for more on the last we'll see of the 2007 Yankees, for they'll be a different ballclub next year....top to bottom.