ALCS Game Six...Take Two (We Hope)
OK, it's take two time tonight shortly after 8pm EDT at the new Yankee Stadium. Because of a steady moderate Saturday evening rain that promised to turn into a monsoon (it eventually did), the umpires called the game and rescheduled it for Sunday night. Hey, that's tonight! Again, it will be Andy Pettitte (14-8) versus Joe Saunders (16-8). The pinstripers lead the best of seven series three games to two. An Angels victory will force a deciding game seven. Yankee manager Joe Girardi has already stated that, if needed, his starter will be CC Sabathia for that final game. What he really wants is for CC, who's been virtually untouchable in this 2009 postseason, to pitch game number one against the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi wants to end this ALCS TONIGHT...no mistake about it. GO ANGELS! Here's the Yankee skipper...
"Our focus is completely on Game 6. Does it give one team an advantage or not? I don’t know,’’ Girardi said. “Maybe the extra day helps us more. I’m not really sure. I’m sure there will be a lot written about it. But I don’t know.’’
And here's tonight's starting NY pitcher, who was the only player to take the field before the game was correctly (!!) called at 6pm EDT...
“The worst part of it is just the wait,’’ Andy Pettitte said before embarking on his soggy workout session. “This was the longest day ever. And I was just about to start getting in my routine and they come walking in there and tell me it got canceled."
Hey Andy, there was NO way the game could have been played last night. You'll pitch (and lose?) tonight. The game will be televised on Fox and Fox HD with the pregame beginning at 8pm EDT. Enjoy it. The weather will not be a factor in the Big Apple, not tonight. No way, no how, very impossible. So let's PLAY BALL!
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