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Open Thread - ALCS Game 4

I hear yesterday's game between the Yankees and Angels was pretty exciting. So was the one between the Dodgers and Phillies.

Too bad I missed both of them while in the midst of sleeping the better part of 18 hours following some dental work. Since I'm still pretty loopy from it (a combination of conscious sedation and removing three wisdom teeth will do that) there's a good chance I'll be sleeping during most of this one as well.

The National League is off today so we've just got one game on the schedule, starting at 4:57 down in Anaheim. As a sidenote, I've never understood why the start times for these playoff games are like that. Does it really make a difference?

CC Sabathia gets the start against Scott Kazmir. Sabathia is working on three days' rest after dominating in Game 1 while Kazmir's last outing was a struggle in the ALDS clincher in Boston on the 11th. A New York win puts them in control of the series while the Angels try to even it up.


New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Angels

10/20/09 4:57 PM PDT

New York Yankees Los Angeles Angels
Derek Jeter - SS Chone Figgins - 3B
Johnny Damon - LF Bobby Abreu - RF
Mark Teixeira - 1B Torii Hunter - CF
Alex Rodriguez - 3B Vladimir Guerrero - DH
Jorge Posada - C Juan Rivera - LF
Hideki Matsui - DH Howie Kendrick - 2B
Robinson Cano - 2B Kendry Morales - 1B
Nick Swisher - RF Mike Napoli - C
Melky Cabrera - CF Erick Aybar - SS