Well, the NL is going to take a break tonight, as the AL division series intensifies. Both series stand at 1-0, and both away teams will be trying to even the score. On a personal traffic note, how is it that I had to drive right by Dodger Stadium last night, and now tonight, I'm driving by Angel Stadium? I am a bad planner.
First up will be Minnesota and New York, as the Twins try desperately to conjure up some of Tuesday's magic and sneak a game from the dominant Yankees. Nick Blackburn will be throwing for the Twins. He pitched last year's tie-breaker game and was on the losing end of the 1-0 White Sox victory. He hasn't lost since September 11th this season, and he threw into the eighth inning his only start against the Yankees (allowing 4 ER). He will be facing A.J. Burnett, who will be using Molina instead of Jorge Posada at catcher.
10/09/09 3:07 PM PDT
|Minnesota Twins||New York Yankees|
|Denard Span - RF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||Johnny Damon - LF|
|Joe Mauer - C||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Jason Kubel - DH||Alex Rodriguez - 3B|
|Michael Cuddyer - 1B||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Delmon Young - LF||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Carlos Gomez - CF||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Matt Tolbert - 3B||Melky Cabrera - CF|
|Nick Punto - 2B||Jose Molina - C|