Assuming that the game tonight is close……..
According to Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera is only pitching the 9th inning in Yankees victories this post-season.
Based on his last 5 starts this season, it’s reasonable to expect 6 or 6.3 IP tonight from Chien-Ming Wang. Actually, anything less than six would be a disappointment.
Therefore, someone from the Yankees bullpen will need to cover the 7th and 8th inning of this game – most likely. That’s Proctor and Farnsworth territory.
So, if the game is close this evening, the performance of Proctor and Farnsworth should be the keys to nailing down a win today.
Then again, that’s probably going to be the key for every close post-season game this year for the Yankees.