From mlb.com -
“We don’t have to worry about nobody right now,” said Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. “Everybody needs to worry about us.”
“It’s [the Yankees] problem right now,” Ortiz said. “We’re playing well. We’re doing our thing right now. They have to figure out what they need to do to beat us.”
As much as it pains me to say this, he’s right. It’s up to the Yankees to make something happen over the next 2 ½ days. Basically, the Yankees need to win three to make this interesting again. If New York wins two, they only gain one game in the standings. That’s no sweat for Boston now. And, if the Yankees lose two or more games in this series, the Red Sox have an even greater lead – and still nothing to worry about.
Since you can’t win three without winning the first one, tonight is a biggie. Let’s hope that Worm Killer Wang has the goods tonight. Getting to the seventh would be key: That keeps Luis Vizcaino, Ron Villone, and maybe Mike Myers out of the game. If that happens, it helps the Yankees chances to keep the score down this evening. Then Moose and Pettitte need to do the same on their turns. (Maybe Matt DeSalvo can be a sleeper out of the pen in one of these games too.)
In any event, we’ll know all the answers on this soon. Buckle up!