Yankees move on to Texas to face Rangers
After a two-game stomping from the Yankees that has Red Sox fans questioning everything that is wrong with their franchise, the two teams were rained out last night. It is unfortunate as I was looking forward to a sweep, as well as listening to Terry Francona call a game while chanting his name and booing his successor. I guess the fun will have to resume in July when the two teams meet again.
So it is on to the Lone Star State where the Yanks will be facing the hottest team in baseball, the Texas Rangers. From listening to the “experts” the Rangers are the best thing to happen to baseball since catchers got smart enough to wear protective gear. They can pitch, hit run, field, cook, clean, fold your shirts, tune up your car, and if needed their owner can put you in a headlock and punch you in the face.
However, the Yanks aren’t playing too shabby themselves. As long as Ivan Nova starts every game of the series and Freddy Garcia just waits for the team at an airport bar in DFW, New York should be able to make a series of it. With the exception of Robinson Cano, the whole team seems to have found their groove at the plate, and who isn’t expecting Cano to break out of his slump at any time?
First pitch tonight is at 7:05 ET. C.C. Sabathia will toe the rubber for the Bombers while Derek Holland and his mustache will take the mound for the Rangers.
Should be a fun series.