End this sh!t tonight. End it in front of their obnoxious, over-confident fans. End this on the Phillies turf, where they didn't think they could be beaten. End this against their Ace, the man who made you look silly in Game 1.
End this while they're still thinking about what could have been. End this now. Suck it Jimmy "we'll win in 5" Rollins.
The Phillies are not playing the Dodgers, not the Rockies, and most certainly not the Rays.
I was for starting AJ tonight, but after listening to Mike Francessa today, I'm second guessing that. Some of the points he made:
First of all, our bottom 4 in our lineup doesn't put fear in anyone (Cano, Gardener, Molina, AJ).
Secondly, if Lee pitches the way he did on Wednesday, not even Cy Young could beat him.
Third, now you'll be pitching Andy on three days rest against a well rested Pedro.
Fourth, with Gaudin starting the Yanks will come into this game loose, not expecting to win, and just having fun.
Finally, AJ is a much better pitcher at home than on the road.
That said, I'm hoping for a Yankee win, and if we put a couple of runs early against Lee, we will win this game.
Those are great points. I don't understand why AJ is pitching tonight. Lee has been unhittable and now the rest of the starters we will need to use if we lose to Lee tonight will all be pitching on three days rest. I would have saved him until game 6.