What are you Yankee fans thinkin about your chances now? This is not smack, I seriously am wondering if you are still positive about the series, and who do you want to face in game 6. I have not heard who it will be yet.
I'm thinking about Joe Torre allowing Jeff Weaver to throw a meaningful pitch in the WS
I'm thinking about Jeff Weaver serving up a walk-off HR in the WS ... and wondering how that is even possible, cause this cat should not even have been on the post season roster, much less serving up a Gopher-Ball in the bottom of the 12th
I'm thinking about all JM57 mentioned ... every last point
And lastly, I am thinking ... YANKEES IN 7 ... I really am
But only if Joe Torre comes to his senses and inserts Ruben Sierra in RF
Mark my words, if Sierra gets a start in Games 6 & 7, that man will do some serious damage
With this anemic offense, Sierra will be in RF. There are too many guys-Boone, Giambi, Soriano-who are right now automatic outs(even with some of the hits these guys have gotten). Sierra isn't the player he once was, but he can scare the Marlins.
The Yanks have been within 1 big hit of winning any of the games they lost. Urbina still sucks. We still have a rested Mariano Rivera and Pettitte and Mussina on full rest. YANKS IN 7 is still very plausible.
As to Beckett in game 6, Yogi Berra arguably lost the 1973 World Series by moving Tom Seaver up from his scheduled start in game 7-and promptly dropped both games in Oakland. C'mon, Jack. Show some gonads- repeat history and LOSE.
The Marlins best shot to win this will be tommorow night.
If it goes to game 7 the Fish are dead.
The Yankees, minus a few exceptions (Jeter, Bernie and Matsui) are hitting again like it was May and not October and the fielding has been horrible the last 2 games.
Fish have did a good job taking advantage of Yankees miscues. Wilson's error allowing two runs to score last night. Boone striking out with the bases loaded in game 4, Bernie swinging at the first pitch with the bases loaded against a tiring Penny.
Series though is far from over. Heading back to the Bronx
To me it comes down to game 6. If the Marlins roll the dice and pitch Beckett on short rest, the Yanks must take advantage.
Sierria in RF,
Giambi back at DH,
Soriano in the lineup, batting #9.
Jeter leading off, Johnson #2, followed by Giambi, Bernie, Matsui, Posada, Boone, Sierria, Soriano (separate as many lefties and righties as possible),
Petitte pitching solid, again.
If the above happens, I like our chances of Musinna over Pavano in a game 7, at home. I only hope the Jet post game is over before the 1st pitch.