The crowd was electric last night for about an inning and a half and then the skies opened up. We thought they were going to resume the game, but then the rain came and came and came. Now, the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees will have to play at least three straight game and a fourth one if necessary.
Tonight, the pitching matchup is mixed around. Doug Fister goes for the Tigers while Ivan Nova goes for the Bombers. These two guys have no playoff experience unlike last night’s matchup between Sabathia and Verlander. With the game resuming at 1-1 in the bottom of the 2nd inning, it will be interesting to see how these two pitchers handle their nerves in the early going. Both pitchers have not lost in the last couple of months, so you know they are coming into this game with a lot of confidence.
Here is what I talk about on the Podcast:
- Fister-Nova breakdown
- Who has the edge with the shuffled rotations?
- Should CC pitch Game 2?
- Yankees need to be aggressive
- Tigers’ lack of contending opponents in September
- Fister: better at home
- which Yankees have good results?
- Nova’s going under the radar
- The Element of Surprise
- Walks have to be at a minimum
- Both pitchers are economical in pitch counts
- Game 1 Re-Do Prediction