The Yankees will try again to pop some corks here at Tropicana Field, with their magic number still at one thanks to Detroit’s win over Minnesota yesterday. You’d have to say that, as of 3:30 p.m., the Yankees’ chances of winning a game are much better with Chien-Ming Wang slated to go rather than Kei Igawa — even though Igawa did not pitch poorly.
Be back later with some words from the clubhouse.
ON EDIT: Through four innings here at the Trop and Wang seems to be getting it done. He started a little shaky but has settled in, hunting for his 19th victory in what should be his final start of the season. Phil Hughes will start tomorrow and Mike Mussina on Friday in Baltimore, at which point the rest of the rotation is up in the air.
ON EDIT 2: The Yankees can taste it coming, up 12-4 here as Luis Vizcaino works to Joel Guzman. Six strong innings from Chien-Ming Wang, five RBIs by Robinson Cano, some more important hitting by Derek Jeter and a four-hit night from Doug Mientkiewicz. From where this team has come to claw back to today, they deserve to blow off some steam. Something tells me they will savor this one.