Game 110: Yankees vs. White Sox
CHICAGO — It can’t be easy to stay in the moment when considering what’s coming up.
The Yankees, winners of six straight, have already wrapped up a series win over the White Sox by taking the first three. And tomorrow, they’ll be in Fenway for a critical three-game weekend series against the Red Sox — a team they’re 1-8 against this season and they trail by only one game in the American League East.
Joe Girardi openly talked pregame about the importance of that series, even though they have over 50 regular-season games left.
But he wants to keep the focus on today.
“You want to just focus on tonight and continue to play well as we’re going into Boston,” Girardi said. “Don’t get too far ahead of yourself because wins are important, and tonight’s an important game.”
In tune with Joe’s advice, we’re going to keep our focus on the present, too. So, here are tonight’s lineups for the series finale against the White Sox — in what is no doubt a big start for Ivan Nova …
Pitching: RH Nova (9-4, 4.01 ERA)
Pitching: RH Phil Humber (8-7, 3.44 ERA)
Some slugs from earlier today …
* Girardi and Guillen — the ying and the yang of baseball managers
* A-Rod has first workout
* MLB to interview A-Rod over gambling issue
And here are some slugs from last night …
* Yankees romp despite Burnett’s struggles
* Yankees Notebook, on Jeter, Tex and the 6-man rotation
* Nova focused on White Sox, not future role