I was nervous about this five-game death match the Yanks have with Boston starting this afternoon until I did the math. Since we’re currently up by 1-1/2 games, these are the possible scenarios:
5-0: We leave Boston 6-1/2 games in front. Woo Hoo!
4-1: We leave 4-1/2 games up. Solid.
3-2: We’re 2-1/2 up. Livable.
2-3: We’re a 1/2 game up. Hey, a lead is a lead.
1-4: Oops, we’re 1-1/2 games down. We could reclaim the lead again by Wednesday.
0-5: Holy Shit! 3-1/2 down! But we were down by more than that earlier this summer.
I think the most likely scenario is a 3-2 or 2-3 split. Surely we can win two stinking games up there. The key is taking one of the games of today’s doubleheader.