According to Peter Abraham from The Yankees LoHud Blog
, Roger Clemens has been scratched from his start tonight. Taking his place...
That's right, Yankee fans. Kei Igawa will take the mound tonight, presumably sans sunglasses. This move should go a long way toward figuring out whether Joe is more concerned with winning the East or setting his team up for the playoff run.
It'll take a minor miracle for the Yanks to come away with a win tonight in Tampa. I'll still be watching, but I'll probably cover my eyes after the first belt-high, 89 MPH fastball leaves the yard for Carlos Pena.
Schilling is on the bump for the Sox against Chad Gaudin in Boston. Schilling nearly no-hit the A's in his last start against them, but that was a couple months and about 5 MPH on his fastball ago. A Yankee loss coupled with a Sox win will effectively end the race for the title in the East.
Check out a picture of Igawa dressed as a flying monkey over at River Ave. Blues
Since I'm going to be watching, and suffering through this game anyway, I decided to do a live blog with a graphical twist. If you're watching, check back here at 7:05-ish.