The Red Sox did the Yankees a big favor by choosing the Wednesday starting series. Now the Yankees only have to win one of the three games started by C.C. or Carmona as long as they pound Byrd and Westbrook. I think they'll pull out one of the first two and win in four. I expect a big start from Clemens on Sunday but the other of the Yankee Stadium game could be tense if Moose starts and a slugfest ensues. Hopefully Joba and Mo can get us through it.
I'm not sure why the Red Sox chose to face Lackey and Escobar twice particularly when the dropoff between the second and third pitcher is sharper for the Angels than the Sox. Still, I think the Sox will pull it out as the rest will help their tired bullpen. I expect this to be a very tight series unlike when these teams met in 2004.
In the NL, aka the AAAA league, the Tigers would be the favorite if they were there. I think the Dbacks need to win both of Webb's starts to even have a chance and since he will be going against Zambrano that's not a given. The Cubs lineup is peaking and the heart of the order, Soriano, Lee, and Ramirez is the best in the NL. Cubs in 4.
The Rockies-Phillies is the hardest one to call. Both teams are hot, have strong lineups and questionable pitching. I like the 2-4 starters for the Rockies better so I'll go with Colorado in 5.
Should be a blast!