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World Series Game 4: The Bull Moose Party

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If there's anybody on the Yankees who is (as Teddy Roosevelt called himself) "strong as a bull moose," it's CC Sabathia.

He pitched brilliantly against the Angels on 3 days rest, and the Yankees turn to him again. He has a chance to put the Yankees firmly in the driver's seat for the Series.

His opponent is former Oakland A Joe Blanton, who was sent to the Phils last season midseason in a classic salary dump to a big market team.

Jeter has hit him (.333/.385/.583- fearful symmetry), Tex has pounded him (.333/.357/.704), Jorge has crushed him (.400/.500/.600) and Arod has destroyed him (.571/.727/1.571).

With last night's offensive outburst, the Yankees finally started to look like the Yankees. Here's to staying hot.

I feel like this is the most 'must win' game for the Yanks so far. They're bringing back their ace against a guy no one is giving a chance. But Joe Blanton is not a bad pitcher, and with a sure fight coming between Burnett and Lee, I don't want to let Philly back into the Series. Step on their neck.

Let's go Yankees!


Lineup

New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies

11/01/09 8:20 PM EST

New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies
Derek Jeter - SS Jimmy Rollins - SS
Johnny Damon - LF Shane Victorino - CF
Mark Teixeira - 1B Chase Utley - 2B
Alex Rodriguez - 3B Ryan Howard - 1B
Jorge Posada - C Jayson Werth - RF
Robinson Cano - 2B Raul Ibanez - LF
Nick Swisher - RF Pedro Feliz - 3B
Melky Cabrera - CF Carlos Ruiz - C
CC Sabathia - P Joe Blanton - P