Mood Music: An Eric Clapton cover of Bob Dylan's It's Not Dark Yet (But It's Getting There).
1. CC Sabathia- He couldn't located the strike zone after too much rest before Game 1. Expect big things from the big man tonight.
2. Phil Hughes- Let me introduce you to a 24 year old stud who pitched 175 innings of 1.25 WHIP and 7.5 K/9. He's got a shutdown game in him.
3. Robinson Cano- He's been unstoppable, but because of the futility of the 3-4 hitters, he's only hit solo shots in the ALCS. Maybe the silver lining of Mark Teixeira's injury will be moving the Yankees' best hitter into the 3 spot.
4. Derek Jeter- Yeah, he's got the intangibles and the experience. But he's also been leading the Yankee offense the last couple games.
5. Mariano Rivera- He hasn't pitched since Game 1, but he's still there in the bullpen. Get him the ball.
It ain't over till it's over.