"I'm sure quite a few people might think this Yankees series is making some kind of statement for us" - manager Ron Washington told the Rangers’ official website.
Count me as one who think these are statement games. Wilson vs. Burnett and Lee vs. Vazquez. Texas should win both games if they want to prove them as real challengers.
Teixeira, Canó and Posada are all out for the Yankees today. Kinsler is out for Texas. So today it's better starter, better lineup, better bullpen plus home field for the Rangers. And Burnett missed his start Sunday with a back injury.
I think without the name 'Yankees' on the other side, Texas would be around 1.50 here.
Winner, wooohoooo. David Murphy FTW!
(Against Mo Rivera, no less. Btw Bengie Molina's tag on Swisher at home plate was one of the funniest plays this year.