Tommy Hunter (0-1, 4.50) vs. A.J. Burnett (if Joe Girardi doesn't come to his senses).
COMMENTS: Just think — if the Texas bullpen hadn't coughed up five runs in Game 1 of the ALCS, the Rangers would be looking at a sweep of the Yankees tonight. Regardless, Tommy Hunter (who?) goes up against a Yankees offense hungrier than Joey Chestnut at a tapas bar. If the Rangers shut the Yankees down again, expect jeers in New York and cheers in Philly. And cheesesteaks. I prefer Jim's.
After Texas started pulling away last night, did you notice the New York "faithful" deserting the stadium last night faster than lemmings off the Titanic? And on national TV? During prime time? Yet that won't besmirch the sterling reputation of Yankees fans. Assholes.
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