"The precious feeling of losing money! Nothing like it! Ecstasy!"
- Fitzcarraldo (Herzog, 1982)
Tonight the Blue Jays travel to the Bronx to square off against the rival New York Yankees - they of the $194,663,079 payroll.
I'll be out of town until tomorrow night, hence the early game thread. I've had to resort to them a lot lately, it seems.
Roy Halladay (2-1, 3.60 ERA) vs. Jaret Wright (0-1, 7.20 ERA). 7:05 PM EST start.
Considering the pitching matchup, tonight's game offers the greatest chance at victory in this weekend's series.
Despite sporting identical 11-9 records, the Yankees have actually outplayed the Blue Jays this season, according to Pythagoras. The Yankees' Pythagorean Record is 14-6, while the Blue Jays' is 12-8. In fact, the Red Sox, who lead the division with a 13-9 record, only have a Pythagorean Record of 10-12. Consider each team's record in one-run games this season:
Red Sox: 5-1
Blue Jays: 1-1
That will likely even out as the season progesses, which bodes well for the Yankees, of course.
No lineups have been posted yet.