There's obviously no Orioles baseball to occupy us today, so I for one don't really give a crap if football fills up the thread about baseball. With the Yankees finishing off the sweep last night, we've got games on tap from the rest of the Division Series matchups, plus some NFL fun with the Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins, both at 1:00.
Wade Davis starts for the Rays and Tommy Hunter for the Rangers as the Rays look to send this series back to Tampa Bay. I'd like to get worked up about whoever wins this series but it really doesn't matter because the Yankees are going to run roughshod all over whoever it is.
This is the only series in this round that has no sweep potential. The Braves look to take the edge in the series on their home field. Jonathan Sanchez takes the mound for the Giants against Tim Hudson for the Braves. Sanchez had a 3.07 ERA in the regular season and Hudson's was 2.83. The NL is weird.
If this series goes another game beyond this, I'll be amazed. Sorry, Reds. Maybe next year.