The MLB playoff schedule 2010 will have one game this weekend. Whether the MLB playoff schedule 2010 will have the ALCS and NLCS end this weekend is still in doubt. Thanks to the Phillies, the NLCS will not be decided until Saturday or Sunday. Yet the ALCS could still end today, although if the Yankees stay alive again, Cliff Lee will reemerge again on Saturday night. However, the Yankees have no choice but to want to face him, or else they will finally leave the playoff schedule tonight in Texas.
The Rangers blew their first chance to clinch their first ALCS pennant in Yankee Stadium. But they are used to blowing such chances, although it wasn’t fatal against the Rays. Yet once again, the Rangers have a chance to clinch a series in front of their home fans, with Cliff Lee waiting if they do not.
The MLB playoff schedule 2010 is all about the ALCS Game 6 tonight, as the Yankees and Rangers return to Arlington. If the Rangers win, they won’t have to use Lee until Game 1 of the World Series, in San Francisco or Philadelphia. But if the Yankees win, he will be out there for Game 7 of the ALCS tomorrow night.
A Game 7 against Lee still leaves the Yankees as heavy underdogs, but that’s what they have to hope for. If they can even the ALCS in Game 6, and leave the Rangers scrambling, perhaps even Lee will be ready to crack. But first, they have to make Colby Lewis crack tonight.
Lewis has had a solid postseason, as he was in line to win Game 3 of the ALDS, and won the crucial Game 2 of the ALCS. Most everyone thought the playoffs would end quickly for the Rangers after their Game 1 collapse, but Lewis helped turn things around. They were also helped by Phil Hughes’ own collapse, yet Hughes is now back to make up for it.
The Yankees’ starting rotation is still shaky, although C.C. Sabathia bent but did not break on Wednesday afternoon. If Hughes does the same, it might be enough to save them again. But their offense also needs to maintain momentum, after they finally got going in Game 5.
While New York finally got bats other than Robinson Canoe going, Texas’ bats came up short in the clutch for the first time in the ALCS. The playoff schedule still lines up for the Rangers to win the pennant, since Lee looms in a Game 7. However, there’s only so much room they can give the Yankees to recover – as there’s no guarantee they will blow sudden momentum, like the Rays did.
Tonight could be a historic night in Arlington, or keep the biggest near-miss in Rangers history a possibility. The playoffs for the ALCS will either end tonight, starting at 8:07 pm est on TBS, or tomorrow night at the same time.
MLB.com- “2010 MLB Postseason Schedule”
New York Post- “Do-or-die Yankees want another shot at Rangers’ Lee in Game 7”