Tomorrow's workout day at the Stadium is likely to be dominated by one topic -- Cliff Lee. Lee is 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA in seven career postseason starts and much of that talk started after this afternoon's game.
“Just because Cliff is pitching, it’s not a guaranteed win for anybody,” said Derek Jeter, 3-for-9 so far in the series. “You come out, you play the games for a reason. We’ll see what happens. If you’re going to win, you’re going to have to beat good pitching.”
“Cliff deserves everything that comes his way,” said Mark Teixeira, 0-for-8 through two games. “He’s a great pitcher. He’s done some great things in the postseason. All the Texas Ranger fans believe he’s going to go out there and shut us out, so we have to prove them wrong.”
Girardi, meanwhile, isn't making too much of neither of his starters making it more than four innings.
“Our starters pitched extremely well and everyone was giddy about them the last series,” Girardi said. “I don’t ever get too involved in snapshot pictures because those can be dangerous. I believe in our guys and I believe that they will pitch well as we continue forward here.”