Dice-K is on the hill against Andy Pettitte, the (spit) Yankees are coming off being absolutely mauled by the Tigers last night. Detroit pounded the (spit) Yankees with a 16-0 shutout last night, and I must say that watching Mike Mussina get thrashed around was truly a joyous wonder.
The Sox had yesterday off, coming off a weekend spent beating the tar out of the other, lesser team that has Sox in their name. All this adds up to mean that the Red Sox have an 8 game lead over the damn Yankees in the AL East, and the (spit) Yankees are three games back from the Wild Card as well.
There are 31 games left for the Red Sox this season, and there is one more series against the Yankees in September.
A sweep would be great. Fetch the brooms! GO SOX!