Thanks to a heroic comeback by Shiner's Mariners, the Yanks are three up in the loss column with five to play in the regular season. That advantage can disappear quickly if the Yanks lose three in a row. Tanaka vs. Ryne Stanek for one innng tonight. We should thank the Rays for pitching Blake Snell on Sunday. But we also know that Tampa's bullpen, which goes by the name TBD, can be difficult to hit against. TBD is ambidextrous, throws hard and soft, and a mystery. Some encouraging signs from Sanchez last night. Homer, four RBI, seemed to have good timing for a change. Boone has pretty much staked his reputation on Sanchez. That's fitting because Girardi's approach with the young catcher was a bit different. If the offense is slowly waking up, that's good news. Before we get too excited about a Boston-NY playoff series, let's not forget that Oakland leads MLB in home runs on the road, and the A's love to hit in YS. Another night game, then an afternoon getaway on Thursday.