I THINK they'll get this in tonight, but fielding questions about if they have the same matchup as part of a DH tomorrow. The answer is I don't know. Dynamics are different and we have no way of knowing whether or not we have the same lineups. I'll do my best to update if that's the case, but likely wouldn't call it a bigger bet. But that's also subject to the variables as well.
Like last nights' easy win, this is yet another one that's somewhat SpongeBob - first thing is first in that the Yankees need to win, still. Last night was a total aberration. The Yankees just didn't use any of their elite arms in the bullpen, and that won't happen two nights in a row. Especially after the humiliation. Even IF Sabathia falters, which I think he's good for five innings, that rested pen stops anything Detroit might try to muster. And, even a his age, I trust Sabathia, knee issue and all, to summon a few solid innings. Either way, the Yankees are 30-16 against LHP's and of course being assured of nine at bats is always solid. When New York wins, it's not often by just a run. They've won 95 games this season and 77 of them have come by two or more runs. Boyd has had his moments, but in his last sevens starts his numbers have risen sharply to the bad, or good, depending on your perspective. Plus, he beat the Yankees way back when this season, and that does matter. Second time around and New York (or any team still playing) doesn't forget. The last two times New York has lost a game they came back to win the next game by plenty - it's crunch time, and New York just gets this done. Sometimes you gotta not look the gift horse in the mouth.