I think there were good things and bad things about the game 3 win Sunday night.
First the good. The obvious is that it was a win and the Yanks live to fight another day. A-Rod and Matsui got their bats going. Doug Mientkiewicz came through with a key sac bunt. Phil Hughes through his calm demeanor and understanding the situation elevated his game to a whole new level - he's not a rookie anymore. And finally, Johnny Damon - the guy just comes up big. When he was with the Sox, now in pinstripes, he gets it done. The fact that he got pulled in the middle of an inning less than 48 hours earlier did not carry in his head, he just moved on, and focused on the task at hand - like champions do.
Then to the bad. Think for a moment about how many past balls/wild pitches have happened so far this season, and as a result how many of those advancing runners scored. The answer: a lot, and all of them. If Torre is willing to sub other positions for defensive purposes he should be willing to do the same with the catcher - it is the most important position isn't it?? Posada is an awful defensive catcher - Molina should be in there for the late innings.
On to the Questions. Primarily on the use of the pen - Should Torre have gone to Chamberlain for 2 innings with a 5 run lead?
Game 4. Cleveland has Paul Byrd listed as the starter - I'll be pretty surprised if that still is the case come game time. The Yanks have crushed guys like Byrd and will do so again tomorrow night if that's who they see. The bombers are sending Wang out on short rest over Mussina.
Game time is 7:30