Monday Night Lineup

There’s some great games getting underway tonight. If you’re a baseball fan and you’re not distracted by the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship or WWE’s Monday Night Raw; here’s the games you should check out:

4. Tampa Bay Devil Rays at New York Yankees
The New York Yankees send Mike Mussina to the hill to try and salvage a four-game series split against Jason Hammel (no relationship to Cole, nothing). Editor George is at this game, his last first Yankees game of the season at Yankee Stadium. Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada must start hitting for me.

3. St. Louis Cardinals at Houston Astros
The Astros have started 2-5 and are in the cellar of the NL Central. The St. Louis Cards have won the past 5 games and can move into sole possesion of first place, as if that matters at this point in the season. Ricky Ankiel has 3 home runs thus far this season compared to Pujols’ zero. Which one of these starting pitchers is heading to the bullpen first: Wandy Rodriguez or Todd Wellemeyer?

2. Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels
Joe Saunders matches up with the man who might have to be the Cleveland Indians’ ace, Fausto Carmona. The Indians always seem to struggle on the West Coast. Living in Ohio, this will be the game on my television set. Tribe sits at .500 after the first week of the season. They’ve got to be surprised their division rivals, the Tigers; are still looking to get in the win column.

1. Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona DiamondBacks
It’s the home opener in Arizona, after the Dbacks have helped open 2 other parks in other cities. Talk about an un-enviable position for a ballclub. Last night, I had a strange dream that I was in LA going to Chavez Rivine for the first time, and in search of Jalapenos? No clue why that happened. Tonight’s game is Danny Haren and Esteban Loaiza. The winner gets to wear the AL West 1st place crown for the evening. Plus it’s one of those cool little 9:40 twi-night starts.