New York Yankees (94-64) vs Toronto Blue Jays (81-76) @ Rogers Centre on Sportsnet, 7:05 PM ET
Reason to watch: Yankees starter Javier Vazquez (10-9, 5.07 ERA) has been really struggling of late, in his last appearance, he went three innings allowing two earned runs, struck out three while walking two. Vazquez hasn’t started since September 10, and hasn’t pitched well this month, posting a 7.24 ERA in 13.2 innings. In his last start in Toronto, Vazquez allowed five runs in 4.2 inning on September 4. With the Yankees clinched already manager Joe Girardi will be looking to solidify his rotation, with both Burnett and Vazquez struggling tonight’s game may play a factor in that decision.
Jays starter Brett Cecil (14-7, 4.20 ERA) is making his fifth and final appearance versus the Yanks in this year. Cecil is 3-0 in his four starts with a 2.22 ERA, struck out 18 holding Yankee batters to a .232 average. The 24 year old really had a great season and brings real hope for the future for the Jays. Cecil doubled his win total this year, striking out 115 batters, and ranks 8th in the AL in Winning percentage.
ESPN 30 for 30: Into the Wind on TSN, 9:00 PM ET
Reason to watch: This is the Steve Nash directed ESPN 30 for 30 film thats subject is Canadian hero Terry Fox. I don’t know much about this film so to avoid insulting anyone in the process and embarrassing myself I leave you a link to the website.
NL West and Wild Card
Florida Marlins (77-80) vs Atlanta Braves (89-69, leads the Wild Card) @ Turner Field, 4:35 PM ET
– Derek Lowe (15-12, 4.07 ERA) starts for the Braves, Marlins are without OF Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller (1-4, 8.19 ERA) takes the hill for Florida.
Chicago Cubs (72-85) vs San Diego Padres (87-70, 1.5 games back of the Braves for the Wild Card) @ Petco Park, 10:05 PM ET
– Chris Young (1-0, 1.20 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season for a desperate Padres squad that has dropped there last two to the Cubs. Randy Wells (8-13, 4.28 ERA) starts for Chi-town
Arizona Diamondbacks (64-93) vs San Francisco Giants (89-68, 1st in the NL West) @ AT&T Park, 10:15 PM ET
– Tim Lincecum (15-10, 3.51 ERA) looks to build on the 2 game cushion on the Padres when they take on Ian Kennedy (9-9, 3.76 ERA) and D-backs.