Game 91: Dear Ivan, Be Super

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Dear Ivan,

Hi, you don't know me but my name is Stacey and I blog about the New York Yankees. Things have been rough this season and writing about you guys is beginning to feel more like a burden than like a fun thing to do.

I used to enjoy writing about you guys. I came up with witty posts, witty recap titles and had no trouble coming up with things to discuss but now, it's a struggle for me.

So, can you do me a favor? Can you repeat your performance from the other day? You don't have to pitch a complete game. I know those are tough to do but is there anyway you could hold the Royals to either 0 or 1 run? If you do that, there may be a chance that your offense can support you and actually win the game for you. Anything more than that and you may be sh*t out of luck with this group.

Anyway, good luck, we're all counting on you. Stacey

Here's the KC lineup that will be facing Ivan Nova: Gordon LF Escobar SS Hosmer 1B Butler DH Moustakas 3B Cain CF Lough RF Giavotella 2B Kottaras C

And here's the Yankee lineup that will be facing Wade Davis: Gardner CF Ichiro RF Cano 2B Hafner DH Almonte LF Overbay 1B Nunez SS Cruz 3B Stewart C