Who needs you? Let’s take a look. Fleetwood Mac, who have basically been done since the ’80s, kicked guitarist Lindsey Buckingham out of the band. The unwanted 69-year-old is suing. Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, who wants out of Minnesota, dared the GM with, “You f—ing need me. You can’t win without me.” T’wolves insist they are not trying to kick Jimmy out of the band. The Yankees will need shortstop Manny Machado. They’ll look to acquire him in the offseason as Didi, whatshisname, oh yes, Gregorius, has Tommy John surgery.
Astros and Red Sox play Game 2 on Sunday. Boston may pay the price as problematic postseason pitcher David Price gets the call. Playoff record now reads 0-9 with a 6.03 ERA after lasting all of 1²/₃ innings against the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS. Houston’s Gerrit Cole K’d a dozen Indians while allowing one run over seven innings last week. 20 units on the Astros.
A day too late? Maybe. Sox didn’t hit and lost 7-2 to the Astros. Houston putting the game away with four runs in the ninth. Verlander going six innings for the W. Loss leaves us at -930 petrocellis.