The Yanks are firing on all cylinders right now, but today they’ll face the best competition they’ve seen in two weeks. The defending World Champion Phillies march into the New Stadium having won six of their last seven, and currently sport the best record in the NL East. HOWEVA, four of those six wins came against the Nationals, so the Phightin’s haven’t exactly been facing quality competition either. Today will be a good test for both squads.
We’ve got a decent amount of roster news today, so let’s recap: Chien-Ming Wang has been activated from the DL, taking the place of Jon Albaladejo, who was optioned to Triple-A Scranton. Brian Bruney, who himself is just off the DL, had an MRI this morning and is unavailable tonight. Thankfully everything checked out okay, and he’s just day-to-day. Considering that Wang was originally scheduled to start for Triple-A Scranton today, I’m thinking we’ll see CMW come in after AJ Burnett’s day is done and just finish this one out.
And on the mound, Allen James Burnett.