Today’s game has the potential to be very, very painful. Let us count the many reasons why:
- Andy Pettitte does nothing but induce agita by allowing so many baserunners (1.45 WHIP). To his credit, he’s usually managed to eke his way out of most innings unscathed.
- JA Happ is a rookie southpaw the Yanks haven’t seen yet. ‘Nuff said.
- The game is on FOX, and by my count the Yanks are 0-500 when playing on that channel the last few years.
- The game is on FOX, therefore Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will have the call.
- The game is on FOX, therefore Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will spend roughly eight innings talking about teh bandbox!1!!
- The game is on FOX, therefore Ken Rosenthal will patrol the sidelines with his “they have to consider moving Joba to the pen at some point” propaganda.
Well, on the bright side, Will Carroll says that Joba’s knee is fine and it’s very likely he’ll make his next start. Here’s today’s the lineup:
And on the mound, Andy “imagine if they were still paying him $16M a year” Pettitte.