The best and worst thing about baseball is that they play every day. It’s great because you have a chance to make up for a loss or extend a winning streak right away. It sucks because it wears you down. But after a deflating loss like yesterday’s, you’re thankful for the chance to get right back at it.
The Yanks are sending Joba Chamberlain to the mound and hope he builds on his dominant outing in Cleveland last time out. There’s also a good chance he’ll be relieved by Phil Hughes, who was warming up in the bullpen to pitch a potential 10th inning yesterday and hasn’t pitched in six days. With any luck, the Yanks will put up a boatload of runs, Joba will go six strong and Hughes finishes up the final three frames.
Scoring runs might not be easy though, because Matt Garza has quietly been one of the best pitchers in the league over the last month and a half. He’s put up a 2.98 ERA, 1.03 WHIP & .596 OPS against over his last seven starts. Thankfully, the Yanks will be trotting the A-lineup out there:
And on the mound, Jobber Chamberlain.