Lord help us if it ever reads “New Ork” on the Yanks road jerseys.
The Yanks begin a three-game set tonight against the worst team in the league. With just 16 wins, they have 11 fewer wins than Arizona, Oakland, and Baltimore, which are all in a tie for the second fewest wins. Yeep. This is mostly due to their horrible pitching staff, which will be exposed, to say the least, at the Stadium.
Taking the hill for the Nats tonight will be 22-year-old Shairon Martis. He’s made 12 starts this year for a total of 69.2 IP, striking out just 28 and walking 29. That’s not how you want to approach the Yankees. This has led to 39 earned runs for an ERA of 5.04.
The Yanks will counter with their ace, CC Sabathia. CC pitched masterfully for seven innings against the Sox last time out, but allowed two runners in the eighth which led to the Sox retaking the lead. Such is life. While the Nats have a good lineup, the Sox they are not.
Sorry for the short game thread tonight. I’m headed up to the game to meet some old friends.
1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Hideki Matsui, DH
8. Nick Swisher, RF
9. Melky Cabrera, CF
And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.
Moose Season: The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a “noncontroversial” resolution today in honor of Mike Mussina’s career and recent retirement. The full text is available here. Apparently, Moose coaches Little League near his home. I wonder if he has a dry-erase board for the little kids. -Ben