It seems like the Yankees were just in Texas to face the Rangers, and from what I remember, that was a frustrating series capped off by a dramatic, come from behind win. Kind of like the last four games of the homestand.
The pitching matchups don’t inspire much confidence this series, and it all starts tonight with Javy Vazquez. He’s bounced in and out of the rotation for the last few week weeks, alternating impressive long relief work with cumbersome starts. His nothingball was largely ineffective against Texas a few weeks ago, but he seems to have added some giddy-up to the pitch while in the bullpen. Really, no one knows what they’ll get out of Javy tonight, we just have to hope that whatever hole he puts them in won’t be too deep to get out of.
Here’s the starting nine…
And on the bump, it’s The Pitcher Formerly Known As Javy Vazquez.
Texas is in another time zone, so this sucker doesn’t start until a little after 8pm ET. It can be seen on YES. Enjoy.