Yankees @ Tigers
Comerica Park - Detroit, MI
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: YES, WCBS 880
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C
Ramiro Pena 3B
Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (1-1, 4.81 ERA)
Curtis Granderson CF
Placido Polanco 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen DH
Gerald Laird C
Brandon Inge 3B
Ryan Raburn LF
Adam Everett SS
Pitching: Justin Verlander RHP (0-2, 9.00 ERA)
Tigers vs. CC
- As you can see, Johnny Damon is back in the lineup after missing one game with an array of sore body parts.
- CC Sabthia is 13-9, with a 4.70 ERA in 26 career starts against the Tigers. And in Detroit he's 7-2, with a 3.80 ERA in 11 starts. Last year he only faced the Tigers once and got hammered. In four innings he allowed nine runs on eight hits, walked five and struck out just one. He also gave up two homers in the game.
- Justin Verlander has made four career starts against the Yankees and he's 2-1, with a 6.63 ERA. He faced the Yankees once last year, and like Sabathia he took a beating. In 1.2 innings pitched he allowed eight runs (five earned) on seven hits, walked two, and struck out two.
- According to ESPN, Alex Rodriguez may take live batting practice tomorrow. Also in the article it states that Chien-Ming Wang threw in the outfield for ten minutes today and also did some sprints.
"He's doing great," Yankees vice president Billy Connors said. "There is no discomfort. We did some drills that will help bring his velocity back to where it's got to be."
Great, Billy Connors is on the case... Whoopty-freaking-doo.
- A year ago today, Chien-Ming Wang beat CC Sabathia 1-0 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Now CC is a Yankee, and Wang is horrible (for now). What a difference a year makes.
- Here's a Yankees-Red Sox stat you may all want to take note of. It comes to us from CoreyMac, who is a member over at Baseball-Fever.com.
Since 2004....Just something to think about if this weekend's sweep still bothers you.
Yanks record versus Red Sox in April and May:
Yanks record versus Red Sox from June through Sept:
UPDATE 7:16 p.m.: Here's some more info on Chien-Ming Wang and Alex Rodriguez from Peter Abraham:
- Chien-Ming Wang will throw a side tomorrow and then they’ll figure out what comes next for him.
- A-Rod ran the bases for the third time in five days in Florida, and also added situational drills when taking grounders at third. He hit 13 homers on 89 swings in regular batting practice.