Thursday, May 20, 2010

Regular Season Game 41: Yankees vs. Rays

Regular Season Game 41
Yankees vs. Rays
Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
TV: MY9 | Radio: WCBS | XM: 176

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (25-15)
Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Juan Miranda DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Randy Winn LF

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (5-0, 1.79 ERA)

RAYS (29-11)
Jason Bartlett SS
Carl Crawford LF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Evan Longoria 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
B.J. Upton CF
Willy Aybar DH
Dioner Navarro C
Gabe Kapler RF

Pitching: RHP James Shields(4-1, 3.00 ERA)

Yankees vs. Shields

D. Jeter3312101513.364.382.485.867
R. Cano2612422614.462.4811.0001.481
J. Posada194200211.211.250.316.566
M. Teixeira1930000010.
A. Rodriguez174201244.235.381.529.910
N. Swisher112002614.182.250.727.977
M. Thames52000102.400.400.400.800
B. Gardner30000001.
Rays vs. Pettitte

C. Crawford3912100224.308.341.333.675
C. Pena35110247411.314.429.7711.200
G. Kapler257101313.280.308.440.748
B.J. Upton246200354.250.367.333.700
J. Bartlett187111520.389.450.7221.172
D. Navarro175002413.294.333.647.980
E. Longoria162101229.125.222.375.597
B. Zobrist124001130.333.467.5831.050
H. Blalock112200121.182.286.364.649
W. Aybar111000010.
R. Brignac30000001.
S. Rodriguez21100001.500.5001.0001.500
Data provided by Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN

News & Notes

- Andy Pettitte has faced the Rays 29 times in his career, 28 as a starter, and is 16-5, with a 3.81 ERA. In four starts against them last year he went 1-1, with a 4.94 ERA. This will be his first start against Tampa in 2010. Here are of Andy's 2010 stats: K/9: 5.76, BB/9: 3.18, HR/9: 0.20, GB rate: 47.3%, FIP: 3.23, xFIP: 4.17, BABIP: .262.

- In 10 starts against the Yankees, James Shields is 1-7, with a 5.76 ERA. Earlier this year he took a no decision in a game when he allowed two runs on four hits over 5.1 innings. In five starts in the Bronx Shields is 1-3, with a 6.35 ERA.

- The Yankees and Rays have split the four games played between the two this year.

- The Yanks are four games behind Tampa for first place in the AL East.

- Click on the team name for the Yankees or Rays 2010 batting stats.

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