Sunday, June 13, 2010

Game 63: Yankees vs. Astros

Regular Season Game 63
Yankees vs. Astros
Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY
Game Time: 1:05 p.m.
TV: YES | Radio: WCBS | XM: 177

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (39-23)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Jorge Posada C
Brett Gardner LF
Chad Huffman RF
Ramiro Pena 3B

Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (8-1, 2.71 ERA

ASTROS (25-38)
Michael Bourn CF
Jeff Keppinger 2B
Hunter Pence RF
Carlos Lee DH
Cory Sullivan LF
Pedro Feliz 3B
Geoff Blum
Tommy Manzella SS
Kevin Cash C

Pitching: RHP Brian Moehler (0-2, 6.12 ERA)

News & Notes

- Alfredo Aceves threw off flat ground today and said that “Nothing hurt,” and “Everything was normal.” He may throw again tomorrow.

- Joe Girardi said that this morning that Alex Rodriguez may be ready to return for the series opener against the Phillies on Tuesday.

- Marcus Thames has been placed on the 15-day DL, and will be shutdown for 10-12 days. He's been replaced by Chad Huffman on the roster.

- Today will be Phil Hughes's first career start against the Astros. Here are some of Phil's 2010 stats: FIP: 2.76, xFIP: 3.66, BABIP: .288, K/9: 8.78, BB/9: 2.58, HR/9: 0.52, GB rate: 35.4%, WAR: 2.2.

- Although he hasn't faced the Yankees since 2006, Brian Moehler has made 11 career start against them and is 3-6, with a 5.09 ERA. In 7 career starts in the Bronx, he's 1-5, with a 5.95 ERA.

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

- If you can spare a few minutes don't forget to come sign up for the forums. And like always, the chat room in the forums is open.

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