Monday, August 2, 2010

The Series Ahead: Yankees Vs Blue Jays

Yankees - Blue Jays
(3 Games)


Game 1: Tonight @ 7:10 p.m. TV:YES Radio: WCBS
RHP A.J. Burnett (9-8, 4.52) vs. RHP Brandon Morrow (8-9, 4.32)

Game 2: Tuesday @ 7:05 p.m. TV: YES Radio: WCBS
RHP Dustin Moseley (1-0, 3.24) vs. LHP Ricky Romero (11-5, 3.46)

Game 3: Wednesday @ 1:05 p.m. TV: YES Radio: WCBS
RHP Phil Hughes (12-4, 4.07) vs. RHP Shaun Marcum (10-4, 3.24)

Series At A Glance

  • The Yankees are (66-38) and maintain the best record in baseball
  • The Yankees are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • The Yankees have the highest scoring offense in baseball. New Yankee Lance Berkman will just deepen the lineup.
  • The Yankees lead against the Rays was cut to 1 game over the weekend.
  • The story of this series will be all about Alex Rodriguez and 600. Now he has a SECOND opportunity to get the milestone at home.
  • The Yankees need to take care of business against the Jays with a four game set against the Red Sox looming.
Blue Jays:
  • The Blue Jays are a surprising (54-51) and sit in 4th place in the AL East. It's a shame because in the NL they may have been in the hunt and become buyers at the deadline.
  • The Jays are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • They have scored 490 runs and allowed 454
  • The Jays are 27-29 on the Road this season.
  • The Blue Jays have been surprisingly good this season. Many experts predicted them to be in the basement of the tough AL East.
  • They have managed to stay above .500 after an off season where they dealt arguably the best pitcher in baseball and got rid of their GM
Three Questions
  • The wait for 600 continues, when will it come?
  • How will the new additions Berkman, Kearns, and Wood fit in with the team?
  • Who will claim the 8th inning role? Wood, Joba, or Robertston?
Injury Report

- DH/1B Nick Johnson is on the 60-day DL with an inflamed tendon in the wrist. Trying limited activities in Tampa.
- RHP Alfredo Aceves is on the 60-day DL with lower back discomfort. Long Tossing.
- LHP Andy Pettitte has a Grade 1 groin strain. Expected to miss 4-5 weeks.
- LHP Damaso Marte is on the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation

Blue Jays:
- RHP Dustin McGowan is out for the season with a torn rotator cuff
- RHP Dirk Hayhurst is on the 60-day DL with a frayed right labrum

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