The Indians are 2-8 in their last 10 games, while the Yankees are only two games better in that span. The Bronx Bombers, who’ve scored 13 runs in their last six games, are coming off a series win against the Twins and the Indians just lost a series to the White Sox.
|Date:||Indians starters||Yankees starters|
|Fri., 7:05 p.m.||F. Carmona (4-2, 3.45)||Phil Hughes (5-1, 2.72)|
|Sat., 1:05 p.m.||David Huff (2-6, 5.25)||CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.86)|
|Sun., 1:05 p.m.||J. Masterson (0-5, 6.13)||A.J. Burnett (5-2, 3.55)|
|Mon., 1:05 p.m.||Mitch Talbot (6-3, 3.73)||Andy Pettitte (6-1, 2.62)|
Players to Watch:
Indians: Shin-Soo Choo. He is the only player on the roster with a batting average over .300 (.302) and should be in All-Star Game discussions if it weren’t such a popularity contest.
Yankees: Mark Teixeira. Suddenly, Teixeira has three two-hit games in his last four and is hitting .216. He also has a great track record against the Indians: .367/.444/.628 in 205 career plate appearances.
Also, keep a close eye on Curtis Granderson, who makes his return from the DL tonight.
A four-game series is tough to sweep, but this one might be as easy as they come. The Yankees have their rotation aligned perfectly, and I think a win tonight over Carmona would lead to a sweep. Although the Yankees lost last time I attended a game, tonight I will be attending without my parents. Andrew Fletcher and I will look to improve to 3-0 as a tandem.