May 7, 2010

Yankees-Red Sox series preview

Get this: The Red Sox are coming off a sweep of the Angels after getting swept by the Orioles, and the Yankees just swept the Orioles and have only lost one series all year — to the Angels.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Yankees starters Red Sox starters
Fri., 7:10 p.m. Phil Hughes (3-0, 1.44) Josh Beckett (1-0, 6.31)
Sat., 3:10 p.m. CC Sabathia (4-1, 2.74) Clay Buchholz (3-2, 2.97)
Su ., 8:05 p.m. A.J. Burnett (4-0, 1.99) Jon Lester (2-2, 3.93)

Players to Watch:
Yankees: Brett Gardner
. He’s sporting a .550 OBP in May and has stolen three bases. Look for Brett the Jet to continue to showcase his speed this series.

Red Sox: David Ortiz. He’s the one guy the Yankees don’t need heating up heading into this series. He only had one hit in the opening series against the Yankees, but he already has three homers in May.

The Yankees have their top three healthy pitchers going, which is tough to beat. I’ll give the Red Sox a game because their at home.

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