If the season ended today, the Yankees would play the Rangers in the Division Series. This weekend’s series won’t be a very helpful precursor, however, because of the pitching matchups and the absence of MVP candidate Josh Hamilton.
Head to Head:
The Yankees swept the Rangers back in April and split a two-game series in August. This series will be their final matchup of the season, but could meet again in the postseason.
|Date:||Yankees starters||Rangers starters|
|Fri., 8:05 p.m.||Javier Vazquez (10-9, 5.01)||C.J. Wilson (14-6, 3.10)|
|Sat., 8:05 p.m.||A.J. Burnett (10-13, 5.15)||T. Hunter (12-3, 3.99)|
|Sun., 3:05 p.m.||Dustin Moseley (4-2, 4.83)||Cliff Lee (2-5, 4.69)|
Lineup Notes: No surprises!
The Yankees don’t have their best pitchers lined up for this series and I think that will really hurt them. I bet they’ll win a game for Burnett tomorrow, but it’ll be tough to find offense against Wilson and Lee.