The Yankees are looking to bounce back after a tough loss last night. And they'll have their ace on the hill to do it.
Athletics lead the series 1-0
WP: Brandon McCarthy (7 - 6)
SV: Andrew Bailey
LP: Bartolo Colon (8 - 8)
|5 - 6 loss|
|Thu 08/25||1:05 PM EDT|
CC will - in all likelihood - crack the 200-inning barrier for the sixth time in his 11-year career tonight. He stands at 197.2 ip. He's suffered from bad luck in his last three starts - his 6.43 ERA over that span belies a stellar K/BB rate of 22/2 and a BABIP of .377 against a line drive rate of only 16%. When things eventually normalize, we'll see the dominant CC we're all used to. Tonight will be his first start against Oakland this season.
Cahill is having somewhat of a down year. His latest stretch hasn't helped much - in his last six games he's conceded 30 earned runs in 32 ip for an 8.44 ERA. And it all started with a pounding he took from the Yankees on July 22nd (2 ip, 10 er).
NYY: GGBG, Jeter, Grandy, Tex, Cano, Swish, Posada (DH), Wardo, Cervelli
OAK: Weeks, Crisp, Matsui, Willingham (DH), Allen, Jackson, Suzuki, Pennington, Sizemore
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Look for the gamethread at 7 p.m.