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Game #149 -- New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  LF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Jorge Posada,  DH
Robinson Cano,  2B
Melky Cabrera,  CF
Doug Mientkiewicz,  1B
Jose Molina,  C

Roger Clemens,  RHP  (6-6,  4.45)

Boston Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury,  LF
Dustin Pedroia,  2B
David Ortiz,  DH
Mike Lowell,  3B
J.D. Drew,  RF
Jason Varitek,  C
Eric Hinske,  1B
Coco Crisp,  CF
Julio Lugo,  SS

Curt Schilling,  RHP  (8-7,  3.93)

Clemens has good career numbers against the Red Sox (9-5, 3.73 ERA in 20 starts) and won his lone start in 2007 on 8/29 (1-0, 1.50 ERA).  

Clearly, he is not the same pitcher he was during his first tenure with the Yankees, but Clemens has not lost at Fenway (5-0, 3.32 ERA in 7 starts) since the infamous Game 3 of the 1999 ALCS against Pedro Martinez.

Schilling has pitched several good games as well as bad games against the Yanks (7-7, 4.71 in 23 games).  He is winless this season against the Yanks (0-2, 5.76 in 4 starts), but did pitch well against them on 8/30 (7 IP, 2 ER).  Red Sox have lost 7 of his last 9 starts.

Yankee hitters vs. 38pitches in 2007:

Jeter:  .583  (7-12)  Cano:  .455  (5-11, 2 HR)  Posada:  .364  (4-11, HR)  A-Rod:  .273  (3-11, 2 HR)  Melky:  .571  (4-7, HR)  Abreu:  .308  (4-13)  Mientkiewicz:  .429 (3-7, HR)

Here's an interesting fact I discovered when scrounging through stats last night.  Perhaps Torre should activate Donnie Baseball before the game in case the Yanks need a pinch-hitter?

Mattingly's career numbers vs. Schilling:  1.000  (2-2, 2 HR, 3 RBI)  Yes, I know it's a small sample.

The featured graphic for tonight's game was the official team logo of the Boston Red Sox from 1960 to 1978.