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Game #39 - New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

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NEW YORK YANKEES

Johnny Damon, LF
Melky Cabrera, CF
Bobby Abreu, DH

Derek Jeter, SS
Jason Giambi, 1B
Shelley Duncan, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jose Molina, C
Alberto Gonzalez, 3B


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Andy Pettitte 3-3 7 7 0 0 0 0 43.0 46 21 18 6 12 26 3.77 1.35


DETROIT TIGERS

Ivan Rodriguez, C
Placido Polanco, 2B
Carlos Guillen, 3B
Magglio Ordonez, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Marcus Thames, RF
Edgar Renteria, SS
Ryan Raburn, LF
Brandon Inge, CF


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Nate Robertson 1-4 7 7 0 0 0 0 40.2 52 30 30 6 11 31 6.64 1.55


PREGAME NOTES:

  • There's a good chance today's game won't get played because rain is expected all day. Ed Price explains why that would be a good thing for the Yanks because it allows them to skip Kei Igawa's slot in the rotation and allow Ian Kennedy to return Friday after his start today for Scranton.
  • I like Joe Girardi, but what the hell is the deal with his starting lineups? Is it really that difficult to make out a lineup card and stick with it for a few days? I don't get why he needs to be so creative. I understand there's a lefty on the mound this afternoon, but still.
    The Yankee bullpen has been outstanding of late compiling a 1.05 ERA with an 0.70 WHIP over their last 8 games (25.2 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 17 K). Keep in mind all three runs were given up by Joba Chamberlain with one swing of the bat by David Dellucci on Monday night.
  • Andy Pettitte is a lifetime 10-9, 3.66 ERA, 1.38 WHIP in 23 starts against the Tigers.
  • Nate Robertson is a lifetime 2-5, 5.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP in 8 games against the Yanks but did pick up the win with a rather unimpressive performance at the Stadium (5.2 IP, 4 ER) on May 1.
    Yanks career numbers vs. Robertson can be viewed here. Tigers career numbers vs. Pettitte can be viewed here.