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Game #79 - New York Yankees @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Postponed)

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NEW YORK YANKEES

Johnny Damon, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Jason Giambi, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Melky Cabrera, CF
Jose Molina, C


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Mike Mussina 10-5 16 16 0 0 0 0 89.1 98 48 39 12 13 50 3.93 1.24


PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Nate McLouth, CF
Freddy Sanchez, 2B
Jason Bay, LF
Ryan Doumit, C
Xavier Nady, RF
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Jose Bautista, 3B
Jack Wilson, SS


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Paul Maholm 5-5 15 15 1 0 0 0 96.0 105 50 47 13 28 60 4.41 1.39


PREGAME NOTES:

Johnny Damon is back in the lineup after missing the first two games of the series with the sore arch/foot.

Hideki Matsui is still out with a bum knee and Girardi said a DL stint remains a good possibility.

Mike Mussina is a lifetime 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP in one career start against the Pirates.

Paul Maholm is a lifetime 0-1, 5.06 ERA, 2.06 WHIP in one start against the Yanks. He is 4-1, 3.47 ERA, 1.22 WHIP in 9 starts at home this season.

Pirates' hitters vs. Moose can be viewed here. Yanks' hitters vs. Maholm can be viewed here.

Chad Jennings has an excellent Q&A with Mark Newman and discusses the progress of several Yankee youngsters including Mark Melancon, David Robertson, J.B. Cox, Humberto Sanchez, Alfredo Aceves, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy.

Obviously, the headline of this interview is Newman's take Melancon claiming that he could be pitching for Trenton all season. However, Newman made similar claims regarding Trenton starter Daniel McCutchen on May 15 and McCutchen was promoted to Scranton just 9 days later.

Newman also claimed that Joba Chamberlain probably wasn't going to pitch in the major leagues last season, so take these words with a little grain of salt.

UPDATE:

The game has been postponed and the makeup date has been scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 7:05pm.