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Game #63 - Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS

David DeJesus, LF
Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
Mark Teahen, RF
Jose Guillen, DH
Alex Gordon, 3B
Miguel Olivo, C
Ross Gload, 1B
Mike Aviles, SS
Joey Gathright, CF


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Zack Greinke 5-3 12 12 1 0 0 0 81.0 80 33 32 11 21 56 3.56 1.25


NEW YORK YANKEES

Johnny Damon, DH
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, LF
Jason Giambi, 1B
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Melky Cabrera, CF


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Joba Chamberlain 1-2 21 1 0 0 0 1 26.0 17 8 7 1 15 33 2.42 1.23


PREGAME NOTES:

  • Today is just the third time all season the Yanks have trotted out their original Opening Day lineup.
  • Joba Chamberlain is expected to throw about 75-80 pitches today (and I expect him to be significantly better than last week). Dan Giese will once again shadow him.
  • After his 6-for-6 performance yesterday, Johnny Damon is now a blistering .493/.532/.648 over his last 17 games and currently ranks fourth in the AL with a .326 BA. His teammate, Hideki Matsui, ranks just one spot ahead of him at .332.
  • Zack Greinke is a lifetime 2-2, 6.10 ERA, 1.55 WHIP in 5 starts (8 games) against the Yanks. He is struggling at the moment, posting an 0-2, 8.05 ERA, 1.53 WHIP over his last 3 outings, dating back to May 23.
    Chamberlain is a lifetime 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP in 2 relief appearances (3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) against the Royals.
    Yanks' career numbers vs. Greinke can be viewed here. Royals' career numbers vs. Chamberlain can be viewed here.
  • Finally, check out Tyler Kepner's Q & A with Austin Jackson - the man who could be the Bombers' everyday center fielder as soon as 2010.