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Game 73: Sabathia's back

After being taken out of Sunday's game with 'biceps tightness,' CC Sabathia is set to go against our crosstown rivals. He hasn't pitched against the Mets since 2004 and has only faced three of their batters: Sheffield (21 PA, .889 OPS), Castillo (16 PA, .563 OPS) and Tatis (3 PA, .667 OPS).

Mike Pelfrey goes for the Metropolitans. He pitched against the Bombers last year, getting hit around for four runs in five innings.

Both teams are coming off modest two-game winning streaks. Like Turner Field, the Mets new ballpark is very pitcher-friendly, currently ranking as the sixth toughest hitter's park in baseball.


New York Yankees @ New York Mets

06/26/09 7:10 PM EDT

New York Yankees New York Mets
Brett Gardner - CF Luis Castillo - 2B
Johnny Damon - LF Alex Cora - SS
Mark Teixeira - 1B David Wright - 3B
Alex Rodriguez - 3B Gary Sheffield - RF
Robinson Cano - 2B Fernando Tatis - LF
Melky Cabrera - RF Ryan Church - CF
Francisco Cervelli - C Nick Evans - 1B
Ramiro Pena - SS Omir Santos - C
CC Sabathia - P Mike Pelfrey - P