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Game 97: Those Caissons Keep Rolling

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The Yanks on a roll again. They hold a 2 game lead over the Red Sox, and a 1 game lead over the Angels for best record in the AL.

With Joba turning in a second straight dominant outing, Yankee Universe turns its attention to Andy Pettitte. He's coming off a shutdown performance over the Orioles.

New Yankee Stadium has been Andy's weak point so far this season. In 68.2 home innings, he's given up 84 hits and 26 walks, including 13 homers. In his 46.1 innings on the road, he's only surrendered 43 hits, 20 BB, and only 3 home runs.

Thankfully, Andy faces the team with the lowest batting average, lowest slugging, and 4th lowest OBP in the American League.

The Yanks face rookie left hander Gio Gonzalez, sporting a 1.95 WHIP and 7 homers surrendered in 27 innings. Call it the reverse lock of the day, and pencil Gio in for 6 innings of 3 hit ball.


Lineup

Oakland Athletics @ New York Yankees

07/25/09 1:05 PM EDT

Oakland Athletics New York Yankees
Adam Kennedy - 3B Derek Jeter - DH
Orlando Cabrera - SS Brett Gardner - CF
Scott Hairston - LF Mark Teixeira - 1B
Nomar Garciaparra - DH Alex Rodriguez - 3B
Jack Cust - RF Nick Swisher - RF
Rajai Davis - CF Robinson Cano - 2B
Bobby Crosby - 1B Melky Cabrera - LF
Mark Ellis - 2B Cody Ransom - SS
Landon Powell - C Jose Molina - C