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Game 112: Mitre's turn

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Every Yankee starter in the previous series pitched at least respectably (with Burnett, CC and Pettitte looking dominant), so will Sergio Mitre step up and have a good start of his own?

It's a pitching rematch of last Wednesday, when the Yanks (and Mitre) beat Marc Rzepczynski 8-4. Rzep looks like a young Mark Buehrle: he doesn't have one great pitch, but 3-4 good ones, and can locate them well.

Chad Gaudin is breathing down Mitre's neck, and could take the #5 spot if Mitre has another poor outing. The good news is that Phil Hughes could probably go a couple innings if/when needed, after throwing just nine pitches in four days.

Who's hot (previous six games)?

Tex: 30 PA, .336/.433/.808

Posada: 19 PA, .444/.474/.722

Damon: 30 PA, .345/.367/.793

Who's not?

Jeter: 30 PA, .167/.167/.267

Melky: 27 PA, .120/.185/.240


Lineup

Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

08/10/09 7:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees
Marco Scutaro - SS Derek Jeter - SS
Aaron Hill - 2B Nick Swisher - RF
Adam Lind - DH Mark Teixeira - 1B
Lyle Overbay - 1B Alex Rodriguez - 3B
Vernon Wells - CF Jorge Posada - DH
Alex Rios - RF Robinson Cano - 2B
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. - LF
Rod Barajas - C Melky Cabrera - CF
Joe Inglett - LF Jose Molina - C