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Game 106: The guy we could've had

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New York Yankees
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009, 7:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Andy Pettitte vs Roy Halladay

Partly cloudy, rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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The good news is that the Yanks beat up Roy Halladay in their last meeting, tacking him for five runs in seven innings. The bad is that he's still Roy Halladay, and has a 2.25 ERA in four games since. This will be his first post-trade-deadline start: will he have something to prove to the team that ultimately decided he wasn't worth it?

Halladay is the model of consistency: his ERA in his last seven starts is 3.00; his ERA in his last five vs. the Yanks is also 3.00. The only Yankees that hit him relatively well are Damon (.923 OPSa) and Posada (.885).

Andy Pettitte has largely rebounded from a poor stretch before the break - 2.70 ERA in three games since the ASG. He's faced Toronto twice this year, allowing eight runs in 12 innings (6.00 ERA).


New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

08/04/09 7:07 PM EDT

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Derek Jeter - SS Marco Scutaro - SS
Johnny Damon - LF Aaron Hill - 2B
Mark Teixeira - 1B Adam Lind - DH
Alex Rodriguez - 3B Kevin Millar - 1B
Hideki Matsui - DH Vernon Wells - CF
Jorge Posada - C Alex Rios - RF
Robinson Cano - 2B Edwin Encarnacion - 3B
Melky Cabrera - CF Rod Barajas - C
Eric Hinske - RF Jose Bautista - LF