The Yankees are trying to avoid losing only their second series of the year, and they have their ace on the mound.
There's a lot of talk about how much the injury bug has sapped the strength from the Yankee roster: Park, Aceves, Johnson, Posada, now Swisher is down, too.
But these are the adversities that good teams overcome. The '09 Yankees went a month without their best slugger, lost and eventually released a two time 19 game winner, and watched their fifth starter struggle and fail.
|2010 - CC Sabathia||4-1||7||7||2||0||0||0||47.1||35||17||16||5||16||34||3.04||1.08|
|2010 - Justin Verlander||3-2||7||7||0||0||0||0||42.0||35||22||21||3||16||42||4.50||1.21|
Verlander's been as good as ever, striking out a batter per inning, and holding down baserunners.
A win today earns a series split. That's what the Yanks have to get.