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Game 36: The Old Starter/ Young Starter Trope

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NEW YORK - APRIL 30:  Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox on April 30, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 30: Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox on April 30, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Which trope do you think today's matchup will evoke first?

It's the crafty veteran versus the power pitching youngster. It's the finesse pitcher against the fireballers. It's the old man who has overcome all the arm troubles of a big league career (with a little help from his dealer) versus a young guy trying to recapture the promise of a brilliant debut.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Andy Pettitte 4-0 6 6 0 0 0 0 39.0 34 9 9 1 13 27 2.08 1.21


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Francisco Liriano 4-1 6 6 0 0 0 0 42.0 36 11 11 0 14 39 2.36 1.19

Whichever choice the broadcasters and reporters make, it promises to be a quality matchup, as both pitchers have been as good as either fan base could hope for. Andy will have to contain the M&M boys, while Franky will try to contain the re-heating heart of the Yankees' offense.