Title explains it all. You think George would want to see his team lose a series to the Rays? In an ESPN special (not that that is a trusted source) it was said that George hated to see his Yankees lose to the Red Sox, Mets, and Rays the most. Losing a series to the Rays? Not acceptable!
Very good pitching matchup today, as the old lefty all star faces off against the young lefty all star. Price is having the better season, but Pettitte is having the more surprising season. Both pitchers have 38 runs given up on the season and 95 hits given up. The numbers are almost identical.
Last note: interesting thought I came up with earlier today. Juan Miranda was called up the other day and it was said he will be getting regular at bats. Is that because the Yankees want to show him off for potential trade partners? Miranda has almost no future with the Yankees and isn't a nothing player to other teams. He could be a valuable player in the trade market. The Yankees have a better version of Miranda in AAA in Jorge Vazquez.
|2010 - David Price||12-4||17||17||2||1||0||0||115.1||95||38||31||9||43||100||2.42||1.20|
|2010 - Andy Pettitte||11-2||17||17||0||0||0||0||113.1||95||38||34||11||35||87||2.70||1.15|
07/18/10 1:05 PM EDT
|Tampa Bay Rays||New York Yankees|
|B.J. Upton - CF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Carl Crawford - DH||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Carlos Pena - 1B||Alex Rodriguez - 3B|
|Ben Zobrist - RF||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Jason Bartlett - SS||Jorge Posada - C|
|Gabe Kapler - LF||Marcus Thames - DH|
|Kelly Shoppach - C||Curtis Granderson - CF|
|Sean Rodriguez - 2B||Brett Gardner - LF|
Overflow will be scheduled for 2:45 but is subject to change.
Keep smiling Hideki Irabu and Pinstripe Alley!