After wasting two great starts during the first two games of this series, Bartolo Colon added a third straight outstanding start to end the Yankees' two game losing streak. Will CC Sabathia continue his early season success to help the Yankees split against the White Sox tonight?
White Sox lead the series 2-1
WP: Philip Humber (2 - 2)
SV: Sergio Santos
LP: A.J. Burnett (3 - 1)
|0 - 2 loss|
WP: Gavin Floyd (3 - 1)
SV: Sergio Santos
LP: Rafael Soriano (1 - 1)
|2 - 3 loss|
WP: Bartolo Colon (2 - 1)
SV: Mariano Rivera
LP: Mark Buehrle (1 - 3)
|3 - 1 win|
Tonight's Lineup: Granderson, Swish, Cano, A-Rod, Chavez, Martin, Posada, Gardner, Nunez
Mark Teixeira is out with a sore shoulder.
Derek Jeter is out for a normal night off, and probably to get Eduardo Nunez a few at bats.
White Sox starter Edwin Jackson is coming off two consecutive losses in which he's allowed 12 runs (11 earned) and 23 hits in 12.2 innings. He also walked 5 in that span, good for 28 baserunners. That's a WHIP of 2.21 if you're keeping track at home.
Sabathia, on the other hand, has been great, turning in quality starts in four of his five outings so far. Buck Showalter even showed him a little respect after Sabathia dominated the O's in his last start:
He's become a complete pitcher. I think I told you all before what a complete pitcher he is. Holding runners, secondary stuff - he's a tough challenge.
You have to love what you've seen from CC so far, especially with the question marks surrounding the rest of the rotation.
A Few Notes:
- Tonight could be a good night for Nick Swisher to break out of his slump. He holds a career .308/.500/.846 line against Jackson.
- A-Rod's line is just as impressive, as he is slugging .955 against Jackson. Combine that with his .435 OBP and you have an insane 1.390 OPS.
- Phil Hughes may have a circulatory issue.
- Think we'll get the game in? Here's the hourly weather forecast.