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Game 31 Preview: Yankees at Rangers

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Ivan Nova got the Yankees off to a great start last night, tossing 7.1 strong innings, and Curtis Granderson provided the Yankees with all the offense they would need. Today, Bartolo Colon takes the ball against Derek Holland as the Yanks look to take the second game of this three game set. 

Current Series

Yankees lead the series 1-0

Fri 05/06 WP: Ivan Nova (3 - 2)
SV: Mariano Rivera
LP: Matt Harrison (3 - 4)
4 - 1 win

New York Yankees
@ Texas Rangers

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Bartolo Colon vs Derek Holland

Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.


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Sun 05/08 2:05 PM EDT

Yankees Lineup: Jeter, Granderson, Tex, A-Rod, Cano, Swish, Andruw, Posada, Martin

Bartolo Colon has tossed three consecutive quality starts and has looked very solid during his resurgent 2011 season. As a starter, Colon has thrown 21.2 innings, struck out 20, walked only 3, and allowed only 6 runs. 

Derek Holland has been hit or miss in his first six starts. He has either thrown a quality start or allowed 5 runs in each of his starts. He is 3-1 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP for the season.

Baseball Reference Game Preview

Bartolo Colon vs. current Rangers

Derek Holland vs. current Yankees

Worth Noting: 

  • Jorge Posada coule be asked to take some ground balls at first base with Eric Chavez on the DL. Same goes for Nick Swisher.
  • Derek Jeter has led off with a hit in four of his last five games on the current road trip.
  • Curtis Granderson has homered is three of his last four games against Texas, including two last night.