Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday in New York

The Sunday night match up between the Yankees and Red Sox is just a little over a half hour away. It was tough listening to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver on Saturday, and will be almost as bad with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan tonight.

CC Sabathia made yesterday's game enjoyable with a gritty, masterful performance. After a shaky start the big man settled down and the Yankees offense jumped on John Lackey. Uglier? Randy Johnson or Lackey? Still have to go with the Big Unit.

The victory was #150 in CC's career, making him the 5th youngest start to reach the milestone since 1969. He's also now 8-0, 2.64 in 11 home starts this season.

Dustin Moseley gets moved forward a day to tonight's start after A.J. Burnett came up with back spasms. Phil Hughes will slide into Monday's start, with Burnett hopefully being able to go against Texas on Tuesday. Good news though on the injury front- Alex Rodriguez is back in today's lineup after taking a Lance Berkman BP ball off the shin on Saturday.

The Yankees have a chance to gain more ground in the AL East tonight after the Rays lost to Toronto once again today. After being outscored 17-11, with 8 home runs surrendered, on Saturday, the Rays were nearly no-hit today. Brandon Morrow, who was once Seattle's version of Joba Chamberlain, struck out 17 and had a no-no with two outs in the 9th before Evan Longoria broke it up with a single.

Tampa Bay had been red hot, taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees and the first two of a four game set with the Twins, but have dropped five straight.

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