Monday, August 16, 2010

The Week Ahead

The Yankees got beat by the Royals last night, what is even stranger is how they were shut down by failed draft pick Bryan Bullington who pitched a two hit gem. Jeter summed up Bullington's performance perfectly: “He threw the ball well, that’s the bottom line. Whether we’ve seen him once or a hundred times, the way he threw the ball today, he’s going to beat us.”

Fat Elvis (Berkman) injured his ankle running to first and he is listed as day to day. It looks like nothing is structurally wrong with his ankle and Girardi is called it a "jammed" ankle.

With the Yankees only a game up in the division the week is key. I know that if we don't take the division we will take the wild card but with this team that division should be ours. The Rays are taking on one of the best teams in baseball, The Texas Rangers, in a home series. While the Yanks are playing the struggling Tigers at home. Here are the pitching match-ups for the upcoming series:

RHP Javier Vazquez (9-8, 4.90)
RHP Max Scherzer (7-9, 4.03)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

LHP CC Sabathia 15-5, 3.14)
RHP Justin Verlander (13-7, 3.72)
7:05 p.m., MY9

RHP Dustin Moseley (2-2, 4.41)
RHP Jeremy Bonderman (6-8, 5.16)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

RHP Phil Hughes (14-5, 3.94)
RHP Rick Porcello (5-10, 5.53)
1:05 p.m., YES Network