|NY YANKEES ( PETTITTE )|
LA DODGERS ( GREINKE )
|931||NY YANKEES||+155||Ov 7.5,-110||+160||Ov 7,+100|
|932||LA DODGERS||-165||Un 7.5,-110||-170||Un 7,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-37||-6.5||30-37||4.1||0.246||0.301||4.0||0.255||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.2||2-4||2.9||0.224||0.259||3.7||0.253||0.311|
|vs Left-handed Starters||18-18||-4||17-18||3.4||0.261||0.321||4.1||0.253||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.2||3-3||5.9||0.297||0.345||3.4||0.223||0.274|
|7/19/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||2-4||L||160||9.5 ev||U||5||6||0||8||5||1|
|7/20/2013||KURODA(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||5-2||W||140||9 ov||U||12||7||1||7||5||1|
|7/21/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||7-8||L||130||8.5 un||O||13||12||1||11||10||3|
|7/22/2013||NOVA(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||0-3||L||180||8.5 un||U||3||4||0||8||8||0|
|7/23/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ TEXAS||OGANDO(R)||5-4||W||155||9 un||P||8||4||1||6||5||0|
|7/24/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ TEXAS||GARZA(R)||1-3||L||155||8.5 ov||U||6||5||0||9||8||2|
|7/25/2013||KURODA(R)||@ TEXAS||HOLLAND(L)||2-0||W||140||7.5 ev||U||10||8||0||7||6||1|
|7/26/2013||SABATHIA(L)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||6-10||L||+100||8 un||O||11||8||2||12||7||0|
|7/27/2013||NOVA(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||0-1||L||-105||8 un||U||2||2||0||8||10||1|
|7/28/2013||HUGHES(R)||TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)||6-5||W||+135||8 un||O||12||9||0||10||8||0|
|7/30/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/31/2013||KURODA(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|8/2/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|8/3/2013||NOVA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|8/4/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||O'SULLIVAN(R)|| |
|8/5/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|8/6/2013|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|7/19/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||3-2||W||145||7.5 ov||U||8||5||0||9||6||0|
|7/20/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||3-1||W||125||7.5 un||U||11||12||0||10||12||1|
|7/21/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||9-2||W||-115||7 un||O||15||10||1||4||4||0|
|7/22/2013||RYU(L)||@ TORONTO||JOHNSON(R)||14-5||W||115||9 un||O||16||11||0||13||8||5|
|7/23/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ TORONTO||REDMOND(R)||10-9||W||105||9.5 ev||O||13||9||2||15||9||0|
|7/24/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ TORONTO||ROGERS(R)||8-3||W||105||9.5 un||O||16||13||3||5||8||2|
|7/30/2013||GREINKE(R)||NY YANKEES||PETTITTE(L)|| |
|7/31/2013||KERSHAW(L)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|8/1/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||RUSIN(L)|| |
|8/2/2013||RYU(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)|| |
|8/3/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|8/4/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)|| |
|8/5/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|8/6/2013|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|NY YANKEES: HITTING: Despite his decline from mediocrity into downright counter-productivity, SS DEREK JETER gets to hit atop the best lineup in baseball. Off an MVP-caliber season, OF CURTIS GRANDERSON is a true star. His average is mediocre, but his power is elite and the Yankees are letting him run when on base. After two years with a sub-.260 average, 1B MARK TEIXEIRA's talent seems to be fading. He still puts up huge power numbers playing in a bandbox. Coming off knee and thumb injuries, 3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ is a serious injury risk hitting in the middle of this lineup. 2B ROBINSON CANO will once again see as many RBI chances as anyone. He's been great in those situations the past two seasons. OFs NICK SWISHER and BRETT GARDNER offer power and SBs, respectively, though the Yankees may look to upgrade if they continue to post lackluster numbers. C RUSSELL MARTIN will get plenty of playing time now that Jesus Montero is in Seattle. Veteran slugger RAUL IBANEZ is the new DH in town, and will love hitting towards the short porch in right at Yankee Stadium. |
STARTING PITCHING: CC SABATHIA struggled late last year and has logged a ridiculous number of innings over the past five years. He's a top-10 starter in the majors, but is starting to pass his prime. Newcomers HIROKI KURODA and MICHAEL PINEDA will both stabilize what was a shaky rotation last year. Kuroda, 37, posted a 3.07 ERA with the Dodgers and the 23-year-old Pineda has unlimited upside, fanning 173 batters in 171 innings with Seattle last season. IVAN NOVA benefitted from nearly nine runs of support per game. He keeps the ball down often enough to thrive in the Bronx, just without many strikeouts. PHIL HUGHES' stuff has regressed greatly since his days as a top prospect. He's trying to overcome conditioning problems this offseason. MANNY BANUELOS and DELLIN BETANCES are great prospects who may get a chance to start MLB games later this season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Trust MARIANO RIVERA to stay dominant until proven wrong. He was better in 2011 than he was in 2010 despite some velocity slippage. DAVID ROBERTSON has a firm hold on eighth-inning duties after an All-Star season. He's second in line for saves. RAFAEL SORIANO wasn't a total bust, as he did just fine after a rough April. He's settled into the seventh-inning role since Robertson is more trusted that he is. After Tommy John surgery, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN is aiming to be back this June. Middle reliever CORY WADE was reliable last year, and has a chance to rack up some vulture wins if he keeps going strong.
|LA DODGERS: HITTING: The Dodgers were ravaged with injuries in 2010 and finished in the bottom third in the majors in runs (4.00 per game), homers (117) and OPS (.697). None of these poor numbers were the fault of OF MATT KEMP, who finished second in MVP voting with a .324 BA, 39 HR, 126 RBI and 40 steals. He says he wants a 50-50 season in 2012. 1B JAMES LONEY had the second-most homers (12) of any returning player, and batted .357 with a .608 SLG after August 1. If speedy SS DEE GORDON learns to be more patient at the plate (7 BB in 224 AB), he could score 90 runs from the top of the order. OF ANDRE ETHIER made headlines with a 30-game hit streak, but was once again dominated by lefties (.563 OPS). The team is counting on two veterans to drive in runs. 3B JUAN URIBE has been a walking infirmary lately, but still has 15-HR power, and OF JUAN RIVERA had 46 RBI in 219 AB after coming to the Dodgers. Two guys named Ellis, 2B MARK ELLIS and C A.J. ELLIS, will bat at the bottom of the order. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Dodgers remain one of the better rotations in baseball, placing third in the majors in ERA (3.41) and fourth in opponents' BA (.242). The biggest reason for the success was the NL Cy Young and Triple Crown-winning performance of CLAYTON KERSHAW, who tied for the NL lead in wins (21) and topped all NL pitchers in ERA (2.28) and strikeouts (248). Fellow southpaw TED LILLY had a down year overall (12-14, 3.97 ERA), but had a fantastic final two months of the season (2.09 ERA, 0.93 WHIP). CHAD BILLINGSLEY notched his fifth straight season of double-digit wins, despite sporting a mediocre 4.21 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. AARON HARANG signed a two-year, $12M deal to join the Dodgers rotation. He won 14 games for the lowly Padres last year and finished with a career-best 3.64 ERA. CHRIS CAPUANO left the Mets for richer pastures (2-yr, $10M) of Los Angeles. Although he pitched well at spacious Citi Field (3.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP), he was terrible on the road (5.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP).
RELIEF PITCHING: Jonathan Broxton is gone, ending any kind of closer controversy the Dodgers may have been trying to avoid. JAVY GUERRA is the closer, and for good reason. He converted 21-of-23 save chances while posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and allowing just two homers in 46.2 innings. If Guerra falters, manager Don Mattingly can afford to have a short leash with KENLEY JANSEN as his set-up man. Jansen led the majors with an insane 16.1 K-per-9 ratio and limited opponents to a .159 BA and .228 slugging percentage. At age 24, his upside is extremely high. MATT GUERRIER is a usually reliable reliever, but he is coming off a subpar 2011 campaign (4.07 ERA, 1.27 WHIP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-LA DODGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Dodgers Preview* =========================
New York (55-50) at Los Angeles (56-48), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Derek Jeter's weekend return to action for the New York Yankees featured enough dramatics for a movie script.
Perhaps it's fitting that Hollywood is close to where the Yankees captain will play next in the opener of what figures to be a difficult two-game set Tuesday night against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jeter homered in his first at-bat Sunday in a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay. He played shortstop for the first time as he returned after re-injuring his ankle July 11 in his season debut against Kansas City.
"It was fun - I'm tired," said Jeter, who has hit safely in all six games against the Dodgers with nine hits in 25 at-bats. "I worked hard to try to get back on the field."
New York (55-50) avoided a three-game sweep when recent acquisition Alfonso Soriano singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The injury-plagued Yankees have struggled offensively all season and own an AL-low .371 slugging percentage. They face Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.89 ERA) on Tuesday and major league ERA leader Clayton Kershaw the next night.
"We get a day off, we get to enjoy this one and we gotta go back to work Tuesday and it's not going to get any easier out there as you're going to see Greinke and Kershaw," manager Joe Girardi said. "We're going to have to shut them down, and they've been swinging the bats really well and we're going to have to score some runs."
Los Angeles (56-48) had won six straight starts by Greinke before he allowed four runs in seven innings Thursday in a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati. He was 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA in seven home outings before that one.
The right-hander is 2-4 with a 5.71 ERA in eight starts against the Yankees, with seven of them coming for Kansas City between 2004-08. Robinson Cano is 6 for 16 against him but has hit .160 with one RBI in his last seven games.
The Dodgers bounced back from Greinke's defeat with three wins over the Reds over the weekend. Their starters yielded two runs over 21 2-3 innings, with Chris Capuano pitching 6 2-3 in Sunday's 1-0, 11-inning victory.
Yasiel Puig's walk-off homer gave him 10 in 48 games along with 23 RBIs and a .372 average.
"We've got a good thing going and we're just going to keep it rolling," reliever Brandon League said. "Puig's contributed a lot, but it's not only him. The best part of this is that it's a different guy every day, and we're not counting on one person."
The Dodgers are a major league-best 26-6 since June 22 with wins in nine of 10. Their offense, however, only produced nine runs in the four-game set with Cincinnati.
Los Angeles has split 36 games when facing left-handed starters as it meets veteran Andy Pettitte (7-8, 4.39), who will try to avoid losing three straight starts for the second time in two months. He gave up fewer than four runs for the first time in eight outings Wednesday, surrendering two in six innings of a 3-1 defeat at Texas.
Pettitte is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA in five starts against the Dodgers.
Carl Crawford is a .326 hitter against Pettitte and could return after missing the last two games because of a high temperature.
The Yankees will activate infielder Jayson Nix, out since July 1 with a strained right hamstring.
These clubs split a June 19 doubleheader in New York. The Yankees last visited Dodger Stadium when they took two of three June 25-27, 2010.
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 8:28:14 PM EST|