Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pregame Notes 16 April 2008

The Yankees will be in an unfamiliar place tonight: home, though they will only be there for two nights against the Red Sox before heading back out on the road.

Even so, it is better than not coming home at all.

Chien Ming Wang is on the mound, and two of his last three starts against the Sox going back to last year have been gems. His last start, on Friday, was a complete-game, two-hit shut-out that should have arguably been a no-no or one hitter.

Johnny Damon has the night off; Matsui will play left, Melky Cabrera center and Posada will DH.

Jason Giambi only has two hits this year--two home runs off of Mike Timlin, and while his OBP is acceptable, one has to wonder how long he can not hit before he loses serious playing time to Morgan Ensberg or Shelley Duncan is brought up again.

Mariano Rivera has made two straight appearances, so the Yankees have some runs to score if they want to give their closer--five saves and an ERA of 0.00--a night of rest.

1 comment:

  1. Derek was asked last night about the schedule. He said that the players are not happy, but they will be home most of July so that will make up for it.