A World Series re-match will begin tonight in the Bronx and it will start with a bang. Aces Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia will square off in the first game of this three game set…

Potential World Series preview? Maybe…

The Phillies have played the majority of the season without loud-mouthed shortstop, Jimmy Rollins, and have dropped five of their last seven games. The Yankees have been rolling, winning six of their last seven games. Let the fun begin…


Tale of the tape…

OBP .329 (18TH) .365 (1ST) NYY
ERA 3.94 (10TH) 3.82 (9TH) NYY
BAA .261 (18TH) .244 (4TH) NYY
FIELDING .983 (14TH) .99 (2ND) NYY

Pitching Match-Ups:

Tuesday, 7:05 PM, YES: Roy Halladay (8-4, 1.94 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (6-3, 4.01 ERA)

Last Start:
Halladay: Loss, eight innings, one earned run, eight strikeouts (vs. Marlins)
Sabathia: Win, seven innings, two earned runs, eight strikeouts (at Orioles)

Career Stats:
Halladay: 18-6, 2.84 ERA (35 starts); 8-4, 3.18 ERA at Yankee Stadium
Sabathia: 1-1, 4.35 ERA (three starts); 2-0, 3.21 ERA at Yankee Stadium in 2010.

**Halladay went 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA in five starts against the Yankees in 2009 as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.
**Halladay is 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA on the road. He also has one perfect game.

Wednesday, 7:05 PM, ESPN: Jamie Moyer (6-6, 5.03 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (6-4, 3.80 ERA)

Last Start:
Moyer: Loss, one inning, nine earned runs (at Red Sox)
Burnett: Loss, 6 2/3 innings, four earned runs, five strikeouts (at Orioles)

Career Stats:
Moyer: 10-9, 4.78 ERA (34 starts); 6-5, 4.84 ERA, (13 starts) at Yankee Stadium
Burnett: 5-8, 4.75 ERA (15 starts); 2-1, 2.89 ERA at home this year.

**With the absence of pitching coach Dave Eiland, Burnett must make better ‘in-game’ adjustments. Eiland was instrumental in helping Burnett correct problems on the fly.
**Moyer is 2-4 on the road this season.

Thursday, 7:05 PM, YES: Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 3.80 ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte (8-1 2.46 ERA)

Last Start:
Kendrick: ND, five innings, five earned runs, four strikeouts (at Marlins)
Pettitte: Win, 7 1/3 innings, two earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Astros)

Career Stats:
Kendrick: Has Never Faced the Yankees.
Pettitte: 2-2, 3.67 ERA (seven starts); 5-1, 3.24 ERA at home.

**Kendrick has given up at least four earned runs in five of his twelve starts.
**Kendrick is 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA in five road starts this year.

Enjoy the series!