Another West Coast trip. Sigh. Unfortunately for all of the readers, every game, outside of Sunday, will start around 10 pm as the Yankees wrap up their first half against the A’s and Mariners. Maybe he was just scared of facing the Yankees again, but pitcher, Dallas Braden was just put on the disabled list. Hopefully, he’s ready to go for Yankee Stadium in late August.


Here’s the tale of the tape so far..

OBP .355 (1ST) .325 (8TH) NYY
HRS 89 (3RD) 51 (12TH) NYY
ERA 3.97 (6TH) 3.89 (2ND) OAK
BAA .244 (2ND) .250 (5TH) NYY
FIELDING .989 (2ND) .983 (8TH) NYY

Monday, 10:10 PM, YES: Javier Vazquez (6-7, 5.11 ERA) vs. Ben Sheets (3-7, 4.98 ERA)

Last Start:
Vazquez: Loss, six innings, three earned runs, eight strikeouts (vs. Seattle)
Sheets: ND, six innings, three earned runs, four strikeouts (at Baltimore)

Career Stats:
Vazquez: 3-3, 4.99 ERA (eight starts)
Sheets: 1-1, 2.38 ERA (two starts)

**Sheets has given up at least three earned runs in every start dating back to May 28th.

Tuesday, 10:10 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.33 ERA) vs. Trevor Cahill (8-2, 2.74 ERA)

Last Start:
Sabathia: Win, eight innings, two earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Seattle)
Cahill: Win, seven innings, one earned run, four strikeouts (at Baltimore)

Career Stats:
Sabathia: 5-8, 5.63 ERA (19 starts)
Cahill: Has never faced the Yanks.

**CC Sabathia has won six straight starts while Cahill has not lost a game since May 16th. In that time frame, Cahill has put up all eight wins.

Wednesday, 10:10 PM, YES: AJ Burnett (6-7, 4.60 ERA) vs. Gio Gonzalez (7-5, 3.50 ERA)

Last Start:
Burnett: ND, 6 2/3 innings, no runs, six strikeouts (vs. Toronto)
Gonzalez: Win, 6 2/3 innings, no runs, six strikeouts (at Cleveland)

Career Stats:
Burnett: 2-3, 4.00 ERA (seven starts)
Gonzalez: 1-1, 4.91 ERA (two starts)

**Gonzalez has not lost at home since May 7th

Enjoy the series!