Here are the lineups:
Pettitte LHP (6-6, 4.12)
Guthrie RHP (6-3, 2.88)
Pregame chatter: This game should start around 8:05 or so. … The Yankees are now 3-4 against Baltimore. … Guthrie pitched well against the Yankees on June 26, holding them to two runs in 6.1 innings. Pettitte also started that night and allowed two runs in 7 innings.
UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Every time a pitch is thrown to A-Rod, thousands of flashbulbs pop. It reminds me of the tip-off the NCAA championship game, which I was fortunate to cover six times in a previous job. The Final Four is a very fun event to cover.
UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: Jeff Karstens had another solid rehab outing for AAA Scranton tonight. In 6 scoreless innings against Lousville, he allowed 2 hits, walked 4 and struck out 4. No word yet on what their plans are for Karstens. But he’d be a better option as a long reliever than Sean Henn at this point.
Jason Giambi’s rehab for Class A Tampa at Fort Myers was rained out.
UPDATE, 10:49 p.m.: Scott Proctor has allowed four homers in his last five outings. That’s not doing much for his trade value. The Yankees should do what San Diego did with Scott Linebrink and trade him while he still has any value.
That’s also 2 runs in the last 19 innings for the Yanks counting the suspended game.