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Pitching matchups in Arizona

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 21, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Phillies Yankees BaseballTonight
RHP A.J. Burnett (6-5, 4.33)
vs.
RHP Rodrigo Lopez (2-6, 4.70)
10:09 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

Tuesday
LHP Andy Pettitte (8-2, 2.47)
vs.
RHP Dan Haren (7-5, 4.71)
9:40 p.m., YES Network

Wednesday
RHP Javier Vazquez (6-5, 5.01)
vs.
LHP Dontrelle Willis (2-2, 4.78)
9:40 p.m., YES Network

The Yankees won’t face Ian Kennedy, who took the loss last night against the Tigers. Kennedy allowed only three runs last night, but back-to-back home runs did him in. He’s 3-5 with a 3.60 ERA, easily the lowest ERA in the Diamondbacks rotation.

Kennedy developed a bad reputation in New York after that ugly postgame interview in Anaheim, but personally I always liked him a lot. Whatever the outside perception, Kennedy’s a good guy, and I’m happy to see him pitching well.

Speaking of good guys, I covered Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch at the very end of his playing career. I had just graduated from college, and Hinch basically spent two years teaching me the ins and outs of professional baseball. Having him in the clubhouse made a huge difference for me as a baseball writer. I’ve been surprised to see his team struggle with him as manager. He knows the game as well as anyone I’ve ever met, but his team has been absolutely awful this season.

Associated Press photo of Pettitte

 
 

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