Pitching matchups for the weekend • 04.16.10
I’m off this weekend, but Josh will be keeping you company tonight. Enjoy the game. Here are the matchups for the series against Texas.
Friday: Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (1-0, 3.46) vs. Rangers LHP C.J. Wilson (0-0, 0.00), 7:05 p.m.
Saturday: Yankees RHP A.J. Burnett (1-0, 3.75) vs. Rangers RHP Scott Feldman (1-0, 2.57), 1:05 p.m.
Sunday: Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte (1-0, 0.75) vs. Rangers RHP Rich harden (0-0, 2.79), 1:05 p.m.
Pitching matchups for the Rays series • 04.08.10
Friday: RHP Javier Vazquez (15-10, 2.87 ERA in 2009) vs. LHP David Price (10-7, 4.42 ERA in 2009)
Saturday: LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 8.44 ERA) vs. RHP Wade Davis (2-2, 3.72 ERA in 2009)
Sunday: RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. RHP James Shields (0-0, 4.50 ERA)
The Yankees flew to Tampa last night and there may be some light activity at the minor-league complex today. At the very least, A.J. Burnett will throw a bullpen session there and other players may come in for treatment (wouldn’t be a shock if Andy Pettitte is among them).
Chad is en route to Tampa this afternoon and will have the coverage from there, with both of us at the Stadium for the home opener next week. Thanks again to everyone for reading during the first series of the season and be sure to check in frequently for updates this weekend.
Photo: Associated Press
Yankees facing Ohlendorf in opener • 03.01.10
When today’s workout finished, the crew at George M. Steinbrenner Field went to work painting World Series Champions logos in foul territory along the first-base and third-base lines. The logos will be in place for the spring opener on Wednesday.
Speaking of the opener, the Yankees will face two of their former teammates when the Pirates come to town.
Ross Ohlendorf and Steven Jackson are each scheduled to pitch on Wednesday. Paul Maholm will get the start for the Pirates, with Ohlendorf pitching after him. Both are scheduled for only one inning. Another former Yankees right-hander, Dan McCutchen, will make his first spring appearance on Friday.
Apparently attempting to even out all of the former Yankees now pitching for the Pirates, it seems the Yankees have signed former Pirates first-round pick John Van Benschoten to a minor league deal. Van Benschoten was the eighth overall pick in 2001, but he was also one of several early Pirates draft picks who never worked out at the big league level.