Series Preview: NYY @ SEA ~ 5/2711-5/29/11

Friday ~ 5/27/11 ~ 10:10 PM EST

A.J. Burnett (5-3, 4.02) vs. Michael Pineda (6-2, 2.16)

Burnett settled down Saturday after a 29-pitch, two-run first inning against the Mets to come out with the win, his third quality start in his last four outings. He is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in six career starts against the Mariners.

The big 22-year-old ranks first among AL rookies in wins (6), strikeouts (61) and opponents avg. (.194). He’s riding a 14-inning scoreless streak, during which he’s allowed five hits and one walk with 16 strikeouts.

Saturday ~ 5/28/11 ~ 10:10 PM EST

Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.29) vs. Felix Hernandez (5-4, 3.01)

Nova was unfazed by the stage of the Subway Series, giving up just three runs in 6 2/3 innings Sunday against the Mets. Late run support gave him a no-decision. He has never faced Seattle.

Hernandez tied his career-high with 13 strikeouts in an eight-inning gem against the Padres Sunday, allowing six hits in a 6-1 win. He’s 5-3 with a 2.73 ERA in eight career starts against the Yankees.

Sunday ~ 5/29/11 ~ 4:10 PM EST

C.C. Sabathia (5-3, 3.17) vs. TBA

Sabathia pitched his first complete game of the year on Tuesday, giving up four runs in a win against the Blue Jays. He yielded eight hits, but pounded the strike zone, issuing one walk and using 103 pitches (77 strikes) to finish the game.

Pitcher Probables from MLB.com’s Gameday Preview

About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

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