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
Posted on May 26, 2011, in Series Previews and tagged A.J. Burnett, baseball, C.C. Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, Ivan Nova, Mariners, Michael Pineda, MLB, New York, Seattle, Yankees. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.