Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Road Ahead – Capsules for 6/17-6/19 Series vs. San Diego

The Road Ahead: San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (31-40) vs. New York Yankees (37-33)

Starting tonight against the lowly Padres, the Yankees play 16 games against teams (Padres, Reds, Pirates, Mets and Rangers) who had less than .500 records going into last night's action.

Tue, June 16, 7:05pm
  • Andy Pettitte (6-5, 4.64) vs. Randy Wolf (5-4, 3.83)
Wed, June 17, 7:05pm
  • Darrell Rasner (3-4, 3.64) vs. Jake Peavy (5-3, 2.64)
Thu, June 18, 1:05pm
  • Joba Chamberlain (1-2, 2.48) vs. Josh Banks (2-0, 1.29)
For the Yankees: After scoring 23 runs during a three-game weekend sweep of the Astros, the Yankees return home looking to win their season high-tying fifth straight game … Left fielder Johnny Damon is hitting a major league-best .447 since May 20, a streak that coincided with the return of Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list ... Rodriguez homered in each of the last two games, and is hitting .366 with eight homers and 26 RBIs as the Yankees have gone 17-9 since his return.

For the Padres: Bud Black's squad has played well since dropping a season-high 15 games under .500 on May 24. They're 13-7 since, but dropped two of three this weekend in Cleveland ... San Diego has averaged five runs during its last 20 games, but still is 29th in the majors at 3.8 per game ... To boost the offense, the Padres will add top prospect Chase Headley to the roster prior to tonight’s game. Headley, a third baseman turned outfielder who was hitting .305 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs with Triple-A Portland ... Randy Wolf will make his first-ever start in Yankee Stadium. Wolf has allowed just one run in each of his last three starts. In his last start, Wolf pitched seven innings while matching a season high with nine strikeouts en route to a 4-1 win over the Dodgers.


David said...

Seems like a good time to make a move- beat up on the less fortunate teams.

Jeff said...

Something else to watch out for:

LHP Randy Wolf, tonight's starter for the Padres is one of a handful of starters believed to be available for trade.

The good: left handed, quality starter, should be cheaper than other proven starters.

The bad: history of injury, possible statistics inflation pitching at PETCO Park.