The Yankees are starting their second inter-league series tonight. A series win against the Colorado Rockies will be necessary for them to keep pace with the first place Red Sox, especially after Boston's extra innings win last night against the Twins.
Despite New York's injuries, the Colorado series looks hopeful. The Yankees two best starters are due up and the line up has managed to get enough runs across the plate without the regulars to win 7 of their last 10 games. Here are the pitching match-ups for the coming series:
- Game 1: Hiroki Kuroda (4-1, 2.25) vs Jorge De La Rosa (2-3, 4.18)
- Game 2: David Phelps (1-1, 5.56) vs Juan Nicasio (3-0, 4.91)
- Game 3: CC Sabathia (4-3, 4.31) vs Jeff Francis (1-2, 7.27)
On the injury front: SS Eduardo Nunez is day to day again, this time with rib cage tightness. I would love to see him back for tomorrow's game at the latest. The ground balls will be looking for holes against Kuroda and Phelps. He needs to get back ASAP or we will see an "In Case of Emergency Break Glass" infielder out there when someone else goes down. On a positive note, David Robertson should be available out of the pen tonight after resting a hamstring pull.