June 25, 2008

Game 78 NEW YORK YANKEES (41-36) vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (37-40)

Vitals:

NEW YORK YANKEES
(41-36)
RHP JOBA CHAMBERLAIN
(1-2, 2.36 ERA)
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
(37-40)
LHP ZACH DUKE
(4-4, 3.91 ERA)
Game Time 7:05 EDT
XM XM 176
TV FSNP (HD)

Last Game:


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 8 1
Pittsburgh 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 3 x 12 19 1

Winning pitcher - Tom Gorzelanny (6-6)
Losing pitcher - Darrell Rasner (4-5)

NYY HR - B. Abreu (9)
PIT HR - J. Bautista (9) R. Doumit (10)

Notes:

  • The Pirates have posted a 28-25 record in their last 53 games.
  • Zach Duke has picked up all four of his wins this season at home and has gone 18-11 with a 3.76 ERA in 41 career starts at PNC Park.
  • When the Pirates win the first game of a series, they have gone on to post a 6-1-1 record in those eight series.
  • Nate McLouth leads all National League players with 26 doubles and ranks third with 44 extra-base hits behind Dan Uggla (48) and Lance Berkman (48).
  • Ryan Doumit has homered in each of his last four home games, hitting five in the four game stretch.
  • The Pirates went 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position Tuesday night and are hitting .285 overall this season with RISP.
  • Only the Twins (.312), White Sox (.287) and Cubs (.285) rank ahead of the Pirates in the RISP category.
  • The Pirates have posted a 16-7 record at home this year when they hit it least one home run in a game.
  • Third baseman Jose Bautista has homered five times in his last nine contests, including his ninth of the season Tuesday night against New York.
  • Since May 25, Bautista’s .354 average (29-for-82) ranks first in the majors among third basemen.

DL:

  • Left-handed pitcher Phil Dumatrait (bursitis in left shoulder) 15-day D.L.
  • Outfielder Chris Duffy (rehabbing from left shoulder surgery) 60-day D.L.

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday vs. New York (AL) 7:05 RHP Joba Chamberlain (1-2, 2.36 ERA) vs. LHP Zach Duke (4-4, 3.91 ERA) FSNP (HD)
Thursday vs. New York (AL) 7:05 RHP Mike Mussina (10-5, 3.93 ERA) vs. LHP Paul Maholm (5-5, 4.41 ERA) FSNP (HD)

Friday vs. Tampa Bay 7:05 LHP Scott Kazmir (6-3, 2.03 ERA) vs. TBA FSNP (HD)
Saturday vs. Tampa Bay 7:05 RHP Edwin Jackson (4-6, 4.35 ERA) vs. TBA FSNP (HD)
Sunday vs. Tampa Bay 1:35 RHP Andy Sonnanstine (8-3, 4.85) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (6-6, 6.43 ERA) FSNP (HD)

 

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