It’s just about an hour away from the official start time of the third game of a three game series with the Cleveland Indians and our young Darrell Rasner will take the hill for the ‘Bombers as we look for our first series sweep of the season. Rasner came through for New York in his last unplanned start for theinjured Carl Pavano by allowing five hits and no earned runs in 5 1/3
innings. In Rasner’s only other start this season, he went 4 1/3
innings against the Orioles, collecting the Yankees’ loss and a blister
in Baltimore‘s chilly weather.
Rasner will be opposed by the
23-year-old right-handed Indians rookie Fausto Carmona.
Carmona struggled in his season debut on Friday
against the White Sox, but much of it can likely be chalked up the fact that
Carmona was pitching on ten days rest.
Before Friday night,
Carmona last saw action in an April 3rd exhibition game for Class A
Lake County. Carmona gave up six runs in just 4 1/3 innings, and signs
of rust came in his pair of walks, two wild pitches, a hit batsmen and
two hanging sliders that left the park.
A-Rod has hit safely in each game this season and has collected 19 hits, 5 doubles, 7 walks, 23 RBI’s, 9 home runs, and 1 stolen base during this hot streak.
In the first two games of this series the Yankees have scored 19 runs and hopefully this offensive surge will continue today and on through the weekend series against Beantown.
Thoughts on todays game and a peek at the first regular season Red Sox – Yankees series of 2007 later today.
LETS GO YANKEES !!!