8/13 Yankees vs. Mariners Preview

Yanks try to keep rolling as they hit the road, take on Seattle.


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Yankees @ Mariners
10:10 pm ET
Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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C.C. Sabathia
#52 LHP
(12-7) 3.76 ERA 162.2 IP 123 SO 1.168 WHIP
CC was absolutely lights out in his last start. And boy was it a big one, against the Boston Red Sox. He went 7.2 innings, gave up just two hits and no runs, while walking two and striking out nine, a season high. He retired the first 13 batters he faced. In his last two starts, CC has struck out 14 batters in 14.2 innings and has a WHIP of 0.954. Since 2005, CC is 17-2 in the month of August, thats the most wins for any pitcher in that span. In seven career starts at Safeco Field, Sabathia is 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA and a WHIP of 1.091. 
Tidbits:
Ichiro is a career .415 hitter against Sabathia. The Mariners as a team are .297 hitters against CC. The Yankees are just 13-11 in games that Sabathia starts, but in his last nine starts, their 6-3. The Yankees average over 5 runs per game when CC is on the mound. 
*****

Mariners Probable Pitcher:

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Ian Snell
#48 RHP
(2-8) 5.42 ERA 88.0 IP 57 SO 1.648 WHIP
This will be Snells third start as a Mariner, his last one didn’t go so well. He went just 1.1 innings, giving up three runs on two hits and six walks against the Rays. This is Snells first career start against the Yankees. In his last three starts, Ian has an ERA of 8.10 and a WHIP of 2.100. 
Tidbits:
The Pirates and Mariners are 4-13 in games that Snell starts. Jerry Hairston and Nick Swisher are the only players on the Yankees with a hit. Mark Teixeira is the only other Yankee to have faced S
nell, he is 0 for 5. 
*****
Keys to the Game: 
  1. Strike One: In 2009, when Snell throws strike one, opposing hitters are batting .227, when he doesn’t, they are hitting .361.
  2. Patience: This year, Snell averages 5.4 walks per nine innings.
  3. Get to the ‘pen: In the month of August, Pirates relievers have a combined 7.02 ERA.

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5 comments

  1. raysfanboy

    Watch out for those M’s. They are really starting to hit their stride right now. Believe me. Snell can be sneaky. There’s a reason the M’s wanted him in a deal. I think the Yanks are going to have their hands full.

    Welcome to the blogs, by the way. It’s a lot of fun, so enjoy!
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

  2. southernbelle

    Hey! I like both blog names, but I think I like “A Bite of the Big Apple” better. But I liked “The Yankee Lounge,” too. I hope the Yankees can hit Snell. With only a few Yankees ever facing him, I am a bit nervous that the rest of the lineup will struggle. Prove me wrong, boys!
    That homefield advantage thing shoulf be HUGE for the Yankees if (when) they make it! I’m glad you like the nickname I gave the Yankees. The Drama Club. I’m so proud of that! Being blog-best-buddies, I am granting you permission to use the nickname if you please! -Virginia
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com
    PS: I wish you luck with this new blog!

  3. 2yankeeboy

    Yankees killed Snell I don’t know why they traded for him at all! Pettitte should be on tonight, he usually is when he is on the road! and Do you mean the Mariners in that last sentence?

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