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9/7 Rays vs. Yankees Preview (Game 1)

A.J. and C.C. battle tomorrow in twin bill against Rays at home.

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Rays @ Yankees
1:05 pm ET (1), 7:05 pm ET (2)

Rays Probable Pitcher:

Matt Garza.jpgMatt Garza
#22 RHP
(7-9) 4.01 ERA 170.2 IP 152 SO 1.260 WHIP
Last Game: 9/2 vs. BOS: ND, 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, HBP
Away (Season): (3-5) 4.89 ERA 
Vs. Yankees (Season): 3 GS (0-1) 2.84 ERA 
Team Record in Starts: 14-13
Run Support: 4.16 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: Derek Jeter (23)
Best BA: Nick Swisher (.571, 4 for 7)
Most H: Derek Jeter (7)
Most HR: Nick Swisher (2)

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Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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C.C. Sabathia
#52 LHP
(16-7) 3.84 ERA 199.1 IP 167 SO 1.134 WHIP
Last Game: 9/2 @ BAL: W, 7.0 IP, 7 H, R, BB, 9 SO
Home (Season): (5-2) 3.54 ERA 
Vs. Rays (Season): 2 GS (0-1) 5.93 
Team Record in Starts: 18-11
Run Support: 5.75 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Rays):
Most PA: Jason Bartlett (35)
Best BA: Ben Zobrist (.500, 4 for 8)
Most H: Jason Bartlett (10)
Most HR: Carlos Peña, B.J. Upton (2)
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Keys to the Game:
  1. Keep Lefties Out: Opposing lefties are hitting just .192 off Garza. 
  2. Don’t Fall Behind: Garza has held opposing hitters to just a .168 BA with two strikes.
  3. Swing Early: On the first pitch, opposing hitters are hitting .357 off Garza.
  4. Take Advantage: With RISP, Garza has held hitters to a .214 BA. So, if your the Yankees, you need to get those runs in because your not going to get many opportunities.
All stats provided by Baseball-Reference

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