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9/19 Yankees vs Mariners Preview

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Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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C.C. Sabathia
#52 LHP
(17-7) 3.42 ERA 213.1 IP 3.07 SO/BB
Last Game: 9/13 vs BAL: W, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, SO
Away (Season): (11-5) 3.43 ERA 1.092 WHIP
Vs Mariners (Season): (1-1) 4.61 ERA 1.317 WHIP
Run Support: 5.97 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Mariners):
Most PA: Mike Sweeney (86)
Best BA: Ryan Langerhans (.667, 2 for 3)
Most H: Mike Sweeney (20)
Most HR: Ichiro Suzuki (3)
Notable Stat: Last 9 Starts: 2.48 ERA .216 BAA
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Mariners Probable Pitcher:

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#58 LHP
(2-2) 3.53 ERA 43.1 IP 2.17 SO/BB
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Last Game: 9/13 @ TEX: L, 4.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, BB, SO, 2 HR
Home (Season): (2-1) 2.96 ERA 1.024 WHIP
Vs. Yankees (Season): (1-0) 3.86 ERA 1.143 WHIP
Run Support: 3.43 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitter (Yankees):
Most PA: Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter (4)
Best BA: Robinson Cano (1.000, 1 for 1)
Most H: Derek Jeter (3)
Most HR: Nick Swisher (1)

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Keys to the Game:

  1. Stack the Righties: This season, righties are hitting .314 against Fister, as opposed to .206 for lefties.
  2. Swing Early: On the first pitch this season, opposing batters are hitting .333 off Fister.
  3. Take Advantage Early: The first time batters face Fister in a game, they are batting .311, the second time they are batting .233, and the third time .182, so it’s important to hit Fister early.

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Jeter Becomes Elite, Yanks Fall In Finale

Yankees bullpen falters as Mariners come out firing to salvage final game. 

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Well, lets start with the bright side. With a hit today, Derek Jeter now stands as the player with the most hits for a shortstop in Major League Baseball history. He’s a star, there is no doubting that. 
The rest of the game was not as happy for the Yankees. The Yankees scored first in the third , on a Jeter RBI double. The Mariners came back with two in the bottom half of the inning, to give them the lead, but not for long. The next half inning, Swisher hit a two run shot to make it 3-2 Yankees. 
The Yankees did not score again, while the Mariners went on to score eight more runs to give them a 10-3 victory. 
Joba was shaky once again. He went five innings, giving up four runs on seven hits, while striking out two and walking three. Aceves was basically horrible, giving up four runs in 1.2 innings, not to mention the two hit batters. Gaudin was the same, surrendering two runs in 1.1 innings pitched.
From the other dugout, things were not bad. The youngster, Fister, gave up just three runs in seven innings pitched, striking out four and walking none. Jakubauskas then closed it out, pitching two scorless innings.
Player of the Game: Doug Fister: W, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
The Wrap-Up:
Lets face it, you can’t win ’em all. The Red Sox lost, so its no big deal losing this one. The Yanks are still 7.5 games up and still won the series. Hopefully the Yanks can bounce back in the series opener in Oakland tomorrow night. They should be able to. I would also like to give out my best wished to David Wright and Hiroki Kuroda. What happened was very, very scary and its a shame that those two had to be the ones to experience the one bad side of the game. Please get well very soon, we all look forward to your returns.
Coming Up Next:
The Yanks fly to Oakland tonight to open up a four game set tomorrow night at 10:05 ET. The Yankees send A.J. Burnett (10-5, 3.71) to the mound, looking to rebound from a shaky start in New York. He faces off against former Yankee, Brett Tomko (1-2, 5.23).