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8/26 Rangers vs. Yankees Preview

Yanks try to rebound after tough loss last night.

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Rangers @ Yankees
7:05 pm ET
Rangers Probable Pitcher:

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Derek Holland
#45 LHP
(7-7) 4.72 ERA 103.0 IP 82 SO 1.388 WHIP
Last Game: 8/20 vs. MIN: 5.1 IP, 7 H, ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, HR
@ Yankee Stadium (Career): N/A
@ Yankee Stadium (Season): N/A
Vs. Yankees (Career): 1 GS (0-1) 9.95 ERA 2.368 WHIP
Vs. Yankees (Season): 1 GS (0-1) 9.95 ERA 2.368 WHIP
Team Record:
In Appearances: 13-13
In Starts: 7-7
Run Support:
In Starts: 4.81 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Hideki Matsui (4)
Best BA: Derek Jeter (1.000, 4 for 4), Jorge Posada (1.000, 1 for 1)
Most H: Derek Jeter (4)
Most HR: Hideki Matsui (2)
Notable Stats:
6/27 vs. Yankees: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR
Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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Andy Pettitte
#46 LHP
(10-6) 4.25 ERA 152.1 IP 117 SO 1.411 WHIP
Last Game: 8/21 @ BOS: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR
@ Yankee Stadium (Career): (95-42) 3.70 ERA 1.297 WHIP
@ Yankee Stadium (Season): (4-4) 4.83 1.500 WHIP
Vs. Rangers (Career): (9-9) 5.56 ERA 1.634 WHIP
Vs. Rangers (Season): (0-1) 7.20 ERA 2.600 ERA
Team Record:
In Starts: 17-8
Run Support:
In Starts: 5.71 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Rangers):
Most PA: Omar Vizquel (51)
Best BA: Marlon Byrd (.500, 5 for 10)
Most H: Ivan Rodriguez (16)
Most HR: Ivan Rodriguez (2)
Notable Stats:
Last 7 Starts: 2.82 ERA 44.2 IP 47 SO
Keys to the Game:
  1. Get to the ‘Pen: If Holland is on, he’s going to be tough. Rangers relievers are 0-5 with a 4.38 ERA in the month of August.
  2. Swing Early: On the first pitch, opposing hitters are hitting .354 against Holland.
  3. Get Ahead: After first pitch balls, opposing hitters are hitting .307 against Holland, after first pitch strikes, they are hitting just .230.
  4. Don’t Give Up: With two outs, opposing hitters are hitting .319 against Holland, which is the best among any amount of outs. 
  5. Get Runners On Base: With men on base, Holland has opposing hitters at a .306 clip, with RISP, they are hitting .330.

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).