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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Game 17 Preview: Red Sox at Yankees

Boston Red Sox (9-7)
New York Yankees (9-7)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF Johnny Damon LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B Derek Jeter SS
David Ortiz DH Bobby Abreu RF
Manny Ramirez LF Alex Rodriguez 3B
Kevin Youkilis 3B Jason Giambi 1B
J.D. Drew RF Jorge Posada DH
Jason Varitek C Robinson Cano 2B
Sean Casey 1B Melky Cabrera CF
Julio Lugo SS Chad Moeller C

Josh Beckett (1-1, 6.35 ERA) vs. Mike Mussina (1-2, 4.15 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m.
Radio: WCBS-AM 880, XM Radio Channel 176

Pregame concerns:
  • Mussina pitched 5 2-3 innings against Boston on Saturday, giving up four earned runs and eight hits.
  • Ramirez is 26-98 with seven home runs and 21 RBI against Mussina. Walk him every time. He homered and drove in three runs on Saturday.
  • Ellsbury and Pedroia were each 2-3 against Mussina on Saturday.

  • Beckett is 2-2 with a 6.86 ERA in four career starts at Yankee Stadium (obviously not including the World Series).
  • On Saturday, he pitched 6 2-3 innings, allowing three earned runs and five hits in the victory.
  • Jeter is 7-23 with one home run against Beckett.
  • Abreu is 9-53 against Beckett, but has two home runs and four RBI.
  • Cano is 9-21 with one home run and five RBI against Beckett.
  • Rodriguez is 6-24 with one home run and five RBI against Beckett.


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