Thursday, August 06, 2009
I haven't done a straight preview in awhile but since its Yankees vs. Red Sox time, there's no better time then now. We're going quick notes edge style.
The Better Steroid User
A-Rod: A-Rod won a an MVP over Papi and has put himself in the stratosphere of all time players with the accumulation of HRs, hits, RBI, etc. But he still has no rings.
Big Papi: Big Papi helped win the Red Sox their first World Series since 1918 with a little boost from the juice.
Season Series aka 0-8
Boston: The Red Sox are on a roll against the pin stripes and seemingly have the Yankees number from hitters to starters to Mariano.
Yankees: They're one of the top teams in baseball, odds are in their favor to win a game right?
Edge: Push, it doesn't matter
The Pitching Matchups
Joba vs. Smoltz: Joba has been on fire. Smoltz has looked old. Edge Yanks
Burnett vs. Beckett: Burnett has been terrible in his two starts against the Sox this year and Beckett is Beckett. Edge Sox
Sabathia vs. Buchholz: Sabathia is a Cy Young Winner, Buchholz is still the young buck. Edge Yanks
Pettitte vs. Lester: Lester is a ten year younger version of Andy. Edge Sox
Yankees: Dominant from top to bottom and only got better with the recent DFA of Cody Ransom.
Red Sox: V-Mart brings a much needed extra bat to Boston, but they just might be without Bay for much of this series so...
Number of Players Whose Name Ends in Boner
Red Sox: 1, Papelboner
Number of Players Who Look Like Shrek
Red Sox: 1, Youkilis
Overall: Push, it's gonna be 2-2