Pitching Match-ups: New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Monday, May 2, 2011 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.77 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (2-3, 3.64 ERA)
Colon is making his third start in pinstripes this season. He had another very solid start against the Chicago White Sox giving up one run in seven hits. As a starter alone this season he is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA. Verlander usually turns things around in May. In his career in the month of May he is 18-8 with a 2.75 ERA. His first start against the Yankees this season he left the game with a no-decision.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia (2-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Brad Penny (1-3, 6.11 ERA)
In his last two wins Sabathia has combined three runs in 15 innings with a 1.80 ERA. Like Verlander, Sabathia also took a no-decision on Opening Day against the Tigers giving up three runs (two earned) and six hits in six innings. Penny had a hard time against the Yankees a month ago giving up eight runs in 4.1 innings. His walks, however, were a bigger concern.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia (1-1, 2.00 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (4-0, 3.82 ERA)
Garcia ran into his first troubles of the season giving up three runs to the Toronto Blue Jays. He said he lost grip on his fastball which is a key pitch for him. Cherzer had a lot of trouble in his last outing with the long ball which prevented him to be the first Tigers pitcher to go 5-0 in April since Frank Tanana did it in 1988.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:05 PM
AJ Burnett (4-1, 3.93 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (1-2, 4.25 ERA)
Without his best stuff Burnett was able to keep his head in the game in his last outing against the Blue Jays. He gave up four runs in six innings and was able to limit damage throughout the game. Porcello did not have the chance to start against the Yankees a month ago and will get his shot this Thursday. In his last three starts he’s giving up four runs in 19.2 innings and has 17 strikeouts.