The Yankees look to rebound from their 9-3 loss in game one of the series, but will have to face another young Rays’ pitcher with electric stuff. After besting Andy Sonnanstine in the competition for the Rays’ 5th starter role, Wade Davis makes his 2010 debut. Ironically, he begins this season the same way he ended the last one. On the last game of the 2009 season, Davis took the loss in a 10-2 Yankee win. He yielded 5 runs/3 earned in 5 innings, and gave up the first of Alex Rodriquez’ two HRs in his record setting 7 RBI sixth inning. Meanwhile, Sabathia will have his hands full with a middle of a Rays lineup that has had incredible success against him. Ben Zobrist, Evan Longoria and BJ Upton have combined for 5 HRs and 14 RBIs in only 41 plate appearances.
|vs. Wade Davis||PA||BA||OBP||SLG||HR||RBI|
|Derek Jeter SS||3||0.667||0.667||0.667||0||0|
|Nick Johnson DH||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||3||0.000||0.333||0.000||0||0|
|Alex Rodriguez 3B||3||0.667||0.667||1.667||1||3|
|Robinson Cano 2B||2||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Nick Swisher RF||3||0.000||0.333||0.000||0||0|
|Curtis Granderson CF||3||0.333||0.333||0.667||0||0|
|Brett Gardner LF||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Francisco Cervelli C||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|vs. CC Sabathia||PA||BA||OBP||SLG||HR||RBI|
|Jason Bartlett SS||42||0.314||0.405||0.457||1||3|
|Carl Crawford LF||38||0.263||0.263||0.395||0||2|
|Ben Zobrist 2B||16||0.462||0.533||0.923||1||4|
|Evan Longoria 3B||9||0.500||0.667||1.500||2||4|
|B.J. Upton CF||16||0.429||0.500||1.143||2||6|
|Willy Aybar 1B||8||0.250||0.250||0.625||1||3|
|Pat Burrell DH||12||0.100||0.250||0.200||0||1|
|Kelly Shoppach C||5||0.250||0.400||0.500||0||1|
|Gabe Kapler RF||25||0.250||0.400||0.450||1||2|
- The Yankees will play their first day game of the season, the longest the team has gone without playing under the sun at the start of a season.
- Alex Rodriguez remains tied with Mark McGwire for 8th place on the All-Time HR list.
- Francisco Cervelli will make his 2010 season debut, leaving Ramiro Pena and Phil Hughes as the only two members of the 25-man roster to not see game action.
- The last time Carlos Pena faced CC Sabathia, his hand was broken by a pitch. Pena is not playing this afternoon.