Pettitte Leads Favored Yankees
Andy Pettitte looks to mimic geezer Jamie Moyer's performance Wednesday when the Yankees face the Phillies in interleague play.
Philadelphia Phillies (33-30) at New York Yankees (41-24)
Bovada has the Yankees posted at -210 with the Phillies posted at +180 and a run total of 10 runs.
The Yankees lost yesterday’s game and they are still 7-3 in their last 10 games, but are still tied for first place with Tampa Bay who lost to Atlanta last night. The Phillies finally generated some offense in yesterday’s win, but are still only 4-6 in their last 10 games and are in third place in the NL East 3.5 games back of Atlanta.
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In yesterday’s game the Phillies beat the Yankees 6-3 and in that game Phillies’ starter Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher ever to beat New York.
The Phillies have really been struggling for the past month losing 17 of 26 games and in that span have only hit .216 as a team. They scored six runs in the win yesterday and in the last 26 games they have only scored at least six runs three times.
Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard went deep in last night’s game, but he has really struggled against the Yankees hitting below the Mendoza line at .196 and in his career against Pettitte he is only 2 for 15.
Taking the mound for the Yankees tonight is Andy Pettitte (8-1 2.46 ERA), who in his last outing went seven innings and only giving up two earned runs in a win. On the hill for the Phillies is Kyle Kendrick (3-2 4.80 ERA), who only went two innings in his last outing, but did not give up any earned runs in a no-decision.
Pettitte is 4-0 with a 3.11 ERA in his last six starts against the Phillies including the postseason. He will be facing Philadelphia for the first time since clinching the World Series in Game 6 last season.
Kendrick is 1-3 with a 6.41 ERA in his last five inter-league games.
Dating back to last season Philadelphia is 2-8 in Kendrick’s last 10 road starts.
New York is 5-2 in Pettitte’s last seven starts against teams with a winning record.
A-Rod is still battling a nagging groin injury, but the Yankees may want to keep him on the bench, as he only has one hit in 17 at bats in his last five inter-league games at home.
Philadelphia is 2-5 in their last seven inter-league games and is 0-5 in their last five games facing a left-handed starter.
New York is 4-1 in their last five inter-league games.