Some splits, this season, on the Tigers starter tonight, Justin Verlander:
ERA – Home: 3.31, Road: 3.91
ERA – Day: 2.78, Night: 3.98
Since this is a night game, on the road for Verlander, the Yankees have an advantage here. But, an ERA just under 4 is still great.
Here’s another split on Justin:
BA allowed – vs. Left: .279, vs. Right: .253
Therefore, look for Posada, Giambi, Cano, Matsui, Damon and Abreu to do the heavy lifting tonight.
Giambi is not a great night hitter. And, Cano and Damon hit better on the road than in the Bronx.
Posada, this season, has hit RHP well, and excels in the Bronx at night.
Therefore, Jorge is the secret weapon in this game for the Yankees – or, at least, he should be one. Maybe Matsui or Abreu can sneak in there too.