• Looking Ahead To The First Red Sox Series – Again

    Posted by on April 17th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    From The Post

    Jeff Karstens pitched in a minor-league rehab game for Tampa (Single-A) last night and could start for the Yankees Saturday in Boston. However, Cashman wanted to see how the right-hander’s elbow tendinitis came through the test before anointing him.

    “I couldn’t say, we will see how he looks,” Cashman said. “Saturday is a possibility.”

    Karstens pitched four innings, allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out five and didn’t allow a run against Clearwater.

    This would make the Fenway series now look like:

    Pettitte vs. Schilling, Karstens vs. Beckett, and Wright (?) vs. Matsuzaka. That’s a lot of pressure for Pettitte to have a good game on Friday. Then again, that’s why he’s here.

    Just for fun: How much of a kick would it be if Wright out-pitches Matsuzaka on Sunday?

    Comments on Looking Ahead To The First Red Sox Series – Again

    1. Garcia
      April 17th, 2007 | 12:52 pm

      Usually against the Sawx, the Yanks don’t win the game that they should win or have the best chance of winning – given the upcoming pitching match-ups.

      I have no evidence of this, but what seems to happen a lot is that the Yanks would lose a game like Friday and everyone in Yankeeland is all nervous about being swept. Then out of nowhere they win their next two. One series that comes to mind was when the Yanks had Leiter pitch the last game of a 4 game set where they took 3 of 4 against the Sawx.

      Does it seem that way to you?

    2. April 17th, 2007 | 1:48 pm

      It didn’t seem that way in the 2004 ALCS.

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