In his last 7 starts against the Yankees, over the last two seasons, Curt Schilling has averaged 6.6 IP per game with an ERA of 5.28.
This tells me that the Yankees should score at least four runs tomorrow against Schilling. So, if the Yankees want a good shot at winning the game, and sweeping this current series, it makes sense for them to keep Boston to three runs or less in the day game on Thursday.
Sounds so simple, right? Well, check this out:
In his last 10 starts against the Red Sox, over the last three seasons, Worm Killer Wang has averaged 5.8 IP per game with an ERA of 4.79. This tells me that the Red Sox should score at least three runs tomorrow against Wang.
Looks like this game on Thursday could come down to a battle of the bullpens over the last three innings of the game. If this turns out to be true, I hope Torre plans on using Joba Chamberlain for two innings in the game (assuming that Joba has a small pitch count in his first inning of work).