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The Rangers come to town for three. Who will the Red Sox fans be rooting for?

Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees @ Yankee Stadium

(August 25, 26, 27)

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Tuesday

7:05 My9

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RHP Kevin Millwood (9-8, 3.48) RHP Joba Chamberlain (8-3, 3.98)

Wednesday

7:05 YES & ESPN 2

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LHP Derek Holland (7-7, 4.72) LHP Andy Pettitte (10-6, 4.25)

Thursday

1:05 YES

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RHP Dustin Nippert (4-2, 3.95) RHP A.J. Burnett (10-7, 4.08)

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Tonight's lineup. Joba's finally back tonight after being off for the last 9 days.

YANKEES (78-46)

Jeter SS

Damon LF

Teixeira 1B

Rodriguez 3B

Matsui DH

Posada C

Cano 2B

Swisher RF

Cabrera CF

Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (8-3, 3.98).

RANGERS (69-54)

Borbon DH

Young 3B

Hamilton RF

Byrd CF

Kinsler 2B

Cruz LF

Rodriguez C

Davis 1B

Andrus SS

Pitching: RHP Kevin Millwood (9-8, 3.48).

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Is it time to pull the plug on the starter experiment yet? Honest question.

The Yankee organization is committed to making Joba a starter. I was never a big fan of the idea, since he was a dominant reliever who had the makeup of being the future closer after Mo retires.

At times this year he shown flashes of potential, but it has been mingled with some downright putrid performances. All of which is part of the learning process. Remember that this kid threw less than 80 innings as a starter in the minors. He is taking his knocks at the major league level.

The starter experiment will continue. I've read that this is the last year of pitch and inning counts for him. Frankly, I think the Yankees are babying him too much.

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Makes sense to me (wasn't so hard was it other Yanks fans?). I think if the Sox were up 6 games and Joba threw the game he did tonight, he'd be under the microscope a little bit more. I think he's lucky the Yanks have the lead they do.

What's the plan for him in the playoffs?

I think the plan is for him to be the 4th starter. I think that's why their giving him all this time off between starts, which is probably to his detriment.

However, if in that first round series the Yankees go into game 4 down 2-1, there's no way he's pitching that game.

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You're probably right Otter but that's gonna come back to bite them. He's been getting lit up like a Roman candle lately. I noticed they manuvered his starts so he avoided the Red Sox last weekend. I agree he's hot pitching if the Yanks are down 2 games to 1. Who starts then ?

CC will start that game. He's their horse.

Joba's been inconsistent all season, but he has been better since the break. He's got good stuff he just needs to learn how get ahead of batter's and put them away. He throws way too many pitches. He'll start off a batter 1-2 and then start nibbling the corners next thing you know he's 3-2.

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Sabathia, Melky, and Hairston are doing a meet 'n greet in the Great Hall today at 4 before the game. I'll try to get pix with them and post.

Make sure you use a wide lens for the CC picture.

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Tonight's lineup. Damon out, Hariston in left.

YANKEES (78-47)

Jeter SS

Swisher RF

Teixeira 1B

Rodriguez 3B

Matsui DH

Posada C

Cano 2B

Hairston LF

Melky CF

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (10-6, 4.25).

RANGERS (70-54)

Lineup TBA

Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (7-7, 4.72).

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Today's lineup. I was surprised to see Melky's average since Gardner went of the DL is .209. I thought it was worse.

YANKEES (79-47)

Jeter SS

Damon LF

Teixeira 1B

Rodriguez 3B

Matsui DH

Swisher RF

Cano 2B

Cabrera CF

Molina C

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (10-7, 4.08).

RANGERS (70-55)

Lineup TBA

Pitching: RHP Dustin Nippert (4-2, 3.95).

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Taking Georgie out of the lineup hurts

Jorge is day-to-day with the finger injury. He probably wouldn't have played today anyway with it being a day game after a night game.

I'm interested in seeing how Burnett does today pitching to Molina. Maybe it will get him back on track.

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The Yankees are leaving runners all over the bases today. Reminds of last game Burnett started.

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