Some notes from Sunday

The Yankees improved to 3-3 to start 2008, their final season at the current Yankee Stadium…matches their start from 2007…won their third game when scoring three runs or fewer in 2008…were 6-36 in such games in 2007…have scored fewer than five runs for the sixth consecutive game to begin the season…is the most since the first seven games of 1989, when they began the season 1-6.

The Yankees’ shutout victory was their first in April since a 2-0 win on 4/10/03 vs. Minnesota…the Yankees last eight shutouts have come at Yankee Stadium (dating back to 2006)…RHP Chien-Ming Wang has been the winning pitcher in four of the last five Yankees shutouts.

RHP Chien-Ming Wang allowed 4H and 2BB in 6.0 scoreless IP…allowed a single to Willy Aybar in the fifth inning, snapping streak of 18 batters faced without allowing a hit (including the last three batters of his start in the 4/1 season opener)…has now gone at least 6.0IP in 68 of his 82 career starts, compiling a 47-10 record in those games…has not allowed a run in his last 20.0 IP vs. the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

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Ah! The joy of better pitching.

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