Yankees visiting Rockies at Coors Field

The Yankees are in Colorado for a three-game series against the Rockies, marking the first game of an eight-game road trip which includes a three-game weekend series at Kansas City and a traditional doubleheader at Cleveland on May 13 (the makeup games for those April 10 and 11 rainouts).

New York just completed a 10-game homestand, going 7-3 against Toronto (4-0), Houston (2-1) and Oakland (1-2). They are 17-8 since 4/7 (the second-best record in the Majors over the stretch behind St. Louis, 18-8) after starting the season 1-4, and have lost just two of their last eight series after dropping their first two series of the season.

Beginning with the Rockies series, the Yankees will play 26 of their next 40 games on the road.

With tonight’s game already underway, here are the pitching matchups for the Rockies series:

Tonight: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (4-1, 2.25) vs. LHP Jorge De La Rosa (2-3, 4.18)
Wednesday: RHP David Phelps (1-1, 5.56) vs. RHP Juan Nicasio (3-0, 4.91)
Thursday: LHP CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.31) vs. LHP Jeff Francis (1-2, 7.27)

The Yankees are 31-17 all-time in Interleague play against the NL West. They’ve lost just three of their 16 series (6/18-20/04 at Los Angeles-NL, 6/19-21/07 at Colorado and 6/22-24/07 at San Francisco).

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Some how, some way, this team finds a way to win. I also look forward to the return of the walking injured. However, one thing I hope Girardi has learned, is to play these guys when the walking injured gets back. I REALLY like this Yankee ballclub. They are a TEAM!!!!

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Swish got his 5th home run today. BA up too. Too bad we couldn’t have kept him and signed him to an extension. I guess because he badmouthed the fans last fall he cooked his goose in a Yankee uniform. Anyway, we’ve let some good ones get away and don’t know if we’ve got them back. I certainly like the Wells pick up in the off season and the way he’s performing.

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Concern about rain delay. CC was pitching up a storm,11 or 12 batters out in a row? Too long a delay and they’ll pull CC out in case of injury and then we have to send someone in out of the bull pen to do long innings. Too bad because I think CC would have got himself a win today and for the team. Who would want to live in Colorado with all the unpredictable weather?

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The Yankees got lucky as the strength of schedule is very average at a time when it’s most vulnerable with injuries. Sure they’ve beaten the teams they should beat like the Indians, Lastros and the biggest bust in the majors, Toronto Blue Jays. They haven’t done quite so well against the better teams like Detroit, A’s and the surprising Red Sox. The schedule is really the only reason the Yankees have been able to keep their heads above water. It will be really interesting to see how well this team does once it gets the starters back later in the season, it’s gonna take them a while for them to get back in to game shape once they do come back.

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robert G some how, some way they just keep winning. GREAT hustle by Brendan tonight beating that throw. GUARANTEE Aroid would NOT have hustled on that play. They just keep finding ways to win. Regardless of what happens this year this is a fun team to cheer for.

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runner on 3rd, 2 outs. You have a chance to bring in a run and go into the lead In the 7th and who comes in off the bench? Ben Fransisco. Come on. Gives you some idea of our bench strength. Only right handed hitter we have on the bench is Fransisco? Sure enough he grounds out. Now substituting him for Phelps who could have gone another inning we have to bring in another pitcher from the bullpen still tied. Look at the bottom of our lineup? Scary eh? Phelps and Romine. Romine has struck out twice. What a weak lineup. How long can we still win with this crew? It’s amazing we have the record we do at this point.

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when you look at our lineup tonight you have to shake your head. 3rd base is terribly weak with back up to the back ups. Nelson is a disaster so far. And the tandem of Stewart and Romine certainly doesn’t put fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers. How we can win the games we do given the lineup has to be attributed to the starting pitching this year. If we don’t trade for some guys or get some of the injured back soon we’re going to be dropping behind more and more. Again, I hate the NL practice of the pitcher hitting in the lineup and no DH. Puts the pitcher at unnecessary risk and it means usually a sure out.

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Seeknay: They keep pushing back the return date for all the injured. It was to be the 1st of May for Tex and Grandy and now they’re saying later this month. Who knows? And Nunez is always an injury waiting to happen. Not very durable I wouldn’t say. And Nelson. Not a very good pick up. He hasn’t shown us anything to get excited about. This team is starting to play like we thought they would. The first 20 games they were playing over their heads. Starting pitching hasn’t been the problem really. But scoring runs has. Except for one pitch Kuroda had a great night but not 1 run from the offense. And it’s the old “get the runners home” syndrome that plagued us last year and carried over this year. The old guys are showing they are getting tired already .Now we’ve lost 2nd place to the Orioles .We’ve got to put some wins together or we’re going to start falling further and further behind the Sox.

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Showed my wife the lineup tonight and asked her how many names she recognized. Told me two Cano and Suzuki. When the HELL does the cavalry show up?????

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stupid national league rules. Pitcher hits and runs. Good way to injure good pitchers on the base paths when they’re not used to it and usually a sure out in the batting order. Time the national league introduced the DH. Hope it never goes the other way. Makes for a much duller and less offensive game. The Yankees lineup tonight not very strong to start with.

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