Pettitte goes for Yankees strikeout record tonight
Andy Pettitte needs one strikeout to tie Whitey Ford’s franchise record of 1,957 strikeouts, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and he’ll try for that punchout and several more tonight as the Yankees open a four-game series against the Twins at Target Field.
Here are the pitching matchups for the series here in Minneapolis as the Yankees try to snap a five-game losing streak that has seen them dip into fourth place in the American League East, 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox:
July 1: LHP Andy Pettitte (5-6, 4.22) vs. LHP Scott Diamond (5-7, 5.40), 8:10 p.m. ET
July 2: RHP Phil Hughes (3-7, 4.82) vs. RHP Samuel Deduno (4-2, 3.32), 8:10 p.m.ET
July 3: LHP CC Sabathia (8-6, 4.15) vs. RHP P.J. Walters (2-4, 6.03), 8:10 p.m. ET
July 4: RHP David Phelps (5-5, 4.95) vs. RHP Kyle Gibson (1-0, 3.00), 12:10 p.m. ET