Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Yankees are starting their second inter-league series tonight. A series win against the Colorado Rockies will be necessary for them to keep pace with the first place Red Sox, especially after Boston's extra innings win last night against the Twins.Despite New York's injuries, the Colorado series looks hopeful. The Yankees two best starters are due up and the line up has managed to get enough runs across the plate without the regulars to win 7 of their last 10 games. Here are the pitching match-ups for the coming series:Game 1: Hiroki Kuroda (4-1, 2.25) vs Jorge De La Rosa (2-3, 4.18)Game 2: David Phelps (1-1, 5.56) vs Juan Nicasio (3-0, 4.91)Game 3: CC Sabathia (4-3, 4.31) vs Jeff Francis (1-2, 7.27)As long as the Yankee offense shows up, games 1 and 3 should be wins, given the stark difference in the caliber of pitchers facing each other. Phelps and Nicasio are more comparable as back end starter types; they will both allow some runs and it will be up to the offense to win the ...
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