Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/1/13
First Pitch: Monday 1:05, Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:35 Arms: Monday: Jon Lester, LHP  (0-0, -.-- ERA)  vs. CC Sabathia, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) Wednesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) Thursday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte. LHP (0-0, -.--ERA)                                   Yard: Yankee Stadium   Watch it: NESN/ESPN   Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup     Record: 0-0 (2012: 69-93) Record: 0-0 (2012: 95-67) On road: 2012: 35-46 At home: 2012: 51-30 Streak: - Streak: -     Leaders at the plate (2012 - current members)  Leaders at the plate (2012 - current members) Average: Ortiz (.318) Average: Jeter (.316) Homers: Saltalamacchia (25) Homers: Granderson (43) RBI: Pedroia (65) RBI: Granderson (106) Leaders on the mound (2012 - current members) Leaders on the mound (2012 - current members) Wins: Buchholz/Doubront  (11) Wins: Hughes/Kuroda (16) ERA: Buchholz (4.56) | Tazawa (1.43) ERA: Pettitte (2.87) |Soriano (2.26) K's: Doubront (167) K's: Sabathia (197) Last time The Red Sox were swept in New York to close out the season. New York out-scored the Sox 28-7 in the final series for the final kick in the nuts.  This time Laser Show: Jackie Bradley Jr. One of the hottest bats in the spring and everyone is pretty high on him. I doubt he will continue the tear that he was on in Ft. Myers, but I feel he is going to kick off the regular season on a hot streak. Pitch Around: Kevin Youkilis It is pretty weird putting Youk's name in this category, especially in a Yankees series. He is the only dominant, or sort of dominant, bat in the lineup. The Yankees are stretched thin and Youk is their biggest threat, for now. Don't Fall Behind: CC Sabathia For obvious reasons.  How we see it goin' down Everyone, or almost everyone, is pretty low on the Sox to start the season.Who can blame them? The Yankees are in a terrible situation, plagued with injuries and age, giving the Sox the upper-hand to kick off the 2013 season. I may be too optimistic, though I feel a 2-1 series win for the Sox. All they need to do is get at least one win in the first series to regain some respect.
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