Found April 01, 2013 on Ted's Army:
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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2013 is a big year for Jon Lester in more ways than one. Not only will Lester’s performance have a huge impact on the type of season the Red Sox have, but the left-hander is also pitching for his next contract. Lester is in the last guaranteed year of the five-year, $30 million extension he signed prior to the 2009 season. The Sox hold a $13 million club option for 2014, but this...

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Recap: Sox grind out an 8-2 win over the Yankees

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Red Sox Defeat Yankees in Opener

Lester needs to pitch like an ace for the Sox this year The Boston Red Sox will not start the season 0-6. They have won their first Opening Day in three years as they defeated the New York Yankees 8-2. Jose Iglesias picked up three hits while Jackie Bradley Jr walked three times and drove in a run. In the second inning Yankees starter CC Sabathia fell apart as Shane Victorino drove...

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees Pitching Matchups: 4/1-4/4

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New York Yankees: 2013 Opening Day Official Line-up

Here is the New York Yankees Opening Day Line-up courtesy of WFAN Sweeny Murti tweet: Opening Day lineup.… — Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 1, 2013 What do you think of this line-up? (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves Pinstripes, 2013. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Ichiro Suzuki, Joe Girardi, New York Yankees,...

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Today started like every other weekday season opener for me: I developed a cough, called out sick, piled on Yankee gear from head to toe, and went to my best friend's house to watch the game. The excitement of the season opener soon gave way to the ambivalence that comes from watching a less than ace pitcher and a bunch of utility players take the field. In other words--a Spring...

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Red Sox 8, Yankees 2

Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, giving new manager John Farrell an 8-2 win over the barely recognizable New York Yankees on opening day Monday. Newcomer Shane Victorino led a revamped Red Sox lineup with three RBIs and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times and scored twice in his big league debut. Boston's big day...

Red Sox hopeful rotation can bounce back as season begins in the Bronx

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