The AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays (31-23) are in town to face the third place New York Yankees(29-24) in a three-game set with the division at stake.
Rays James Shields - Yankee Stadium - 09-21-2011
Tonight, the Rays send James Shields to the hill against the Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte.
SHIELDS vs. PETTITTE
Shields, is 0-1, with an ERA of 7.36 in his two starts this season against the Yankees. Shields threw a combined 11 innings, allowing nine earned runs, three homers, while walking six, and fanning seven Bombers.
Yankees Robinson Cano has been trouble for Shields, but I am more interested to see how Mark Teixeira does because of his low success against the 30-year old righty.
Since Pettitte took 2011 off, he has not faced the Rays since 2010, but his numbers are not any better than Shields. Pettitte made two starts vs. Tampa Bay and posts a 0-1 record, giving up nine earned runs, four homers, with six strikeouts and five walks.
Pettitte has to watch out for switch-hitting B...