The Bombers staked Kuroda with a four run cushion in the second inning off Erik Bedard. Likey.

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Opening series rematch with Lackey (who’s had two good starts and a stinker) and Tillman (who has done unsustainably well with a sub-1.00 ERA thus far) taking the hill. The Sox won round one by going 2-1 at Camden Yards. Can they equal or better their effort, now at friendly Fenway? We’ll find out. Comment away.

And it just happens to have something to do with baseball.

Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig’s Untold Journey to the Dodgers.

How soon is too soon for the movie?

Lefties Chris Sale and Jon Lester, two of the premiere attractions in the game, are facing off in Chicago. Apologies to LeGuin.

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David Price is doing exactly what he did so well last season: strike people out, and if not, at least don’t walk them. He’s hoping to continue his phenomenal success against the Yankees tonight at the Trop, while CC gets the rock for the Bombers. Beware the sixth inning. Comment away.

Lost a 2-1 game on an error by our wunderkind shortstop to go 5-9 on the young season. Red Sox suck.

Today: Buchholz and Danks. Comment if you’re more in the mood for baseball than I am.

The Cubs and Yankees play two today because of last night’s rainout. Travis Wood and Michael Pineda face off in the opener, then Jason Hammel and
Masahiro Tanaka pitch the nightcap. Comment away!

Prodigal White Sox Peavy returns to Chicago, this time wearing the other Sox uniform. He takes on rookie Erik Johnson in hot Sox on Sox action.
Hopefully, Peavy’s pitching hand will the multitudinous Sox incarnadine, making the white one red.

The runs scored have all been on homers. 2-run shot by Beltran to dive in Ellsbury, and solos by McCann and Soriano (ruining the “new Yankee” theme). AJ Pierzynski has a 2-run shot to account for the entirety of Red Sox runs.

Lost in the kerfuffle over Pineda’s exceedingly sweaty palms last night was the fact the Yankees and Sox are ranked 12th and 14th in runs per game in the American league at 3.7 and 3.6 respectively. Jon Lester is on the mound for Boston tonight; he’s been very stingy and his peripherals look great despite his 0-2 record, the result of poor run support. Sabathia notched a win his last time out, having a bad sixth inning against Toronto before being lifted for Adam Warren.

More moisture is predicted, this time from more natural sources. Friday night Rivalry action in the Bronx. Lineups follow, comment away.
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It was pretty funny.

Another time, he punched Joey Gathright in the face in a spring training game. He also did a good job as the fifth starter for a solid stretch in 2007. What a crazy weirdo. But he was our crazy weirdo.

Even after all these years, watching it all play out dozens of times over, hundreds of times over, there’s still nothing quite like Yankees vs. Red Sox.

Buchholz (who was unwatchably awful last time out against the Brewers) and Pineda (who was berry, berry good against Toronto) will kick off the first of many meetings between these titanic baseball forces (who are both 4-5 right now, but who’s counting?). The lineups of both teams might be a bit old and rickety, but the fans at Yankee Stadium are sure to make everyone feel spry for a few hours. Happy rivalry to us all!

I love this lineup. I don’t have any valid reason to think it’s solid against the O’s and Miguel Gonzalez, but I really want to see how it works. And let’s hope Tanaka takes Gotham by storm.

Gardner, CF
Jeter, SS
Ellsbury, DH
Beltran, RF
McCann, C
Soriano, LF
Johnson, 1B
Roberts, 2B
Solarte, 3B

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Tomorrow, the Yankees! Today, a rubber match I will be keeping track of in the latter half of my west coast work day! (4:05 ET start) Ross vs. Peavy.

Fellow countrymen Martin Perez and Felix Doubront throw the horsehide today. Middlebrooks is out, and Ryan Roberts goes in his place. The game starts at 6:05 ET. Tomorrow’s game is at 4:05 ET. What the heck, schedulers? Anyway, let’s see which Venezuelan takes the day. Y’all comment, meow, y’hear?

Chen and Nova duel in this 1:05 ET start…on a Tuesday…that’s not a travel day. Strange. But I’m not going to complain about a game to keep my eye on throughout the work day. Comment, krueg and co.