I’m setting the over/under for tonight’s game at 19.5. The Yankees send Sidney Ponson to the hill vs. the team that released him for "disrespecting" them. The last time Ponson made back-to-back strong appearances it was in an Aruba courtroom. The Rangers counter with 22-year old Tommy Hunter, making only his second major league start. He is sporting a Texas-sized 10.80 ERA, though he is apparently very respectful of others. The Yankees have the worst ERA in the majors since July 27 (7.29) and the Rangers have the worst ERA in the AL on the season (5.26).
In other news, Jeff Karstens has pitched two games for the Pirates since leaving the Yankees including today’s 2-hit shutout of the D-backs. His stats are 2-0, 17.0 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA.
Yankee line-up follows – let’s gooooooooooo!
A. Rodriguez DH
I. Rodriguez C