Congratulations, JA Happ, and welcome to the starting rotation. Your first assignment? Oh, FOX Game of the Week. In New York. Against the Yankees. Hi buddy!
Oh, and welcome to the bigs, John Mayberry! You wanna debut against the Yankees? Go get 'em!
The Phillies go for two in a row against the New York Yankees and veteran lefty Andy Pettitte this afternoon in the Bronx. He'll be opposed by the above mentioned JA Happ in his first start of 2009.
Platoon-wise, the Yankees would appear to have the advantage the rest of the series, as their right-handed hitting is that much stronger than the Phillies. The Phillies will attempt to tip the scales a bit by sending John Mayberry Jr., recently called up from AAA Lehigh Valley, out to right field, shifting Jayson Werth to left and taking Raul Ibanez out of the field to serve as today's designated hitter. Probably not the worst idea, it's pretty hot and he could use the "rest."
Discuss the game below.
@ New York Yankees
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 4:10 PM EDT
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|2009 - J.A. Happ||2-0||12||0||0||0||0||0||21.2||14||6||6||1||9||17||2.49||1.06|
|2009 - Andy Pettitte||4-1||8||8||0||0||0||0||51.2||59||26||24||6||16||28||4.18||1.45|