Game 76: #HIROK vs Darvish, the rematch

Tonight’s pitching matchup between Hiroki Kuroda and Yu Darvish is the kind that baseball dreams are made of.

Kuroda comes into the game with a 2.78 ERA and Darvish is sporting a 2.84 ERA. The Yankees offense has been struggling against pitchers with ERA’s north of five lately so tonight should be interesting. Some people are joking that Darvish will get a no-hitter. But obviously, Kuroda is no slouch either.

Maybe they’ll both have no-hitters until the Yankees win in the bottom of the ninth on a Jayson Nix home run?

Sorry, I think the heat is getting to my brain. This is what happens when you sit in a room with a fan and no AC.

Here’s the Rangers’ lineup:
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Cruz RF
Beltre 3B
Pierzynski C
Berkman DH
Moreland 1B
Murphy LF
Martin CF

And here’s the Yankees’ lineup:
Gardner CF
Ichiro RF
Cano 2B
Hafner DH
Overbay 1B
Almonte LF
Nix SS
Adams 3B
Stewart C

Enjoy the game!

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.