Game 102: Looking for a split

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I know, I know, I’m taking the split thing too literally with this picture but I couldn’t help myself.

The last time the Yankees faced Derek Holland on June 27, they were two-hit by the Rangers’ left hander. In his last game against Texas on June 25, Hiroki Kuroda took a no decision after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in six and two-third innings. Kuroda is looking for his tenth win of the season.

I’m expecting a pitcher’s duel and with some luck, the Yankees can escape Texas with a win and a split. Of course, now that I’ve written that, it will be a 10-9 game.

Here are the lineups.

1. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
3. Robinson Cano (L) DH
4. Vernon Wells (R) LF
5. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS
6. David Adams (R) 2B
7. Lyle Overbay (L) 1B
8. Melky Mesa (R) CF
9. Austin Romine (R) C
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Elvis Andrus (R) DH
3. Nelson Cruz (R) RF
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
6. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B
7. Jurickson Profar (S) SS
8. David Murphy (L) LF
9. Leonys Martin (L) CF

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.