It's been a week since the Yankees were home, and now they get to face the Blue Jays and a couple of left-handed pitchers. Unfortunately, the line up is incredibly light on right-handed hitters, and Kevin Youkilis is still struggling with back injuries. Tonight's lineup is now dependent on the Francisco's.
Mark Buerhle isn't the most menacing pitcher, but this lineup might make him look like an ace. In his last matchup, also against the Yankees, the southpaw went 7.0 innings, giving up 7 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 1 walk, and 7 strike outs. Hiroki Kuroda, tonight's starter, also pitched in that game, and outdueled Buehrle with 7.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and 7 strike outs.
The game starts at 7:05 pm EST on YES or MLB Network. Go Yankees!