Friday, September 30, 2005

Sox/Yanks Series Breakdown


Fenway Park, Boston


New York is 94-65 (first in the American League East); Boston is 93-66 (second in the AL East).

Pitching Matchups:

Tonight (7:05, Ch. 38 or NESN, WEEI 850): RHP Chien-Ming Wang (8-4, 4.02 ERA) vs. LHP David Wells (14-7, 4.47).

Tomorrow (1:20, Ch. 25, WEEI 850): LHP Randy Johnson (16-8, 3.79) vs. RHP Tim Wakefield (16-11, 3.96).

Sunday (2:05, NESN/WEEI 850): RHP Mike Mussina (13-8, 4.41) vs. RHP Curt Schilling (7-8, 5.98).

Head to head: The Yankees have won nine of the 16 meetings this season.


Former Yankee Wells is 7-1 at Fenway this season with an ERA of 3.00

Wakefield is the Sox' leader in wins for the first time in his career

Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield is hitting .519 at Fenway this season with a slugging percentage of .926

In two starts at Fenway this season, Johnson has one win and an ERA of 6.08

After blowing two save opportunities against the Sox in April, New York closer Mariano Rivera has not allowed an earned run at Fenway, earning four saves.

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