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Last Minute Yankees Season Opener Information


On Wednesday night, 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time, the New York Yankees will open the 2014 season against the Houston Astros. The Yankees will be sending C.C. Sabathia to the mound to face Scott Feldman; of the Astros.

Sabathia is hoping to rebound after a ‘disappointing’ 2013 season.

Last season, Sabathia finished with a 14-13 record, he had 175 strikeouts in 211.0 innings pitched, he had a 1.37 Walks and Hits in Innings Pitched, WHIP, and he had a 4.78 Earned Run Average; ERA. That season ranked among the worst for his career.

Prior to that season, his worst season was his second season in the big league; 2002. In 2001, he finished with a 15-10 record, he struck out 149 batters in 210.0 Innings Pitched, he had a 1.36 WHIP and he had a 4.37 ERA as a member of the Cleveland Indians.

Feldman will be making his first start for the Astros on Wednesday night.

Last season, Feldman was a member of the Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles. He finished the season with a 12-12 record, he had 132 strikeouts in 181.2 Innings Pitched, he had a 1.18 WHIP and he had a 3.86 ERA.

Feldman signed with the Astros on Dec. 6. With the Astros rotation being really weak, he has become the team’s opening day starter.

Rotowire.com has listed the starting lineups for Wednesday night’s game.

New York (A)
Houston
CF
Jacoby Ellsbury
CF
Dexter Fowler
SS
Derek Jeter
LF
Robbie Grossman
RF
Carlos Beltran
2B
Jose Altuve
C
Brian McCann
C
Jason Castro
1B
Mark Teixeira
1B
Jesus Guzman
DH
Alfonso Soriano
DH
Chris Carter
LF
Brett Gardner
3B
Matt Dominguez
2B
Brian Roberts
RF
L.J. Hoes
3B
Kelly Johnson
SS
Jonathan Villar
NY-A: CC Sabathia (14-13, 4.78)
2013 statistics
HOU: Scott Feldman (7-6, 3.46)
2013 statistics

There are three Yankees’ hitters who have put up really good statistics against Feldman, according to Rotowire.com. The first hitter is shortstop Derek Jeter.

Jeter has six hits, including two homers, in 16 at-bats against Feldman in his career. This equates to Jeter having a .375 batting average against Feldman.

The second hitter with really good statistics against Feldman is second baseman Brian Roberts.

Roberts has three hits, including an Extra base hit, in 10 at-bats against Feldman. This equates to Roberts having a .300 average against Feldman.

The final hitter with success against Feldman is first baseman Mark Teixeira.

Teixeira has six hits, including smacking a home run, in 18 at-bats against Feldman. This equates to Teixeira having a .333 batting average against Feldman.

The Yankees have high expectations this season after Hal Steinbrenner spent a lot of money during the off-season on the team. Wednesday night will be the first game of a potentially great season for the Yankees. 

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