This story was written by Matt LaFave, I am posting it for him. --Kurt
Detroit Tigers (0-1) at New York Yankees (1-0)
Saturday October 2, 3:00p:
RHP Max Scherzer (15-9, 4.43, 174 K, 56 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Mark Teixeira (3 for 10, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Alex Rodriguez (0 for 8, 3 K)
RHP Freddy Garcia (12-8, 3.62, 96 K, 45 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Miguel Cabrera (9 for 23, 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Austin Jackson (4 for 18, 4 K)
What to Watch For:
1. Garcia knows Detroit - Yankees starter Freddy Garcia is no stranger to the Detroit Tigers, he has faced them the most out of any team in his career. In 32 games, Garcia is 18-8 with a 3.88 ERA and 172 strikeouts. In his last game against Detroit back on May 4th, he got the loss after giving up 4 runs in 7 innings.
2. Scherzer undefeated against Yanks - Though Max Scherzer has only faced the New York Yankees 3 times in his career, he is 3-0 with a 2.84 ERA, which includes 2 victories at Yankee Stadium. In his last start against them, he pitched a gem, going 8 shutout innings and only giving up 4 hits.
Monday October 3, 8:37p:
LHP CC Sabathia at RHP Justin Verlander