Posted by Sean Doyle, June 15, 2010
Graphic by Troubled Harry.
It's Halladay vs. Sabathia tonight in the new ballpark in the Bronx. Cy Young Ace vs. Cy Young Ace in what is sure to be a preview of the Fall Classic 2010. The energy will be palpable as the pastime's two rowdiest fanbases fill up the house on a thick sweltering NYC summer night. The deafening crush of 50,000 big city/brother city diehards wailing for every Halladay K, every Cano backhand, every Utley smash, and every Jeter crash. The booming heat howls will drown out the vile mindless vuvuzelas and for one hot night turn the sporting world's focus away from the World Cup and back where it truly belongs....Yankee Stadium....the house that greatness built.
How's that for some hyperbole?
Here's how it breaks down:
Tonight: CC Sabathia (6-3, 4.01) vs. R. Halladay (8-4, 1.96) 7:05 p.m.
Tommorow: AJ Burnett (6-4, 3.86) vs. K. Kendrick (3-2, 4.80) 7:05 p.m.
Thursday: A. Pettitte (8-1, 2.46) vs. J. Moyer (6-6, 5.03) 7:00 p.m.