birds The Yankees are on top of the Division , the MLB, and the Universe for that matter. They have won 20 of their last 26 games and have a 6 game lead on the Banged up Boston Red Sox. I say this every time he pitches but Andy Pettitte has been so good sense the all star break compared to last season. Sense the break he is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.79. Against Baltimore this year Pettitte has an ERA of 1.23. That is actually slightly misleading considering he has only faced them once this season. But History is on his side as he has more wins against Baltimore than any other team in his career.

Here is a look at your starting line-up:

YANKEES (82-48)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Hairston 3B
Cabrera CF

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (11-6, 4.18).

-It’s time for Alex Rodriguez to get his night off. Remember he still isnt 100% and will require additional surgery after the Yankees win the World Series 😉 Hariston will start at third tonight. He continues to impress me Hariston is batting .261 on the season but I believe he is batting over .300 as a Yankee. I wouldn’t mind seeing them bring him back next year as a Utility player.

-Nick Swisher is back in RF batting .370 against Baltimore pitching in 28 AB’s including 3 HR and 11 RBI with an OBP of .513. Humm wonder why he is playing .

-Jeter or Mauer? who will win the MVP its quickly becoming a two horse race and Jeter is coming up on the outside rail. I can’t say enough about the season Jeter is having. Currently he is batting .335 with 17 HR and 60 RBI’s.  Jeter also has 8 hits against tonight’s Baltimore pitcher Jeremy Gutherie this season.

– Time once again for Rooks Fearless predictions. In case you are a new follower I will make four predictions, for every prediction that comes true YO Magazine will donate $10 to the Humane society to help the fight against Animal abuse. This season we are up to $135 .

1. HR for Robinson Cano- He’s seeing the ball well right now. (IF I keep going with Tex I will be broke)

2. 6+ innings for Andy

3. Hariston with an RBI

4. A Pinch hit HR for Eric Hinski,  ok ok just a hit and Ill fork over the cash. Enjoy the game. Oh and make sure you follow us on twitter, user name YankeesMagazine.