Will Javier Vazquez get his first win tonight against the surprising Oakland Athletics who have posted a 9-5 record through their first 14 games? If Vazquez does not get the win tonight and starts the season 0-3, people will start wondering if this is the ‘04 Vazquez who went 14-10 with an ERA of 4.91 instead of the Javier Vazquez who was 4th in Cy Young voting last season with a 15-10 record, and an impressive 2.87 ERA in 219.1 innings pitched.
It’s still early in the season to start guessing, but if Javier doesn’t “pull his socks up”, it will be a long season with the Yankees and the Bronx Bombers faithful.
Tuesday, April 20
Yankees RHP Javier Vazquez (0-2, 9.82) vs. Oakland LHP Gio Gonzalez (1-0, 3.38)
Wednesday, April 21
Yankees RHP Phil Hughes (1-0, 3.60) vs. Oakland RHP Ben Sheets (1-0, 2.65)
Thursday, April 22
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (2-0, 2.84) vs. Oakland LHP Dallas Braden (2-0, 2.70)