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Yankees-Mariners Series Preview

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 19, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 18:  Closing pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees leaves the field after giving up a game winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Seattle Mariners on September 18, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Head-to-Head

The Yanks have already taken three out of four in Seattle this season, and have won five out of seven overall.

Series Preview

Date:Yankees startersMariners starters
Fri., 10:10 p.m.A.J. Burnett (11-9, 4.33)Hernandez (15-5, 2.52)
Sat., 10:10 p.m.CC Sabathia (17-7, 3.42)Doug Fister (2-2, 3.53)
Sun., 4:10 p.m.Chamberlain (8-5, 4.39)Ian Snell (6-10, 5.17)

My Outlook

The Yanks cannot take this team lightly. The M’s still have the best ERA in the American League, and Felix "The Cat" Hernandez and Doug Fister are two of their best. Friday and Sunday mark key starts for Burnett and Chamberlain. Burnett has returned to his incredibly inconsistent ways since August, and every start is important for Chamberlain here on out.

Remaining opponents weighted winning percentage: 52.3 percent

Magic Number: 10

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