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Mike Mussina (2–1, 4.76 ERA) vs. John Danks (1–4, 4.33)

Where do we begin? It was a dismal weekend in Seattle. The Bombers dropped two of three, and they now sit two games below .500 and 8.5 games behind the Red Sox. What's wrong with the Yanks, you ask? Well, right now, they can't hit. They especially can't hit lefties.

Tonight, they face John Danks, a lefty. Danks has been dominant against lefties, holding them to a .167 average. The Yanks will probably send 5 lefties up against him tonight.

The good news, if you want to call it that, is that the Sox can’t score runs at all. They’re dead last in the league, with 131 and they have the lowest average in the majors at .220.

In a nutshell: Hmmn, a bunch of slumping lefties in pinstripes facing a young lefty who’s been hot lately versus a slumping team facing a wily veteran who will make them earn their way on base. Take the over.

Key to the game: The Yanks need to start winning. Mussina has been solid in his two starts since returning from the DL, and he’s facing a STRUGGLING lineup. He needs to dominate tonight.

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by Brian on May 15 2007
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