On Tuesday night, the NY Yankees hosts the Seattle Mariners at the Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are coming off a successful road trip from their interleague matches; their last game was an 8-6 come-from-behind win over the LA Dodgers.
The Yankees are in 1st place in the AL East and are on a six game home schedule against Seattle and Toronto. Phil Hughes will pitch for the Yankees on Tuesday night. He has a 10-1 record for this season with a 3.17 ERA. He has won his last 5 starts and could be extra sharp because he is playing on extra rest. He was skipped during the Dodgers series since manager Joe Girardi does not want to overwork his prized pitcher.
The Seattle Mariners are in last place in the AL West. However, they have won seven of their last ten games and could pull off a surprise against the defending champs.
The Mariners will counter Phil Hughes with Cliff Lee. He has a 6-3 record with a 2.39 ERA this season. Lee is coming off consecutive complete game victories and has allowed only a run in his last two wins.
This match could end up as a scintillating duel between two great pitchers that are destined for greatness in their young MLB careers.
The baseball handicappers have installed the Yankees and pitcher Phil Hughes as the favorite to beat the Seattle Mariners and Cliff Lee. Sit tight, relax and watch the MLB drama unfolds.