Chris Capuano (0-1, 12.00 ERA) and Yovani Gallardo (3-6, 4.26 ERA) close things out at the stadium on Bernie Williams Day. This will be Capuano’s second start of the year off the DL, the last one being not so impressive. He went just three innings against the Royals giving up four runs on four hits throwing just 63 pitches. He faced Texas twice last year, both times out of the pen, allowing two runs in 2 2/3 innings.
In his last six starts, Gallardo is 1-5 with a 4.63 ERA. His last time out against Boston, he gave up four runs through 5 innings. The blame doesn’t lay 100% with him, however. His team is averaging just 2.84 runs per nine innings when he is on the mound. This will be just his second time facing the Yanks.
Bernie Williams’ number 51 is being retired before the game and he will receive a plaque in Monument Park. His numbers against the Rangers alone show you just how deserving he is of the honor. In 134 games against them, he hit .307 with 24 home runs, 87 RBIs, .395 on-base percentage and a .509 slugging percentage. In 10 post season games, he hit .297 with four home runs, 11 RBIs, a .372 on-base percentage and a .649 slugging percentage.
Prince Fielder is 2-8 off Capuano. Both of those hits have left the yard.
The Yankees have lost 9 of their last 10 and the pitchers have gone 1-8 with a 6.61 ERA in that span.
8:05 pm on ESPN.