Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Just got the game notes from the Yankees and Red Sox. Great bit of trivia from the Yankees, courtesy the Elias Sports Bureau:
Derek Jerer, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada are the first trio of teammates to play together in each of 16 straight seasons, in MLB, NHL, NBA or NFL history.
Among the Red Sox trivia: Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre have all scored 100 runs in a season at least one time in their career. The last time Boston had such an infield was in 1951: Dropo, Doerr, Stephens and Boudreau.
If Pedroia is going to score today, he has to first get on base. He has a .057 average against C.C. Sabathia (1 for 15). The best against Sabathia: Mike Cameron (6-13), Scutaro (6-17) and Youkilis (.294.
On the other side, Robinson Cano (15-44) Posada (10-31) and Jeter (16-51) enjoy facing Josh Beckett. Mark Teixeira (3-20) is working on it.Tweet
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