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Yankees-Diamondbacks Series Preview

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Interleague play has turned into an unbalanced schedule of interleague play and it has never before been this early.  Early as in Opening Day for the Angels and Reds.  Early as in NOW for the New York Yankees.  The Diamondbacks invade the Bronx in a re-match of the 2001 World Series.  Here is a series preview.

New York took two of three from Baltimore over the weekend.  CC Sabathia was good on Friday, Hiroki Kuroda was fantastic on Sunday (complete game shutout) and the lineup collected big hits in big spots.  Arizona is managed by former big leaguer Kirk Gibson and has a bunch of guys who play and hit well together.  Second baseman Aaron Hill has become this team’s leader and has 16 hits, tops on the team with a .306 batting average.  He is patient at the plate and waits for his pitch to hit anywhere on the field.  Hill is an excellent contact hitter.  Arizona is 8-4.

Player to watch:  Brett Gardner.  Gardner has two home runs and no stolen bases. Yes, you read that correctly.  Will the speedster grab his first stolen base of the year in this series and keep the power surge going?

Pitching match-ups:  Nova vs. McCarthy on Tuesday, Sabathia vs. Miley on Wednesday, Hughes vs. Corbin on Thursday.   Miley and Central New York native (C-NS high school) Corbin (Patrick) are both 2-0.  The rebuilding of Arizona starts with arms and these two have been very good so far in 2013 for the snakes.

Prediction:  Yankees win two of three.

By:   Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.  

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