(Sports Network) - A terrific pitching matchup is on tap at Yankee Stadium this evening, as CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees continue their three- game series against Ricky Romero and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Sabathia was brilliant in beating the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, as he scattered seven hits over eight scoreless innings and struck out nine without walking a batter to run his record to 4-3, while lowering his earned run average to 3.06.
The big left-hander has also had tremendous success against the Blue Jays, posting a 9-3 mark to go along with a 3.11 ERA. He has also never lost to them as a member of the Yankees and has won his last four decisions in this series.
Toronto, meanwhile, will counter with an impressive southpaw of its own in Romero, who his 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA. Romero won for the third time in his last four starts on Thursday against Tampa Bay, as he gave up a run and three hits in seven innings.
On the milestone watch Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has appeared in 999 games. With his next appearance, he will become the 15th pitcher in major league history to reach the 1,000-appearance plateau and the first to reach that total with one team.