Alexi Ogando has been nearly perfect in his starting debut in 2011, but if he has one bad memory it will be Yankee Stadium. Ogando has allowed more than three runs only three times so far, and two of those games have been in the Bronx. Monday’s was by far the worst of those starts, as Ogando allowed six runs without surviving the second inning. Remarkably, it’s the first time all season he’s failed to complete six innings, and it was his first loss of the season.
LHP Derek Holland (5-1, 4.41 ERA) will look to build on a recent resurgence, facing off against RHP Ivan Nova (5-4, 4.30 ERA) in Wednesday’s game. Holland completed 16.1 innings in his last two starts and allowed four combined runs (all in his last start). He posted an impressive 15:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.