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Thursday's matchup is definitely a good one featuring Andy Pettitte and James Shields . Another hard winner to pick because Pettitte has been so good and Shields has greatly improved since the last time he faced this Yankees lineup.   JAMES SHIELDS (TBR) vs. ANDY PETTITTE (NYY ) JAMES SHIELDS PROS James Shields has some experience against the Yankees, so he knows what to expect. As 2010 moves along, so does Shields, who has pitched for eight innings in two of his last three starts. He throws a lot of strikes with a fastball that averages at 92 mph. He maintains great velocity on his change-up and good curveball . If he can stay in control, Shields can dominate a game. CONS Shields tends to use his change-up too much, and hitters start to read it, which leads to ...

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