Grimm (6-5, 5.57 ERA): After three rough starts to open June, Grimm rebounded his last time out against Oakland as he tossed five innings of three-run ball and picked up the victory. Prior to that, Grimm had allowed 19 earned runs in just 15 innings spanning three games. ... Grimm has never faced the Yankees. ... Road starts have not treated Grimm well this season as he's 2-3 with a 7.01 ERA in seven road contests entering Wednesday's game. ... In June, he's 1-2 with a 9.90 ERA, by far his highest ERA of any month this season.
Pettitte (5-5, 4.20 ERA): After starting the season with a stretch of great outings, Pettitte has hit a rough patch lately. He's 1-3 in his last five starts and is 0-2 in his last two outings, giving up 20 hits spanning 13 2/3 innings in those games. ... In his last start, Pettitte gave up nine hits and five runs in a 6 2/3 innings as the Yankees fell to the Rays. ... Pettitte has struggled at Yankee Stadium this season as he's 1-3 with a 5.94 ERA in six starts. ... Pettitte has gone 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA in June, his highest ERA of any month. ... Pettitte is 11-9 with a 5.24 ERA in 23 career starts against the Rangers.
Hitters: A.J. Pierzynski has faced Pettitte 28 times and has a .321 career average against the veteran. David Murphy is the only Rangers hitter with a home run against the southpaw. Nelson Cruz (1-for-14) and Ian Kinsler (3-for-17) have struggled vs. Pettitte. Vernon Wells is the only Yankee that has faced Grimm and he struck out in the lone at-bat.