Kyle Drabek has been on a roll in his first full season in the Major Leagues.
The 23-year-old Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher has three starts under his belt this season, and has yet to have a poor outing. In just under 19 innings, Drabek has a 1.93 earned run average to go along with 17 strikeouts, however, he also has 11 walks.
Drabek will have a tough test on Tuesday night when he faces the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre.
As always, the Yankees have a potent offense, averaging 5.5 runs per game. New York is atop the American League East standings, and has won three of their last four.
Drabek, the son of Cy Young Award winner Doug Drabek, is facing the Yankees at Rogers Centre for the second time in his short professional career. Back in September 2010, the right-hander did an admirable job against the Bombers, giving up three runs in six innings, while striking out four, and only walking one.
The Yankees currently have a some traditionally hot-swinging batters who have gotten off to a cold start. Brett Gardner and Jorge Posada are both hitting under .200.
Third baseman Alex Rodriquez, meanwhile, has compiled an astounding 1.321 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
Another storyline in the series is the starting pitcher for the Yankees.
New York will have former Blue Jay A.J. Burnett on the mound, who has won all three games he's started. But getting off to a strong start is nothing new for the right-hander.
Since joining the Yankees in 2009, Burnett has been excellent in April. In 13 starts, he has a 8-0 record with a 4.04 ERA. In 2010, Burnett was 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA through six starts.
But then Burnett fades in the following months. Girardi would love to see his expensive starter put up better numbers as the season progresses.
Burnett's former team has some strong bats this season, with the return of 2010 home run champion Jose Bautista and the addition of shortstop Yunel Escobar.
2007 first-round draft pick J.P. Arencibia has also gotten off to a strong start. The 25-year-old catcher is batting .308, with two homers in 39 at-bats.