Yankees lineup via Peter Abraham:
SS Derek Jee-tah
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Hit-Deki Matsui
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick “the not so quick” Swisher
CF Melky “Leche” Cabrera
C Jose Molina
3B Ramiro Pena
And on the mound for the Yankees, Carsten Charles Sabathia
I guess Johnny is feeling better since that collision with the green monster. I see Jose is playing today, although I would rather him catch Hughes tomorrow. And finally, Pena is starting a third, yay!
1-0 Tigers on a double + a single. Going into the bottom of the third. Verlander keeps throwing first pitch strikes, so how do the Yankees solve that? Oh yeah, swing at then until Verlander stops.
Yankees lose 4-2. It looked like they could make a comeback in the 9th inning, but Jorge’s double play kind of killed it. Overall, CC pitched well but Verlander pitched better. At least it was a short game. Here is the box score.
Phil Hughes makes his MLB 2009 debut tomorow night against Edwin Jackson. You can catch the game on YES.