The last three games the Yankees have played have ended in dramatic fashion. On Friday night Melky hit a walk off single, on Saturday afternoon Alex Rodriguez hit a walk off home run, and yesterday on a good ol’ Sunday Johnny Damon hit a walk off home run. I was lucky enough to be at yesterday’s game, it was technically my first game at Yankee Stadium (I went to the stadium on May 3rd but the game was rained out). Tonight the Yankees take the field against the Twins at the stadium which is really starting to feel like home. Ron Gardenhire must really hate the stadium, he has probably been having nightmares about all three walk off wins. Anyway, hopefully the Yankees can win tonight to take game four of the series and come out with a sweep, and Joe Girardi pencils in the following lineup hoping to do just that:
SS Derek Jeter
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Alex Rodriguez
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
CF Melky Cabrera
3B Ramiro Pena
C Fransisco Cervelli
And on the mound, Andy Pettitte
I don’t quite get why Girardi has been hitting Swisher fifth instead of Cano, but the Yankees might as well stick with it unless they start losing.
We Need You
Brian Bruney is expected to be activated off the DL tomorrow. He will most likely settle back into the setup man role, pushing everybody else back an inning which will really help.
Another injury (sigh)…
Brett Gardner is day to day with a contusion in his right shoulder, most likely a result of the collision with Mauer yesterday.
Why do they always end up on the Pirates?
Steven Jackson, who was recently designated for assignment, was claimed off waivers by the Pirates. Is it just me or do our cast-away pitchers always end up on the Pirates…Jeff Karstens…Ross Ohlendorf…Eric Hacker…and now Jackson.