Today’s game in Texas is scheduled to start at 2:05. Usually Texas does not have many day games because of the severe heat, but they do today. However the high today in Arlington is only supposed to be 87 degrees, which is below average there. Here is the lineup Joe Girardi sends up against Matt Harrison:
DH Derek Jeter
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
CF Melky Cabrera
RF Nick Swisher
SS Ramiro Pena
C Kevin Cash
And on the mound, Phil Hughes
Back where he almost achieved greatness
Phil Hughes will be back in Texas, where he no-hit the Rangers through 6.1 innings before leaving with a hamstring injury.
Why is he even playing?
I don’t really understand why Kevin Cash is even playing. I could understand having him catch 1 out of every 5 days, but Girardi is putting him in the lineup at a higher rate than that. He is a career .180 hitter, and he isn’t even holding up to that this season. Well, whatever.
Welcome back, to one of you
Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez both used to suit up in a Rangers uniform. The Rangers fan might applaud Teixeira, but they will definitely boo Alex.
Brian Bruney is going back on the DL. This is not a good sign at all, I do not think he will be back anytime soon. We will just have to wait and see. A new pitcher will be here tomorrow, I hope to see Melancon.
Update on the game and callup
The Yankees defeated the Rangers 11-1. Phil Hughes tossed a stellar 8 inning shutout. David Robertson is coming up for the injured Brian Bruney.