Tonight at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, the Yankees will put up the following lineup to face Kevin Millwood:
SS Derek Jeter
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
CF Melky Cabrera
DH Hideki Matsui
RF Nick Swisher
C Francisco Cervelli
And on the hill, Joba Chamberlain
Some Lineup Shufflings
Joe Girardi moved Melky all the way up to the sixth spot tonight, while he put Swisher all the way down to the eight hole. Hopefully, Swisher can start hitting soon again.
What to do when Jorge and Molina return?
River Ave Blues has an interesting piece up on the aforementioned question on the catching situation. In my opinion I would really like to see the Yankees keep Cervelli on the team, but I don’t think they can carry 3 catchers for too long, so that would be unfairly harsh to Molina. That’s why Brian Cashman is the GM, and I’m not.
Normally, anything about politics would not be on this site. However, I felt I should mention this one thing. President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. She is a Puerto Rican who grew up in the Bronx as a lifelong Yankee fan. She is known for saving baseball in 1995 when she ended the strike. “A lifelong Yankees fan, I hope this will not disqualify her in the eyes of the New Englanders in the Senate,” Obama said.
Let’s hope for a good game tonight.