How y’all doing tonight. I reckon we got a ball game to play tonight. It’ll be the Yanks up against Derek Holland and the Rangers. Here’s the lineup that Holland will have to face:
SS Derek Jeter
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodiguez
2B Robinson Cano
DH Hideki Matsui
RF Nick Swisher
CF Brett Gardner
C Kevin Cash
And on the mound, Allan James Burnett
Hurry Up, We Need You Now!
Jorge Posada and Xavier Nady are rehabbing down in Tampa. Jorge played 5 innings of defense today in a simulated game, and he could rejoin the team in Cleveland. Nady also played in the simulated game and went 1-3 as a DH. The Yankees could really use these guys tonight, just look at tonight’s lineup. It’s effectively a 5 person lineup with the way Matsui and Swisher have been hitting and the way Gardner and Cash hit. The Yankees really need AJ to step up tonight.
- Wang continues to rust in the bullpen
- Melky supposedly is going or went for an MRI on his right shoulder today after injuring it last night, hopefully all is well
- Andrew Brackman, one of the Yankees top pitching prospects, had an off night. Check this out.
- You can get the Yankees media guide, which is usually only available to writers.