As the Yankees look to take game 1 of this 4 game series against the Tribe, they send out the following lineup, via Peter Abraham, to face the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee:
SS Derek Jeter
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
C Jorge Posada
DH Hideki Matsui
RF Nick Swisher
CF Brett Gardner
And on the mound, Andy Pettitte
What’s The Word?
There is not word, yet, on who was or will be removed from the 25-man roster to make room for Posada. I have a feeling it’s going to be Cervelli because the Yankees probably want him to play everyday and he can’t really do that up here. I will have updates, as soon as they become available.
Mixed Reports On Melky…
The other day we heard that he would be out 5-7 days, now Marc Craig of The Star Ledger is saying that Cashman said Melky will be avaible of the bench during this Cleveland series. We will have to wait and see.
Matt Wieters Debut Tonight
Matt Wieters will make his Major League debut tonight for the Orioles. He is real good, simple as that. It’s not too often you see a young catcher who can hit like he can, and I don’t think he is bad defensively. I’m going to keep on eye on him, he could really be something special in the next few years. Still, let’s not jump the gun.
A Night Out
CC Sabathia and crew went out to the Cavs-Magic game last night. I was watching part of the game, when I saw Mariano Rivera in the stands, I was just like, “Is that Mo?”
Kevin Cash was optioned to Scranton. I didn’t even know that Cash had options, but in this case it was probably a no brainer for the Yanke.. Well, I think I like it better this way.
Update 6:56 via Pete Abe
It’s raining, and the tarp is being put down. The start will be delayed…boo.