Tonight the Yankees will play the first game of a three game series against Manny Acta (yes he is still the manager) and the Natinals Nationals. It’s hard to ever say that the Yankees have to sweep a series, but this is one where maybe we can say it. The Nationals are in my mind the worst team in baseball and their 16-46 record supports that. They are already 20 games behind in their division. Anyway, tonight the Yankees send out the following lineup via PeteAbe to face Shairon Martis of the Nationals:
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 Melky Cabrera
And on the hill, Charles Carsten Sabathia
Congratulations to the Wang family
Today Chien-Ming Wang and his wife Chia-Ling became parents. Today they welcome Justin Jesse Wang into the family. Congrats Chien-Ming, hopefully this brings good luck to your start tomorrow.
Bye Bye Veras
The Yankees activated Brian Bruney from the DL today, and to make room for him they DFA Jose Veras. This is the move I wanted them to make, but I expected Tomko to get the axe. Hopefully this puts the end to leadoff walks in the 8th inning.