Today’s game was scheduled to start at 1:05, but it did not. Supposedly first pitch is supposed to be at 4:05. Let’s hope so. Here is the Yankees starting lineup via PeteAbe that they would like to send out to the field today:
CF Brett Gardner
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick Swisher
DH Hideki Matsui
C Francisco Cervelli
SS Ramiro Pena
And on the mound, Joba Chamberlain
Chien-Ming Wang to get another start
Chien-Ming was rewarded with another start for his good performance last night. He allowed 3 runs in 5 innings, but if you really think about it if it wasn’t for two mistakes (which were not his), he would have only given up 1 run. In the 5th inning, Chien-Ming had to get 5 outs. Posada had a National runner out at second but Ramiro Pena couldn’t hold onto the ball. In that same inning, Alex Rodriguez made a nice to play to throw Guzman out a first but the ump called him safe. If it wasn’t for that Wang probably would have only given up 1 run. I think we have the old Wang back, and we are close to seeing some nice 7 to 8 inning outings. He will pitch this Tuesday against the Marlins. Here is a picture of Guzman being called safe when he was clearly out.
Jeter still out
Jeter is still out of the lineup with a stiff left ankle. It would make no sense to play him today anyway, considering how wet the field probably is.