Tonight the Yankees take on another young pitcher they have never faced before, Sean West. I don’t know what it is with the Yankees not hitting pitcher’s they have never faced, maybe they’re not watching enough video, maybe they’re watching too much video, who knows. Anyway, this is the starting lineup via PeteAbe they send out in an attempt to score runs:
SS Derek Jeter
LF Johnny Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
C Jorge Posada
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick Swisher
CF Melky Cabrera
3B Angel Berroa
LHP Andy Pettitte, who obviously is on the mound as well
A-Rod out of the lineup via PeteAbe
Alex is out of the lineup tonight, and will be out tomorrow. Alex was originally in the lineup today, but it was decided he was “fatigued” and needed two days off. Supposedly he asked Girardi yesterday after the game for a day or two off, so I don’t understand why he was originally in the lineup today. In my opinion this move should have been made a long time ago, when your superstar player shows signs of fatigue after coming off hip surgery only a few months ago, its pretty safe to say that you sit him immediately. Alex knows he needs the days off, but this is not the place he wants to have them. Many of his friends and family were planning to watch him in this three game series in Miami, his home town. However, Alex knows he needs to take a break.
Brett seems okay
Gardner is still “woozy with a headache” but considering he has been speaking with reporters, I think he will be okay, that’s a relief because it looked real bad last night when he slammed his head into the plexiglass.
The name of the Marlin’s stadium is Land Shark Stadium. Yep, Land Shark, I know it is a weird name. Its not too appealing, it’s probably part of some sponsorship program…yes it is. The name is part of a sponsorship deal with Jimmy Buffett, according to Reuters. Eww, I already have a headache.
Yakkin’ About The Staten Island Yankees
Make sure you check out the new blog about the Staten Island Yankees written by frequent commentator, Riz. It should be pretty cool.