Game 99: Yankees at Rays

Tonight the Yankees begin a 3 game series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Even though the Yankees are in first place, and the Rays are in 3rd, Tampa Bay is far from out of the race. The Yankees need to go in and make the Rays feel like that can’t compete against the big boys (New York and Boston), that means the Yankees should be thinking at least 2 out of 3. Tonight the following Yankees lineup via PeteAbe will have to face James Shields:

SS Derek Jeter

LF Johnny Damon

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

DH Hideki Matsui

C Jorge Posada

2B Robinson Cano

RF Nick Swisher

CF Melky Cabrera

And on the mound, Allan James Burnett

Just to remember a great week, that I hope continues to live on.

Just to remember a great week, that I hope continues to live on.

No moves yet…

As of now the Yankees have not called up an outfielder, and it doesn’t look like it will happen today because all the likely candidates for a call up are playing or played today…that includes Austin Jackson, Ramiro Pena, Shelley Duncan, and John Rodriguez.

Ian Snell?

According to MLBTR,  the Yankees are scouting Ian Snell who is currently with the Pirates AAA affiliate after asking to be sent down because their was “too much negativity” in Pittsburgh with the media about his performance. He has dominated AAA in his 32.1 innings there, allowing only 2 earned runs while striking out 43. I have mixed feelings about acquiring Snell though. If he can be had cheap then why not, but even if he could, would you want a guy who was flustered by Pittsburgh’s media to be pitching in New York? I not too sure I would.

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2 thoughts on “Game 99: Yankees at Rays

  1. I much rather have Jarrod Washburn but I don’t want to give up Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner but I am willing to give up a mid-level prospects as the Yankees g.m. but I am not Brian Cashman however!!

  2. Hope Week really was a great thing and it helped a lot of people. Now about my FIRST place Yankees they are going to destroy the Rays and distance themselves from the rest of the AL East!

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