The Yankees are coming off two games against the Chicago White Sox in which they looked pretty bad. They made stupid mistakes, and the White Sox took advantage of their mistakes. Fortuantly the Yankees are still in first place, and they can still call this White Sox series a split if they win today and tomorrow. Today the Yankees send out the following lineup via Pete Abe to face southpaw John:
SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
DH Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
C Jorge Posada
2B Robinson Cano
CF Melky Cabrera
LF Jerry Hairston Jr.
1B Cody Ransom – uh oh
And on the mound, Allan James Burnett
Shelley mad, Shelley smash
Shelley Duncan was called up yesterday. He spent the day enjoying what it felt like to be back in the majors and thinking about getting in a game. He did not play in yesterday’s game, and today he was optioned down to Scranton to make room for recently acquired Jerry Hairston Jr.
“Uh, we’d rather you didn’t pitch against Boston”
In order to have Sergio Mitre not make a start against the Red Sox, the Yankees have changed their rotation a little bit according to Pete Abe. CC will still pitch tomorrow, then it will be Pettitte then Mitre against Toronto, then Chamberlain, Burnett, Sabathia, and Pettitte against the Red Sox.
Make sure you check out my previous post.