Game 4: Yankees at Rays

After taking the first series of the year 2-3 against the Red Sox, the Yankees had an off day yesterday, but they are back in action today. The Yankees will be taking on lefty David Price of the Rays so we are going to see the same lineup that faced Jon Lester a few days ago. Here it is via Chad Jennings

SS Derek Jeter

DH Nick Johnson

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

C Jorge Posada

RF Nick Swisher

LF Marcus Thames

CF Curtis Granderson

RHP Javier Vazquez

Javy is ready to make his second stint as a Yankees much more impressive.

Joe West should keep his mouth shut

If you haven’t already seen what umpire Joe West said, you can read this. My opinion: What bothers me is not that he made a comment, but he had to use inflammatory language by calling the Red Sox and the Yankees “embarrassing” and “pathetic.” Whatever message he was trying to get across got lost in his unprofessional name-calling. Mariano Rivera seemed upset over what West said too. Mo told reporters, “It’s incredible. If he has places to go, let him do something else. What does he want us to do, swing at balls?” When you get Mariano to say something like that, you know you are wrong.

Yankees set out plans for home opener

Bernie Williams will throw out the first pitch, there will be a giant flag unrolled in the outfield, and of the course the ring ceremony will take place. It sounds like it will be fun to watch.

Minor League season starts up

Yesterday all minor league Yankee affiliates won, but unfortunately Christian Garcia got injured again. He is on my players “I’m watching list” and I’m hoping his injury isn’t serious but I have my doubts. Anyway, make sure you check out the “Minor League Affiliates” page at the top of 161st Street for links to rosters and things and also to see who I’m watching this season.

5 thoughts on “Game 4: Yankees at Rays

  1. Javy Vazquez was horrible allowing seven runs in five and two third innings! It’s one game but I am not worried but it it disappointing!

    • Javy was pretty bad, but I’m not worried about him. David Price was just dominating tonight and there was nothing the Yankees could do about. It’s time to start thinking about tomorrow.

  2. That is true! CC Sabathia will be pitching for the Yankees on the Yankees first Saturday game of the week on FOX at 3 p.m. eastern!

  3. One word to describe the performance by David Price tonight: WOW! Price turned in a stellar performance and he’s going to have to keep doing that if they want to make a playoff run especially since the Rays management wants to dump a large portion of this team next season.

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