After losing on Friday and winning yesterday, the Yankees will play the rubber game of this series today before flying to New York to play the Angels. Here is today’s starting lineup via Chad Jennings…
SS Derek Sanderson Jeter
DH Nicholas Robert Johnson
1B Mark Charles Teixeira
3B Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
2B Robinson José Canó
C Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta
CF Curtis Granderson
RF Nicholas Thompson Swisher
LF Brett M. Gardner
RHP Allan James Burnett
An MRI revealed that Christian Garcia has a torn elbow ligament. While the Yankees are not yet sure how much time he will miss, you can expect him to be out of action for quite a while. He is most likely going to have the second Tommy John surgery of his young career. At this point, I really feel bad for Garcia. He has so much potential, and he really works hard, but he just can’t seem to stay healthy. Good luck Christian, and keep your spirits up.
Moshe Mandel takes a look at Curtis Granderson’s new stance and how it may help him against lefties. This is worth the read.
Check out this article by Matthew Vereb about an interesting stat called “SLOTH” and about speeding up baseball games.
Today is Mark Teixeira’s 30th birthday.