Game 26: Orioles at Yankees

After winning the opening game of this series against the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees are looking to take game two and secure another series win tonight. Here is the lineup for tonight via Chad Jennings

DH Derek Jeter

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

LF Marcus Thames

CF Brett Gardner

C Francisco Cervelli

SS Ramiro Pena

RHP A.J. Burnett

Golson up; Melancon down

Earlier today Donnie Collins reported that the Yankees called up outfielder Greg Golson. Golson assets are his speed and his glove, his bat is still however unproven. To make room for Golson on the roster, recently promoted Mark Melancon was sent down. I really wish the Yankees sent down Boone Logan instead of Melancon, oh well.

2 thoughts on “Game 26: Orioles at Yankees

  1. Nice to see you blogging again Chris! Golson was called up today and I agree they should have sent down Logan because Melancon was just called up! They have enough OF’s anyway. Pitching is always needed. Anyway getting back to Golson you say his bat is still unproven. That’s probably why he was brought in as a defensive replacement and not a pinch hitter. I like seeing Cervelli getting more of an everyday catching role with the injury to Posada. Cervelli will start again tomorrow. A day game after a night game because Posada isn’t expected to start until at least Friday night at Fenway. The Yankees won another series and now they go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon.

  2. And this is only the third time in Yankees history they won series the first eight out of nine series. The other years being 1928 and 38 according to River Avenue Blues. The only reason Mark Melancon got sent down because of options and Boone Logan if he got sent down has no more options and the risk of losing him to another team. I am not saying he great but that what happen in roster decisions.

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