Lineup vs. Orioles:
Phil Hughes RHP
– A reminder that tonight’s Yankees game is not on YES. The game is on My9 and MLB Network.
– The Yankees will wear Memorial Day caps on Monday to honor the military. The caps will be camouflage with the interlocking NY while the Yanks are in Queens, New York to take on the Mets.
LHP CC Sabathia
Felt good to get my first AB’s since March. 1-2 with a double and a walk, I’ll take it. #Yankees in first place, I’ll take that too!
– Coming into tonight’s game, the Yankees are 18-0 when they score first in a game and are 24-0 when they lead after seven innings. Something tells me they’re doing something right.
– The Yankees will skip Vidal Nuno‘s start, and will put him in the bullpen for the Orioles series. CC Sabathia is on the mound tonight, Phil Hughes (who had an atrocious start last time) takes the hill tomorrow while Hiroki Kuroda will pitch on Wednesday.
– Yesterday Chris Stewart went in for an MRI…and was listed on the BP hitting list today. Something tells me Stewart’s fine.
– Travis Hafner‘s not in the lineup again, but this time it’s because of the left hander on the mound. If he’s 100% tomorrow, he could possibly play.
Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson DH
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C
LHP Andy Pettitte
- Ex-Yankee Hector Noesi will be on the mound for Seattle. Aaron Harang was scratched.
- Andy Pettitte trys to right himself after a couple of rough starts
- Yankees called up Dellin Betances from Scranton and sent down Brett Marshall who was spent after throwing 108 pitches yesterday
- Jayson Nix gets his shot batting 2nd today. Nix has had a very quiet season offensively but suprisingly, his .319 OBP% is 4th among healthy regulars behind Wells, Cano & Gardner. Nix has hit 2nd 6 times this year and has hit .261/.293/.261 (6 for 23 with 5 Walks). Not many Yankees have faced Noesi but Nix is 1 for 3 with a HR.
Looks like the Yankees have a new third baseman…check out the lineup
Phil Hughes RHP
– Travis Hafner‘s MRI revealed he has tendinitis. He’s icing his shoulder today and hopes to be in the lineup tomorrow night.
– Chris Nelson‘s name is no longer on the roster–and David Adams’s name replaced his. My hunch is telling me Nelson is the roster move.
Guess who’s back…?
CC Sabathia LHP
– As you can tell by the lineup, the Grandy Man has been activated and Vidal Nuno has been sent to Triple-AAA. This move caused outcry to Yankees fans as they wondered…why is Ben Francisco still here?
Let’s play two today! Here’s the lineup for Game 1!
David Phelps RHP
– Joe Girardi made it clear that Robinson Cano would only play the first game of the doubleheader, Vernon Wells would play the second game of the double header and most likely Austin Romine would catch the second game.
– If the Yankees need to make a roster move in between the doubleheader, Brett Marshall is waiting around in Cleveland.
Lineup vs. Royals:
– The Yankees have announced that Eduardo Nunez will go on the 15-Day-DL. Alberto Gonzalez (who the Yankees traded for on Friday morning at 1:00 a.m.) is going to come up from Scranton. To make room for Gonzalez, Mark Teixeira will go to the 60-Day-DL. Teixeira is still expected back with the Yankees in June.
Ah, Kansas City. I never thought I would be so glad to see the DH spot in the lineup. Speaking of which, here’s your lineup!
RHP Phil Hughes
– Eduardo Nunez isn’t in the lineup again–BUT he did take BP and said he feels fine. He hopes he can play tomorrow.
– Last night the Yankees made a trade with the Chicago Cubs. They received SS Alberto Gonzalez in exchange for cash. Does the name Alberto Gonzalez sound familiar? He was a part of the Randy Johnson deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks years ago. He’ll start in Triple-A since he’s not on the 40-man roster.
– Curtis Granderson played right field last night for Scranton. Brian Cashman revealed that he wanted to try Granderson in RF and LF because Joe Girardi came to him, raving about Brett Gardner’s defense in CF.
– Speaking of Joe Girardi, Girardi is trying to notch his 500th win as the manager of the New York Yankees.
– Robinson Cano had his 1,500th career hit yesterday vs. the Colorado Rockies and before receiving the real ball, Steve Donahue gave him a dummy ball. What was on the dummy ball? “1500: Hopper through the infield.”
It’s the first game of Interleague with the Yankees and Rockies! Here is the starting lineup!
– David Robertson will test his knee before the game. He anticipates that he’ll be able to pitch today.
– Brett Gardner will sit at least the beginning of the game out. Taking Gardner out of the lineup gives Joe Girardi some pinch-hitting options with Gardner, Travis Hafner and Brennan Boesch. In a dire situation, which one would you want?