Not that I’m complaining. I’m actually glad to see Frankie Cervelli behind the plate tonight. And no, I don’t mind seeing Melky’s cute little baby face patrolling left. Might as well get him some time while things don’t matter.
Ben wanted me to share this with you guys:
A win tonight would solidify our spot in third place. In other words, our magic number is one. For a meaningless consolation prize. Though, as I’ve said, 90 wins would be nice, in an it-doesn’t-matter kind of way.
Most eyes will be on the Mets/Cubs game tonight. I know it’ll be on at the bar I’m hitting. I’d much rather see the Twins/White Sox, though. The Twinkies can go up a half game if they complete the sweep tonight, and have to face KC over the weekend, while Chicago gets the resurgent Indians, who have a chance to finish at .500 for the season. Imagine if they hadn’t dished CC.
Enough of that. Onto the lineups.
1. Brett Gardner, CF
2. Robinson Cano, 2B
3. Bobby Abreu, DH
4. Xavier Nady, RF
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Wilson Betemit, 3B
7. Cody Ransom, SS
8. Melky Cabrera, LF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C
And on the mound, number forty-five, Carl Pavano.
Notes: Mo is back in New York getting a physical. Girardi says he’ll be able to pitch over the weekend. We’ll see about that.