Just a couple of items of note before we get to the game tonight:
- When the lineup was posted today, Melky was playing right and batting sixth. Rob Thompson then took down the lineup, and Nick Swisher went into a closed-door meeting with Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi. When they emerged, the lineup went back up, with Swisher in place of Melky.
- All of the hitters were later called into a meeting. Does anyone like meetings? I guess they kill time, but they usually accomplish little else.
- CC threw a bullpen and declared himself fine to start on Friday against the Mets. So that’s one less thing to worry about.
- Xavier Nady is starting in right for Scranton tonight.
- I laughed a bit at this.