The Yanks are making their second trip to California this season, yet somehow they still have one more to make after this. This time, they’re in the East Bay playing the A’s, but this isn’t the same team the Yanks faced earlier in the year – Orlando Cabrera is gone, Matt Holliday is gone, Jason Giambi is gone, and Russ Springer is gone.They’ve been replaced by guys named Everidge and Cunningham and Gray, among others.
The Yanks hopefully got their clunker out of the way yesterday and will start another winning streak tonight. They’ll be faced by ex-mate Brett Tomko, whom the A’s are starting out of desperation. Tomko had his moments in pinstripes, but ultimately it wasn’t enough to keep his job. He had been working in relief with Oakland’s Triple-A club, and I don’t think he’s stretched out. Hopefully they put this one to bed early.
Here’s the starting nine:
And on the mound, AJ Burnett.