The series win is already in the bag, but today is a big day in Yankeeland regardless. Jorge Posada is starting behind the plate for the first time since coming off the disabled list, and for the first time overall since May 16th. Frankie Cervelli is a fine player, but I think it was abundantly obvious over the last four weeks that he’s not much more than a backup at this point in time. There’s a chance he’ll be more in the future, but that time is not now.
Assuming Posada catches nine innings this afternoon without incident, the team will monitor how his foot reacts tomorrow, and then give him a two or three more starts behind the plate before feeling comfortable enough to let Chad Moeller go. The last thing they want to do is cut Moeller only to have Posada’s foot react in an unexpected way. Let’s all hope he passes this test with flying colors.
Aside from that, just sit back and watch Phil Hughes do his thing against on of the worst offenses in the game. This should be a treat.
Here is your lineup…
Huffman, RF – big league debut
And on the mound, St. Phil.
The game is set to begin at 1:05pm ET, and you can catch it on YES as (almost) always. Enjoy.