Game 42: Time for ChangeBy
The Yankees have been struggling offensively for about three weeks now and apparently the time has finally come for change. Joe Girardi dropped Mark Teixeira — who’s had the last three days off to deal with his lingering cough — to seventh in tonight’s lineup, the first time he’s started a game there since his rookie season. We’ve been waiting for Tex to bat lower in the order for a while now given his continued poor performance, but the Yankees waited as long as they could for him to improve. Something had to give. Here’s the starting nine…
RHP Hiroki Kuroda
The weather in New York is pretty crummy, but the forecast has gotten better as the day progressed and it looks like they’ll get a full nine innings in tonight. The game is scheduled to start at 7pm and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.