The 100th game of the season is always a little depressing, only because seeing that third digit drives home the point that the season is much closer to the end than the start. The Yankees have a nice big nine-game lead in the AL East, their largest division lead at the 100-game mark since the 1998 team was 15 games up. That team was quite good. Here’s the lineup…
SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
LF Andruw Jones
3B Jayson Nix
DH Russell Martin
RF Ichiro Suzuki
C Chris Stewart
LHP CC Sabathia
Today’s game starts a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on FOX, but the weather in the city is pretty crummy and we may be in for a delay. Enjoy, whenever they play.
Nick Swisher Update: Swisher (hip) is fine but Joe Girardi is giving him the obligatory “one extra day” to guard against a setback, though he may use him to pinch-hit. Might as well play it safe given the standings.
Update: Yep, we’re in a rain delay. No word on a start time yet, but based on what’s happening outside my window, don’t expect baseball anytime soon.
Update Part Two: They’re saying the game will begin at 6:05pm ET, so hooray for that.