The Yankees wrap-up their ten-game homestand today, a homestand that has already been a smashing success. They’ve won seven of nine so far, including all four against the division rival Blue Jays. This afternoon’s game will determine whether they go 8-2 or 7-3 on the homestand, and I think we all agree the former sounds a whole lot better than the latter. Plus the Yankees are off tomorrow, and you know as well as I do that off-days are so much better when they follow wins. Here’s the starting lineup that will face rookie righty Dan Straily…
- CF Brett Gardner
- 2B Robinson Cano
- LF Vernon Wells
- DH Travis Hafner
- RF Ichiro Suzuki
- 3B Jayson Nix
- 1B Lyle Overbay
- SS Eduardo Nunez
- C Chris Stewart
And on the mound is the 2001 ALCS MVP, left-hander Andy Pettitte.
Couldn’t have asked for better weather this weekend. It’s gorgeous outside. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.
David Robertson Update: Robertson (hamstring) played catch for the second straight day and still feels a little bit of tightness. He’s going to play catch again before Tuesday’s game and if that goes well, he’ll throw some pitches off a mound in the bullpen.
Mark Teixeira Update: Teixeira (wrist) took batting practice on the field today for the first time. He’d been hitting in the batting cages for a week or so. Like pretty much every other Yankee on the DL, Teixeira will head to Tampa while the team goes out on the road trip.