For the second time this season, Curtis Granderson is returning to the Yankees following a lengthy DL stint. Hopefully he lasts more than eight games this time. The Yankees definitely need his power in the lineup. Given the way this nightmare injury-plagued season has gone, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was attacked by a swarm of wasps in left field and had to miss six weeks while the swelling went down. Here’s the lineup that will face hard-throwing right-hander Andrew Cashner:
- CF Brett Gardner
- SS Derek Jeter
- 2B Robinson Cano
- 1B Lyle Overbay
- LF Curtis Granderson
- RF Ichiro Suzuki
- 3B Eduardo Nunez — yep, third base
- C Chris Stewart
- LHP CC Sabathia
That actually resembles a legitimate, Major League lineup. It’s been too long. It really has.
The weather is great in San Diego, I’m sure of it. The weather is never not great in San Diego. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 10pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.