8/11 – Yankees vs. Blue Jays
Hey there baseball fans, Anthony DiComo filling in for Bryan Hoch at the Stadium. Great night for a game, with Joba Chamberlain set to start, just like he does once every five days.
Err, yeah, about that. Chamberlain actually won’t be starting Sunday, according to Joe Girardi’s sheepish half-acknowledgment before the game. More than likely, Chad Gaudin will make a spot start in Seattle, giving Chamberlain an extra day or two to keep his innings total down. We’ll probably be seeing this regularly from the Yankees down the stretch until the playoffs, when all bets are off.
If you’d like more updates during the game, feel free to follow along with me on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo. Or, if you just want the lineups (and who wouldn’t?), check ’em out below:
BLUE JAYS (54-57)
Pitching: Scott Richmond (6-6, 3.97)
Pitching: Joba Chamberlain (8-3, 3.73)
NOTES: Just a routine day off for Nick Swisher, who should be back in the lineup tomorrow … Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter all have similar off days in the works … the Yankees held their second kangaroo court of the season prior to Tuesday’s game, with Judge Rivera presiding over a three-man jury and handing out fines for a variety of light-hearted transgressions. The Yankees have plans to donate portions of the money collected to charity.