Thanks for staying up late with us out here on the West Coast (and taking a break from ‘Send Swish’) as the Yankees complete this three-game series with the Athletics, looking to get out of town with a sweep.
From here, it’s on to Seattle for four games and then the All-Star break, where we learned today that Robinson Cano will not participate
in the State Farm Home Run Derby. That was the most pressing piece of news today, with an added twist of drama in that GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi knew Cano was out before the player actually did.
A 10 to 20 minute conversation cleared that all up, though, and now everyone seems to be on the same page. Not by coincidence, Cano is not in the lineup tonight, getting his first off-day of the year to rest that sore back. Tonight’s 10:05 p.m. ET game is on YES and WCBS 880 AM.
Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Jorge Posada DH, Marcus Thames LF, Francisco Cervelli C, Brett Gardner CF, Ramiro Pena 2B, A.J. Burnett RHP (6-7, 4.90)
Coco Crisp CF, Daric Barton 1B, Ryan Sweeney RF, Kurt Suzuki C, Jack Cust DH, Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B, Mark Ellis 2B, Matt Watson LF, Cliff Pennington SS, Gio Gonzalez LHP (7-5, 5.30)