8/19 – Yankees vs. Tigers
It’s afternoon baseball in the Bronx as the Yankees and Tigers wrap up this four-game series, with Rick Porcello and Phil Hughes locking up on the big diamond.
The Yankees have made a roster move, placing Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle and calling up Eduardo Nunez from Triple-A. With Alex Rodriguez still hobbled by a calf sprain, GM Brian Cashman said he felt the Yankees had gone as long as they could by having Francisco Cervelli as the only backup third baseman.
After last night’s ugliness, don’t be surprised if both teams are issued a warning before today’s game. That’s up to Eric Cooper’s umpiring crew, but Joe Girardi said that he “would think there might be” warnings prior to the first pitch.
Here are this afternoon’s lineups: