8/31 – Yankees vs. Athletics
Here are tonight’s lineups for game two of this four-game series against the A’s:
Coco Crisp CF, Daric Barton 1B, Kurt Suzuki C, Jack Cust DH, Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B, Mark Ellis 2B, Jeff Larish LF, Rajai Davis RF, Cliff Pennington SS
Vin Mazzaro RHP (6-6, 3.61 ERA)
Brett Gardner LF, Derek Jeter SS, Mark Teixeira 1B, Robinson Cano 2B, Nick Swisher RF, Jorge Posada C, Marcus Thames DH, Curtis Granderson CF, Ramiro Pena 3B
Phil Hughes RHP (15-6, 4.12 ERA)
This and that: Joe Girardi said the Yankees haven’t yet discussed moving Javier Vazquez back into the rotation, but that was largely because Girardi hasn’t spoken to Brian Cashman today. “We haven’t made any changes,” he said. “Right now, we’re on schedule.” … It is possible the Yankees will have call-ups tomorrow when the rosters expand, but those haven’t been finalized. “It’s something I’ll talk about with Cash tonight. We could possibly add a few. We haven’t etched anything in stone right now. We could also add zero,” Girardi said….
Lance Berkman’s activation seems likely, though, barring a setback tonight at Double-A Trenton. Alfredo Aceves is also a possibility. An extra outfielder and infielder seem like things they’d look for. … There is no timetable for Damaso Marte to resume throwing.