Game 24: Yankees vs. Blue Jays
Hello on a sunny Saturday afternoon, as we get ready for the second game of this three-game series between the Yankees and the Blue Jays.
Here are the lineups:
Rajai Davis CF, Yunel Escobar SS, Jose Bautista RF, Adam Lind 1B, Juan Rivera RF, David Cooper DH, Edwin Encarnacion 3B, Jose Molina C, Mike McCoy 2B
Pitching: Kyle Drabek RHP (2-0, 3.30 ERA)
Derek Jeter SS, Curtis Granderson CF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Robinson Cano 2B, Nick Swisher RF, Eric Chavez 3B, Jorge Posada DH, Russell Martin C, Brett Gardner LF
Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP (3-1, 3.52 ERA)
First pitch / TV info: 4:05 p.m. ET / YES Network
Bombers bits: Just a day off for Alex Rodriguez, who is available to pinch-hit. Joe Girardi thinks A-Rod might be getting away from using his legs at the plate, a sign of fatigue. A-Rod left seven men on base last night. … Over their last six games, Yankees starters have posted a 1.34 ERA (40 1/3 innings pitched, six earned runs) and are 2-2 … Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher have played every inning of 2011 in the field, according to the Elias Sports Bureau … Cano is tied for fourth in the Majors with eight homers, but six have been solo shots.
Back in time: On this date in 1923, the Yankees signed 23-year-old Lou Gehrig from Columbia University. On this date in 1939, Gehrig plays the last of his 2,130 consecutive games, going 0-for-4 in a 3-2 loss to the Senators at Yankee Stadium.
Random media guide fact: A.J. Burnett had his Central Arkansas High School jersey retired on Dec. 6, 2002.
Playing on the PA system as I write this blog post: 1979, by the Smashing Pumpkins.