Game 65: Yankees vs. Rangers
Hello from Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees will open a three-game series with the Texas Rangers tonight. They’ll be doing it without the help of Derek Jeter, who has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf, stalling his pursuit of 3,000 hits.
Eduardo Nunez will take over at shortstop, and though the Yankees have their work cut out with Alexi Ogando (7-0, 2.10 ERA) on the mound for the Rangers, they feel pretty good about their chances with ace CC Sabathia going tonight.
“The bottom line against the Texas Rangers, whether we had Derek in the lineup or not, is you’d better make quality pitches,” manager Joe Girardi said. “They hit the ball a long way. They have speed, they can be an aggressive offense, they can do a lot of things. You need to make your pitches on this club.”
First pitch is set for 7:40 p.m. ET, after a brief rain delay. The forecast looks like we should be able to play uninterrupted from here on.
Here are tonight’s lineups for the game, televised on MY9:
Pitching: Alexi Ogando RHP (7-0, 2.10 ERA)
Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (7-4, 3.15 ERA)