Game 39: Yankees vs. Reds

May 18, 2012, 7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: MY9/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM

The Yankees try to break their three-game losing streak tonight by sending Andy Pettitte to the mound for his second start of the year, kicking off Interleague play and a three-game weekend series with the Cincinnati Reds. Dusty Baker’s club comes in with Bronson Arroyo heading to the hill.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

REDS (19-18)
Zack Cozart SS
Drew Stubbs CF
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Chris Heisey LF
Todd Frazier 3B
Miguel Cairo DH
Ryan Hanigan C

Pitching: Bronson Arroyo RHP (2-1, 3.25)

YANKEES (20-18)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez RF
Nick Swisher 1B
Eric Chavez DH
Dewayne Wise LF
Chris Stewart C

Pitching: Andy Pettitte LHP (0-1, 5.68)

1 Comment

The Yankees chose to go with age and experience for their position players and DH rather than bringing any of the young prospects up who are hungry and enthusiastic and trying to make the big club. We gave away a blue chip prospect in Montero for a pitcher that won’t help us all year and who knows how he’ll come back next year? We brought on Stewart as backup instead of using Cervelli or Romine and Martin is totally useless at the plate this year. A few of the fat cats who are being paid big salaries for long term aren’t producing. We didn’t get one or two starters we should have got and hoped what we had would get the job done for us. It just isn’t an exciting team that are showing a desire to win. We have too many guys paid too well and are in the twilight of their careers.

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