Its a warm, clear day here and we should get the game off tonight with no problem, although there is a 50% of a passing thunderstorm, according to Weatherunderground.com. The Yankees head into tonight’s game with a 6 game win-streak and a 9 game win streak against Seattle in the Bronx. The Yankee Lineup:
I’m assuming that by putting A-Rod in the DH spot this is a way to give him a day off. You might remember that the Yankees had announced plans last week to have A-Rod take one day off a week to rest his injured hip. In weeks where the team had a scheduled day off, A-Rod would still get another day off. That plan was quickly scuttled for a plan which considered a scheduled day off plenty for Rodriguez. I’m guessing this is a way to get the best of both worlds.
Robinson Cano and his .213 BA with runners in scoring position has been moved from the #5 spot to the #6 spot in the lineup. Although is hitting .300 this season, Peter Abraham tells us he has not had an RBI since June 17. Ouch.
Finally, I leave you with one great thing to ponder (courtesy of the great Peter Abraham): Since skipper Joe Girardi got ejected from a game last Wednesday, the Yankees have scored 45 runs over their last 49 innings. In the previous 67 innings, the Yankees had scored 18 runs.