This afternoon, Andy Pettitte takes on the Indians and Ubaldo Jimenez. The Yankees are looking for their 5th straight win and a three game sweep behind strong pitching efforts from Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes. Not only has the pitching rebounded, but the hitters appear to have their RISP trouble in the past. Russell Martin will return from his stiff lower back, Jayson Nix gets a start at shortstop, Eric Chavez at first base, and Mark Teixeira at DH. With Jeter out, here is today’s lineup courtesy of Chad Jennings.
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira DH
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS
The game starts at 1:05 PM EST on YES and the MLB Network. Enjoy.
The big news before today’s game is the loss of CC Sabathia to the disabled list with a strained groin. Word is that Cashman might call up Adam Warren, who’s certainly rebounded after a rough start to the season. Freddy Garcia will most likely start in Sabathia’s place Friday, but that might not last long if Warren is added to the 40-man roster.
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