I could take a somewhat optimistic approach to analyzing this lineup and point out that it’s a righty-heavy group against a southpaw that has been battered by most every opponent – gaining the platoon advantage against such a pitcher may well be icing on the cake. A more pragmatic mindset may note that Romero has historically been better when faced with the platoon disadvantage, holding righties to a .672 OPS … as opposed to a .844 OPS against left-handed batters. Though, I suppose that has been narrowed a bit this year (.741 OPS v. .892), and many of the Yankees ‘lefty-mashers’ haven’t lived up to that profile (meaning Romero may well lose his platoon disadvantage advantage) – so, there’s that.
The pessimist in me is too baffled at the presence of Steve Pearce and Russell Martin batting fourth and fifth, respectively, to say anything witty or snarky.
Onto the line-ups:
|Toronto Blue Jays||New York Yankees|
|Rajai Davis, LF||Derek Jeter, SS|
|Colby Rasmus, CF||Nick Swisher, 1B|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Adam Lind, DH||Steve Pearce, DH|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||Russell Martin, C|
|Yorvit Torrealba, C||Curtis Granderson, CF|
|Mike McCoy, 2B||Andruw Jones, RF|
|Moises Sierra, RF||Jayson Nix, 3B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||Ichiro Suzuki, LF|
|Ricky Romero, SP||Phil Hughes, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., on YES. Let’s go Yankees!
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