May 6, 2009

Injury-plagued Yanks take on Rays

The Yankees' latest addition to the disabled list is Jorge Posada.  He joins Alex Rodriguez, Xavier Nady, Cody Ransom, Chien-Ming Wang, Brian Bruney and Damaso Marte.  Less than a month into the season, that is an absurd amount of injuries.  A-Rod should be back this Friday, so at least Posada's bat will be replaced.

The Yanks will have to play without A-Rod in the two-game series with the Rays that starts tonight.  Luckily, the Yankees will face their two weakest starters, and leave their big three for the Red Sox this weekend.

Via Pete Abe:

Tonight: RHP Andy Sonnanstine (1-3, 6.75) vs. RHP A.J. Burnett (2-0, 5.40), 7:05, YES.

Thursday: RHP Jeff Niemann (2-3, 5.68) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (2-1, 3.82), 7:05, YES

Tonight's game preview:

RAYS (12-16)
Upton CF
Crawford LF
Longoria 3B
Pena 1B
Burrell DH
Gross RF
Bartlett SS
Iwamura 2B
Navarro C

Pitching:  Sonnanstine vs. Yankees

YANKEES (13-13)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF
Pena 3B
Molina C

Pitching:  Burnett vs. Rays

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