The Yankees have made a minor move in the batting order tonight. Due to the lefty Scott Kazmir pitching, Joe Girardi has swapped Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui. This has Posada protecting Alex Rodriguez.
Here are the rest of the lineups:
|Yankees lineup:||Angels lineup:|
|Derek Jeter SS||Chone Figgins 3B|
|Johnny Damon LF||Bobby Abreu RF|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||Torri Hunter CF|
|Alex Rodriguez 3B||Vladimir Guerrero DH|
|Jorge Posada C||Juan Rivera LF|
|Hideki Matsui DH||Howie Kendrick 2B|
|Robinson Cano 2B||Kendry Morales 1B|
|Nick Swisher RF||Mike Napoli C|
|Melky Cabrera CF||Erick Aybar SS|
I like the looks of the Yankees’ lineup, but unfortunately, I am scared of the Angels’ lineup. Morales hitting seventh? Napoli, the Yankee-killer, behind him? This will be no easy task for CC Sabathia.