Tonight could be a good night. A very, very good night for Yankees fans. The stage is set. Two postseason poised pitchers, Andy Pettitte and Pedro Martinez, set to duke it out. For the Yankees, a World Series ring is on the line. For the Phillies, a chance to extend the series and repeat as champions. First pitch: 7:57 p.m. EST.
|Phillies Lineup:||Yankees Lineup:|
|Jimmy Rollins SS||Derek Jeter SS|
|Shane Victorino CF||Johnny Damon LF|
|Chase Utley 2B||Mark Teixeira 1B|
|Ryan Howard 1B||Alex Rodriguez 3B|
|Jayson Werth RF||Hideki Matsui DH|
|Raul Ibanez DH||Jorge Posada C|
|Pedro Feliz 3B||Robinson Cano 2B|
|Ben Francisco LF||Nick Swisher RF|
|Carlos Ruiz C||Brett Gardner|
I thought Joe Girardi might swap Cano and Swisher because of Cano’s awful postseason slump. And now Swisher seems to be getting back on track. Otherwise, I like the series back in the American League with the DH. It gives the Yankees the advantage with Hideki Matsui now.