Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Marcus Thames DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Austin Kearns LF
Lance Berkman 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner CF
Ramiro Pena 2B
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen a lineup this weak from the Yankees in my days of blogging.
Here are some of my favorite reactions to the lineup on Twitter:
Ledger_Yankees - Off days + Lefties + Babies = Today's Yankees lineup.
Bronxrumors - This may be the worst lineup since 2006...but the best bench since 2000
YankeesGalaxy - I guess this lineup will make winning all that sweeter.
SimplySmoov - #BoldPrediction 12-4 Yankees win with 'D' lineup ... sorry @str8edgeracer
For those who don’t know, @str8edgeracer is C.J. Wilson’s Twitter alias, tonight’s starter for the Rangers.
Here’s what the bench looks like tonight, with the reasons I’m guessing they’re being benched for included.
- Mark Teixeira: We knew he was unavailable. He’s back home with his wife.
- Robinson Cano: Just a random off day, I guess. He hasn’t sat since July 7, but he did play 161 games last year. UPDATE: Cano has a cold.
- Curtis Granderson: This was a scheduled off day. Joe Girardi warned us of this yesterday.
- Jorge Posada: This was also planned. Girardi is adhering to a new catching rotation that gives starts to Francisco Cervelli when A.J. Burnett and Javier Vazquez start.