NYY vs. BOS – 5/15/11

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

As you can see, Posada is not in the lineup. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering how badly Posada is faring against left-handers. Even less surprising, considering Lester is one of the elite left-handers in the game.

Pitchers:

Freddy Garcia (2-2, 2.61) vs. Jon Lester (4-1, 2.96)

From MLB.com’s Gameday:

Lester’s streak of four straight wins was snapped last time out in a 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, in which he gave up five runs. He’s done well against the Yankees lifetime, going 6-1 in 12 starts.

Garcia will try his array of offspeed pitches against Boston, having defeated the Royals by allowing only a solo homer in six-plus innings on May 11. Garcia pitched an inning of one-run relief at Fenway Park in a 4-0 loss on April 10.

The Yanks desperately need a win here, so hopefully they get it. Enjoy the game.

About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

Posted on May 15, 2011, in Game Threads and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yankees need a win badly tonight hopefully they can pull one out.

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