NYY vs. OAK – 7/22/11

Lineup:

Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Posada 1B
Nunez 3B
Cervelli C

Pitchers:

Phil Hughes (1-2, 8.44) vs. Trevor Cahill (8-8, 3.16)

Some rumor notes:

  • The Yanks have reportedly checked in on Joakim Soria, the Royals closer. Can’t imagine it being anything more than due dilligence, as it wouldn’t make sense to give up a top prospect (or two) for an extra closer.
  • This isn’t a very surprising piece, but Jon Heyman says the Yankees are looking for a starting pitcher, a left-handed relief pitcher, and a right-handed bat. Looks like the Marcus Thames signing is that right-handed bat.
  • According to Buster Olney, the Yankees have asked the Rays about James Shields’ availability, and the Rays said no. This is at least for the Rays’ division rivals: Boston and New York. Mike Axisa of RAB wrote a very detailed profile on James Shields and whether or not he’d be a fit.

Enjoy the game. And don’t forget, if you didn’t check out Ricky’s series preview podcast, here it is: Athletics-Yankees Podcast Preview

UPDATE:

  1. Joe Girardi said that it is “definitely possible” that Eric Chavez and Rafael Soriano return during this 10-game homestand.
  2. Lineup is posted.

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.

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