Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Game 72 Lineup: Rays vs. Yankees

It’s a brand new series! Here’s your starting lineup!

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
Reid Brignac SS

LHP Andy Pettitte

Morning Bits

Good morning everyone!

The Yankees managed a split of a doubleheader yesterday with the Dodgers.

The afternoon game saw Lyle Overbay and Ichiro Suzuki get the big hits that propelled the Yankees to a 6-4 win.

Hiroki Kuroda didn’t have his best stuff and allowed eight hits in 6 2/3 innings but managed to allow only two runs.

The night game was a disaster for the Bronx Bombers. Phil Hughes allowed ten hits and five earned runs over six innings in a bad outing and the offense managed only three hits all night long.

The Yankees play the first of three games against division rival Tampa Bay tonight in the Bronx.

Andy Pettitte(5-4, 3.95 ERA) will battle Matt Moore(8-3, 4.12 ERA) tonight.  Game time is 7:05 PM ET and YES will broadcast the game.

Now on to today’s news links:

Peter Botte and Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News point out the value of Ichiro Suzuki lately.

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger says that Phil Hughes mediocre June performance may cost him his rotation spot.

Have a great day everyone!