Daily Archives: July 27, 2013

Game 104 Lineup: Rays vs. Yankees

Well, last night didn’t work out as well as we wanted it to. Anyway, here’s today’s lineup. 

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Brent Lillibridge 3B
Chris Stewart C

RHP Ivan Nova

Some Notes:

Travis Hafner is going for an MRI on his shoulder. Maybe that explains his three month slump.

CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda took batting practice to prepare for the upcoming west coast swing. CC hit a HR during BP. Now if someone could actually do that during a game, that would be sweet.

Derek Jeter will do a simulated game today and he could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow.

Morning Bits

Good morning everyone!

After a week off I am back at the keyboard but nothing much has changed in the world of the Yankees.

C.C. Sabathia threw more batting practice as the Yankees lost by a score of 10-3 to the Rays.

Sabathia allowed 7 earned runs on 9 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings and saw his ERA soar to 4.65, the highest of the Yankee rotation right now.

Alfonso Soriano returned to the Bronx last night and stranded 5 runners while going 0-5.

The Yankees and Rays will do battle again today in the Bronx at 1:05 PM ET in a game that will be televised by YES.  Chris Archer(5-3, 2.76 ERA) will face Ivan Nova(4-3, 3.66 ERA).

Now on to today’s news links:

Wally Matthews and Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com have this piece on the soap opera involving A-Rod.

Peter Botte and Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News report that Derek Jeter could be back in the Yankee lineup by Sunday.

Filip Bondy, also of the New York Daily News, points out that the Mets are playing better than the Yankees are right now and without the drama.

Have a great day everyone!