Here are the lineups:
Pettitte LHP (3-3, 2.66)
Marcum RHP (2-2, 4.33)
Pregame chatter: Jason Giambi will have a cortisone shot in his left heel on Thursday morning and hopes to be able to play on Friday. … Scott Proctor is feeling better and is available. … In two years of covering this team, I have never seen what I am looking at now. The Yankees are taking infield before a game, including throws from the outfield.
UPDATE, 7:04 P.M.: Troy Glaus is out of the Toronto lineup. John McDonald will hit ninth and play third. … I have to say, “Oh Canada” is a far better national anthem than “The Star Spangled Banner.” We need to get the Ray Charles version of “America” voted in instead.
UPDATE, 7:10 p.m.: Some people asked for a Phil Hughes update. Not to burst your bubble here, but he’s nowhere close to being ready for the majors. He has a hamstring tear and now a sprained ankle in the same leg. We’re talking sometime in July at this point is everything goes well. Once he gets on the mound again, we’re talking four weeks before he’s ready to pitch in the majors again. … Meanwhile, I don’t care if the Yankees score 12 runs this inning. Derek Jeter should not bunt. He’s a .355 hitter, swing the bat. You should not give away outs in the first inning.
UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: Seriously, Jason Giambi just stole second base? The Yankees have to win this game now. That’s a travesty.
UPDATE, 8:31 p.m.: Andy Pettitte is throwing a gem (5 3 1 0 0 2) and is down 1-0 as the Yankees can barely get the ball out of the infield against Shawn Marcum. At least his pitch count is up. It’s staggering that they can be this bad offensively. Two runs on seven hits in the last 14 innings. Yeesh.
UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: The Big G, just when you’re ready to count him out, he drives one out to center. It’s the story of his career in pinstripes. … Meanwhile, we have exciting news on Kei Igawa’s Scranton debut tonight. In five innings he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk, six strikeouts and a balk. He also threw 97 pitches, which is just awful. Maybe they can trade Igawa to Yakult for Aaron Guiel and play Guiel in right. I’d do that in a second.
UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: Is there any chance this ends well? Proctor was sick yesterday and he has to find a way to keep the runner at third. There is no faith in Farnsworth whatsoever. Bringing Mariano Rivera in for two innings and hoping to score in the ninth doesn’t make much sense but that might have been the move to make.