Here are the lineups:
Mussina RHP (3-4, 5.10)
Lowry LHP (6-6, 3.74)
Pregame chatter: Abreu is getting a day off, basically because he has seven hits in his last 41 at-bats and a day off got him started the last time. … Jeter swore he was fine but Torre made him promise to say something if he started to have problems with his hip. … Igawa is being bumped back to Saturday so the other guys can stay in rotation. … Wang said his finger was fine but it sure looked ugly. He basically has a blister on the tip of his index finger, right where the nail starts. Plus his nail is split and they glue it together. … Roger Clemens is available in the bullpen today. … Sorry for the delay with the lineups but I was walking around the park.
UPDATE, 4:43 p.m.: Not good when Barry Bonds is scoring a run because of his speed.
UPDATE, 5:20 p.m.: Wil Nieves still has a job because he works well with pitchers, especially Mike Mussina. If Mussina gets rocked today, the Yankees may have to give somebody else a shot backing up Posada. Raul Chavez is hitting .208 at Scranton, however.
UPDATE, 5;49 p.m.: Poor Chris Basak. He finally gets an at-bat, flies to left and stands on second thinking he has a double.
UPDATE, 6:14 p.m.: Great at-bat by Alex as he sees 11 pitches and knocks Lowry out of the game.
UPDATE, 6:31 p.m.: Clemens is warmed up and coming in. Rocket against Bonds. This will be cool. … Meanwhile Bobby Abreu is back to what he was going in May. 7 of his last 42.
UPDATE, 7:04 p.m.: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Clemens has the longest gap between relief appearances in baseball history. Steve Carlton had gone nearly 16 years (1971-1987) between relief appearances. Clemens went 22 years, 341 days.
Back later with some audio from Torre. What a mess.