Here are the lineups:
Igawa LHP (2-2, 6.67)
De La Rosa LHP (7-10, 5.61)
Pregame chatter: Robinson Cano (7 games, 17 of 28), Hideki Matsui (6 games, 11 of 27) and Andy Phillips (6 games, 10 of 29) all have hitting streaks going. … Everybody is talking about the offense lately. But the pitching staff has a 3.00 ERA on the last six games. … The Yankees have won five straight road games, their best such streak of the season.
UPDATE, 7:43 p.m.: Here are the pitching matchups for the Baltimore series:
Friday: LHP Andy Pettitte (6-6, 4.12) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (6-3, 2.88), 7:05
Saturday: RHP Roger Clemens (3-4, 3.72) vs. LHP Brian Burres (4-4, 4.33), 7:05
Sunday: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (11-5, 3.57) vs. RHP Daniel Cabrera (7-10, 5.04), 1:35
No word on what pitchers will “start” the completion of the suspended game.
UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Win or lose, tonight will be looked back as an important day in the season. The Yankees should now realize without a doubt that Kei Igawa doesn’t belong in the rotation. So he will get skipped with the day off coming Monday and Phil Hughes fits neatly in on Aug. 4 against Kansas City at the Stadium.
UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: Wil Nieves cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Scranton. He will report tomorrow.