The Yankees dropped their season opener against the Red Sox last night. They scored early and came back in the middle, but in the end Boston had the bats to win it.
Sam wrote that Joe Girardi is becoming more comfortable as the leader of a team that’s expected to win them all.
The good news is that the Yankees are healthy again. The notebook also has items on the possibility of using Marcus Thames on Tuesday and the potential to stick with Nick Johnson and Jorge Posada throughout the first several games of the season. Robinson Cano hit some balls hard last night, and the Yankees plan to stick with him in the No. 5 spot even if he gets off to a slow start.