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Vazquez out of Boston series, lineups

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 03, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Heyman here again at Yankee Stadium today. Joe Girardi just announced at his pregame press conference that Javier Vazquez will not take his regular turn Friday night at Fenway. Instead he will take two bullpen sessions, tomorrow and Friday, and then start Monday’s series opener in Detroit. Phil Hughes will pitch on normal rest Friday night because of Thursday’s off day.

This all seemed logical at this point. Vazquez is 1-3 with a 9.78 ERA in five starts. Girardi indicated he probably would have done this even if the Red Sox were not the opponent and Boston were not the setting, because of the off day and because it was time to do something different. “I think he could use a little time to catch his breath,” Girardi said.

So what do you guys think?

OK, as for the Yankees’ lineup, Alex Rodriguez is back in it. He sat out yesterday and said he might have had a little cramping problem in his right leg, reportedly behind the knee, although he wouldn’t be specific. He came out for a pinch runner in the ninth inning on Saturday against the White Sox.

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Nick Johnson DH

3. Mark Teixeira 1B

4. Alex Rodriguez 3B

5. Robinson Cano 2B

6. Jorge Posada C

7. Nick Swisher RF

8. Brett Gardner CF

9. Randy Winn LF

CC Sabathia P


1. Adam Jones CF

2. Nick Markakis RF

3. Ty Wigginton 2B

4. Miguel Tejada 3B

5. Matt Wieters C

6. Garrett Atkins 1B

7. Nolan Reimold DH

8. Lou Montanez LF

9. Cesar Izturis SS

Jeremy Guthrie P




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