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Yankees pregame

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 25, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Greetings, Brian Heyman here again for Chad today. Joe Girardi needs a starter for Thursday night when the Yankees finish their four-game series in Cleveland. Sergio Mitre came off the DL and gave up seven runs and seven hits over 4 1/3 in Saturday’s 7-4 loss. Mitre could get another chance filling in for Andy Pettitte, but Girardi also said the topic hasn’t been discussed with the staff yet. He hopes to have this locked down by tomorrow.

“Right now it’s Sergio, but we’ll continue to talk about it and decide what’s best,” Girardi said.

“There was rust there. You’ve got to believe next time he goes out, he’ll throw more strikes and have better command of his off-speed stuff.”

Girardi also said he wants to avoid putting Phil Hughes in the bullpen at some point during the regular season as a way to deal with his innings. Girardi said the innings limit won’t apply to the postseason.

“Postseason, the gloves are off and we try to go win a championship,” he said.

Alfredo Aceves’ back is getting better, according to Girardi. Aceves will make the seven-game road trip, to Cleveland and Tampa Bay, and will throw bullpen sessions. There’s still no timetable for his return.

Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner are OK and return to the lineup. Alex Rodriguez can concentrate solely on hitting his 600th homer at home as the DH before leaving after the game for the trip. 

Sean O’Sullivan today becomes the first pitcher in four years to start for two different teams against an opponent within a six-day span. If he wins, he will be the first in 10 years to beat an opponent for two different teams within a six-day span. He beat the Yankees for the Angels on Tuesday, then got traded to the Royals on Thursday.

Here are the lineups:


1. Derek Jeter  SS

2. Nick Swisher RF

3. Mark Teixeira 1B

4. Alex Rodriguez DH

5. Robinson Cano 2B

6. Jorge Posada C

7. Curtis Granderson CF

8. Brett Gardner LF

9. Ramiro Pena 3B

Phil Hughes P


1. Scott Podsednik LF

2. Jason Kendall C

3. Wilson Betemit 1B

4. Jose Guillen DH

5. Rick Ankiel CF

6. Mike Aviles 2B

7. Alex Gordon RF

8. Yuniesky Betancourt SS

9. Chris Getz 3B

Sean O’Sullivan P




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