Before we get to the lineup, a quick update on today’s media game at Yankee Stadium. No one seems to know the exact score — I’m sure manager Ken Davidoff has it somewhere — but the New York writers won. The guess is that 15-8 was the final. Something like that, anyway.
Sam and I had a good day. We combined to go 2-or-3 with three RBI, three stolen bases, two walks, two runs and a sac fly. I successfully caught the only ball hit to me in left field. Sam got time in both left and center, but I don’t remember whether he had a ball hit his way. Regardless, a good day for the New York writers and the LoHud writers.
Except for this…
In the third inning, I had a clean RBI single up the middle. My first base coach gave me this advice: “They’re not going to throw you out. Run on the first pitch.” I was a few feet off the bag — not a massive lead — and I was mostly making small talk, waiting for the pitcher to do his thing. That’s when the second baseman threw to first, picking me off with a hidden ball trick. Shameful, and believe me, I’ll be hearing about it from my teammates for the next several weeks and months.
Mark Feinsand, caring friend that he is, took the above picture immediately after my slow jog off the field.
Anyway, here’s the lineup for tonight. Mark Teixeira says he feels great. The bench isn’t listed, which suggests a roster move coming.
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C