Here is the starting lineups:

Damon DH
Swisher RF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Cabrera LF
Gardner CF
Pena SS
Cervelli C

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (2-1, 3.82).

BLUE JAYS (23-12)
Scutaro SS
Hill 2B
Rios RF
Wells CF
Lind DH
Rolen 3B
Millar 1B
Barajas C
Bautista LF

Pitching: RHP Scott Richmond (4-1, 3.29).

I’m looking for Andy Pettite and the Yankees to come up big tonight and start a wining streak. As promised a little about rookie pitcher Scott Richmond.

Today will be a big test for him he hasn’t really faced a good team yet. He went 8 in his last outing but took the loss after giving up 6 earned runs. He seems to throw  a ton  of strikes and pitches to contact. not an overpowering guy which could work in favor of the Yankees who don’t do well against guys who dial it up. He was April’s Rookie pitcher of the month but its May now and The Yankees are hungry for a win. At least they should be hungry they lost  7 of their last 9 and 11 of their last 17. So tonight is the night to get it on track.

Derek Jeter sits out again tonight nursing that sore oblique. Remiro Pena is still the man.Gardner gets the nod again in CF with Damon and swisher manning the corners. Damon will lead off and DH , Hideki Matsui came out of last nights game with a sore hamstring. The good news is that he said its just a cramp and will be available off the bench if needed. Better to error on the side of caution good to see Brett  Gardner get a little playing time anyhow. Tonights outfield definitely shows our best defensive outfield.

My bold predictions of the night are

1. Gardner will steal a bag

2. Pena will have an extra base hit

3. A-rod will have a HR and 2 RBI’s

If two of my predictions come true YOM will donate $100 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption. It’s 6:30 tune into the YES network for pre-game  now. Game time is 7:07 enjoy the game kids

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