Here are tonight’s starting lineups for the Yankees vs the Phillies at the stadium.

  1. Jeter SS
  2. Damon LF
  3. Teixeira 1B
  4. Rodriguez 3B
  5. Matsui DH
  6. Swisher RF
  7. Cano 2B
  8. Cabrera CF
  9. Cash C

Burnett P

  1. Rollins SS
  2. Utley 2b
  3. Ibanez LF
  4. Howard 1B
  5. Werth RF
  6. Vitorino CF
  7. Stairs DH
  8. Feliz 3B
  9. Ruiz C

   Myers P

The Yankees go for 10 in a row tonight against a very good and very hot Phillies team. Bottom line, on the 9 game winning streak the Yankees are on they really have not played a good team. This is the real challenge here tonight. If they can hit the ball with RISP tonight against the Phillies then they can start to claim that they are one of the best teams in baseball.  Nick Swisher said on his twitter feed today that the Yanks are playing as a team and winning. This is key. If the Yanks stars can take their walks and give up personal stats for victory there is no telling how far this team can go. 

Same goes for the Phillies. Ibanez is hot. 5 home runs in 6 games. They are champions and if they keep playing as such then this is going to be an explosive entertaining series. I do feel that Burnett is a better pitcher then Myers and that gives the edge in this game to the Yanks.

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