Yes I realize that the Royals have the highest team batting average in the league, but what they don’t have is the lowest Era and they have to face CC Sabathia, whom I believe will win the Cy Young this year. The Yankees have inserted Marcus Thames to DH tonight because of his success against lefties. However they are leaving Granderson in even though he is batting .220 against south paws. He is hitting the ball much harder than that in his defense. SO the Yankees ligne up looks like this tonight:
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Marcus Thames DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF

I think we can beat the Royals with that. Soome quick notes about whats going on in Yankee land. With Pettitte being on the DL Sergio Mitre will be starting in his spot on Saturday which most of you already know. Mitre has a strong arm and is another year away from his TJ surgury. Don’t be shocked when he is dominate. The Trade talk for the Yankees revolves around getting a veteran for the bench. Don’t look for them to get Wiggington or Batista the price tag is to high. I like Wes Helms in Pinstripes and the Yankees are looking at him as well as some bull pen options. But just because the Yankees say they are not going to do something big doesn’t make it so.
Tonights big night will come from Arod and from Gardner look for something spectacular. Oh yea Sabathia will be ok too. 🙂