Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Yankees at Tigers-Game Two of Four

The New York Yankees will play game two of their four game series in Detroit tonight.  It will be C.C. Sabathia against Brad Penny in the pitching matchup.  The Yankees won the first game last night by the score of 5-3.  Bartolo Colon had another strong outing and continues to impress everyone.  Here are some notes and the lineup for tonight. 

Yankees Lineup:Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada, Andruw Jones, Russell Martin, Brett Gardner.  Nick Swisher is sitting this one out, I think it is just a day off as he has played every inning so far this season.  The Yankees are in a long stretch of consecutive games and Girardi tries to give everyone days off to keep them fresh. 

Nick Swisher announced today that he signed a deal with New Balance for two years.  It is an endorsement deal and he will be wearing their shoes on and off the field.  Swisher is a great guy to have to promote your product.  I can definitely see him going into acting after his playing career is over.  He has already done a little bit of it.  His wife Joanna Garcia of course is an actress so that probably has something to do with it but he is a natural in front of the camera. 

Phil Hughes was going to Columbia Presbyterian for further evaluation today in New York.  When there is something if anything to know about him I will have that on this blog.  It looks like he will just continue to rehab and hopefully the velocity will come back.  The Yankees can afford to take their time right now with Colon and Garcia doing so well.  Ivan Nova has also stepped up in his last couple of starts. 

The Yankees signed Brad Halsey a former farmhand to a minor league deal.  It appears that he is in extended spring.  He is 30 years old and hasn't played in the major leagues in a few years but did pitch for an independent league last season.  He is a lefthanded pitcher trying to revive his career, lefties always find a way to hang around. 

Enjoy the game which is at 7:05 tonight. 

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