Friday, June 17, 2011

Yankees at Cubs

The New York Yankees will be playing at Wrigley Field this afternoon against the Cubs.  The game is a 2:20PM start and will have Doug Davis for the Cubs against Freddy Garcia as the pitching matchup.  Here are the lineups for the game.  The Yankees haven't played in Wrigley since 2003 so this is a rare occurence.  It is a homecoming of sorts for Mike Harkey, Joe Girardi and Mick Kelleher, Nick Swishers day played for the Cubs and Curtis Granderson is from the area.  It should be a fun weekend.  The Yankees will also see old friend Alfonso Soriano who was traded for Alex Rodriguez. 

Yankees Lineup:Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin, Eduardo Nunez, Brett Gardner, Freddy Garcia.

Cubs Lineup:Kosuke Fukudome, Starlin Castro, Blake DeWitt, Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Pena, Alfonso Soriano, Tony Campana, Koyie Hill, Doug Davis. 

It is interleague play in the National League ballpark so there is no DH, it is always interesting but also a little scary when the Yankees pitchers have to bat.  C.C. Sabathia enjoys it, he is a good hitter, A.J. Burnett has experience with it.  Joba also likes it but he won't get the chance as he is lost for the year.  It is scary because Chieng-Ming Wang got hurt running the bases and was never the same.  It is a different brand of baseball though and the Yankees will try to have them bunt and be very careful on the basepaths. 

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