Per ESPN NY's Yankees blog, there is tonight's lineup. Usual suspects 1-6, but then we get to the bottom third.
7) Nick Swisher- RF
8) Marcus Thames- LF
9) Curtis Granderson- CF
Is Joe fucking serious? Second game of the year and we're already playing these lefty pitcher matchup games with C-Grand and Gardner? Can't we at least let these guys get a few at-bats against lefties before everyone decides they can't hit them. Or even ONE at-bat?!
And not for nothing, but it's not like Marcus Thames was crushing the ball this spring, off of lefties or righties. You could at least bat Granderson ahead of Thames since he's supposedly your everyday centerfielder and an All Star-caliber player. If I'm Gardner and Granderson, I'm ripshit mad right now.
Someone needs to wake Joe up and tell him it ain't Spring Training anymore. Put your best 9 out there and play to win. Stop fucking around and giving everybody more practices innings/at-bats to "prove themselves."
Brian Cashman happy to stick to the plan
1 hour ago