The Yanks are nationally televised tonight and Phil is back on the hill. That can only mean it's time for another live blog. I'm assuming I'm going to get the ESPN broadcast team of McDonough, Sutcliffe, and Aaron F'ing Boone, which is tolerable, so that's good. The Yanks aren't dicking around with the lineup tonight, throwing their version of the A-lineup out there:
1) Derek Jeter- SS
2) Curtis Granderson- CF
3) Mark Teixeira- 1B
4) Alex Rodriguez- 3B
5) Robinson Cano- 2B
6) Nick Swisher- RF
7) Jorge Posada- DH
8) Russell Martin- C
9) Brett Gardner- LF
And on the mound it's Phillip Joseph Hughes.
Just a quick note on Mo, whose triceps injury I have admittedly not focused enough on. LoHud is saying he's still not a sure thing to be able tonight. He's going to throw before the game and then see how he feels. If he can't go, that's added pressure on the Luis Ayalas, Boone Logans, and Corey Wades of the world, who will almost surely be needed to bridge the gap from Hughes to the 9th inning.
Check back here some time before 7 Eastern/6 Central to get this thing kicked off.
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