It’s Money-Earnin’ Masahiro on the hill tonight against that dart-throwing, horrendous-beard-havin’ Cy Young hopeful, Dallas Keuchel.
As per the intrepid Chad Jennings–once again, the King of Yankee bloggers–here’s the Yankee roster tonight:
Catchers: Brian McCann, John Ryan Murphy, Gary Sanchez
Infielders: Greg Bird, Dustin Ackley, Rob Refsnyder, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Brendan Ryan
Outfielders: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Chris Young, Rico Noel, Slade Heathcott
Designated hitter: Alex Rodriguez
Starter: Masahiro Tanaka
Bullpen: Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, Justin Wilson, Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, James Pazos, Ivan Nova, Luis Severino
And the lineup:
Brett Gardner CF
Chris Young LF
Carlos Beltran RF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Brian McCann C
Chase Headley 3B
Greg Bird 1B
Rob Refsnyder 2B
Didi Gregorius SS
I’m perfectly happy with Ellsbury sitting way he’s been playing.
Stay out of those double plays, boys, and you’ve got a chance. Masahiro, keep ‘em in the park, baby.
It’s been a fun year and this is a likable team. Too bad they didn’t grow mustaches again for the occasion–my that seems like a long time ago now, doesn’t it? Yeah, they’ve looked like crap for most the past couple of months and especially lately. Nobody will be surprised if they go out like lambs, but man, wouldn’t it be great if they pulled this one out?
Never mind that sinking feeling that says they’re going to get smoked:
Let’s GO YANK-KEES!