After getting nailed by a 95-mph fastball by David Price last night, hitting the wall in center making a tremendous, crucial catch to the end the fifth and fouling a few pitches off himself, Grandy gets the night off. Well earned, I say. I almost get the impression that anything shy of an iron spike through his skull, Grandy might have played.
C.C. turns 31 today, and hopefully celebrates it in a style similar to his last several, tremendous starts.
Below as per Chad Jennings at LoHud, the Yankees lineup:
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Chris Dickerson LF
Good to see Gardner leading off. About time.
Enjoy the game, everyone. I am off to dinner later, and finishing a hellacious spate of writing overnight. I cannot wait.
Get that series win, guys.