Game 66: Swish Leading It Off

(The Star-Ledger)

I knew that Joe Girardi had some decisions to make with a lefty on the mound (Derek Holland) and in my head, he had two spots for Jorge Posada, Brett Gardner, and Andruw Jones.  The skipper decided to only start Jones out of this group and with no Gardner, who was gonna lead off?  Girardi went with Nick Swisher, which may seem like an odd choice, but Swish has been killing it against left-handed pitching posting a hitting line of .356/.438/.576.  The Yankees are obviously going with that high on-base percentage at the top of the order strategy, something I don’t really mind.  Here’s the rest of the lineup:

  1. Nick Swisher, RF
  2. Curtis Granderson, CF
  3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
  5. Robinson Cano, 2B
  6. Andruw Jones, LF
  7. Eduardo Nunez, SS
  8. Francisco Cervelli, C
  9. Ramiro Pena, 3B

And it will be Ivan Nova on the bump.  This one will start a little after 7 and can be seen on YES or ESPN.  Let’s Go Yanks!!


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