Game 71: Lefty Lineup

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Johnny Cueto was scratched today with a stiff neck/back and in his place lefty Travis Wood will get the ball for the Reds.  To counter this, Joe Girardi is going with his lefty lineup where Nick Swisher leads off and Andruw Jones is in left field, but I don’t really understand why.  Brett Gardner is one of the team’s hottest hitters as I pointed out this morning.  Even though it’s a lefty-lefty match-up, Gardy is hitting a very good .286/.390/.343 against lefties.  But whatever, 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. Russell Martin, C
  7. Andruw Jones, LF
  8. Eduardo Nunez, SS
  9. Ivan Nova, P

This one will start a little after seven and can be seen on YES and ESPN.  Let’s Go Yanks!!


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