Yankees News: Lineup Notes, Dirty Hats, and Heathcott


CC Sabathia takes the mound against C.J. Wilson, we’ll have recaps tonight, in game one of the ALCS.

Here are some notes:

  • Against the lefty the Yankees are still going with Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner. Marcus Thames is also in the lineup tonight at DH.
  • The Rangers have geared up for the Yankees lefties by carrying two extra lefty relievers than they did in the ALDS, Michael Kirkman and Clay Rapada.
  • Sabathia said he could go on short rest in game four if he had to.
  • A lot has been made about the rosin on Cliff Lee‘s hat. It’s almost definitely nothing and the Yankees aren’t expected to make a big deal about it.
  • The other day I mentioned this and I just wanted to follow up on it. Minor league OF Slade Heathcott had labrum shoulder surgery last week. It was a pre-exisiting injury that he had tried to play through. He’ll likely be ready to go for next season, but that isn’t guaranteed.

That’s all for now. Pretty straightforward stuff. Like I said up top, I have some pitcher previews coming up before the game tonight and I have another Talking Rangers that will be posted soon. Stay tuned…


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