After an ugly loss in Minnesota last night, a game that featured a lackluster offensive performance (their sole run came off a Jeter solo shot) and yet another sub-par defensive showing (they've made 7 errors in the last 7 games now), the Yanks are back to an even .500 record. A win tonight will give them a series win and of course the chance to boost their ranking in the standings and they'll be able to cruise into their homestand and Joba's starting debut on a high note.
Here's who we'll be watching and rooting for this evening:On the Mound
Dandy Andy (5-5, 4.11 ERA) vs Livan Hernandez (6-2, 4.60 ERA)Battin' Time
Former Demon LF
Jeter Jeter Pumpkin Eater SS
Matso Ball Soup DH
Slumpy McSlumperson 2B
That Catcher Kid That Isn't Molina or Posada C
It's going to be crucial for Pettitte to have a quality and lengthy start tonight, because Joba's innings will be limited tomorrow and the bullpen better be ready to pitch about 4 innings. I have a feeling that whether he's looking good or not, Girardi is going to keep him out there so he doesn't wear out his relievers. A necessary move, surely, but it could spell trouble for the Yanks tonight if Dandy Andy can't hack it. Solution: GET SOME HITS.