Michael Pineda is in the news for the first time in what seems like forever, as he was … drum roll, please … arrested for drunk driving.
I am not sure what aspect of this is most depressing. Is it the fact that this is the first news we’ve heard on Pineda since his surgery? The fact that this piles on to the purported make-up and maturity issues leaked from the Mariners? Or the fact that the only image Yankees fans have of Pineda involves his being out of shape and, now, drunk? In actuality, it’s all of the above.
Well that, and the fact that the Yankees and Major League Baseball are more than likely to do a great deal of nothing about this, as is their wont. I will climb off my soapbox for the time being, but for shame to all parties involved, in perpetuity.
Onto the lineups:
|New York Yankees||Chicago White Sox|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Dewayne Wise, CF|
|Nick Swisher, DH||Kevin Youkilis, 3B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Adam Dunn, DH|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||Paul Konerko, 1B|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||Alex Rios, RF|
|Eric Chavez, 3B||A.J. Pierzynski, C|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||Dayan Viciedo, LF|
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||Alexei Ramirez, SS|
|Chris Stewart, C||Gordon Beckham, 2B|
|Freddy Garcia, SP||Gavin Floyd, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m., on the YES Network. Let’s go Yankees!