Today, the Yankees are facing Mark Buehrle for the first time since he’s crossed over the border into Toronto. Historically, the Yankees have done well against him – He has a 1-8 record with a 6.38 ERA and 97 hits allowed in 67 2/3 innings against the Yankees - but as you will see below, this is not your typical Yankee lineup. Especially with Ben Francisco batting second.
Yep, you read that correctly:
RHP Hiroki Kuroda
You will also notice that Francisco Cervelli is getting regular player. Seems like the days of the catching platoon are over and that he has won the starting catcher job.
The game starts at 1:07 p.m. and it’s a good thing they’re playing in a dome today because apparently it’s snowing in Toronto.