Game 31: An NL Ballpark

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The last time the Yankees played in an NL ballpark was June 24th, 2012 in Citi Field. CC Sabathia faced off against R.A. Dickey that day, the Yankees getting the best of the Mets 6-5. We had a good 10.5 months off from seeing Yankee pitchers swing the bat, but now it all changes. Tonight, the Yankees will play their first interleague game on the road of the season, and with the new 15 team format in both leagues, interleague games will continue throughout the entire season. In fact, the Yankees will play the Astros on the road in their last series of the season, so get used to seeing pitchers hit.

Hiroki Kuroda, who has a career .105/.160/.110 slash in 245 plate appearances, will pitch and hit against the Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa, who has hit .142/.150/.163. Here’s tonight’s complete lineup.

Ichiro Suzuki CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Ben Francisco RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Nelson 3B
Chris Stewart C
Hiroki Kuroda P

The game starts at 8:40 PM EST on YES. Go Yankees!

Mike is the co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money. Outside of blogging baseball, Mike is also a musician, a runner, and a beer lover.