Game 56: Phelps vs King Felix

It’s time for the makeup game against the Mariners! Exciting. To be honest, I don’t feel too great about the Yankees’ chances tonight. The offense had trouble against two not-so-great Twins’ starters and Phil Hughes so what’s going to happen against Felix Hernandez? A shut out? A no-hitter?

Anyway here are your lineups:

Jones CF
Saunders RF
Cano 2B
Smoak 1B
Seager 3B
Zunino C
Ackley DH
Chavez LF
Miller SS

Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
McCann C
Solarte 3B
Soriano DH
Suzuki RF
Roberts 2B
Johnson 1B

Do you remember two years ago tomorrow? The Yankees were in Detroit to face Justin Verlander and they scored five runs off him. The funnier part of that game was that Phil Hughes pitching a complete game (he gave up one run). Yeah, so stranger things have happened in the past and you never know, the Yankees could possibly score fi– Oh who am I kidding?

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.