Game 84: Revenge of the Hughes

Happy Tanaka Day! He’s hoping to have a happy one as well, having dropped his last two outings. He goes up against the Twins & Phil Hughes tonight, who’s been enjoying a pretty nice season (8-4, 3.58 ERA), though he’s given up 5 Earned Runs in back-to-back outings against the White Sox and Rangers. The Yankees have dropped their last 5, and 9 of their last 11. Zelous Wheeler, called up in place of Yangervis Solarte today, is in the lineup. Speaking of which…

Lineups:

Yankees:

  1. Gardner, CF
  2. Jeter, SS
  3. Ellsbury, CF
  4. Teixeira, 1B
  5. McCann, C
  6. Beltran, DH
  7. Ichiro, RF
  8. Wheeler, 3B
  9. Ryan, 2B

Twins:

  1. Dozier, 2B
  2. Suzuki, C
  3. Parmelee, 1B
  4. Morales, DH
  5. Willingham, LF
  6. Arcia, RF
  7. Plouffe, 3B
  8. Escobar, SS
  9. Fuld, CF

Kenny covers the Yankees (and Knicks) for WFUV Sports & is a freelance radio reporter with the AP, MetroSource, WFAN & CBS Sports. Ridgefield, CT native. Long-time Jason Giambi and Alex Rodriguez defender. Quotes via WFUV Radio unless otherwise noted.