The Yankees took a good beating in their first game of the season, but that was against a tough left-handed starter. As I explained in my post earlier today, the Yankees are weak against southpaws without Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, and Alex Rodriguez. Fortunately, the team will face very few lefties, and only David Price stands out in that group.
The team will face their first right-handed starter today, Clay Buchholz. Here's the somewhat improved lineup for tonight's game.
On the mound, we have Hiroki Kuroda. He had a great Spring, and should do great things against this Red Sox lineup. The only problem tonight is the weather, and Weather.com has the first pitch temperature at 43 degrees. Not awful, but with windchill it feels like 34 degrees. It's only going to get colder form there, so hopefully this isn't an extremely long game.
The game starts at 7:05 PM, and you can catch it on YES or ESPN2.