Game 12: Interleague in April? Sure! Why not!

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It's a supernova! Get it?! Actually, wait, a supernova is a dying star. I should probably try something else. Are there goodenoughtowinnovas?

Anyway...

Here's the Yankees lineup that will be facing Brandon McCarthy of the Diamondbacks:

Brett Gardner CF Robinson Cano 2B Kevin Youkilis 3B Travis Hafner DH Vernon Wells LF Ichiro Suzuki RF Eduardo Nunez SS Lyle Overbay 1B Chris Stewart C

Ivan Nova will be starting for the Yankees and looks to bounce back from a not-so-stellar start on April 5 in Detroit. He surrendered four runs on five hits in 4.2 innings. He walked two and struck out five. In other words, it was what's become a typical Nova start, completely maddening.

Here's the Diamondbacks lineup he'll be facing:

Gerardo Parra CF Martin Prado 2B Paul Goldschmidt 1B Miguel Montero C Cody Ross RF Eric Chavez 3B Eric Hinske DH A.J. Pollock LF Cliff Pennington SS

There are some familiar faces in that lineup, namely Chavez who was with the Yankees in 2011 and 2012 and Hinske who was part of the 2009 World Series Championship team.

Some notes:

  • Andy Pettitte threw a bullpen and "felt great." The big test will be how he feels in the morning.
  • Derek Jeter has lightened his workout load down in Tampa which isn't a good sign at all. Looks like his May return could be in jeopardy.
  • Blerg. (Okay, that's not a note. It's just my reaction to the Jeter news.)

Enjoy the game and go Yankees!