I really don’t even know where to begin with this recap other than saying, “Phew!”
This game had it all: good pitching, not so good pitching, good fielding, not so good fielding, dinky hits, long balls, lots of hits, lots of runs and thank goodness, the Yankees were able to come out on top.
Trenton lost to Reading 7-2
The Thunder scored first, as Zoilo Almonte hit his seventeenth homer of the season to start the second. The Phillies tied the game in the fourth on a RBI single by Brandon Tripp. In the sixth inning, Reading plated two runs for a 3-1 lead. Abraham Almonte lined a single to center to start the bottom of the inning, moving to second on a sac bunt by Jose Pirela. Zoilo reached on a fielding error, that let Abraham score. Reading put together another solid rally in the eighth, plating three more runs and putting the Thunder in a big hole. In the end, the Phillies beat Trenton 7-2.
Abraham went 2-4 with a run scored. Zoilo went 1-4 with a homer. David Adams, Adonis Garcia and Jose Gil each had a hit for the Thunder. Vidal Nuno went six and gave up three runs on six hits, a walk and eight Ks. Graham Stoneburner went two innings and, while he had a good first inning of work, his second was tough. …
|New York Yankees||Detroit Tigers|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Nick Swisher, RF||Omar Infante, 2B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Miguel Cabrera, 3B|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||Prince Fielder, 1B|
|Eric Chavez, DH||Delmon Young, DH|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||Jeff Baker, LF|
|Russell Martin, C||Brennan Boesch, RF|
|Ichiro Suzuki, LF||Gerald Laird, C|
|Casey McGehee, 3B||Ramon Santiago, SS|
|CC Sabathia, SP||Anibal Sanchez, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05...
Note: Since this post was originally published, Joe Girardi made out a lineup along the lines of the recommendations below. I will take all the credit if it works out, but defer all blame to him should it...