New York Yankees: 2011 Opening Day And Bombers Are Good To Go New York Yankees: 2011 Opening Day And Bombers Are Good To Go New York Yankees: 2011 Opening Day And Bombers Are Good To Go
 

New York Yankees: 2011 Opening Day And Bombers Are Good To Go

The New York Yankees are back in the Bronx, as baseball season is finally here.

Nothing is more exciting then a pitching duel to start a new season, where anything can happen and for one team it marks the start to their championship run.

Opening Day the Yankees will be hosting the Detroit Tigers, with ace CC Sabathia taking the mound against Tigers ace Justin Verlander.

Yankee Skipper Joe Girardi announced the starting line-up, which Mark Feinstein of the New York Daily News reports will be looking a tad different than the last two seasons on Opening Day.

Here is the batting order for the Bombers Opening Day Game on ESPN:

1.    Brett Gardner
2.    Derek Jeter
3.    Mark Teixeira
4.    Alex Rodriguez
5.    Robinson Cano
6.    Nick Swisher
7.    Jorge Posada
8.    Curtis Granderson
9.    Russell Martin

Jeter and Gardner will platoon as lead-off, which is what I suggested a few weeks back. Since Verlander is a lefty, Gardner will be first and the Captain will hit in the two-spot.

Let me just remind everyone that Jeter has hit in the #2 spot of the Yankees line-up for the majority of his career, with darn good success I must say.

This is a good move by Girardi, but I think throwing Granderson against some righties and keeping Jeter more regularly in such a familiar spot might prove to work as well.

There is plenty of time to smooth out all kinks with 162 games to go.

All I can say is, Welcome Home Yankees; and Welcome Back Baseball!!

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2 Comments

  1. Uncle Mike says:

    I don't know about this weather. We may not play today. But if we do, let's take it to them. As Billy Martin would say, "Let's bury these SOBs!"

    Good thing you mentioned the Kinks. I was read to go into a routine?

    Abbott: "A baseball fan's favorite band?"

    Costello: "Who?"

    Abbott: "Yes."

  2. R. Cristi says:

    I am glad to know that we have rescheduled games, or my life would be ruined. My off-time life is dedicated to our Yanks.

    R. Cristi

    Author of Blonde Joke book!