It’s the rubber match with the Jays today, with Phil Franchise getting his inaugural start of the season trying to land the series victory. Dustin McGowan is reportedly recovering from flu-like symptoms, but he is supposedly able to start. If not, Gibbons said Toronto will turn to Shaun Marcum.
Pete Abe wrote that Jorge is still sitting out and that Matsui will play left while Johnny slots at DH, providing Godzilla some field time prior to Melky’s suspension for (allegedly?) punching Longoria. I’m looking forward to seeing if the Yanks can get a few runs some way other than waiting for ARod to clear the bags.
Lineups from Kat O’Brien