Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 12:40 PM
It has been a while since the Yankees have opened at home in the World Series.
But tonight is opening night, and at the new stadium for the first time. Girardi has hinted at some line-up changes, as the second subway series ( the real thing ) commences on this beautiful Fall day.
I read a comment from tonight's starter, Tanaka, where he said, " the extended rest after the playoff win over Toronto has helped bring new energy to my arm." This, of course, is the translation from his interpreter.
Girardi won't post his line-up, officially, until 4pm, but my inside sources indicate a few exciting changes for Yankees fans.
First off; Slade Heathcott will be playing right field. Refsnyder will be at second and, Bird, at first. Think about that; three guys from Scranton who no one thought would be in pinstripes for a World Series in 2015.
No offense Gardy will be in left field, primarily for defensive purposes, and he will bat 8th I am advised. Jacoby ( also a member of the no offense club will likely lead -off) ;McCann will catch, and hopefully his left hand swing will nub a few opposite field grounders off Harvey for infield singles. If he can make it to first base in under 20 seconds, we'll have a hit.
Third base remains a bit of a mystery, with the .230 hitting Headley the likely candidate. But rumors persist that another rookie could get a shot.
The Yankees don't figure to score more than a run, so Tanaka better keep Lucas Duda and the Murphy dude at bay.
In any case, it is all New York baseball. What could be finer.?
File under Subway Series 2015