On Deck: Twins-Yankees, Slowey-Igawa, Neal-The Rooster

Posted on July 5th, 2007 – 12:06 PM
By La Velle

The Twins are pretty loose today considering that this is a massive game, one that could determine if this will be a winning road trip or not.

Yankees writers are ripping Igawa. “Just watch him,” one said. “What how far he misses the target by.” We’ll see.

Jim Souhan and I are looking at the lineup and thinking, `Gardy better be right today.’ Kubel is on the bench because he thinks Igawa is a tough matchup for him. It’s hard to see Kubel not starting after hitting the big home run on Wednesday.

Castillo is getting another day off to rest his legs. 

Because A-Rod is injured, the Twins’ lineup actually has more homers (58-41) than the Yankees. No Yankee has double-digit homers in today’s lineup.

Busy day today. Have a 6 a.m. flight tomorrow through Detroit to Chicago, then straight to the park. I may not have the lineups up by game time, but will at least get a link going… 

 

Lineups

Twins: 1. Bartlett, SS. 2. Mauer, C. 3. Cuddyer, RF. 4. Morneau, 1B. 5. Hunter, CF. 6. Cirillo, DH. 7. Ford, LF. 8. L-Rod, 3B. 9. Punto, 2B. Pitching: Slowey.

Yankees: 1. Damon, CF. 2. Cabrera, LF. 3. Jeter, SS. 4. Matsui. DH. 5. Posada, C. 6. Abreu, RF. 7. Cano, 2B. 8. Phillips, 1B. 9. Cairo, 3B. Pitching: Igawa

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