Yankees lineup 6/4 vs. CLE: Ichiro 8, Nix 6, Teixeira 3, Cano DH, Wells 7,Youkilis 5,Adams 4,Overbay 9, Stewart 2, Phelps 1— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) June 4, 2013
Brett Gardner will be getting the day off so Ichiro Suzuki will be playing in center and batting leadoff. If they want to give Gardner a day off, that's fine, but Lyle Overbay should not be starting in the outfield on those days. The only way they can make Overbay in the outfield work is if Gardner is there to assist him with any ball in right-canter. Ichiro might be hot right now, but Vernon Wells is still ice cold .111/.111/.167 (over the last seven games), so there isn't really a need for him to be in the lineup today. Plus, Scott Kazmir is a lefty and, judging by his 19 wRC+, Lyle Overbay can't hit lefties at all. This whole things sounds poor.
Chris Stewart is in the lineup, but we'll see if that sticks since he's been scratched late before. There's no word if the dehydration symptoms he was feeling were simply because he doesn't know how to hydrate himself of if it was something more serious. If he plays then everything might be ok again.
Probably the biggest news concerning tonight's lineup is that David Adams wil be playing second base while Robinson Cano gets a DH day. Adams has hit .111/.158/.111 in the last week, so it's amazing how much they're trying to get him into the lineup when he's just not producing. He still has yet to collect his first base on balls.
The All-Stars for the Florida State League have been announced and the Tampa Yankees have two representatives. Catcher Gary Sanchez was selected for hitting .272/.338/.476 with 9 home runs this year and right-handed starter Shane Greene for pitching to a 3.29 ERA with a 2.33 FIP, 9.05 K/9, and 1.23 BB/9. At 20 and 24 years old, respectively, this is their sixth year in the organization and their second season at High-A.