The Rising Lineup: Gardner 8, Rodriguez DH, Cano 4, Soriano 7, Granderson 9, Reynolds 5, Overbay 3, Ryan 6, Stewart 2, Pettitte 1.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) September 11, 2013
Alex Rodriguez is apparently healthy enough to DH tonight, which is a promising sign that he is okay. The Yankees can ill afford to lose his bat in the lineup right now. Mark Reynolds will handle third base duties tonight, as the Yankees can ill afford to have David Adams bat in the lineup right now. Newly acquired defensive shortstop Brendan Ryan is making his Yankees debut tonight, hitting 8th in front of sadly acquired defensive warlock Chris Stewart. Brendan Ryan hitting in front of Chris Stewart says all that needs to be said about why J.R. Murphy should get a chance to start this game.
In today's Wild Card news, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians today 6-2. A Yankees victory tonight would push them ahead of both Baltimore and Cleveand in the standings. If the Tampa Bay Rays lose tonight against the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees would only be one game behind the Rays for the second Wild Card position. In addition, as of this post the Pirates are currently beating the Rangers 4-2.
David Robertson says he is available tonight— Anthony McCarron (@AnthonyMcCarron) September 11, 2013
Boone Logan on whether his elbow is feeling better: "It's not."— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) September 11, 2013
In "screw you 2013" injury news, David Robertson claims that he is available to pitch tonight while Boone Logan says that his elbow is not feeling better. It is possible that we might not see Logan for the remainder of the year, which means that Cesar Cabral might be more useful than ever.
Jim Miller packed up his locker and left the clubhouse. He'll be the roster move to make room for Brendan Ryan. #yankees— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 11, 2013
Jim Miller has been DFA'd. Still no word yet on the PTBNL in this trade.
Finally, the Yankees and Orioles, in addition to all MLB teams, will be commemorating the events on September 11th, 2001 with on-field tributes in remembrance to all those who were affected by the tragedy.