Yankees lineup vs. Astros; Adam Warren and the rookies start

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The last series of the 2013 season is upon us and while the Yankees are out of contention for only the second time since 1995, there's still some things to look out for. Adam Warren, who has been decent out of the bullpen all season, will start tonight's game. You can watch how he does and you can see how several rookies in the lineup do:

Leading off the lineup is Curtis Granderson and Eduardo Nunez, who is still at third base. Robinson Cano is the designated hitter, Alfonso Soriano bats cleanup, and Mark Reynolds mans first base. David Adams will be your second baseman for the evening and Zoilo Almonte will get a shot to man right field. Brendan Ryan and J.R. Murphy will bat at the bottom of the lineup. Alex Rodriguez is once again out of the lineup, so if he's not going to play then there's really no reason he shouldn't be allowed to leave the team to deal with his appeal. Hopefully we don't see Lyle Overbay, Vernon Wells, Chris Stewart, and Ichiro Suzuki again this season. Maybe never again, if we're really lucky.

Adams and Almonte weren't overly impressive this season, with Adams being especially bad, but they might as well get another look. Maybe they can show something they didn't display earlier in the season. Hopefully Murphy will play the rest of the way and show he can hit at a major league level.

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