Game one didn't go so well for the Yankees yeterday, but Joe Girardi has not made any changes to his lineup. Today's version is exactly like the one he used yesterday on Opening Day.
Tonight's lineup vs. HOU: Ellsbury CF, Jeter SS, Beltran RF, McCann C, Teixeira 1B, Soriano DH, Gardner LF, Roberts 2B, Johnson 3B, Kuroda P— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 2, 2014
Only two Yankees in the lineup tonight have faced Astros starter Jarred Cosart before. Jacoby Ellsbury and Kelly Johnson have a grand total of three and one plate appearances, respectively, with neither one having picked up a hit.
Dexter Fowler's 22 plate appearances against Hiroki Kuroda in his career are by far the most of any of his Astros teammates. No one else even totals double digits. Fowler has four hits, including a triple, off the Yankees' right-hander to his name.
The Yankees have released utility man Addison Maruszak. Was originally slated to start the season at Trenton.— Donnie Collins (@RailRidersTT) April 2, 2014
News from the farm this afternoon is that prospect Addison Maruszak is no longer with the team. Maruszak was versatile, in that he could basically be slotted in almost anywhere, but he played no position that well. With the release of Maruszak and Eduardo Nunez being designated for assignment, the crop of players who can play shortstop at the upper levels of the system are dwindling a bit. With Derek Jeter, Dean Anna, and Brendan Ryan (when he returns from injury) already combining to man the position at the big league level, hopefully nothing happens that would make the team need to tap into some of their mostly non-existent depth.
Tonight's game starts an hour later than yesterday's at 8:10 pm EDT. You can catch the game on YES or MLB.tv