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Yankees vs. Tigers: ALDS Game 1

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Chien-Ming Wang 19-6 3.63 vs. Nate Robertson 13-13 3.84

Yankees Starting Lineup:

  • Johnny Damon, CF
  • Derek Jeter, SS
  • Bobby Abreu, RF
  • Gary Sheffield, 1B
  • Jason Giambi, DH
  • Alex Rodriguez, 3B
  • Hideki Matsui, LF
  • Jorge Posada, C
  • Robinson Cano, 2B

Tigers Starting Lineup:

  • Curtis Granderson, CF
  • Placido Polanco, 2B
  • Sean Casey, 1B
  • Magglio Ordonez, RF
  • Carlos Guillen, SS
  • Ivan Rodriguez, C
  • Craig Monroe, LF
  • Marcus Thames, DH
  • Brandon Inge, 3B

The Yanks faced Robertson twice this season and played their classic style of ball; fouling off pitches and tagging him late in the game. Robertson and Wang took the hill against eachother for the second of those two meetings and the Bombers won 2-0. I'm hoping for a similar performance by Chien-Ming against the reeling Tigers. If it were not for their incredible start to the season, they would not have even made the playoffs. I really like the batting order Torre has for today, but if A-Rod gets his act together or if Sheff falters, look for them to switch places.