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Game #68 -- New York Yankees at Colorado Rockies

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New York Yankees

Melky Cabrera,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Jorge Posada,  1B
Hideki Matsui,  LF
Robinson Cano,  2B
Wil Nieves,  C

Mike Mussina,  RHP  (3-3,  5.17)


Colorado Rockies

Willy Taveras,  CF
Kazuo Matsui,  2B
Matt Holliday,  LF
Todd Helton,  1B
Garrett Atkins,  3B
Brad Hawpe,  RF
Troy Tulowitzki,  SS
Yorvit Torrealba,  C

Josh Fogg,  RHP  (2-5,  4.95)


Let's start with a bit of trivia before tonight's game...   

Q:  Who were the three Yankee starting pitchers when they last played the Rockies at Coors Field in 2002?  

A:  The same three starters scheduled for this series -- Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, and Roger Clemens.

Kinda eerie, isn't it?

As expected, Jorge Posada gets the start tonight at First Base while Johnny Damon sits.  This is probably something that happens once or twice in an NL yard because Jorge's hot bat is far too important to keep out of the lineup.

Meanwhile, Joe Girardi reportedly interviewed for the vacant O's managerial position.  Personally, I don't think he's going to take the job and will likely wait until a better offer is tossed in his direction.

On this day in 1903, Henry Louis Gehrig was born.  Happy Birthday, Mr. Iron Horse.

The featured graphic for tonight's game is an alternative home jersey logo for the Colorado Rockies.