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Game #6 - Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

TampaBay Rays

AkinoriIwamura, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF
Carlos Peňa, 1B
B.J. Upton, CF
Cliff Floyd, DH
Eric Hinske, RF
Willy Aybar, 3B
Shawn Riggans, C
Jason Bartlett, SS

James Shields, RHP (1-0, 2.57 ERA)

NewYork Yankees

JohnnyDamon, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Robinson Canó, 2B
Jorge Posada, C
Wilson Betemit, 1B
Melky Cabrera, CF

Chein-Ming Wang, RHP (1-0, 2.57 ERA)

No surprise here, but Jason Giambi is out of the lineup with a sore left groin he sustained during yesterday's contest. Melky Cabrera makes his return to the lineup after serving his two-game suspension while Shelley Duncan will begin serving his two-game suspension.

Joe Girardi returns to the bench today after a rough couple of days. For those of you anticipating the premiere of the Joe Girardi Show after the game, you will have to wait another week because it was canceled this morning due to Girardi's illness.

Wang is a lifetime 6-4, 3.82 ERA in 11 starts against the Rays, including 2-1, 4.42 ERA in 3 starts in 2007. The pen could really use a break, especially with Moose on the hill tomorrow, so here's hoping CMW can go at least 6 IP.

Shields has been hammered by the Yankee offense during his young career (0-4, 8.58 ERA in 5games) and includes some serious ass-whooping in 2007 (0-2, 14.46 ERA in 2 starts).

Yankees'career numbers vs. Shields can be viewed here. Rays' career numbers vs. Wang can beviewed here.

Finally, Ed Price of The Ledger calls out Yankee fans in a blog entry from yesterday.


How long will Jason Giambi be out of action?

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