The team got off snide last night, but we're still waiting for a few Yankees to notch some important season firsts.
Ellsbury and Soriano still need their first hit. The entire team is still waiting for their first homerun of the season; the first triple is still up for grabs, but that's less certain.
Last night, Ivan Nova recorded the season's first HBP. Here's hoping for better control from #4 starter Masahiro Tanaka.
Tonight's going to be about Tanaka in the Yankee media, but I'm excited for the Jays' Dustin McGowan, too. He makes his first start in over 2 years, as the 32-year-old battles his way from a 2010 shoulder surgery; he hopes to join Michael Pineda among MLB pitchers to come back from labrum injuries, and to avoid the sort of related injuries (oblique) that cost him MLB time last season.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF||1. Melky Cabrera (S) LF|
|2. Brett Gardner (L) LF||2. Colby Rasmus (L) CF|
|3. Carlos Beltran (S) DH||3. Jose Bautista (R) RF|
|4. Brian McCann (L) C||4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) 1B|
|5. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B||5. Adam Lind (L) DH|
|6. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B||6. Dioner Navarro (S) C|
|7. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF||7. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B|
|8. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B||8. Ryan Goins (L) 2B|
|9. Dean Anna (L) SS||9. Jonathan Diaz (R) SS|