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Game 50: New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals, Whitley vs. Wacha

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Happy Memorial Day!

I shall call him Mini-Me
I shall call him Mini-Me
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I think we can agree that these Yankees are not a great team. But they straddle the line between good and very good.

The current road trip has brought them to 1 loss back of the lead in the (unsurprisingly) super-competitive AL East.

Today, the Yankees start a three game set against the NL Pennant winners, a team that has been to the NLCS for 3 straight seasons. Tonight, in shades of World Series past, the Yankees get to measure themselves against a great team.

So we send substitute starter Chase Whitley out against 22-year-old sensation Michael Wacha. So far, Wacha's sophomore season has been just as brilliant as his 2013 debut.

Go Yankees. Go baseball.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Brett Gardner - LF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Derek Jeter - SS Kolten Wong - 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Matt Holliday - LF
Brian McCann - C Matt Adams - 1B
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Yadier Molina - C
Ichiro Suzuki - RF Allen Craig - RF
Brian Roberts - 2B Jhonny Peralta - SS
Kelly Johnson - 1B Peter Bourjos - CF
Chase Whitley - RHP Michael Wacha - RHP