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

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

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