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.
|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|