The Yankees go for their sixth win in a row against the Tigers in a battle for a wild card spot. If Brandon McCarthy can keep the Tigers off the board the team might have a chance at pushing Detroit further out of the playoff picture.
Tonight's lineup: Ellsbury 8 Jeter DH McCann 2 Teixeira 3 Beltran 9 Prado 4 Drew 6 Headley 5 Ichiro 7 McCarthy 1— Erik Boland (@eboland11) August 26, 2014
Brett Gardner is still out of the lineup after taking a foul ball off his ankle a few days ago. He hopes to be available in tonight's game, but we'll see what happens. In the meantime Jacoby Ellsbury leads off while Derek Jeter is the designated hitter. Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira follow with Carlos Beltran in right field and Martin Prado at second base. Stephen Drew gets a shot at shortstop again, which makes it look like the Yankees have kind of pulled the plug on that whole second baseman idea. Chase Headley is back at third base and Ichiro Suzuki actually gets a chance in left field tonight.
The Yankees announced the prospects they will be sending to the Arizona Fall League in a few months. Pitchers Caleb Cotham, Branden Pinder and Alex Smith, along with position players Greg Bird, Eric Jagielo, Aaron Judge, and Tyler Austin will all be on the Scottsdale Scorpions team. Josh Norris of Baseball America also says that the organization will also send a catcher over to the AZL, meaning anyone from Gary Sanchez to Luis Torrens to Francisco Arcia could be on the team come October.
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