Game # 146: Oreos (72-74) vs Yanks (79-66)

Season Series: Yanks 9, Oreos 6

Ornithology Report: No Bird sighting.

In the game of outfield musical chairs Gardy lost his seat tonight. Castro gets benched after breaking out of his slump -- that'll teach him.

There are 4 batters I don't think should bat 2nd -- Judge (Ks too much), Sanchez (with Judge, not batters who should be asked to move along runners), DD and Castro (neither gives a runner a chance to steal and they don't take walks.)

Can Tanaka rebound? If he does, will he be allowed to pitch 5 innings? Can the Yanks remember how to hit? Can the Yanks beat the Birds without the Bird?


  1. SS: Tim Beckham
  2. 3B: Manny Machado
  3. 2B: Jonathan Schoop
  4. CF: Adam Jones
  5. LF: Trey Mancini
  6. 1B: Chris Davis
  7. DH: Mark Trumbo
  8. C: Welington Castillo
  9. RF: Seth Smith
  10. SP: Wade Miley


  1. CF: Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. RF: Aaron Judge
  3. C: Gary Sanchez
  4. DH: Matt Holliday
  5. 1B: Chase Headley
  6. SS: Didi Gregorius
  7. 3B: Todd Frazier
  8. 2B: Ronald Torreyes
  9. LF: Clint Frazier
  10. SP: Masahiro Tanaka

Game on YES.