31 Oct 2009
LoHud had the lineup and it’s basically Game 1 without Matsui. Swisher is back in right and hitting 7th. In addition, the Yankees are giving CC the ball in Game 4.
Can’t say the lineup is a shocker, but I wonder if Girardi would put Matsui in the outfield in a double-switch? I can’t imagine it would be a good idea- who knows what Matsui’s defensive abilities are at this point.
As for CC, I say go for it. He showed he can do it in the ALCS and he gives you a better chance to win that Gaudin. However, if the Yankees head into Game 5 with a Series lead, I say you pitch Gaudin then.
More on twitter during the game and more here afterwards.