Opening Lineup

We have an official lineup and Brett Gardner isn’t in it. The lineup is:

Ellsbury

Hicks

A-Rod

Teixeira

Beltran

McCann

Headley

Castro

Gregorius

While I am not surprised that Girardi decided to put Hicks in against a tough lefty, I am surprised he put him 2nd. And, it is interesting how he has put two switch-hitters back-to-back and Didi in the 9th spot. I wonder if this is just an Opening Day alignment and things will be different in Game 2, or if this is the basic lineup with Gardner normally in for Hicks? Stay tuned.