Game 44: Blue Jays (17-26) @ Yankees (27-16)


Here's the lineup Joe Girardi is sending out against the Toronto Blue Jays and their righthanded knuckleballer R.A. Dickey:

Curtis Granderson CF

Robinson Cano 2B

Vernon Wells LF

Travis Hafner DH

Lyle Overbay 1B

Jayson Nix 3B

Ichiro Suzuki RF

Reid Brignac SS

Austin Romine C

CC Sabathia LHP

Notes: Joe Girardi said Brett Gardner is just getting a routine day off today . . . Curtis Granderson, who has led off nearly 2,600 times in his career, leads off today because, Girardi said, "I'm trying to split up the lefties. He's a guy that can give you a quick lead and I like that'' ... Reid Brignac was a Colorado Rockie until yesterday, when the Yankees picked him up for cash considerations. He arrived in NY last night, came to Yankee Stadium this morning and found himself in the starting lineup today. "I think there’s some good talent there, so we’ll see what he can do,'' Girardi said. . . The Yankees have had success recently against Dickey, beating him here on April 28 on a Lyle Overbay 2-run HR, and knocking him around for five runs in 6 innings last June at CitiField when Dicke was on his way to winning the NL Cy Young with the Mets . . . Sabathia is 9-1 with a 2.58 ERA in his last 11 starts against the Blue Jays, and 14-4, 3.00 overall.