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

May, 19, 2013
5/19/13
11:45
AM ET
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.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.271 16 70 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146