Monday, April 29, 2013

Game Thread: NYY vs. HOU 4/29

The New York Yankees and Houston Astros start a three game set tonight at Yankees Stadium, buy your Yankees tickets here, when Andy Pettitte goes to the mound. Feel free to use this post to chat with us or tweet with us on Twitter by following @GreedyStripes.

Here is the Yankees lineup

1. Gardner CF
2. Cano 2B
3. Wells LF
4. Hafner DH
5. Boesch RF
6. Nix 3B
7. Overbay 1B
8. Nunez SS
9. Romine C

LHP Pettitte 

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros 4/29

The New York Yankees will welcome the Houston Astros to Yankees Stadium for the first time since joining the American League West in 2013. These are games that the Yankees absolutely have to win if they expect to keep their heads above water before the injury reinforcements come. The Yankees will send the veteran Andy Pettitte to the mound to face off with Lucas Harrell. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on YES and MLB TV.

Hideki Matsui To Retire A Yankee

After signing with the New York Yankees in late 2002, Hideki Matsui played seven of his ten Major League Baseball seasons with the Bronx Bombers. Before retiring on December 28th, 2012, Matsui spent the 2010 season with the Los Angeles Angels, 2011 with the Oakland Athletics, and finally played 34 games for the Tampa Bay Rays.

But it's the .292/.370/.482 batting line, with 140 home runs, he hit with the Yankees that people will remember when they look back at Godzilla's career. Which is why I love the news that came from George King earlier today, in which we learned that Matsui would be signed by New York to a one-day contract, so the two-time all star could retire as a Yankee.

If you're a big fan of Hideki, then you'll probably want to circle July 28th on your calender. Because not only is that the day the team will be giving away Matsui bobbleheads, but it seems as good a time as any for all of this to go down.

Game 27 Lineup: Astros vs. Yankees

It's that time of the season where we introduce the newest member of the AL...the Houston Astros. Let's hope this ends out fun for the Yankees. Here's your lineup.

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Austin Romine C

Andy Pettitte HLP

This Day In Yankees History 4/29

On this day in 1939 Lou Gehrig would single in the fourth inning, his 2,721st hit of his career, for his last base hit of his career. The final hit would come off of Washington Senators pitcher Ken Chase. Lou would hold the franchise record for hits until Derek Jeter passed him in 2009.