Yankees Game 28 Lineup: 05/06/12

The bewildered Phil Hughes and the Yankees will look to get the club a win today as they still try to get it together.


Once again, Hiroki Kuroda, along with the entire offense, underperformed last night  as the Yankees lost to the Royals in a 5-1 score.

This afternoon Phil Hughes will get the start for the Yanks, as they try to get a victory on the road before returning back to the Bronx. Hughes has had an awful start to 2012 and this may be his final chance to show the organization something before he is the next starter to be bumped back into the bullpen. Andy Pettitte waiting in the wings for New York, but in the meantime there’s been no signs of consistency among the starters besides C.C. Sabathia, who has won four straight.

Of course, there has been little or no presence of the offensive unit most of the time for those taking the mound. The Yanks lineup will face righty, Luke Hochevar, for the Kansas City Royals. Hochevar has given up a lot of runs in his two losses and the bombers, who’ve been quiet lately, are looking to turn things around and tally a few of those today. Nick Swisher is back in the lineup today, off the bench as the DH after a hamstring injury, Swish might add a little spark to the slacking offense.

New York Yankees (14-13)

Derek Jeter SS

Curtis Granderson CF

Alex Rodriguez 3B

Robinson Cano 2B

Mark Teixeira 1B

Nick Swisher DH

Raul Ibanez LF

Russell Martin C

Dewayne Wise RF

Pitcher: RHP Phil Hughes (1-4, 7.48 ERA)

Game Time: 2:10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium


Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280


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  • craig

    The yankee lineup right now is hard to watch. No .300 hitters in the lineup besides Jeter’s sizzling start. Tired of watching Texira popup, Rodriguez hit slow rollers or popups to the outfield. Cano constantly smiling while he hasnt hit a ball hard since last yr and Martin hitting .175 while playing everyday. Bench some of these guys once in awhile