So the makeup game of a previous rained-out contest may also be rained out, even though it's been four months since the original game.
But if they do get it in, here's hoping Vin Mazzaro doesn't succumb to the aura of (the new) Yankee Stadium, where he faces a team he idolized as a kid. CC Sabathia takes the mound for the red-hot Yankees who have yet to lose since returning from recess. The A's have enjoyed some success against the Vallejo-born Sabathia; the recently-turned 29-year old is 3-7 with a 6.26 ERA in 16 career starts against Oakland.
Right now that thing they use to cover the third deck at the Coliseum is on the field in New York, but just for kicks here are some lineups for you to ooh and aah over:
07/23/09 4:05 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||New York Yankees|
|Rajai Davis - RF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||Johnny Damon - LF|
|Scott Hairston - CF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Alex Rodriguez - 3B|
|Nomar Garciaparra - 1B||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Jorge Posada - C|
|Jack Cust - DH||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Bobby Crosby - 3B||Eric Hinske - RF|
|Mark Ellis - 2B||Brett Gardner - CF|