Lineup back to normal as Mariners take on Yankees
Perfect afternoon in New York today and the Mariners took some early batting practice at Yankee Stadium and then pitchers and a few position players are undertaking their frequent pregame routine of playing catch with a football just to get loose and get some running in.
Mariners skipper Eric Wedge is going back to his new normal lineup for today’s 4:05 p.m. PT game, which means Dustin Ackley back at the leadoff spot. John Jaso, who hit there Wednesday when Ackley was off, is playing DH today and hitting sixth.
Here’s the full Mariners lineup that will face right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (2-4, 3.75).
Dustin Ackley 2B
Brendan Ryan SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jesus Montero C
Kyle Seager 3B
John Jaso DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Mike Carp LF
Michael Saunders CF
Felix Hernandez P
As I noted in my previous blog post earlier this morning, Felix has quite a track record in New York, particularly the new Yankee Stadium. And Montero is making his return to the Bronx, so should be an interesting day in the Zoo today.