Jackie Robinson Day: Yankees vs Angels

On this day we salute a true legend in the sports world by honoring Jackie Robinson. When I think about what this day means to me I look at some of the players I idolized growing up. Players like Ken Griffey Jr, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Robinson Cano.

Tonight my favorite team the New York Yankees (4-4) will take center stage on Sunday Night Baseball as they take on the L.A. Angels (3-5) on Jackie Robinson Day. Both teams have not been as good as expected early on but it’s a long season.

If you would walk into the Yankees locker room at Curtis Granderson’s locker you would see a figurine of jackie Robinson stealing home in 1955 against the Yankees.

The Yankees got some good news when Andy Pettitte made another start in the minors. Pettitte pitched 4 scorless innings for Class A Tampa giving up only 2 hits. He should make his debut for the Yankees in May.

The Yankees will also make a change to the lineup tonight moving Cano to the cleanup spot. Here’s a look at both teams lineup for tonights game.

L.A. Angels

SS Erick Aybar

2B Howie Kendrick

1B Albert Pujols

CF Torii Hunter

RF Vernon Wells

LF Bobby Abreu

DH Mark Trumbo

3B Cesar Izturis

C Chris Ianetta

P Jerome Williams

New York Yankees

SS Derek Jeter

CF Curtis Granderson

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

1B Mark Teixeira

RF Nick Swisher

DH Raul Ibanez

C Russell Martin

LF Brett Gardner

About ballerinsight

I am a Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Penguins, NY Yankees, Duke Blue Devils, and Florida State Seminoles fan.

Posted on April 15, 2012, in Baseball and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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