I’m really not worried about facing Cliff Lee and his .096 ERA this evening. When Lee pitched against Seattle this season, they hit him well. Basically, Lee has beat up on Oakland, Minnesota and Kansas City this season. That’s not the same as shutting down the Red Sox, Tigers, or Rangers.
Sure, I would sit Giambi today (against Lee). And, I would bat Cano ninth in the line-up. But, I would do that against any lefty pitcher.
I just hope the Yankees don’t get it into their head that Lee is Sandy Koufax – because he’s not.