Game 96: Let's try not to get blown out tonight, okay?

Greetings from the non-air conditioned lair of your brace wearing, supreme bloggess. (See what the heat is doing to me? I think I'm a character in a sci-fi show. Though, if I were a character in a sci-fi movie, I doubt I'd be having carpal tunnel problems...) So it's 96th game of the season (where did the time go?), the first game after the All-Star break and where do the Yankees have to try and right their rapidly sinking ship? Fenway Park.


Andy Pettitte gets the start for the Yankees. He's 7-6 with a 4.39 ERA and he gets to face the best team in the American League East.

Lucky him.

Here's Boston's lineup: Ellsbury CF Victorino RF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Gomes LF Saltalamacchia C Snyder 3B Iglesias SS

Felix Doubront gets the start for the Red Sox. He's 6-3 on the year and has a 3.91 ERA.

Here's the Yankees lineup: Gardner CF Suzuki RF Cano 2B Wells DH Almonte LF Overbay 1B Lillibridge 3B Nunez SS Stewart C

In case you missed the news, Derek Jeter was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 12 so he's eligible to come back, if all goes well, by July 28 and the Yankees called up Brent Lillibridge. Lillibridge is the seventh different starting third baseman this season. That's the most since 1996.

Here's a list of the guys who played third base at one point or another in 1996: Andy Fox Wade Boggs Charlie Hayes Jim Leyritz Luis Sojo Tim McIntosh Matt Howard Robert Eenhoorn

That's from Baseball Reference. So I'm assuming someone in this list didn't start at third because there's eight guys and the stat said seven.

Anywho, go Yankees. Try not to lose by 15 runs.

UPDATE: The Yankees released Brennan Boesch.