Yes, it's finally here... opening day for the Yankees... here's the lineup:
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Xavier Nady RF
Cody Ransom 3B
Brett Gardner CF
Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP
The rain has apparently stopped at Camden yards... which is good news, back later with updates from the game.
Update 3:59: the lineups are being announced right now... and.. did anyone else get chills when Mark Teixeira got announced? i did.
Update 4:25: aaand we're underway with the first pitch to jeter being a strike!
Update 4:27: Derek Jeter just rocketed one up the middle for a single.
Update 4:34: CC Sabathia's first pitch was up and away... the velocity was down, hopefully that will get up.... and he just gave up a single to brian roberts.
Update 4:45: nice play by Ransom getting the roberts at home... as of right now, it's still 0-0, but CC is still in a jam.
Update 4:46: and the threat is over, Huff hit a rocket but right at Jeter, end of the inning.
Update 5:08: 1-0 Yankees after a sac fly by Johnny Damon, Gardner produced that run on his own.
Update 5:21: CC gave up a triple that was rocketed to right center by Adam Jones, that scored 2 runs, then Nick Markakis hit him in. 3-1 Orioles.
Update 5:35: CC really doesn't look good today, if you can't locate your fastball, you're going to have problems...and CC just hasn't located well today.
Update 5:45: Maybe that double play to end the 4th will pump CC up, top 5 now, Orioles up 3-1.
Update 6:07: apparently the double play did not pump CC up, he's still pitching miserably... 5-1 Yankees, he needs to hold them right here, or this could be a bad start to a very hyped season.
Update 6:47: i had to step out for a bit, but apparently the Yankees struck back for a few runs, it's 6-3 Orioles now.
Update 6:50: Hideki Matsui just crushed one to right center for a 2-run homerun, 6-5 Orioles.
Update 7:22: Jeter couldn't get the run in from 3rd with less than 2 outs...Damon walked, and Teixeira grounded out... it will be up to the Yanks to come back in the 9th now...
Update 7:30: well... 8-5 after Phil Coke gave up a 2 run homerun.... to Cesar Izturis?... really? wow...
Update 7:45: 10-5 ... turning off the game...