Yankees-Tigers: News and Notes

Gary MarcheseAnalyst IApril 28, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 16: A Yankee flag waves over the new stadium during opening day between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians at the new Yankee Stadium on April 16, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced the old Yankee Stadium as the Yankees home field.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Here are the notes and lineups for tonight's game:

- In the last two games, the Yanks have one walk and 17 strikeouts.

- Robinson Cano is up to .380 and has a 14-game hitting streak.

- Nick Swisher is struggling, going 6 for his last 35, and has two RBI in that time.

- Hideki Matsui has a seven-game hitting streak and is 11 of his last 27.

- The Yankees have scored three runs in the last 19 innings.

- The Yanks are 32-39 in April over the last three seasons.

- Steven Jackson was sent back to AAA as expected. Jorge Posada is out with a sore hamstring, which would explain him not running to first last night.

Yanks lineup: Jeter(ss), Damon(lf), Tex(1b), Matsui(dh),Cano(2b),Swisher(rf),Cabrera(cf),Molina(c), Pena(3b)