Entering tonight's match up with the Seattle Mariners, several important story lines were working. The Mariners came in red hot, having won seven games in a row and eight of ten, since trading Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees. Meanwhile the Yanks had gone 4-5 since the acquisition of Ichiro, but Suzuki had managed a hit in every game with New York. Additionally, CC Sabathia had struggled in his last three outings. Manager Joe Girardi decided to make a change at catcher, giving Russell Martin the start instead of CC's usual "personal" catcher, Chris Stewart. Inhis post game comments, Girardi expressed his desire to reunite the Martin-Sabathia battery combination. Girardi also reinserted Mark Teixeira into his lineup. Girardi played one more trump card by inserting Curtis Granderson into the...

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