You'll do a double-take seeing the Yanks' lineup when Andrew McCutchen last played at Yankee Stadium
The Yankees boast a dangerous lineup on a daily basis -- and on Thursday night, it became even more dangerous.
New York agreed to a a waiver-wire trade with the Giants for Andrew McCutchen, adding the 2013 National League MVP to a lineup already featuring feared hitters like Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar (with Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius all working toward returning from the disabled list).
Not a bad late-season acquisition by any means, but this deal brings with it something rather surprising. The last time Cutch played a game at Yankee Stadium was on May 18, 2014. Just four years ago.
Quick -- who do you suppose was in that Yankees lineup for that game, a 5-3 Pirates win in which Cutch went 1-for-3 with a walk? Whichever player(s) came to mind, we'll assume there's somebody you didn't expect:
This was the NYY lineup in the last game of the only series Andrew McCutchen has played at Yankee Stadium up to this point (5/18/14). pic.twitter.com/LeaifExo5Z- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) August 31, 2018
Kelly Johnson! Zoilo Almonte! Vidal Nuno! What a time.
Once he suits up in pinstripes for the first time, it might look something like this:
OK maybe not exactly that, but you get the idea.
It's a new era!