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Game 64: Diamondbacks at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 14, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here is the lineup:

YANKEES
Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez DH
Posada C
Matsui LF
Cano 2B
Phelps 1B
Cairo 3B
Pettitte LHP

Pregame chatter: This will be the first time all season Rodriguez hasn’t started at third base. He remains the only Yankee to have started every game. … The Yankees will face Doug Davis. … The players didn’t have to report until 11:30 and there won’t be any BP on the field. … Arizona has lost five of six.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Bases loaded, nobody out with A-Rod, Posada and Matsui due up? The Yankees should have gotten more than two runs. You have to step on Doug Davis’ throat there. The soft-tossing lefty could have been knocked out of the game. Instead he survived, albeit having thrown 36 pitches.

UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: Got this press release from the Yankees: In a pre-game ceremony prior to Friday’s 7:05 p.m. game vs. the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees will honor the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, which made it to the NCAA Finals and the University football team, which won their first bowl game in school history. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Vivian Stringer and members of the team will be present and Head Football Coach Greg Schiano will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.

UPDATE, 3:06 p.m.: That is a stupid bunt by Derek Jeter and I don’t care if they score two runs. They’re up 4-1 against a guy who can’t throw strikes. Why give up an out? Jeter is one of the best hitters in the game, swing the bat. The Yankees are not paying him $20 million to give himself up.

UPDATE, 3:09 p.m.: There you go, they get nothing. Bunting is such false hustle. Swing the bat. Just because they’re playing a NL team doesn’t mean they should play like one.

UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: I have been getting e-mails recently from people telling me that the stats show Josh Phelps is a better first baseman than Doug Mientkiewicz. Meanwhile, Miguel Cairo just threw a one-hopper to Phelps and he never came close to catching it. Yes, the error is on Cairo, but a decent MLB first baseman snaps that up. Watch the games, statheads, watch the games.

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