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Game 89: Yankees at Devil Rays

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

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES
Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Phillips 1B
Thompson LF
Wang RHP (9-4, 3.36)

DEVIL RAYS
Iwamura 3B
Crawford LF
Harris SS
Pena 1B
Young RF
Upton CF
Wigginton 2B
Gomes DH
Casanova C
Sonnanstine (1-3, 5.36)

Pregame chatter: Melky Cabrera is not feeling well and you don’t want to know the details. He could be available later in the game … Joe Torre said he spoke to Brian Cashman about Phil Hughes. The GM told him that while the statistics last night (3 3 0 0 0 6) were impressive, Hughes wasn’t quite that good. They want him to get two more starts before he comes up. When it comes to rehabs, the stats are fairly meaningless. Teams look more for command, maintaining velocity, repeating of mechanics, fielding the position, etc. … Derek Jeter has one of the new iPhones. … U. of Florida football coach Urban Meyer is at the game and spoke with Jeter, Torre and A-Rod during batting practice. Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan, a Long Island guy, is a big Yankees fan and gets advice from Torre from time to time.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Did a little research for a story today on how much Jorge Posada is being used compared to other catchers. Kind of interesting.

Innings caught (through Friday)
Russell Martin (LAD) 713
Jason Kendall (OAK) 706.1
Jorge Posada (NYY) 638
Bengie Molina (SF) 637.2

Games started (as a catcher)
Martin 81
Kendall 79
Molina 73
Posada 70

However Posada has played in 85 of 89 games (counting tonight) thanks to turns as a DH and 1B.

Torre said Wil Nieves would start tomorrow. But Posada will probably get in the game at some point. He hasn’t had a full day off since June 10, which is amazing.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: I’d still trade Farnsworth for Lieber and Lieber is out for the rest of the season. Now it’s up to Mo Rivera.

UPDATE, 10:16 p.m.: The Bobby Abreu win/loss numbers are downright weird.

In wins: 66 of 175 (.377) 6 HR, 40 RBI.

In losses: 25 of 158 (.158), 1 HR, 9 RBI.

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