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Game 161: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 29, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES
Cabrera CF
Betemit 3B
Abreu RF
Giambi DH
Cano 2B
Posada C
Duncan 1B
Sardinha LF
Gonzalez SS
Pettitte LHP (14-9, 3.81)

ORIOLES
Roberts 2B
Mora 3B
Markakis RF
Tejada SS
Millar 1B
R. Hernandez C
Payton LF
Redman CF
L. Hernandez SS
Cabrera RHP (9-17, 5.36)

Pregame chatter: The coaches met with Torre before the game to put together the postseason roster. Here is what we do know: There will be 11 pitchers and Phil Hughes and Mike Mussina will be on the roster. Mo Rivera, Kyle Farnsworth, Luis Vizcaino and Joba Chamberlain are on. That leaves four players for two spots: Ross Ohlendorf, Ron Villone, Edwar Ramirez and Jose Veras. It sounds like they haven’t made up their minds yet. The position guys are who you would expect it sounds like. Shelley Duncan will be there and probably a pinch runner type, likely Bronson Sardinha.

Sorry for the delay with the lineups. We had a extended interview set up with A-Rod and there was a long session with Torre in the dugout. Lots of information to gather for preview stories over the next few days.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: I think the lineup the Yankees are using tonight would win the NL Central. …Big hit there for Melky Cabrera, who was a grim 6 of 62 (.096) before smacking a double off the wall. … Kind of a spring-training outing for Andy Pettitte, who is throwing to keep his arm in shape. I would suspect he was pitching not to show the advance scouts to much.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: That was Shelley Duncan’s first road home run. The Yankees are sitting their stars and have 11 runs on 13 hits in four innings.

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