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It’s time for The Big G

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Oct 05, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez was upbeat when he spoke to reporters after the game last night. He talked about swinging at strikes and “passing the baton” if the Indians were willing to walk him.

That happened on two occasions last night. A-Rod walked in the first inning and Posada struck out with runners on first and second. Matsui then grounded out.

The Indians intentionally walked A-Rod to load the bases in the fifth inning. Posada K’d again and Matsui popped out. The baton was passed and they dropped it.

It’s pretty obvious – and with good reason – that Eric Wedge isn’t going to let A-Rod beat him. Why should he? Joe Torre should park the Big G right behind A-Rod tonight. Giambi hasn’t hit much since he came back (22 of 106 including last night) but he’s more of a presence on deck that Posada or Matsui and less likely to strike out.

The official LoHud Yankees Blog first-guess lineup:
Damon
Jeter
Abreu
Rodriguez
Giambi
Posada
Cano
Mientkiewicz
Cabrera

Back later with the actual lineup. But I say it’s time to unleash the West Covina Wild Man.

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