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GGBG back in action

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 03, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Gritty, gutty Brett Gardner hit leadoff for Triple-A Scranton today. He was 0 for 2 with a walk at Buffalo. He also outraced a cheetah in the outfield before the game, which was quite impressive.

It looks like he was taken out for a pinch hitter, which makes sense as they only wanted him to play five innings in his first game back since breaking his left thumb in July.

Look for Brett to rejoin the Yankees on Monday for the twinbill against the Rays.

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33 Responses to “GGBG back in action”

  1. Brian from PA September 3rd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    right when melky is kind of coming out of his funk.

  2. ADam September 3rd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Nice… its like getting a steal of an acquisition at the waiver deadline

  3. Carl September 3rd, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This is great news. His speed is going to be huge for us.

  4. William Buckner September 3rd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Pulled just in time for Cody Ransom to blow a bases loaded 1 out rally.

    But he out jumped a kangaroo moving onto the one deck circle.

  5. Hokiehill September 3rd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    looking forward to his return…

    interesting numbers in the previous post. Damon has made his case for some kind of extension…amazing where ARod fits in all of those categories in a shortened season…I’m pumped about this team and the post-season but my attention is being fought hard for by this VT v Bama matchup this weekend. Saturday night can’t come soon enough!

  6. Rockks September 3rd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    My 2 favorite baseball players are GGBG and the Big G

  7. henner September 3rd, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    would gardner be eligible for the playoff roster?

  8. henner September 3rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Hokiehill
    September 3rd, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    looking forward to his return…

    interesting numbers in the previous post. Damon has made his case for some kind of extension…amazing where ARod fits in all of those categories in a shortened season…I’m pumped about this team and the post-season but my attention is being fought hard for by this VT v Bama matchup this weekend. Saturday night can’t come soon enough!

    Ill be in the Georgia Dome, best of luck

  9. William Buckner September 3rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Great addition on the RAB blog regarding deals that weren’t made this year.

    Proof again that Cashman knows what he’s doing.

  10. McG September 3rd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    BRETT GARDY!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME BACK KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!!!

  11. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 3rd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    One question that has to be answered regarding Damon’s return is where does A-Jax fit in? If the Yanks plan to bring him up then there is a real logjam in the outfield. With GGBG’s return they already have 4 outfielders. Would we rather see all the kids play or have Damon return?

    Personally, I am intrigued by an outfield that includes A-Jax and Gardner in 2010. I think the Yankee pitchers would love that.

    Damon and Posada could share the DH duties I guess.

  12. Jeremy September 3rd, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Patrick said in reply to jziglar…
    “The Yankees have the 2009, AAA “MVP” and AAA “Rookie of the Year”. They’re going to win their division, while Pawtuckett is a pathetic 58-79. The claim that the Yankees have a weak farm system and the Red Sox the best in baseball is, unfortunately for Red Sox Nation, utter nonsense.”

    - A smart Red Sox fan who I talked to from the NESN board realizes the truth. Even he understands that the Sox farm is overhyped by the media.

  13. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 3rd, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    RAB blog?

  14. Erica - always OPPC September 3rd, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    River Avenue Blues = RAB

    It’s another Yankee blog

  15. William Buckner September 3rd, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    River Ave Blues. Link to the right under Yankees fan blogs.

  16. John September 3rd, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    River Blues Avenue

  17. Bleacher Creature P.J. September 3rd, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Yankee Magic Numbers:

    Playoff berth: 20
    AL East Champions: 23
    Home Field Advantage: 24

  18. MIKE C. September 3rd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Peter, Your one funny dude.

  19. John September 3rd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Just for topic discussion? Which blogs do you check daily? Personnaly I go to RAB, MLBTR, The Yankee Universe and of course Pete’s blog every day.

  20. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 3rd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I just got a chuckle when I was looking at some historical stuff at baseball-reference.com. The Yanks are having a good year but currently have only the 18th best winning percentage in their history.

    The same percentage would be 4th best ever for the Red Sox.

  21. Patrick from CT September 3rd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Damon has earned a chance to come back as LF/DH. Now will he take a one year deal with an option and buy out? I don’t see the Yankees giving him a 2 year deal with other guys that will need to DH at some point.
    AJax has not been called up so I’d guess he not ready for a big league spot in 2010.

    Let’s worry about this stuff after the Yankees win the 2009 WS…

  22. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 3rd, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    The cheetah was off his game today and wants a rematch.

  23. BG#11 September 3rd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    needless to say im a big Brett Gardner fan..can’t wait to see him rejoin the starting line-up…fyi I’m going to guess he’s in the lineup for everyone of my GTLU predictions from monday on.

  24. Alan September 3rd, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Girardi will give equal time to Melky and Gardner so that they’re both fresh for the playoffs.
    Can’t have Melky sitting too much.

  25. tex's friend September 3rd, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    the outfield will be fine next year. Jackson, Gardner, Melky, Damon, Swish. There is speed there. Athletic OF is overrated. And i would take the bat of Damon and Swish over faster corners with less power and less obp. 37 games over .500? Man Swish and Damon are KILLING US.

  26. Ed H. September 3rd, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    REPOST for GTLU (Sorry, I didn’t see the new thread!)

    Ed H.
    September 3rd, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Alex 3B
    Tex 1B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Hairston LF
    Melky CF

  27. tex's friend September 3rd, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    needless to say im a big Brett Gardner fan..can’t wait to see him rejoin the starting line-up
    ____

    Unless this is a joke, i don’t see Gardner getting that starting job back this year. Melky is starting to heat up again and his fielding hasn’t been an issue.

  28. Bleacher Creature P.J. September 3rd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    The Yanks only need to go 15-14 during their remaining 29 games to reach 100 wins.

  29. Uncle Ellsworth (#2 needs 8 to tie #4) September 3rd, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    If the Yanks lose more than 8 games from here on in I’d be surprised – calling off the dogs or not.

  30. Seven September 3rd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Good news it will be great to have him back.

  31. rbj September 3rd, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Good to hear.

  32. Shari September 3rd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    YAY! Gardy!! I’VE MISSED HIM! Woot woot!

  33. NJ Steve September 4th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Gardner’s defense and speed is very valuable to this team. The other player that people should not be sleeping on is Marte. he has always been a solid pitcher and is very tough on lefties. The extra lefty in the pen is huge and if Marte is healthy I actually have more faith in him than Coke. Either way Marte will be very valuable in the postseason!

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