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Today’s lineup vs. Angels

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 14, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Javier Vazquez

 
 

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103 Responses to “Today’s lineup vs. Angels”

  1. Tom B April 14th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Bring it Javi, the bronx will not be so kind as tampa…

  2. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Chad, your pictures from yesterday were beautiful. Thanks!

  3. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    It would be nice to see Javy pitch well today and not just because it would give us a chance to win. I think he needs to pitch well as soon as possible to keep the fans off his back. It’s sad, but that’s the way it is.

  4. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I win!!!!!!

    I am a natural at this game ;-)

  5. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Oh Doreen. :( Well at least it?s a beautiful day for a ride. Make sure you wear that seatbelt! (I?m sure you do.)

    If there are 20 possible explanations for any given situation, Betsy always manages to find the most negative one. It?s just how it is. HOWEVER, Betsy can always be reeled back in. That?s to her credit and I?ve always said that. So I tip my cap to all of you who always take the time to explain/suggest. Unfortunately impatience with constant negative thinking is one of my shortcomings. I guess it?s as natural to me as being negative is to Betsy. But since she does try to overcome it, I guess I too should try to be more patient and try to explain rather than go right to exasperation.

    *******************

    I?m now bringing my inhaler back to CVS and they are refunding me the $40.

    :)

  6. Erin April 14th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 9:47 am
    Chad, your pictures from yesterday were beautiful. Thanks!

    ************************
    I second this-in fact the walls of my cubicle are now even more cluttered. Those were great pictures :)

  7. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Erin, I think the picture of Alex with his ring is gorgeous. That is probably the nicest picture I’ve ever seen of him. I believe that his feelings about finally getting his ring made him positively glow.

    :)

  8. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 14th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations to today’s GTLU participants. You are all winners! :)

    Erin
    Fran (the original)
    Erica
    Dave F
    Joekuh
    Joe from Long Island
    RayVT

    Erin -

    Thanks for picking up the lineup thread. I was distracted for just a moment! :)

  9. Erin April 14th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Erin, I think the picture of Alex with his ring is gorgeous. That is probably the nicest picture I?ve ever seen of him. I believe that his feelings about finally getting his ring made him positively glow.

    ******************************
    Trisha, I agree-that’s a great picture of him. That’s one of my “new additions”-I’m looking at it right now!

  10. Chip April 14th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I know we’re only 6 games in but I’m wondering how long a rope Brett Gardner gets out in left. Obviously his pathetic .250 SLG isn’t hurting the Yankees, but watching him hit is a painful experience.

    I don’t mind that the guy doesn’t have any power, but there are pitchers who appear to come to the plate with a better approach.

    I believe that by Memorial Day either Colin Curtis, David Winfree or Greg Golson will be the Yankee LF (if not Randy Winn)

  11. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Doreen-

    Please do not take what I am about to say as a criticism because it is in no way meant to be-

    But have you considered updating the standings more regularly and maybe adding the dates people win? That way they can sort of self check and if there is ever a discrepancy people know exactly which wins are counted. (Sorry, this is just the Auditor in me speaking)

    What do you think?

  12. 86w183 April 14th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I agree this is a fairly significant start for Vasquez after what happened in his first outing and what happened the last time he wore pinstripes.

    GTLU isn’t even interesting any more. Looks like they are just running them off a copier each morning for the most part.

    I enjoyed all the many photos from yesterday. Disappointed work obligations are keeping me from watching these afternoon games, but I’m hoping to maybe come up to the city for the Chisox series.

  13. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Not sure if any saw the late night/early morning post that I put up about the entire Ring Ceremony being available on site. If anybody needs it, I’ll put it back up.

  14. eric April 14th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Chad- Is there any way to get 2010 stats for the Yankee players? Any time I click on the “Stats Link” it gives me the Spring Training stats for the Yanks.. Btw, Great job with the blog..

  15. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 14th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Erica -

    Sure.

    The standings are always available if you click my name.

    I was only going to update them weekly, but I can do it daily. No problem.

    Give me a bit to get it going.

    :)

  16. Chris April 14th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Whats the point of this whole gtlu thing? Just seems lame to me?

  17. Chris April 14th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Whats the point of this whole gtlu thing? Just seems lame to me?

  18. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I’m no fan of gardner, though I don’t dislike him either, he’s going what he’s supposed to do…get on base, run, pruduce runs and play a decent defense. If he doesnt hit 2 doubles, a triple and a homer along with 3 steals by the end of today, I say that they should string him up….or give him more than 7 games.

  19. SJ44 April 14th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Chip,

    There is a 0.0% chance Colin Curtis, David Winfree or Greg Golson are the Yankees LF by Memorial Day.

    Gardner has played well so far.

    Even if he hasn’t, those guys from Scranton aren’t replacing him.

    You want to make another bet on your prediction?

  20. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    “Fairly significant start for Javi”; “the Bronx will not be so kind”; etc????

    Come on, Javier Vazquez starts for the 2010 New York Yankees.

    Have some pride. Enjoy the game.

  21. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Eric, if you go to yankees.com and go to the stats link, it should take you right to 2010 season stats.

  22. stuckey April 14th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Chip, though you took some pains to try to sound “reasonable” in your post, you show your true colors by suggesting two guys who are current OPSing in the low .600′s in AAA right now.

    Why are you giving them the benefit of the doubt after one week?

  23. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Chris April 14th, 2010 at 10:02 am
    Whats the point of this whole gtlu thing? Just seems lame to me?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Then, just limp on out of here. Most everyone else enjoys the fun they get from trying to guess what girardi’s thinking.

    You can try PA’s Boston site. He doesn’t have this and he’s lonely for company.

  24. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Gardner was the victim of some questionable called 3rd strikes yesterday. He happened to have some pretty good AB.

  25. tex's friend April 14th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Gardner has not been awful. And i am a huge melky fan. Until he is hurting the team, i think he gets the chance to start everyday. And it has been 7 games not 6.

  26. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Doreen – 2010 GTLU April 14th, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Erica -

    Sure.

    The standings are always available if you click my name.

    I was only going to update them weekly, but I can do it daily. No problem.

    Give me a bit to get it going.

    ********************

    I clicked on your name (You are adorible btw) and I was just momentarily confused cause I know I have more than 2 wins now. I think yesterday was my 3rd. Its the curse of my profession to be such a stickler for detail

  27. Joe April 14th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    When will Ramiro Pena play ! ? he’s an option for LF, no ? I don’t see Cano needing too many days off.

  28. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I am NO Brett Gardner fan, believe me; I just don’t think he’s very good at all. That said, it’s been one week; you have got to give a player a lot more rope than that. That said, can Joe please get Randy Winn some at bats?

  29. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I didn’t mean to put it like that, but I would like to see Randy Winn get a few at bats.

  30. Bronx Jeers April 14th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Erica sounds so sweet offering advice on GTLU but I just can’t help but to hear this music as I read it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  31. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    There’s at least 5 other sites besides USA Today that have better stats updates, but, USA has the regular season numbers up. all you have to do is click on statistics tab at the top.

    3/4ths of the work is done for you. Pick a team or league.

    http://content.usatoday.com/sp.....statistics

  32. Wave Your Hat April 14th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I’ve never been very optimistic about Gardner but with his defensive ability and speed the Yanks should give him every chance to see if he can put up an OPS over .725. If he can, he will be a solid asset to the team. 7 games is way too soon to draw any conclusions.

    Being negative about Gardner at this point is going out of your way to be pessimistic.

  33. Crawdaddy April 14th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I rather the Yankees continue to play Gardner for the near future. If the Yankees have to make a change due to his lack of production then they can do so later on.

  34. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    CC will be on with Joe and Evan (WFAN) at 11:45 am

  35. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Bronx Jeers April 14th, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Erica sounds so sweet offering advice on GTLU but I just can?t help but to hear this music as I read it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..re=related

    *****************

    I can’t youtube at work. Can you tell me what it is so I can repsond appropriately ;-)

  36. Jerkface April 14th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Gardner has done a lot for the team already. Stealing every chance he gets. He has had some nice RBIs. He had a good approach yesterday with the bases loaded that would have produced atleast 1 run if not for a great defensive play.

    He leads the team in P/PA, which is really awesome for a #9 hitter. He is wearing out the pitcher with a tough out before the lineup turns over. He also leads in contact percentage

    He has seen the most 3-1 counts, the most 2-0 counts.

    And he currently sports a .348 OBP. And stats this low in the season are not that big a deal anyways, if he goes 2 for 3 his average goes from .250 to .300.

  37. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 14th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    GB,

    How are you feeling? Thanks for that USA Today link. Easy to find the stats.

  38. stuckey April 14th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    People need to throw out Brett Gardner’s SLG % too.

    if the guy turns singles and walks into doubles via steals and is as sure a bet to go from 1st to 3rd on a Jeter single behind him, his literal percentage will be very misleading.

  39. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 14th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Jeers, I could kill you. I went into a coughing spasm that just about had me writhing on the floor it was so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D

    Erica, it is really very funny. And you know Bronx was just yanking your chain!!!

    It’s Darth Vader’s theme.

    :lol:

  40. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    It is often sound advice not to pull out the weeds before the harvest, lest you damage the roots of the crop.

    The harvest is team success. Last I saw, the TEAM is playing well. Gardner, Robertson and Teixeira are front line parts of the team.

    Unless the team starts faltering (ie. losses start piling up) what’s the point of sitting folks now.

    The Yankees do not have a Papi problem with any starter, reliever or bench player for that matter.

    What are you guys talking about?

  41. Bronx Jeers April 14th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Darth Vader’s theme. Sinister and foreboding.

    It also happens to be the music they play when introducing the opposing lineup at YS but I didn’t mean it in that sense.

  42. zmaster! April 14th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    the yankees do not have a papi problem :)

  43. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Bronx Jeers April 14th, 2010 at 10:26 am
    Darth Vader?s theme. Sinister and foreboding.

    **************

    I like it :lol:

  44. RayVT April 14th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 9:48 am
    You are so very good Erica!!!

  45. NYY626 April 14th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    So i was listening to wfan this morning and the guys had a new idea for NJ’s homerun call ( cause jolly old st nick is lame lol), and they proposed “Nick knack paddy whack give that ball a boneee!”. They were joking of course, but they way they said it was hilarious.

  46. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 14th, 2010 at 10:22 am
    GB,

    How are you feeling? Thanks for that USA Today link. Easy to find the stats.

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    My pleasure, Fran. Just don’t tell anybody that you actually look at antiquated baseball stas and not the Super-duper all Inclusive, all knowing baseball stats. Some-body’s likely to call you a dinosaur.

  47. Phil Columbus April 14th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I’m really hoping Gardner does well. His speed can be so disruptive and puts pressure on the other teams D. I think he is fun to watch and he will save some runs from being scored with his play in the OF. Many more fastballs for whoever is at the plate when he is on base.

  48. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Fran, I’m doing well, thank you. almost back to normal. Just about back to 100% crusty and cantankerous. Hope all is well your way.

  49. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Phil Columbus April 14th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    “I’m really hoping Gardner does well. His speed can be so disruptive and puts pressure on the other teams D. I think he is fun to watch and he will save some runs from being scored with his play in the OF. Many more fastballs for whoever is at the plate when he is on base.”
    __________________________________________________

    That’s the spirit!

  50. talltenor April 14th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Chad:

    I just noticed that the “Roster” tab on this blog only lists 21 players. Joba and Robertson are missing, for example.

    Maybe it’s out of LoHud’s control, as the entire page seems to link to USAToday, but I wondered if y’all were aware of this…

  51. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    NYY626

    I’m not sure it’s any worse than most of Sterling’s inane calls.

  52. RayVT April 14th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Wishing you the best GB! If I ever make it back to Tampa area, I’d like to meet you. I love your insight & knowledge of the Yanks!

  53. Erin April 14th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    NYY626 April 14th, 2010 at 10:29 am
    So i was listening to wfan this morning and the guys had a new idea for NJ?s homerun call ( cause jolly old st nick is lame lol), and they proposed ?Nick knack paddy whack give that ball a boneee!?. They were joking of course, but they way they said it was hilarious.

    ************************
    LOL

    I kind of like that. ;)

  54. Bronx Jeers April 14th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    The “Jolly ole St Nick” call is actually Swish’s and Sterling just didn’t think up a new one for Nick II.

    He’s singing freaking show tunes for Granderson but poor Nick Johnson can’t even get an original HR call. :lol:

  55. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 14th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Some-body’s likely to call you a dinosaur.
    **************
    GB,

    I’ve been called worse than that ;)
    Glad that all is well.

  56. RayVT April 14th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Hands off Sterling!! LOL! He is our guy! He is unique! And he isn’t M Kay!!

  57. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    RayVT April 14th, 2010 at 10:28 am
    Erica ? always OPPC ? Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 9:48 am
    You are so very good Erica!!!

    ************

    Why thank you :grin:

  58. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

    My daughter loves it,” Johnson said. “I’ll be rocking with Miley until my daughter tells me otherwise. It’s all up to her.”

    Johnson said that Brianna had no idea the song would be played five times Tuesday, but it seemed to work, as he homered in his first at-bat. That’s reason enough to keep it for now, but does Johnson really like the bubble-gum pop tune?

    “Absolutely,” he said. “I’ll get up in the family room and sing it. It’s got a good twist to it.”
    ****

    Aww, Nick is the best.

  59. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    GB, if you haven’t been 100% crusty and cantankerous up to now, I’m afraid of what will happen when you are. I guess that means more bad puns as well.

  60. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 14th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Just a question – has anyone noticed how many first pitches Jeter is swinging at? Seems like at least twice a game he swings at the first pitch. Jeter’s about the smartest baseball player I’ve ever seen so to see him doing that makes me wonder what he knows. Is it possible that the game plan against him was that he’d wait to take pitches, or is looking for first pitch breaking balls or something, so they are giving him first pitch fastballs?

    Just curious because the rest of the team seems to be really working deep counts.

  61. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Nick Johnson is the early favorite for the Father of the Year award.

  62. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    RayVT April 14th, 2010 at 10:37 am
    GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Wishing you the best GB! If I ever make it back to Tampa area, I’d like to meet you. I love your insight & knowledge of the Yanks!

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    Ray, I thank you for that. Hopefully, I’ll only have to go back to Tampa for checkups in July and December and after that, just once a year. I have to go back at the end of the month, the July and December. They want to do one more check. I actually live just outside of savannah.

    I’d be happy to “learn you all of my knowledge and experience”. God, I love that old man and his wisdom.

  63. NYY626 April 14th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I enjoy Sterling’s HR calls too. But I dont think he should recycle the Jolly Old St. Nick thing. If anything “Nick the Stick” would be fine. I think the one the wfan guys proposed is a bit long lol…

  64. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    “Just a question – has anyone noticed how many first pitches Jeter is swinging at?”

    P/PA: 3.29

    http://espndb.go.com/mlb/playe.....yerId=3246

    That’s quite low for him, but there are obvious sample size caveats.

  65. Jared in Harrisburg April 14th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Been gone for a little while, when did the format stuff of the blog change? Kinda like the new look.

  66. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Ditto as to Jeter being the smartest. He’s made the adjustment and is just messing with the pitchers’ (and opposing managers’) heads.

    How’s that for offense: a lead-off hitter dictating how a pitcher will pitch his game.

  67. NYYROC April 14th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I have always been a fan of Nick J. When he was with Wash. I read that he did a great version of Justin Timberlake’s “Bringin’ Sexy Back” in their clubhouse. Cracked the team up. He seems like the kind of guy who appears quiet but because of that could really be funny when he does stuff out of character.

  68. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    LOL Rich……tied with Girardi (though I give the edge to NJ as Joe technically needs those braces).

  69. Tom B April 14th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Don’t mistake my original post for negativity. I have every belief that Javi is and will be an integral part of our 28th championship… I only meant that the fans in the stadium will not likely be kind if he stinks it up Day 2 in the Bronx.

  70. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Actually the only time that Kay and Sterling were good is when they were together. Separately, they are an insult to one’s ears.

  71. NYY626 April 14th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    GGBG (50 SB’s for me!) April 14th, 2010 at 10:42 am
    Just a question – has anyone noticed how many first pitches Jeter is swinging at? Seems like at least twice a game he swings at the first pitch. Jeter’s about the smartest baseball player I’ve ever seen so to see him doing that makes me wonder what he knows. Is it possible that the game plan against him was that he’d wait to take pitches, or is looking for first pitch breaking balls or something, so they are giving him first pitch fastballs?

    Just curious because the rest of the team seems to be really working deep counts.
    _________________________________________________________________________
    Well my only guess is because it kind of worked for him last year. He had that one month in August where it seemed like he swung at the 1st pitch every time and got on base…

  72. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Betsy – Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 10:42 am
    GB, if you haven’t been 100% crusty and cantankerous up to now, I’m afraid of what will happen when you are. I guess that means more bad puns as well.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Bad puns are a staple of life, Betsy. One thing about being crusty and cantankerous, you can never die. You just nasty away.

    You know that the only ones that I’m crusty and cantankerous with are idiots and trolls. Like everyone else, I have my favorites…..not trolls and idiots….just favorite posters.

  73. Tom B April 14th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    anyone going to Sunday’s game? i’ll be behind the seats on the 3rd base side of the press box if anyone wants to grab a beer :)

  74. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 14th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Rich in NJ

    That number feels like one of those statistical situations where the average is one thing but the number of actual appearances near the average is very low while the number of appearances near the extremes are very high.

    It feels to me like his P/PA in the games so far are distributed like 1,5,1,5,4. Yeah, the average is 3.2 but that’s not really what’s happened.

    In any case, as you said, sample sizes over 7 games are nothing in the big picture. Just something that seems off to me.

  75. Ron April 14th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Do they start serving on sundays before 12noon in NY?

  76. Erin April 14th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    My daughter loves it,? Johnson said. ?I?ll be rocking with Miley until my daughter tells me otherwise. It?s all up to her.?

    Johnson said that Brianna had no idea the song would be played five times Tuesday, but it seemed to work, as he homered in his first at-bat. That?s reason enough to keep it for now, but does Johnson really like the bubble-gum pop tune?

    ?Absolutely,? he said. ?I?ll get up in the family room and sing it. It?s got a good twist to it.?

    *************************
    That’s so sweet! I actually heard “Party in the USA” on my way to work this morning. Ususally I’d very quickly change the station, but I left it on for NJ today. :)

  77. Jerkface April 14th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Jeter 1st pitch swinging percent career: 35%
    Last 5 years
    2009: 28%
    2008: 31%
    2007: 31%
    2006: 37%
    2005: 32%

    2010: 49%

    its early yet, but not very good. Half his ABs are ending on the first pitch or putting Jeter in the hole.

    His career P/PA is 3.75 and its at 3.29 right now, which is lower than even his rookie year. He is starting to get his power stroke back so I’d like him to quit hitting the ball on the ground so much. He is at 6.33 Ground Out / Air Out ratio right now a 2.4 GB/FB ratio, waaaay career highs so far.

    He is not putting the ball in play with authority as often as he is capable.

  78. Tom B April 14th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Ron – don’t think so, but i’ll be in the bus lot pregaming as well :)

  79. Tom B April 14th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    jerkface – he’s probably just trying to get a jump on the early count fastballs. i’m sure he’ll back off when he’s more comfortable and warmed up…

  80. Crawdaddy April 14th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Too early to be concern with Jeter!

  81. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Erin-

    Rubber Duckie on the iPod-

    But the guy that always makes fun of it heard it and stole my iPod and ran away with it. LOL

  82. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Fair enough, Tom B. There probably will be some negativists at the stadium.

    Could never understand how any fan can call a player a “bum” on this team. For that matter, nor on the Yankee teams of the late sixties or early seventies.

    I just don’t get it.

  83. m April 14th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Jeter started swinging early (1st pitch) last season.

    We’d cheer when he got a hit. Moan when he ground out. Nothing new!

  84. tex's friend April 14th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    its early yet, but not very good. Half his ABs are ending on the first pitch or putting Jeter in the hole.

    His career P/PA is 3.75 and its at 3.29 right now, which is lower than even his rookie year. He is starting to get his power stroke back so I’d like him to quit hitting the ball on the ground so much. He is at 6.33 Ground Out / Air Out ratio right now a 2.4 GB/FB ratio, waaaay career highs so far.

    He is not putting the ball in play with authority as often as he is capable

    ___

    Isn’t he hitting over .300 so far?

  85. Erin April 14th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 14th, 2010 at 10:56 am
    Erin-

    Rubber Duckie on the iPod-

    But the guy that always makes fun of it heard it and stole my iPod and ran away with it. LOL

    ****************************
    LOL

    I think he secretly likes it and just doesn’t want to admit it. ;)

  86. CountryClub April 14th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Jeter is hitting over .300 and he’s not even swinging the bat well. Not much to complain about here.

  87. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 14th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Erica -

    I have to get ready to go and I ran into a little problem. I’ll address the standings later today.

  88. Jerkface April 14th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    M,

    I don’t know if you saw the stats, but last season was actually Jeter’s lowest at swinging first pitch! He really took to the leadoff position again. It was his third highest P/PA too!

  89. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    GB, that’s right – just like old soldiers, lol. I’m fine with bad puns; as a matter of fact, I don’t think there is such a thing. All puns are good as far as I’m concerned.

    WE just tease you about being crusty and cantankerous – and keep it up with the trolls. You don’t pull any punches, which is admirable.

  90. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 14th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I’m not saying it’s a good thing or a bad thing that Jeter is first pitch swinging a lot. He’s Derek Jeter. If he thinks swinging at the first pitch will work for him then that’s what he should do. I just noticed that he seemed to be doing it alot more and was curious what other people thought.

  91. Trevor April 14th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Jeter is one of the few aggressive hitters in the lineup. He and Cano will swing early everyone else takes pitches.

  92. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    “Isn’t he hitting over .300 so far?”
    __________________________________________________

    Exactly. And he is. Which means he’s missed 70% of his at bats.

  93. m April 14th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Jerkface,

    I saw the stats.

    My only defense is that I didn’t watch every at-bat. But the ones I did watch Jeter was swinging early. Not the typical Yankees grind-it-out at-bats of fouling off pitches we’re used to seeing.

    :)

  94. Jerkface April 14th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Jeter is at: .303 .343 .424 .767 with 2 XBH, but the results aren’t everything. Jeter hasn’t looked like the Jeter of last year or 07.

    Theres not much to talk about and I think Jeter will be fine, but I’d like to see him work the count more early and really wait for a pitch. He has swung at a lot of balls and grounded em out.

  95. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 14th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Trevor

    Jeter was not as aggressive early in the count last year – at least for most of last year. As I recall it, when he got put in the leadoff spot he assumed the leadoff duty of trying to work the pitcher. He worked the count a lot more than he’s doing right now.

  96. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    It’s WAY too early to even keep stats like that, Jerkface. As CC said, he’s hitting over .300 and he’s not even swinging the bat that well. If this were the middle of the season, no one would notice.

  97. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Cano has been much more disciplined at the plate this year.

  98. Erin April 14th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    New Post-Pregame notes: Robertson’s short memory

  99. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 14th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I don’t get why Jeter should all of a sudden start changing who he is; Trevor’s right. It’s 7 games – that’s it. No conclusions can possibly be drawn about Jeter or anyone else.

  100. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 14th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    DYD

    Cano looks ready to explode in every AB. I think he’s got a huge year ahead of him. By the end of the season we’ll be looking at a 3/4/5 that has 110 HR and near 375 RBI.

  101. DYD INDA WUL April 14th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    GGBG

    My sentiments exactly. Cano definitely looks zeroed in at the plate.

    Driving outside pitches to the left field gap. Huge.

  102. Tom B April 14th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Cano hits the ball very hard, always has. Eventually he will stop hitting them at people, and be winning batting titles.

  103. Yanksgal07 April 14th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I was at the game yesterday and it was absolutely amazing !! I just finished reading some of the comments about the ovations..I don’t know what you heard on the radio or TV but someone saying Alex’s ovation compared to Mitre’s was so wrong…just like many of the conments that were made. Alex was cheered loudly ..maybe not as prolonged as Mo or Jeter but it was loud. Most of the major guys …Cano, Posada, CC, AJ, Tex, etc. received loud applause but the fans did a great job of cheering everyone. Gene Monahan’s was very touching …Matsui had the loudest of all with chants of his name. He looked so happy especially when everyone ran over to hug him. I wasn’t the only one who had tears in her eyes at that point ..it was very touching. Matsui received a loud ovation as he stepped to the plate too..that is until the first strike was called and the cheers were reversed …lol.

    Alex was soooooooo happy …waving the ring box at the crowd as they cheered. He put it on his hand immediately. He looked like a kid …he was adorable. The grins on all of the Yankees was so heartwarming ..especially the kids like Joba and Phil. It was great seeing Jerry Hairston make the trip. I wish Melky, Wang, Damon & Bruney could have been there
    too.

    During the game they showed Mr. Steinbrenner and his wife on the big screen and again the stadium erupted into cheers & applause. One of the signs read “Let’s do it again in 2010″ I say amen to that !! The ceremony and the Yankee win made it a great day to be a Yankee and a Yankee fan…of course for me …everyday is a great day to be a Yankee fan … :)

    Go Yankees 2010 !!!


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