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Today’s lineup vs. Angels

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 15, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Before the game, Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli took extra batting practice. Between the two of them, they’ve had one start this season. Brett Gardner was also out there getting some early swings, and Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano eventually joined.

New look to the lineup tonight.

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Marcus Thames DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Randy Winn LF

RHP Phil Hughes

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

  1. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I do not win :-(

  2. stuckey April 15th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Uh oh, Thames AND Winn.

    Here comes the LoHud meltdown in 3 … 2 … 1 ….

  3. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    bodhi

    Terrible game from Fleury last night, especially on that last goal.

    We need all the top seeds to advance in case the Bruins advance (are gifted the series) past the Sabres.

    According to dbag John Boston Buccigross, Ryan Miller and Tuuuuukkka Rask are the 2 best goalies in the East (no, he did not mean the East playoffs). Because they are 1 and 2 in GAA and Save %.

    Sorry, John, but Tuuuuuuuuukka hasnt proven anything yet, while Lundqvist is a 3 time Vezina finalist!

  4. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Darn! I considered putting Swish second. But I still would have lost since Winn is playing.
    :(

  5. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Trisha-

    Hang in there, its still early. However, I certainly wouldn’t mind a David Wright home run.

    I have Ben Sheets going tonight at 10. He’s been iffy so far

  6. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Joe Girardi wins Today’s GTLU

    William Buckner came the closest. He switched Granderson and Winn.

  7. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Before the game, Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli took extra batting practice.

    ****************************
    Cisco will be part of my GTLU guess tomorrow :)

  8. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Sorry. William Buckner switcher Granderson and Thames!

  9. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Any lineup with Jeter, Tex, Alex, Granderson, Posada, Cano and Swisher is still pretty darn good. I’d rather see the better defensive team out there anyway…I’m perfectly fine with the lineup.

  10. William Buckner April 15th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Darn!!

    I thought I switched Thames and Grandy but no matter.

    I knew today was Winns night!!

  11. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 15th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Dude,

    Fleury is clearly injured.

    They employed curious use of him down the stretch – playing Johnson a suspicious amount of times.

    It’s now dawned on me that they were hoping he’d get over the “lower body” injury he had in November.

    I know he’s hurt, because he can’t squeeze his pads, and has trouble pushing off going post to post – and that’s not Fleury, who is quick as a cat on his feet.

    The short side goal he gave up saw him slow to the left post.

    He’s hurt. Has to be.

    ANy way, I’m off to the Stadium. Be happy to talk puck with you later :D.

  12. Trevor April 15th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    At-least Thames isn’t in the outfield.

  13. Pel April 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    At least there’s 3 OF and not 2 OF and a plant.

  14. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Erica, you’d have to see this game to believe it. Colorado had a Mets runner in a rundown between third and home and the 3B thought it was cuter to run after him than to throw to the catcher, and so by the time he did, Pelfrey knocked the ball out of the catcher’s hand and was ruled safe.

    :(

    Actually I guess it’s pretty funny. When they say that’s why you play the games, there you have it. I was counting on a huge game from JDLR.

    :lol:

  15. pat April 15th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Looking at the numbers, Kazmir has been tougher on the Yankees than I remember. Tex and Jorge are the only ones with much success against him. :sad:

    If the Yankees ever did what the Mets just did, LoHud would short circuit.

  16. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Erica, I hope Sheets does an awesome job for you. He is an amazing pitcher and I would love to see him back to form. Poor guy and his injuries. Imagine where he’d be right now if he had been healthy.

  17. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Pel April 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    At least there?s 3 OF and not 2 OF and a plant.

    ************************
    :lol:

  18. Patrick April 15th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Joe Girardi is an idiot. That’s all

  19. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    pat, OMG you’re right. People would be popping blood vessels and if the Yankees ended up losing the game, they’d want trades.

  20. Phil April 15th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    At least boston lost today. The AL East will be tight.

  21. Andrew April 15th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Thames is 5-for-15 with a HR career vs. Kazmir, so he was playing somehow for sure, Girardi loves to play match-ups.

  22. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Erica, I hope Sheets does an awesome job for you. He is an amazing pitcher and I would love to see him back to form. Poor guy and his injuries. Imagine where he?d be right now if he had been healthy.

    *********

    Thanks!! I hope he does well too :-).

    One drawback of going away tomorrow-
    I am going to have a hard time staying on top of Erica’s Avengers :-(
    I don’t have a fancy cell phone and I don’t want to take my work laptop with me

  23. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Pat, what did the Mets do?

  24. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Trivia: what number did Mo wear when he came up? What number has he wanted to wear since he was a kid? #NYY

  25. pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Men on 1st and 2nd, no outs, Wright at bat.

    3 pitches later, both guys out stealing and Wright struck out.

  26. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Ouch….they tried a double steal with Wright at bat?

  27. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Men on 1st and 2nd, no outs, Wright at bat.

    3 pitches later, both guys out stealing and Wright struck out.

    **********************
    8O

  28. CountryClub April 15th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Pel April 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    At least there’s 3 OF and not 2 OF and a plant.

    ——–

    hahaha

  29. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Thames is only going to be there until the 5th anyway, when Kazmir is at 100 pitches and NJ comes in to face the relievers.

  30. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    The guy just doesn’t have it today. It happens. I’d be happier if he weren’t one of my fantasy pitchers however.

    :)

  31. pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Betsy

    Man on 2nd faked steal and guy from 1st took of for second thinking he was stealing and got hung up.

    Guy on second tried to steal 3rd and got thrown out the next pitch.

  32. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Men on 1st and 2nd, no outs, Wright at bat.

    3 pitches later, both guys out stealing and Wright struck out.

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

    I am following it on gameday and just said “huh?”. It went from no outs to end of inning way too quickly.

    I am calling it now. Manuel first manager fired in 2010

  33. Carl April 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Thames at DH I like it. I wonder what Randy Winn does for his roll call :)

  34. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Manuel or Trembley

  35. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    LOL Pat, thanks; what a costly cross-up that was.

  36. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Pel April 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    At least there?s 3 OF and not 2 OF and a plant.

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

    I’d be outraged if this comment wasn’t so hilariously funny

  37. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    tex’s friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Manuel or Trembley

    **********

    he would be my only other guess.

    But I think Manual goes first. The NY media isn’t quite like the Baltimore media

  38. Joe from Long Island April 15th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    1. So Joe Girardi throws GTLU a curve ball. All right, then….

    2. m, I’ll help you out and root for the Astros to win one. I lived in DC when the O’s went on their historic losing streak (0-18 to start the season, I think, in 1989, or was it 90?), and it was brutal. Here’s hoping your hometown team breaks the skid.

    3. I read something on the previous thread that Mike Cameron got hurt? I know Boston got clobbered this afternoon, does anyone know what happened to Cameron?

  39. pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    “Past a diving Giambi” has a much nicer ring to it now then it used to.

  40. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Who is the manager in Houston now?

  41. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Erica, wherever you are right now, I officially concede the week. I love him, he’s mine, by JDLR is having game from hell. There’s no way to pull this one out of the fire.

    :)

  42. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I read something on the previous thread that Mike Cameron got hurt? I know Boston got clobbered this afternoon, does anyone know what happened to Cameron?

    __

    ab strain i think

  43. pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Joe

    Cameron scratched before the game with strained abdominal muscle.

  44. Benny Blanoc April 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Lets go yankees! I’m looking forward to a productive outing from Phil Hughes.

  45. Joe April 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Perfect lineup. Give NJ a day off, get Tims’ bat in the lineup, and keep the good D and give Winn a start

  46. Phil April 15th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    They should hire Cashman to turn around the NYRangers ! He would lose even more hair.

  47. tampayank April 15th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    does a DH needs a day off? goodness…..sometimes I agree w/ lots of purists to get rid of the DH and have all of baseball by NL rules

  48. D train April 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Astros manager is brad mills

  49. Andrew April 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    tex’s friend it’s Brad Mills skippering the Astros now, who was with the BoSox staff the last few years

  50. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    hey its nick johnson. any day for him to refresh is a good idea. he will get at least 2 ABs in this game anyway.

  51. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    tampayank April 15th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    does a DH needs a day off?

    *************************
    Whenever Sui took a day off last season it seemed to work wonders for him ;)

  52. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Ok, so he just wanted to get Thames in the lineup…..

  53. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    Erica, wherever you are right now, I officially concede the week. I love him, he?s mine, by JDLR is having game from hell. There?s no way to pull this one out of the fire.

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

    You never know. Its way too early. I have 5 starts left and they could all be bombs (although that would make me cry)

    Btw- I don’t know if you know this, but I used the “compare teams” feature for our matchup this week. They actually gave your team the edge by 9 points. Your team had better offense and mine had better pitching. But it was really close.

    Its going to be very interesting to see how the week plays out. Sadly, I am going to miss most of it. (But I am SO excited to go away!!!!)

  54. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Just wondering, but why does NJ need a day off?

  55. Bronx Jeers April 15th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    At least there’s 3 OF and not 2 OF and a plant.

    ———————————————————————

    Golden! Pel, Golden!

  56. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    NJ does not have any chronic injury problems like Matsui with his knees who needed a day off now and then.

  57. Wave Your Hat April 15th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Not a great situation for Winn’s first start. Girardi’s not doing him any favors, Winn should have had his first start against a righty, maybe give Swish a day off. Granderson and Winn back to back against Kazmir will make for some short innings.

  58. Trevor April 15th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Giambi looks 60 y/o.

  59. Dassit April 15th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    No Party in the USA today :(

  60. Bronx Jeers April 15th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    No Miley Cyrus tonight?

    Rumor is Marcus Thames into music will be REM’s “Stand”

  61. tampayank April 15th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    if anything Jeter deserves more days off playing SS at his age….NJ just has to swing the bat 4 times and sit and eat sunflower seeds

  62. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    So we’re already giving up on Granderson against lefties?

  63. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    ?Past a diving Giambi? has a much nicer ring to it now then it used to.

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

    I don’t miss the days where Giambi would dive for the ball and I would watch breathlessly to see if he got back up

  64. Yank65 April 15th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I doubt Gardner has a better chance vs Kazmir over Winn…. We are not going to have a perfect lineup against lefties, we just have to live with it

  65. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    tampayank April 15th, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    if anything Jeter deserves more days off playing SS at his age?.NJ just has to swing the bat 4 times and sit and eat sunflower seeds
    ***********

    The shell could get stuck in his teeth and cause a DL stay

  66. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Erica, I still swear by pitching. I am going to set my lineup next week so that I maximize my pitching. Last week JDLR gave me 32.5 points in one outing. That’s a lot of points. This week so far I think I’m at -5 with him. And I think if you can get the maximum number possible of outings out of your pitching staff, it’s the best way to go.

    I don’t think you’re going to have any problem.

    When do you go away?

  67. vinny-b (Granderson is my fave NYY position player - no rite of passage necessary) April 15th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    “Rumor is Marcus Thames into music will be REM’s “Stand”
    —————————————————

    for Thames sake, hope its only a rumor

  68. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    William Buckner -

    We crossed in cyberspace, but I did correct myself; you are correct, you switched Grandy and Thames. I gave you kudos on GTLU Update on my blog. With as many different lineups as were entered today, I thought it was noteworthy that you came soooooooo close!

    I had a hunch that the winning lineup today needed a “Winn.” :lol:

  69. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Kazmir is a guy the Yankees can work and get out of there before the 6th inning even if he has not given up any runs.

    NJ is the guy in the lineup who make pitchers work the most so would he would seem to be a key part of that game strategy.

    I am not one to criticize the lineup but today’s is a bit of a head scratcher.

  70. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    LGY – Child Prodigy/GB7′s Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    NJ does not have any chronic injury problems like Matsui with his knees who needed a day off now and then.

    *********************
    I realize that-I was kidding!

  71. GC April 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Given his career body of work, I don’t think its logical to expect much of anything of him hitting lefties. He should be hitting 9th against them if and when he is in the lineup. This is not a 24 year old prospect, this is a 30 year old finished product. Although perhaps Long can work some magic with him…either way he’s a bona fide all star type player as long as he can OPS somewhere near .700 against them.

  72. Rob NY April 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    “Golden! Pel, Golden!”

    Why do they call it ovaltine? The can is round, the glass is round, they should call it roundtine!

  73. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Erica, I still swear by pitching. I am going to set my lineup next week so that I maximize my pitching. Last week JDLR gave me 32.5 points in one outing. That?s a lot of points. This week so far I think I?m at -5 with him. And I think if you can get the maximum number possible of outings out of your pitching staff, it?s the best way to go.

    I don?t think you?re going to have any problem.

    When do you go away?

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

    Just two nights- I am leaving 10-10:30ish tomorrow morning and coming back Sunday morning. (But I am going directly to my Aunt’s house to spend the day there playing with my little cousins).

    I just haven’t had a day off since the holidays and well- after working 6 days a week since mid-January, I am really excited about not being in this office

  74. Soul April 15th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Based on the numbers…the entire team struggles against Kazmir… The bottom of the lineup isin’t the only problem. Isin’t Winn better against lefties anyway?

  75. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Doreen-

    If its okay, may I e-mail you a GTLU entry later for tomorrow’s round since I won’t be here

  76. Rick April 15th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Randy Winn is a switch hitter. I’d like to see him have a 3 for 4 day, play the entire game and have Nick replace Thames ASAP.
    Kazmir just off the DL may not throw at full throttle. Hughes throwing a solid 7 innings will ease a lot of minds.

  77. Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Lineup vs Kaz

    Derek Jeter SS
    36 AB batting .111

    Nick Swisher RF
    27 AB batting .187

    Mark Teixeira 1B
    11 AB batting .636 7 hits and 3 rbi

    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    24 AB batting .125

    Robinson Cano 2B
    26 AB batting .154

    Jorge Posada C
    25 AB batting .440

    Marcus Thames DH
    14 AB batting .333

    Curtis Granderson CF
    5 AB 1-5 with a single

    Randy Winn LF
    5 AB 1-5 with a single as well

  78. Benny Blanoc April 15th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    wow, the redsox have 4 games against Tampa then three against Texas.

  79. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Erin,

    I was actually responding to tex’s friend’s comment that said any day to refresh him is a good idea. Sorry for the confusion!

  80. Benny Blanco April 15th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Benny Blanoc April 15th, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    wow, the redsox have 4 games against Tampa then three against Texas.

    ==============================

    Sorry for the misspell

  81. Eric April 15th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    NJ will pinch hit for Thames.

  82. Joe from Long Island April 15th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    1. I can see the logic in Joe’s lineup.

    2. Thanks for the info on Mike Cameron.

    3. I’m finally sitting down – ran a lot of errands and did a lot of housee/yard chores today, thank goodness weather on LI has been super – and turned on the Mets’ game. I had forgotten that it’s Jackie Robinson Day, or whatever it’s called; it’s a bit disconcerting to see everyone with #42. I wonder what they do with the unis after the game. Are they auctioned off for charity?

  83. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    LGY – Child Prodigy/GB7′s Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    Erin,

    I was actually responding to tex?s friend?s comment that said any day to refresh him is a good idea. Sorry for the confusion!

    ********************
    Oops, sorry LGY! My bad! :)

  84. Benny Blanco April 15th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Is it wishful thinking for me to believe that Phil Hughes could pitch to a 3.50 era this year?

  85. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Expecting Phil to throw 7 innings is asking a lot….

  86. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Trenton Thunder bobblehead schedule:

    (Cute pictures)

    http://www.trentonthunder.com/.....obbles.jpg

    Updated Standings for GTLU:

    Dave F 5
    Erica 5
    RL15 5
    Joe from Long Island 4
    Erin 4
    Fran 3
    NYY626 3
    steveoh 3
    Girardi 2
    BBFan 2
    Fran (the original) 2
    Joekuh 2
    RayVT 2
    Roger(live from Amsterdam) 2
    upstate kate 2
    William Buckner 2

    21 Tied with One win each.

  87. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Erica -

    Yes, no problem.

    Enjoy your mini-vacation. :)

  88. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I wonder if you would win GTLU if you just submitted the A lineup everyday

  89. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Doreen – 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    Erica -

    Yes, no problem.

    Enjoy your mini-vacation.

    ***********

    Awesome. Thank you!!!! I will e-mail it to you tonight when I get home from Happy Hour

  90. TJ April 15th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I am more worried about scoring runs for Phil than I am Phil’s pitching. Hughes will do fine… But will we hit Kazmir?

  91. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    joe wanted to get thames in without sacrificing defense. thats why he is at DH. And if the numbers are true, tex should be able to break out of this today. 7-11 vs. Kaz? Is that right?

  92. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Benny, yeah I think it is. You know I think he’s a special kid and that he’s going to be an outstanding pitcher, but he’s got to learn all about being a major league starter again; along with this education comes growing pains. In the NJ.com article I posted this morning, it mentioned that the Yankees think Joba’s development is complete (which Cash has said), but not Phil’s. That means they know that Phil is basically learning on the job at this point.

  93. Joe from Long Island April 15th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Benny – no, it’s not wishful thinking. I really believe Phil has it in him. I really think he’s going to surprise a lot of folks. Not me, though, I have long been a believer in his talent.

    I’ve got an idea. Instead of some silly, contrived day where everyone wears the same number, why doesn’t MLB and the individual teams actually do something to improve race relations and do away with the old boy network that runs rampant. I know, wishful thinking. How could I be so unrealistic.

  94. Wave Your Hat April 15th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    “Isin’t Winn better against lefties anyway?”

    Last year Winn had a .384 OPS vs lefties. I just think giving Winn his first start in 2010 vs a lefty, when he’s had all of 2 plate appearances so far, isn’t ding Winn any favors.

  95. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Doreen – 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Trenton Thunder bobblehead schedule:

    (Cute pictures)

    http://www.trentonthunder.com/…..obbles.jpg

    ***************************
    If anyone goes on Cano night or Cervelli night and doesn’t want their bobblehead, I would very happily take it off your hands!! ;)

  96. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Indeed, Mo’s first number was 58, though his favorite number as a kid was 5. Clearly, that’s not available here.

  97. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    winn may be able to bunt for a hit… Kaz may be a bit rusty on the mound. Hopefully.

  98. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 15th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I just don’t get benching Gardner AND Johnson against Kazmir? Last year, he gave up .258 BAA vs. Righties, .261 BAA vs. Lefties. Lefties also had a slightly higher OBP and SLG off him than Righties.

    In the years before that Kazmir was better against lefties but given what you saw in the playoffs, I would not bench Gardner or Johnson. Make him prove he can get them out again.

    In any case it won’t matter too much. He’ll be at his 100 pitch count limit sometime early in the 5th inning anyway.

  99. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    I just saw your response.

    My favorite place at Waterfront Park (Stadium, whatever) is the margarita stand! :)

  100. Teal'c April 15th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I don’t know if this as been address here already:

    Mike (NJ)
    Keith, has you seen or heard any scouting reports on Jesus Montero’s defense in AAA? He hasn’t throw anyone out yet but the Scranton pitching staff hasn’t imploded or anything. Is the “he’ll never catch in the big leagues” thing losing a little steam?

    Klaw (12:16 PM)
    I’ve heard he’s as bad as ever back there, but has lost some weight and maybe he could handle left field.

    From listening to games he caught and talking to a buddy who had seen him behind the plate, he said montero did not play that bad.
    But if he could move enough to play the outfield, would not mind that out come either.

  101. I Like Inge April 15th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Kazmir is good but not worrisome. Yankees will hit tonight. They usually do everynight regardless of the pitcher. If they can knock Beckett and Lester around they can hit Kazmir.

  102. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Nick Johnson will see plenty of action tonight. As soon as Kazmir is out, so will Thames.

  103. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Erica have a tremendous time. God knows you’ve more than earned it. I really enjoy spending time with my ni*ces and nephews, so that is definitely a way to forget the stresses of life. Then of course there’s the casinos! You are going to have such a nice time.

    :)

    By the way, the reason I used the * in that word is that the censor did not allow the use of that word last season. When I am done with this post I am going to try to post it, just to see if they’ve changed it back to the acceptable list. And no, I’m not joking!

  104. ... April 15th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    ERA of 3.5 in the AL would be tough to hit for Hughes. Or most AL starters, really. Take last year as an example; there were 6 AL starters to meet or beat 3.5 (Greinke, King Felix, Halladay, CC, Lester, and Verlander).

  105. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Erica-have a great time on your trip! You’ve definitely earned it :)

  106. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Javy Vasquez is proving to be the pitcher we all knew he would be. When Guillen say’s that Javy “is soft” that says that Cashman likes repeating mistakes. Javy is gone mentally and his quote about saying “it’s unfair” proves it. Trade him while we can!!!!!!!

  107. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    tex’s friend

    NJ should see action in the first inning. He’s a 32 year old DH who has a career .315 BA against LHP. He doesn’t need a day off 8 games into the season.

    Stupid move by Girardi.

  108. pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Swisher A-Rod Cano and Posada out early taking soft toss on field with K-Long #Yankees
    about 1 hour ago

  109. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 15th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Hughes will be the number four starter over Javy in a few months.

  110. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Erica have a tremendous time. God knows you?ve more than earned it. I really enjoy spending time with my ni*ces and nephews, so that is definitely a way to forget the stresses of life. Then of course there?s the casinos! You are going to have such a nice time.

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

    Thank you so much!!

    My little cousins are actually my favorite people ever. I think its cause we have the same maturity level :-)

    This time tomorrow I will be at the Qua Spa at Caesars. I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!

    And the best of luck to your team while i am away. You have been worthy competition

  111. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Erin April 15th, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    Erica-have a great time on your trip! You?ve definitely earned it

    **********

    Thanks Erin!!!!

    I am SO excited. Four whole days in a row of not being at work…. :-)

  112. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    NJ should see action in the first inning. He’s a 32 year old DH who has a career .315 BA against LHP. He doesn’t need a day off 8 games into the season.

    Stupid move by Girardi.

    ___

    While i agree with you, lets also remember he is hitting about a buck fifty in those 8 games. Why do we have to go through this every day with the lineup. You people complained almost every day last year and they won the world series. Joe knows what he is doing.

  113. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Kazmir is not just an automatic 5 inning pitcher. He is a talented pitcher that does have trouble keep his pitch count down, but he is very much capable of going out there and giving you 7 innings.

    There is no guarantee NJ will get more than 1 at bat. With Thames, Granderson’s trouble with LHP, and Winn at the bottom of the lineup Kazmir can possibly save a lot of bullets with those 3.

  114. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Halladay, CC, Lester

    Only three in the entire AL East.. And they are all really good. 4.25 or so and staying healthy all year would be a victory for Phranchise.

  115. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    “Patrick April 15th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    Joe Girardi is an idiot. That’s all.”

    Patrick, I think I found the disagreement for our next wager!

    I’ll take ‘Joe Girardi is not an idiot’ and then we can agree on a way to settle it.

  116. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Granderson’s trouble with LHP

    ___

    Has granderson had trouble with lefties this year? I feel like i have seen multiple hits already vs. lefties. No less than the other guys.

  117. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I think that Phil Hughes is going to do a tremendous job tonight. I don’t think he’ll have any trouble. JMO

    I think Betsey needs to realize (and I’m not saying she doesn’t) that even though she thinks of Phil as her pet project, he “belongs” to all Yankee fans and as such is going to be as vulnerable to the attacks of people who flip out as any other player. He may get a little extra dispensation, but that remains to be seen. The point is that fan reaction doesn’t guide what the Yankees do, nor does press reaction. So if at any point Phil has a less than stellar outing, and people and the media second guess him, it won’t be at all unusual. They would be doing the same thing to Joba, Ace, Mitre, or anyone else who landed the 5th starter role. It’s all part of it.

    Only Phil will guide his role on the Yankees, nobody else. So try not to pay attention to disgruntled fans or the overexacting media.

    JMO

  118. Thank You Michael Lewis April 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Is it wrong to suggest that Girardi decided to start Winn and Thames today because it is Jackie Robinson Day?

  119. CountryClub April 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Hughes line tonight:

    6 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 6 k’s

  120. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 15th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Granderson has 3 hits and 1 BB in 11 PA against LHP.

    It is an encouraging start but it is far too early to completely discount how bad he has been throughout his career.

  121. Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I will say it again.

    The Yankees should wear Elston Howards number as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, for making it possible for him to be on the team. He wore number 32 for all you new Yankee fans.

  122. m April 15th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Joe in LI,

    It worked! They even added some insurance runs. 5-1.

    I’m not sure I’m going to adopt the Astros, my secondary team has been the Giants lately. But they seem to be on their way now (thanks to playing the Astros for most of the first week).

    Perhaps I’ll just keep my eye on them, until Brad Mills is gone.

  123. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    While i agree with you, lets also remember he is hitting about a buck fifty in those 8 games. Why do we have to go through this every day with the lineup. You people complained almost every day last year and they won the world series. Joe knows what he is doing.

    I don’t know about “you people” but you’re replying to me so I’ll assume what you said is directed to me.

    It’s his blind adherence to lefty/righty splits that get me. Kazmir had trouble against lefties last year and we racked him around in the playoffs. Thames has done nothing so far in three starts and was supposed to be a pinch-hit bat off the bench. Instead, he’s getting starts because Girardi can’t get past the idea that not every lefty should be treated like Randy Johnson in his prime.

    I like Joe as a manager but he slavishly does this like Torre did with his overuse of two guys in the bullpen to the exclusion of everyone else. It’s a blind spot.

  124. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    “My little cousins are actually my favorite people ever. I think its cause we have the same maturity level :)

    I understand that’s a trait shared by December birthday people!!! My young ni*ces and nephews love spending time with me because we are definitely in synch!

    And proud of it.

    :)

  125. pat April 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Ledger_Yankees For those who still crush Vazquez for ’04, Girardi points out that he didn’t pitch every game of that series. #NYY

  126. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    CountryClub April 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Hughes line tonight:

    6 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 6 k?s
    ————————————————————————————-

    I’ll take that line every time out for 30 starts!

  127. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    ggbg i agree with you. i dont like nj sitting and i do not like thames at all. i also dont like gardner but thats a different story. I am just saying complaining about the lineup is just pointless. Everyday someone has a problem with the lineup. It doesnt make Girardi an idiot. And the beauty is if he wants, he can sub in Johnson later in the game.

  128. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Its time for Happy Hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Catch you all towards the end of the game. Good luck Phil Hughes!!!!!!

  129. CanoJOBAJeterFan April 15th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Dang, three hour time difference. Can never get a post in at the right time.
    REPOST

    CanoJOBAJeterFan April 15th, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Bodhi – Just to say I am with you all the way on your sentiments on Joba Chamberlain. I am a big fan of Joba and will always be. Your comments on Vazques probably costing Joba his career could be so true.

    Somewhere last year towards the end of the season, he lost favor with management after all the superlatives Cashman had said about in 2007, 2008 and part of 2009. The innings limit did not help- either.

    But yet in the WS after Phil crashed, and he did, Joe trusted Joba to pitch out of the bull pen. And he did a great job.

    If we are discussing theories, and we are, we can also suggest that management feels Mo may be in his last year or so and decided that Joba is the best candidate to replace him. Hence his demotion to the pen, and it is. Joba was NEVER given the same opportunities as Phil, and that is well known. Whatever.

    I hope Joba has a great season out of the bullpen and is reconsidered for the rotation in 2011. You can never say never with Yankee management because in 2008 Joba was projected to be an Ace and Melancon was projected to be Moe’s replacement.

  130. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    How this for a great outing? My Nats 1, the Phils 1, bottom of the 6th.

  131. stuckey April 15th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    “It’s his blind adherence to lefty/righty splits that get me. ”

    So 103 wins, 11-4 in the postseason:

    Not good enough?

  132. m April 15th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I didn’t read bodhi’s original comments, but are you two seriously thinking that Javy cost Joba his career?

  133. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    “It’s his blind adherence to lefty/righty splits that get me. ”

    So 103 wins, 11-4 in the postseason:

    Not good enough?

    ____

    Exactly. But you know what they will get from this? “well he lost 59 games and then 4 more in the playoffs”. Pretty sad!!!

  134. I Like Inge April 15th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    I will say it again.

    The Yankees should wear Elston Howards number as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, for making it possible for him to be on the team. He wore number 32 for all you new Yankee fans.

    Isn’t this more of an indictment of how racist Yankee management was that it took them another 8 years until 1955 to actual get a black player. Should have had Mays, Doby, Aaron, or Newcombe on the squad but thats what happens when racists run teams.

  135. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Erica

    Have a great vacation!! You’ve earned it!! :D

  136. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    m, I did read bodhi’s original comments, and he is not guilty as charged.

  137. GreenBeret7 April 15th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    For those whining about Thames being in the line-up (AGAIN), he’s 5-15 with a double and a homer against Kazmir. The only two that hit him better are Posada and Teixeira. Maybe they should bench Jeter and Rodriguez, who are hitting .111 and .125, respectively.

    http://www.baseball-reference......as=pitcher

  138. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 15th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    javy will become the 8th inning specialist lol

  139. Carl April 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    # Melkman is in Hotlanta April 15th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    javy will become the 8th inning specialist lol

    So funny.

  140. Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I Like Inge April 15th, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    I will say it again.

    The Yankees should wear Elston Howards number as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, for making it possible for him to be on the team. He wore number 32 for all you new Yankee fans.

    Isn’t this more of an indictment of how racist Yankee management was that it took them another 8 years until 1955 to actual get a black player. Should have had Mays, Doby, Aaron, or Newcombe on the squad but thats what happens when racists run teams.

    If you know your sports history the most racist team at that time was the redsox. It took them until 1959. And I cant paint people with that brush. The world to me is a better place now..

    Lets celebrate as an organization Howard.

    Oh well Im never going to win this argument.

  141. RayVT April 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Ellie Howard was a great player and man! He should be celebrated for his barrier breaking with the Yanks.

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