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Yankees sticking with pretty standard lineup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames DH
Austin Kearns LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C

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90 Responses to “Yankees sticking with pretty standard lineup”

  1. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    How impressive would it be if A-Rod managed to get that 30th home run again?

  2. blake September 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Good lineup…I expect we’ll see the A lineup until they clinch for the most part. I doubt CC will pitch tomorrow regardless of the outcome tonight. Sure would love for them to go ahead and get a playoff spot out of the way tonight.

  3. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I still cant believe Jerkman nearly screwed us again on that 2-0 count. That was ball 3 high, and it was just a lazy fly ball.

  4. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Tonight we put the BoSux bums in their PLACE !

  5. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    The Dodgers traded Don Mattingly’s son to Cleveland

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb-272691

  6. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    Tonight we put the BoSux bums in their PLACE !
    ******************

    :grin:

  7. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Don – I believe that happened last night. We need 1 favorable outcome out of 7 total outcomes with the White Sox and Blue Jays. For once, I am not concerned.

  8. sfp99 September 27th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    AJ Still picthing Monday and Wed…boy Giardi really doesn’t care if they win the division.

  9. blake September 27th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Yes, AJ is a real workhorse.

  10. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Let’s get it done tonight. Swisher looks like he could use a couple more days off with his knee, ditto for Mo, CC, Hughes and a slew of others.

    I would trot out Erica in an emergency to be back up by Chad.

  11. tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Erica I know. Who would have thought he would have 7 games to get just one more to make it to 30. I said in a post just before the new thread that I hope it doesn’t take him as long to get to 30 as it took to get to 600.

  12. Roger September 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Does this game determine who will pitch game 3?Burnett or Hughes?

  13. CBean September 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Chad– maybe fix the pitching lineups for this series? Unless you know, AJ really is pitching twice.

  14. tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Let me clarify, I know it took him 16 yrs to get to 600. I mean from 599 to 600

  15. Red Lobster September 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    “I believe that happened last night. We need 1 favorable outcome out of 7 total outcomes with the White Sox and Blue Jays. For once, I am not concerned.”

    Agree. Ozzie will play hard against the Sox like he did in 2005

    If they were playing the Angels, then we’d have reason to worry :lol:

  16. m September 27th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I think it’ll be hard to lineup the pitchers to start on the road vs. starting at home. The division likely won’t be decided until later this week/over the weekend.

  17. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    CC shouldn’t start tomorrow no matter what. He knows what is best for him and he said he would rather start Friday so he would be lined up to start the play offs on regular rest. Trying to win the division isn’t worth throwing him off his day. Get ready for the play offs and whatever happens, happens.

  18. steve sax arm September 27th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    cr9 dude / dudette you know you will be eating mature in a few weeks. berkman is going to be a big wheel in pinstripes

  19. Warning Track Power September 27th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    i like this line-up. i’m sure swisher will get a day off during this 3 games series. same with granderson. gardner gets his game off tonight and could get another on Wed night.

    would be nice to see Kearns get hot this final week of the season. his bat could be very valuable in the playoffs.

  20. m September 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    If that’s the case, is CC/Hughes/Andy/AJ easy to line up? I would normally put Andy 2nd, but who knows if he really has his legs under him yet? I can’t see Hughes before AJ, but a part of me wishes it to be so. :)

  21. justinxdance27 September 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I say we start Brackman tomorrow and have Vasquez or Moseley back him up.

  22. Yanksgal07 September 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Andy is scheduled for Wednesday. Alex needs 1 homer in 6 more games…Go Alex !!!

    Go Yankees 2010 !!!

  23. kip September 27th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    AJ pitching monday and wednesday?

  24. m September 27th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    IIRC it’s been CC/Andy/Hughes/AJ the last time through. I guess they could stay on that track.

  25. pat September 27th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    wallacematthews Mariano out on the field working on mechanics with Dave Eiland four hours before game

    Mechanical is better than old or hurt.

  26. blake September 27th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    “I think it’ll be hard to lineup the pitchers to start on the road vs. starting at home. The division likely won’t be decided until later this week/over the weekend.”

    Really the only thing to line up really is when Hughes and Pettite pitches.

    If they are throwing Pettite in game 2 regardless of whether its home or away then its pretty easy. However if they are going to throw Hughes (or gasp AJ) in game 2 if on the road then that changes things. Hughes would need to throw Saturday to get in line to start Game 2. Pettite could either be skipped Wednesday and throw Saturday or Sunday to get in line or he could pitch Wednesday and get some work out of the pen this weekend to tune up….it’ll be interesting to see which way they go.

  27. m September 27th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Which is logical, no? In the likelihood we start on the road, AJ and Hughes at home. AJ pitches better at home. And if the season came down to a must win in game 4, CC could theoretically pitch it?

  28. m September 27th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    blake,

    If we started on the road, my likely would be CC/Hughes/Andy/AJ. But if we started at home, it would be CC/Andy/Hughes/AJ or CC/Andy/AJ/Hughes.

  29. pat September 27th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    BrianCoz Posada thought he would catch A.J. tonight but cervelli is in there. He said he’d still like to catch him in the playoffs #yankees

  30. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I go with CC/Andy/ Hughes in a 3 man rotation. CC and Andy for game 4 and 5 . Andy is the big x factor, if he puts forward a good outing against a power hitting all RH lineup that would ease my concern a great deal.

    The only thing i worry about Hughes is the fatigue factor, I can see if you start him in game 2 and close it out in 5 as well.

  31. blake September 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    m,

    I agree and as I said earlier, I would throw Hughes in game 2 if its on the road in Minnesota and Pettite in game 3 at YS. If its Texas at home then you go CC and Andy in games 1 and 2 and throw Hughes in game 3 in Texas. However….AJ wouldn’t get a start in the ALDS if it were up to me.

  32. pat September 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Posada says the division/wild card thing matters: “It does matter. You can’t turn it on and off.”

  33. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    So Posada is essentially saying playing everyday competitively matters.

  34. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Even with Hughes looking great last night and me being adamant for all season about Hughes starting in the postseason (even earlier this year when it was assumed he would go to the BP), I would stay will Pettitte at the 2. As long as he looks fine in his final start of course.

    Even though pitching Phil on the road and Andy at home against a lefty heavy lineup is preferable, I would rather have Andy ready for game 5.

    I think the potential of Andy twice vs the lefty heavy Twins outweighs the home/road difference of Hughes+Pettitte earlier in the series.

    I am sticking with CC-Andy-Phil-CC-Andy no matter who the opponent. JMO.

  35. m September 27th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I only pitch CC on short rest if it’s an elimination game.

    I like Jorge’s attitude. The Yankees don’t play for the WC. :mad:

  36. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    CC can do on full rest in game 1 of the ALCS if he pitches in game 4 of the ALDS.

    That is another reason I want him pitching game 4 no matter what the series is at. Aside from not wanting to mess around with Burnett.

  37. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    LGY, I think twins splits against Lefties aren’t bad at all. But anywho, you and I share the same opinion about the playoff rotation , regardless.

  38. blake September 27th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    LGY,

    thats a fair point, if they decide to do that then lining things up is pretty easy…..you skip both CC and Andy in Toronto and have them go on Friday and Saturday in Boston….that has them both on regular rest for their playoff starts.

  39. blake September 27th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    LGY,

    I also think thats the most likely way it will go because it lines up the same regardless of whether they are playing Minnesota or Texas.

  40. Red Lobster September 27th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    So do they celebrate tonight if they win or BOS loses?

  41. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    Let?s get it done tonight. Swisher looks like he could use a couple more days off with his knee, ditto for Mo, CC, Hughes and a slew of others.

    I would trot out Erica in an emergency to be back up by Chad.
    ******************

    I’m in!!!!
    Just tell me where/when you need me!

  42. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Let me clarify, I know it took him 16 yrs to get to 600. I mean from 599 to 600
    *****************

    I know what you meant.

    I joked when Alex got to #600 that I really hope its the end of July when he gets to #699 because if he only likes to hit milestones on August 4th and he hits #699 in April it will be a very long season

  43. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I’m in!!!!
    Just tell me where/when you need me!
    ==========
    You are the LAST LINE of defense :P , I might put Chad in first, need to see his knuckler in the BP first.

  44. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    That said, I definitely see the logic in starting Hughes game 2 if they face Minny and would have no problem with that decision.

    Starting Burnett in game 4….That’s would be a different story :mad:

  45. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    I’m in!!!!
    Just tell me where/when you need me!
    ==========
    You are the LAST LINE of defense , I might put Chad in first, need to see his knuckler in the BP first.
    ****************

    Chad Gaudin before me?!?!
    I have to cry now

  46. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I think if they win tonight, there’s a subdued acknowledgment rather than an all-out celebration. It’s an accomplishment of an achievement of sorts – they’ll have reached the playoffs – but they’re goal isn’t yet accomplished. That’s my opinion.

    But they ought to be happy they’re in the playoffs, and I hope that comes across.

  47. blake September 27th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Go Yankees
    Go ChiSox
    Go Showalters
    Go Braves.

  48. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Nah, Erica, I am putting you in the Mo category , that’s all.

  49. Erica in NY September 27th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Nah, Erica, I am putting you in the Mo category , that?s all.
    **************

    Then I feel so much better!

  50. RayVT September 27th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    SIR – George Blanda passed away today @ 83.

  51. m September 27th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    pat,

    Did not see an Alex interview on YES’s site. did a google image search and they had suits. They were expensive suits, but had the look of a cheap suit. Is that it? squares of grey with lines running horizontal and vertical?

  52. m September 27th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I feel so bad for our boys, they must be ragged.

    I hope that Girardi gives Alex every opportunity to go for 30. I do realize they’re on turf, but still it would be a nice gesture.

  53. CBean September 27th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Resting Alex is going to be more important than 30 (which it should be). Besides, he can just do it against Boston if he doesn’t get it tonight.

  54. tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Erica in NY says:

    September 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Let me clarify, I know it took him 16 yrs to get to 600. I mean from 599 to 600
    *****************

    I know what you meant.

    I joked when Alex got to #600 that I really hope its the end of July when he gets to #699 because if he only likes to hit milestones on August 4th and he hits #699 in April it will be a very long season

    —–
    Yes that would be a long season. Alex has been on fire lately, imagine if he has been this good all season. Let’s also hope that he keeps it up in the postseason. He has really helped keep the team afloat lately.

  55. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    You ladies are still talking about Alex’s shirt? :lol:

    I believe it’s called a “gingham” style shirt.

    This might help

    http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com....._sku=N12EJ

  56. Yank 97 September 27th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Doreen,

    Yeah, I can see how the team might not want to have a normal playoff-clinching celebration, considering how poorly they played down the stretch.

    Still… it would be nice for Berkman, Granderson, Thames, Wood, etc. guys who haven’t been there a lot or in recent years, to experience the celebration. There is no guarantee there will be another one.

  57. m September 27th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    If it’s a tight check, then gingham was the first thing that came to mind. But I know pat’s an authority so I didn’t question it. :)

  58. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Phil should be the #2 or #3 and I hope the Yanks realize that. If AJ pitches well tonight, though, you know they are going to put him ahead of Phil. Either way, Phil should make his last start and pitch a few innings – or pitch after that and pitch out of the pen.

    I’m fine with Mo striking out less to keep his arm healthier, but that of course means more potential for base hits. I can’t figure out if he needs more rest or more work……………

  59. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that CC Sabathia is still scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
    ——–

    I hope not, if so that makes no sense. Do Girardi and co. really think the Yanks are going to go 0-6 this week while Boston goes 7-0? CC shouldn’t get worn out because he once again has to cover AJ’s butt if he doesn’t pitch well tonight.

  60. yanksfansince67 September 27th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    pretty funny how the Rays and Yanks can both clinch a playoff spot tonight.

  61. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    It’s ridiculous that Joe still refuses to catch Jorge with AJ…………..he’s giving up a spot in the lineup. To me, I can not get past that with Joe……..not at all.

  62. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I think Andy should probably be the #2 regardless; Phil’s been better at home lately – perhaps because he’s mixing it up more.

    To clarify re: Jorge, I’m referring only to the post-season.

  63. m September 27th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I know how the Yankees will play it, but it would be interesting to see how the Rays deal with clinching a playoff spot?

    They’ll probably hold out for the division, too.

  64. ZMAN September 27th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Clutch – I agree. But needing Hughes yesterday kind of screwed up their plan to have him start Wednesday and some scrub on Tuesday.

    Now they either need to start CC tomorrow or start 2 scrubs in a row in Toronto, following AJ. Easier to do that if they clinch tonight.

    They probably want to nail down the WC as soon as possible. If they win tonight, they probably skip CC tomorrow.

  65. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I’m guessing the Yankee players weren’t too happy with Joe’s constantly resting them (except Cano)….

  66. ZMAN September 27th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    The Yankees celebrated clinching a playoff spot (not division in 2007)

    So did Boston, actually. They had their “celebration” after clinching a playoff birth and champagne “toast” after they won the division (ironically, they won the division after MO blew a 3-run save in Baltimore).

  67. m September 27th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I think Alex expressed that he was behind Girardi 100% re: the matter. I could be wrong, though (as I often am :) )

  68. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I wish Andy had another start (besides the one coming up) under his belt prior to the playoffs………….I don’t feel quite as comfortable with him as I normally would based on this rust factor.

  69. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I am sick of Girardi’s ridiculous platooning of Gardner. Kearns should never be in the starting lineup. Never.

    It’s time we start platooning Girardi. Let him manage all games played outside of North America. Let someone else manage games played within North America.

  70. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Well, they’re not going to say otherwise, but I think Po’s comment pretty much says it all.

  71. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Yanks 97-

    That wasn’t my point. I felt that because they’re still pushing for more, and because they are not at home, that it would be subdued. It had nothing to do with the way they’ve played lately. If anything, if it was me? If I had had this run of not greatness, I’d celerate louder. :)

  72. ET September 27th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Aside from Posada, Girardi has only rested 2 players since the Texas series – Gardner once and A-Rod once.

    Everyone else has played everyday, or got time off because of injury (Tex). So contrary to popular belief, the players have been playing regularly for the past 2 weeks.

  73. pat September 27th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    m

    Gingham is what the Tom/Al/Phil shirt is.

    2:21 into the video

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/medi.....id=6504248

  74. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I think if they win tonight, there’s a subdued acknowledgment rather than an all-out celebration. It’s an accomplishment of an achievement of sorts – they’ll have reached the playoffs – but they’re goal isn’t yet accomplished.

    So if they don’t win the division then they never celebrate making the play offs? If they go into Boston and let’s say need to win 2 out of 3 to win the division those games will not be easy. I think we learned from this series that the Boston players will play as hard as possible to stick it to the Yanks. Maybe a champagne toast when they clinch and then a full out celebration in Boston on the field to stick it to them? lol

  75. m September 27th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I can understand Jorge being perturbed at not catching AJ. But, he cannot catch every game down the stretch (basically went to a part time status after his cyst was revealed). He is past the age of being able to do so. Even catchers in their prime don’t catch every game.

  76. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Posada didn’t say anything different than Girardi’s been saying. And Girardi never told the players not to play hard and not to try and win. The goal was to get the team healthy, try and win the division, but realizing that there is no shame in the wild card, since all teams start at 0-0 once the playoffs begin.

    I don’t think Posada’s statement condemns Girardi. In fact, I think it supports him. They’ve been playing hard, they’ve been trying to win. Hey, sometimes you don’t.

  77. ET September 27th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    “I felt that because they’re still pushing for more, and because they are not at home,”

    But that doesn’t make sense, re: reason for not having a normal celebration.

    They are not going to be home the rest of the regular season…. and they are essentially 2 games back in the division, so while they might be pushing for more, they have to be realistic and should celebrate the playoff birth.

    Once they clinch, they will rightfully line up their rotation and guys like Vazquez/Mosely will pitch instead of CC – making the division unlikely.

    Like the guy above said, they had no problem celebrating a WC birth in 2007 (on the road as well). It’s all speculation though.. maybe they will surprise us :D

  78. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve never believed the team wasn’t playing hard just because they weren’t executing……….so even if Joe took his foot off the accelerator, I can’t see how the Yankees did.

  79. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I think they will celebrate after their next win or Boston loss and then just a champagne toast if they win the division. That seems like the right way to do it.

  80. Eroc September 27th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Today is a day Posada should rest – caught 10 innings and was beat up all night. After a long flight, with the playoffs a week away.

  81. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    My heavens. I didn’t say they shoudn’t celebrate at all. I stated an opinion that the celebration might be subdued. I didn’t say it SHOULD be subdued, but that it MIGHT BE subdued. Heck in a handbasket!

    And I then said if it was subdued that I hoped the feeling of happiness at having accomplished reaching a playoff berth would come across.

    Way to take things out of context.

  82. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    You know – who the freak cares how or whether they celebrate anyway.

  83. GreenBeret7 September 27th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    RayVT September 27th, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    SIR – George Blanda passed away today @ 83.

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

    Hard to believe that he played professional football until age 46-47, huh? People forget that he was a great quarterback for years. He was fun to watch…like Tom Dempsey of New Orleans.

  84. Eroc September 27th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    “I think they will celebrate after their next win or Boston loss and then just a champagne toast if they win the division. That seems like the right way to do it.”

    Agree – that’s the way they should do it

  85. pat September 27th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Whipped cream pies to celebrate the WC and champagne for the AL East. :smile:

    If they didn’t do rookie hazing last night, I would imagine Wednesday getting through customs and onto Boston could get some interesting looks.

  86. m September 27th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    pat,

    That’s what came up in the google search. Not bad. Shirt looked a little big, though.

    I was disturbed by Phil though. Tattoos on both biceps! The one on his left arm looked like the gingerbread man. :?

    I hope that AJ pied miranda. That would be awesome.

  87. m September 27th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Never mind. Just finished watching his segment. It’s an anchor. :)

  88. m September 27th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Showalter & Simon both suspended for plunking Bautista? Are you kidding?

  89. jpb173 September 27th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Resting Alex is going to be more important than 30 (which it should be). Besides, he can just do it against Boston if he doesn’t get it tonight.

    ——————————————————————————-

    There’s no reason that ARod can’t DH once or twice besides getting a day off in the next 6 games. Don’t forget the Yankees have a day off Thursday.

  90. RayVT September 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Hello GB! So true!

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