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Today’s lineup vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Rick Carpiniello - Posted in Lineup on Sep 03, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

No Jeter. A-Rod’s in:

Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Andruw Jones RF
Jesus Montero DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

Bartolo Colon P

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77 Responses to “Today’s lineup vs. Blue Jays”

  1. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Wow look at that lineup. Jeter gets a rest and Tex is hurt.

    Nice trips huh? Grandy, A-Rod and Cano.

  2. backbench September 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Presume this isn’t correct.

  3. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Heads up on “Cervello” Chad.

  4. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 am

    AROD 3rd???

  5. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 am

    2 leftys on top vs a Lefty???

  6. CountryClub September 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Resting jeter is fine, not many off days the rest of the way. But, why rest him against a lefty?

  7. Bronx Jeers September 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 am

    It’s Caribbean Day for the Yanks. I like it!

  8. Betsy September 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Nice to see Alex back………….

  9. Northy September 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Well – day game after a night game, but still a strange decision not to rest Jeter tomorrow instead.

    Looking forward to Montero in pinstripes!

  10. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Posado, Cervello, Montero

    It’s the O factor. This season is in the bag.

  11. Yogi Mantle September 3rd, 2011 at 11:59 am

    This lineup is still looking fine, even with Jeter and Teixeira out, it won’t be an easy one to navigate.

    It would be nice to see Montero get a hit. Going against Lester probably wasn’t a fun way to start.

  12. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 11:59 am

    guess he wants to break the leftys grandy and cano.

  13. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    CountryClub September 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Resting jeter is fine, not many off days the rest of the way. But, why rest him against a lefty?
    =======

    My guess is because Jeter only hits .130 against Romero (in a fairly decent sample size).

  14. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    It’s Caribbean Day for the Yanks. I like it!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8mz9uOvFQA

  15. m September 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I was going to lecture Chad on the difference between “effect” and “affect”. but then I saw it was the new fella.

    Why is Jeter sitting against a lefty that gives us fits? I hope he’s not ailing.

    Alex being back blows the lineup I had last night to bits.

  16. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    could have put Jones up 3rd.

  17. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I really like the idea of batting Alex in the 3-hole, whit Cano hitting behind him. I would like to see Griardi experiment more with this look when Tex returns.

  18. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Griardi experiment more with this look when Tex returns.
    ==========================
    Drop tex to 5th?

  19. CountryClub September 3rd, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks ghostwriter

  20. Niblick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Who’s this new catcher for the Yanks?

  21. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Griardi experiment more with this look when Tex returns.
    ==========================
    Drop tex to 5th?
    =======

    That seems like the best place for a guy hitting .250, with pop. Alex still gives Granderson plenty of protection, and Swisher would ensure that Tex got some good looks as well.

  22. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Gardy’s 2nd catch turned the game last night, not Jones.

  23. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    …which was routine compared to Gardy’s.

  24. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Oh yeah.

    Alex batting third with Cano clean up and Teix fifth before Spacey is excellent.

  25. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Ghost,

    yeah, Michael and Watson were quite a pair in their mixing frmer superstars with nobodys and regulars. That just doesn’t seem like a group of players that would work well together considering egos involved. I would have bet money on it that that thing would explode in their faces. The first base and third base situations especially. Michael/Watson had just sent a bunch of young talent to Seattle to get Mattngly’s replacement in Tino Martinez. Having a utility player that couldn’t play defense in Jim Leyritz and the starting rotation was a mix of older .500 pitchers with a 21 game winner in 2nd year kid pitcher by the name of Pettitte. Toss in a rookie shortstop and that was not a WS winning team.

  26. CountryClub September 3rd, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Mike ashmore is covering the game today and he tweeted that he spoke to a scout that commented on how accurate the YES gun is. As in, it’s very accurate.

  27. blake September 3rd, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Yay Arod, yay Montero! Love Alex hitting 3rd

  28. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Man, who thought Nunez would be playing everyday?

  29. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Jeter taking a break today isn’t going to hurt. He’s a care .130 hitter off of Romero.

  30. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    ***career*** .130 hitter

  31. upstate kate September 3rd, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    happy to see Arod back in the lineup…looks like a winner to me

  32. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Love the work Kelleher has done with Nunez. He’s worked on slowing the game down for Nunez.

    With that great play last night you can see Nunez come to a set position before tossing it to 1B.

    With the two aging stars, Nunez will become more important every year.

  33. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The two biggest asses on the boards are correcting the writer’s spelling and then get’s the writer’s name wrong? Who would have guessed that?

  34. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Romero’s 2.89 ERA in the AL East is pretty darn good.

  35. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The two biggest asses on the boards are correcting the writer’s spelling and then get’s the writer’s name wrong? Who would have guessed that?

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

    Funny, I thought you were the biggest ass here.

  36. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    When does this ass list get published?

  37. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Bo, Nunez’ trouble on defense has never been anything but his footwork. It looked as though he had corrected it last season in Scranton, but, it appeared that he fogot his lessons. A winter class at Arthur Murray’s would do wonders. Then, he’ll be ready for “Dancing With The stars” or the Bolshoi Ballet.

  38. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I think the interest was in the lineup not the writers name, which is usually Chad. Also, every writer I know appreciates it when a typo is pointed out to them.

  39. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    GB

    I’d say something but I don’t think you need help with ankle biters.

  40. Vineyard Yankee September 3rd, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Pvt. Doberman strikes again ! !

  41. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I hope the Rangers tee off on Bedard today. That is a distinct possibility.

  42. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Why not AJ/Hughes as a tandem, maybe on a rotating basis???

  43. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Vineyard Yankee September 3rd, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Pvt. Doberman strikes again ! !

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

    Private? When did he get promoted?

  44. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    mick September 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Why not AJ/Hughes as a tandem, maybe on a rotating basis???

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

    Interesting thought. Based on match ups and record against that team? Is this concept in the binder?

  45. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    GB

    I’d say something but I don’t think you need help with ankle biters.

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

    Yeah…Go figure. Now, he has a reason for correcting the guy. He appreciates it. What a load of crap, huh?

  46. 108 stitches September 3rd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    26 games left to get the bat of Alex ready to be a run producer for the postseason. Kevin Long will be watching his mechanics to get him correct.

  47. UnKnown September 3rd, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    http://www.weei.com/sports/bos.....ing-season

    Ortiz bragging about himself again. Shocker. Caution this article might make you lose your breakfast. Man I hate him.

  48. Vineyard Yankee September 3rd, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:27pm

    A lifetime of KP / Potato Peeling.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yeah…Go figure. Now, he has a reason for correcting the guy. He appreciates it. What a load of crap, huh?

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

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 am
    Heads up on “Cervello” Chad.

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

    A heads up is a polite way of pointing out a typo.

  50. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    GB

    Agree on the footwork. With that arm he has no need to rush throws.

  51. UnKnown September 3rd, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    “Dude, I’m a strong human being. I’m a beast. I’m strong as hell. I know how to stay strong. ”
    -Ortiz

    —-

    I think the milkshake lover needs more confidence in himself.

  52. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Bo,

    that’s one thing that the coaches in the system needs to fix early. Almost every middle infielder on the farm has 25-35 errors. Other than Luis Nunez, all have good arms. System defense is brutal and nobody seems to do anything to correct it. More and better coaches need to be hired at every level. It’s been problem for years.

  53. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yeah…Go figure. Now, he has a reason for correcting the guy. He appreciates it. What a load of crap, huh?

    ==========
    Apparently, pointing out a fairly obvious error is super-helpful, or something, and a not a nuisance.

  54. MG September 3rd, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yeah…Go figure. Now, he has a reason for correcting the guy. He appreciates it. What a load of crap, huh?

    ==========
    Apparently, pointing out a fairly obvious error is super-helpful, or something, and a not a nuisance.
    ——————-
    Ghost, a social experiment would be to point out his misspelling of the word ‘descent’ in a prior thread today and see what kind of response you receive…

  55. Bret The Hitman September 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Dang, I was really looking forward to watching this Cervello guy play…see what he’s got.

  56. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Ghostwriter – you would know about being a nuisance. Did I mention a troll as well?

  57. MG September 3rd, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    GB, do you think the Yankees system is unique in having that many errors or is it just symptomatic of minor league baseball?

    I would think part of it relates to most young players growing up on fields that weren’t well maintained and developing bad habits in both fielding ground balls and making throws after not being able to field ground balls cleanly and rushing them.

    You watch a ton of minor league ball and I am just speculating since I watch none of it so would welcome your input.

  58. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    MG – since there is no correction ability on this blog, there are many typos. If someone pointed out politely I made a typo, I would say thanks. But troll on.

  59. Giuseppe Franco September 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Funny stuff.

    The two most reprehensible douche bags on LoHud are going to denigrate the service of a soldier and call other people trolls.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  60. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Ghostwriter – you would know about being a nuisance. Did I mention a troll as we
    ——————

    Yes, unfortunately like many on this forum, I’ve had all too much experience with nuisances and trolls.

  61. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Giuseppe Franco September 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Funny stuff.

    The two most reprehensible douche bags on LoHud are going to denigrate the service of a soldier and call other people trolls.

    You can’t make this stuff up.
    ====================

    It really is quite appalling. As is the tendency to denigrate good, honest, hard, albeit menial, work like being a private in the army. As if everybody in the armed forces starts out as a Sargent or a general.

  62. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    GB

    I know you’ve been saying this for years and it’s self evident. Why wasn’t Nunez corrected at lower levels? Why did Hughes show up in the Majors with two pitches? The kid has obvious talent but he wasn’t developed. Then there is the Joba circus and so on.

    I think Randy has it right when he said the coaches all went to Tampa. Now there’s a proper development system.

  63. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    MG,

    Not sure that it’s unique, but, the lower classification teams have no infield, outfield or catching coaches or bullpen coaches. hey have guys like Sherman obando coaching infielders and he never played the infield. Nobody is in the bullpens teaching these kids how to prepare to be relievers…how to prepare for a game. It doesn’t get a lot better as they go up. The ?Yanks have a serie of traveling coaches, but, they’re usually dealing with kids that have limited attention spans because they are kids. They have a ton of talent and money tied up in these prospects. spend a little more on the coaching and the yanks won’t have to be buying other teams stars every year. It’s just something that has bugged me for years.

  64. upstate kate September 3rd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    WCnonYF
    Did you really not know who was meant by Cervello? Did you think the Yankees obtained a new C? There are typos all the time. Most of us are smart enough to know what is meant.
    As usual, you take over the blog w/ your nonsense.

  65. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Bo, the so-called “Joba Rules” actually make sense and NY has had those in place long before Chamberlain. Sadly, it came too late for a lot of young talent.

  66. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Oops, I better fix my typo: sergeant not Sargent.

  67. MG September 3rd, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    GB, thanks, you would think the Yankees could afford another $500K per team for additional coaching for each of their teams, it’s spare change for them and less than the cost of signing a lefty reliever every couple of years for $3-4M per who doesn’t pitch for them.

  68. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I don’t for the life of me remember the year but Big George killed the minors when he fired all the minor league coaches because they were making too much money.

  69. MG September 3rd, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    kate, thank you for the post of the season…

  70. West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    upstate kate September 3rd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    WCnonYF
    Did you really not know who was meant by Cervello? Did you think the Yankees obtained a new C? There are typos all the time. Most of us are smart enough to know what is meant.
    As usual, you take over the blog w/ your nonsense.

    ***********

    Shut up Kate. I made a polite comment which any writer appreciates.

    “Heads up on “Cervello” Chad.”

  71. Ghostwriter September 3rd, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    kate, I admire your spirit, but there really is little point in speaking truth to stupidity.

  72. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    MG, there are a lot of good, retired or injured ex-players looking to get back into basball that would kill for the chance. To fill the ranks properly, I’d guess that a mil a year would do that. at the cost of replacing these kids, that would be a pretty cheap exchange.

    Three years ago, the Charleston two main middle infielders made 80 errors between them and both wre highly touted, especially, Carmen Angelini. He never got the instruction he needed.

  73. Bo knows September 3rd, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I’ve had a hate on for Newman since forever. Development is his bailiwick and he’s failed badly. Since Cashman took over the talent has been coming in and then stalling. The devil is in the details.

    Hire Gil Patterson again!!!

  74. MG September 3rd, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    GB, you are 100% right, Old George may have been very charitable but at times he was a real piece of work…

  75. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 3rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    upstate kate September 3rd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    WCnonYF
    Did you really not know who was meant by Cervello? Did you think the Yankees obtained a new C? There are typos all the time. Most of us are smart enough to know what is meant.
    As usual, you take over the blog w/ your nonsense.

    ***********

    Shut up Kate. I made a polite comment which any writer appreciates.

    “Heads up on “Cervello” Chad.”

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    Who in th Hell do you think you are? She didn’t deserve that. And, you didn’t do anything politely. You did itfor your own ego and in attempt to embarrass the writer. Now,that your two little boy-toys and go back into your closet.

  76. Salliedogs7 September 3rd, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Is there a post for todays game?

  77. mick September 3rd, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Colon to Pen?

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