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Double duty for Dickerson

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The lineup for Game 2

Eduardo Nunez SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jesus Montero DH
Chris Dickerson LF
Austin Romine C

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65 Responses to “Double duty for Dickerson”

  1. Chase September 25th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    This lineup is great. 4 young homegrown.

  2. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    JD Drew to the rescue!!

    @alexspeier
    #redsox Game 2 lineup: Drew returning… Ellsbury, Crawford, Pedroia, Ortiz, Gonzalez, Lowrie 3B, Drew RF, Scutaro, Varitek, Lackey

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I cannot imagine that Hughes will make the starting rotation. Even if he pitches and looks magnificent, one start isn’t enough, especially after what they saw from Garcia and AJ.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    “JD Drew to the rescue!!”

    :D

  5. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Girardi with the blinders on still. DH Montero instead of giving him another go at catching. While Montero will probably only be a DH during the post season, it still makes a lot more sense, being that Montero will be on the post season roster, to get him some time behind the dish. He’s caught Nova before, so it isn’t a lack of familiarity.

    Nice outing by AJ today. Can he be trusted though? I’m glad I’m not making that call.

  6. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I was hoping Po would be in the lineup for game 2 but that would have meant him or Montero catching.

    tbh as much as I wanted those guys to get a chance behind the plate all season I’d rather not risk them getting injured with the playoffs right around the corner.

  7. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I think Romine will be on the roster as the back up catcher since he is catching tonight

  8. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I think Romine will be the BUC. Cervelli out with concussion problems. Montero to focus on hitting, hitting, and hitting.

  9. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Interesting to see Cano at 3 and Tex at 4. I like it.

  10. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I agree it looks like Romine is will make the roster. If the plan was to enter the post season without him as a backup catcher, then Montero or Posada would be getting more time behind the plate. It’s a dead giveaway. Posada will make the roster as well though so I guess Joe is leaning towards 11 pitchers.

    Which 11?

  11. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    2011 red sox = 1980′s yankees…

  12. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    AJ is such a lowkey dude.

    He said he had goosebumps from the ovation.

    —-

    awwwww. He’s a good guy. Glad he went out on a good note. :D

  13. 108 stitches September 25th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    re-post …….

    Seems odd that the Evil Empire and Yankees win because of money isn’t heard anymore in N.E. The dumb Sux tried to copy the Yankee model and it backfired in their face. Now they have a stripped farm system, a bloated payroll and will ask fans to pony up for more ticket and concession price hikes because their tiny, dilapidated so-called ballpark will be 100 years old next year. All this because of an inferior product.
    Last year was a bridge year. This year is a jump off a bridge year.

  14. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Gotta be tough for guys like jete, al, russel, jorge, and gardie to sit tonight with lackey on the mound.

  15. Yankee Trader September 25th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Yogi Mantle and Bret-

    Filip Bondy agrees with you:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....tcher.html

  16. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Bret – yeah, posada making the roster means 11 pitchers. Which, I think, will be ok. You don’t need 5 starters. I think only one lefty, logan. Wade, Soriano, Robertson, Mariano, are shoo-ins.

    Ayala or AJ? I go with Ayala for the 5-game series.

    (BTW, Bret I keep meaning to ask you – what kind of program are you in?)

  17. MTU September 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    “Last year was a bridge year. This year is a jump off a bridge year.”

    Next year will be a bridge to nowhere year.

    ;)

  18. Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Why Romine catching? Yuck.

  19. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 25th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Yankees are sweeping out Boston, like I have been saying for days. Puts them tied with Rays and only 1 game ahead of Angels with 3 games to play. LOVE to see them sweat it out, especially when they KNOW that Baltimore is going to be going 110% full boar, and the Yankees will completely LAY DOWN for the Rays in their last 3 games. LOVE IT !

  20. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Chris Dickerson is the guy playing both games.
    Who would have thought about it?

  21. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I like Romine as a catcher, but if they’re going to carry Posada & Montero in the post and not Romine, then let Posada and Montero catch a game. Martin needs a rest & what if he gets hurt?

  22. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    IanBegley Ian Begley
    by eboland11
    Burnett on how his start forces Girardi to make tough decision: ‘I’ve been giving him headaches all year, why not give him a good headache’

  23. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I love how the Yankees are controlling the fate of the wildcard, especially the redsox. They win tonight & you know the redsox are worrying that the yankees will rest against the rays. They have to be panicking. And I love it! :D

  24. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    MTU September 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    “Last year was a bridge year. This year is a jump off a bridge year.”

    Next year will be a bridge to nowhere year.

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

    If Boston doesn’t fix their rotation and bullpen over the winter, it’s going to be “A Bridge Too Far”.

  25. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    GB7,
    Love that AJ quote. Whatever happens, AJ gives it his all.

  26. MTU September 25th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Except for Ellsbury and a few others the Sux look like Zombies out there.

    I think I saw a documentary made about them.

    It was called “The night of the living dead”.

    :)

  27. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Tom, Burnett can be exasperating a lot of the time, but, he’s stand-up and knows that he causes most of his own problems. I can’t think of a time that he’s blamed anyone else for his issues. He may feel he should get more leeway in his starts, but, that’s a player that believes that he can do it. If he didn’t feel he can do it, I don’t want him because he’s already defeated without pitching.r

  28. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    by eboland11
    burnett on #nyy fans: “They’ve been rough, but I gave them reason 2 b rough. So…walking off that mound w that ovation, it was incredible.”

  29. Noreaster September 25th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Fans in Boston have punted on the Sox…

  30. kd September 25th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    mtu,

    i think the sox are shell shocked and are so tight they’re playing ‘not to lose’ rather than playing to win

    there may be part of them that have already quit

  31. MTU September 25th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Nova has a chance tonight to do what no other Yankee Rookie pitcher has EVER done.

    (Here we go with the records again.)

    If he wins he will set the all-time mark of 13
    consecutive wins.

    Wowza !!!!

    Best of luck Ivan. May the good Lord give you great stuff tonight so you can really take your place among the Stars.

    :)

  32. Yankee Trader September 25th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    If Boston doesn’t fix their rotation and bullpen over the winter, it’s going to be “A Bridge Too Far”.
    ———————————-
    It won’t be starring Sean Connery, as Luchino might fire Eptsein and/or Francona.

    Paplebon and Ortiz might be “Jumping Ship”

  33. randy l. September 25th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    why put romine on the roster as the back up ?

    if martin goes down in a game, put montero or posada in to catch for the rest of that game.

    if martin’s out for the series at some point, you can then add romine for the rest of the series right?

    why tie up a roster spot with romine until martin is injured when there are already two catchers on the roster in monteo and posada to get through a partial game without martin?

  34. raymagnetic September 25th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    This is hilarious. From Pete Abe’s blog –

    “This team blows, they don’t want to win. Bench Carl Crawful and his million$, I’d rather see just about anyone out there in LF than him. What a joke. Gonzo saying “when we make the playoffs we’ll be the underdog”… this team isn’t making the playoffs and there better be hell to pay in the offseason. Fire the entire coaching staff, and get whatever you can for the bum wearing unlucky #13 and lackey, even if it means swallowing the money. Bring back Beltre, Damon, whomever. The only pluses from this year are the resurgance of Papi, Pap and Ells taking his game to another level. Pedey gets a pass too for being Pedey. Everyone else? Gonzo and his laid back play can go back to San Diego, and the rest of the team aren’t even worth mentioning. I want my time and money spent back for this insulting year. Screw you Red Sox, this team is a bunch of losers. Put an L on your hat instead of a B and apologize for the colosal waste of time you’ve caused your fans. You’re now going down in history as the biggest September bust ever. That’s not enough though, YOU OWE US.”

  35. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    @RaysJoeMaddon: Tomorrow is now the most important game of the year like 2day was. So proud of our guys. Big nite tonite. Season premier of Boardwalk Empire

  36. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Probably all the Sox bodies will show up for game 2, but the minds and spirits of most of them seem to be far away. Have the MPs check the Pantheon of Greatest Teams of All Times to see if they can find them.

  37. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    “seem to be”

  38. Giuseppe Franco September 25th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I’m looking forward to the Boardwalk Empire premiere myself.

  39. Giuseppe Franco September 25th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    raymagnetic September 25th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    ———-

    And sadly, that kind of stuff found it’s way onto this blog after the Yanks had issues beating the RS.

  40. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    “Next year will be a bridge to nowhere year”
    ——————————————-

    MTU: good line.

  41. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    (BTW, Bret I keep meaning to ask you – what kind of program are you in?)

    *********

    My program is designed by the American Dietetic Association through the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). The first component is the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which is 4-year bachelor of science degree. The dietetic internship follows the degree and requires 1 year (1,200 hours) of supervised practice in hospital/clinical and community settings. Through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) I must pass a national exam to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). I must attend (75 hours) workshops, seminars, webinars etc. to renew my credentials every 5 years.

    For my Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), I become eligible for insurance reimbursements which would make it possible for me to open up private practice with endocrinologists, RN’s and (I’d prefer) clinical social workers. The American Diabetes Association requires 400 hours of service with diabetic care just to apply for the CDE (all within the last 4 years). If approved for CDE training I have to complete 2 years in a clinic or hospital as an RD under supervision of a mentor with a CDE. During those 2 years I have to volunteer another 600 hours. So it’s 2 years supervised practice plus 1000 volunteer hours for the CDE.

    Then I’m looking at the MS in Nutrition Education at Columbia University…another 2 years.

  42. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    jd drew will be playing in game 2…

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I think a ride with WEEI on in the background is in order!

    :)

  44. MTU September 25th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    CB said it best earlier in the day.

    I’m paraphrasing but I think he said that the Sux after spending close to 500 mil in the off season can’t possibly win more than 3 games more than last year (92 max.)

    500 mil brings an additional 3 wins ?

    Even where the Sux come from that’s pretty bad.

    ;)

  45. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Joe,

    Plus the American Dietetic Association offers a few specialist certifications and training certificates that interest me. One is Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and the other is a certificate for training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. The first one has to be renewed and the second one is permanent.

    I’m a student member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine would be the foundation of my practice.

  46. MTU September 25th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Bret-

    You’re an ambitious rascal. Best of luck.

    Hope your dreams come true.

    :)

  47. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Bret – sounds like you have a plan. Good luck to you.

  48. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Thrilled the Yankees won and that they intend to stomp on a team that appears dead, but I’m not going to go gaga over AJ. He does this all the time – and now everyone is going to say he’s fixed. No, he’s not.

  49. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I would definitely not sign Colon during the off-season; I have no idea for one if he can last a whole season and he’s going to be looking for multiple years. No thanks……but I do very much want Garcia.

  50. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    MTU and Joe,

    Thanks guys. I’m already networking with folks with the American Diabetes Association and medical practitioners working towards the CDE. I just want to be able to hold my own amongst medical school graduates, PhD’s, real health care professionals. I just want to be considered a valuable member of a team. It’s funny because it’s been far easier than I could have imagined to link up with people who are itching to be self-employed because their view of health contradicts traditional hospital care. A ton of people out there think the system is broken and they want out. People are remaining sick out there and that can be draining for people who have solutions in mind that the hospital boards would shoot down on the spot.

  51. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Betsy,
    Did he not pitch well today? A kind word costs nothing. We’re all aware of AJ’s patterns, but he surely pitched well today.

  52. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Betsy – AJ is not fixed. He had some luck with his pitches, and in facing a dead team. I will root for him, and really hope he finds something for the next few weeks. After that, I hope Cash finds a suitable trade.

  53. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Trish, so one start from AJ, after all his awful outings, would be sufficient to supplant Hughes? I don’t want either one of them starting in the post-season, but they are going to need a game 4 starter at some point.

  54. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Scarey time for Justin Upton and ‘azona. He took a Lincecum fastball flush to the head. He stayed in for a few minutes, then left after feeling sick. Preliminary checks were negative.

  55. luis September 25th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hi everyone again,

    MTU,

    Been reading your posts, man you are on fire!!

    bret,

    Good for you, the best of luck to you in your endevour ( I hope i didn’t spelled it wrong )

    To all,

    Just came back from a family lunch ( we are 8 brothers and 1 sister ), and i had the pleasure to print the best piece of literature that NESN has produced ( Eric Ortiz piece ), and basically spend the afternoon laughing at the expense of my brother Ramon, which happens to be a misguided Red Sux fan!!. :)

  56. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Joe, I mean, if we’re going to credit Freddy for beating a dead team, I have to credit AJ, but I can’t call his outing phenomenal and I’m not going be fooled by him again. I like him and of course I’ll root for him, but he’s as likely to go out there next time and get bombed (even after a good start) as he is to pitch well………more likely, maybe. I don’t think the Steinbrenners have any interest in eating his deal, so IMO we’re looking at him as a #4 or #5 starter next year.

  57. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Garcia should definitely start game 3 of the play offs. AJ was obviously very good today but in his last start he couldn’t even get AA/AAA players out. He is just way too inconsistent to be trusted in a big game. His breaking ball has been unhittable but his fastball gets him into trouble and has been hit hard recently.

  58. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Tom, of course he did…………

  59. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Freddy Garcia for game 3.

    easy decision, IMO

  60. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Clutch, AJ is impossible to trust in a meaningless game, nevermind a big one. It’s not because I think he chokes either – I honestly think the pressure of a big game doesn’t get to him. The reason I can’t trust him is because, in games big and small, he’s eligible to blow up at any moment. Everything has to go just right with him – and if someone gets on, it’s like it upsets his rhythm. Garcia earned that start with his performance throughout the year. Now if Phil dominates, perhaps he gets a start down the line – not that he’s a great option either – but at this time, we play the hand we’re dealt.

  61. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I don’t know why everyone is getting all over Eric Ortiz of NESN….I also believe that if the 2011 Red Sox played the 1927 Yankees today, the Yankees would not even score one run…(of course you have to figure that would happen, being they are all dead….).

  62. MTU September 25th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Luis-

    Good thing you were there to set him straight.

    ;)

  63. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    MTU,

    Nah!, he is a lost case!!

  64. PittsburghYankeeFan September 25th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    The issue with AJ Burnett is clear. He has a lights out curve, and gets into times when he refuses to throw it. He still thinks his relatively straight “Kyle Farnsworth” fastball, with its movement right over the plate instead of away from it, can get guys out. He’s throwing 94 now instead of 98, and it can’t.

    A year’s worth of training by Rothschild and Russell Martin may finally be getting results. Remember a few games ago when AJ basically made some adjustment in the middle of a game, and it worked? Maybe he’s going to the curve more, like he did today. Can’t lay off of it right now. When he relies too much on the fastball, like he did in the 5th inning of his last game, he gets hammered.

    This is the best he’s pitched since 2009–like he used to pitch against the Yankees when he was with Toronto. Not sure it’s enough for a game 3 start, but it may be close.

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