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Jones batting cleanup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Steve Pearce DH
Jayson Nix 3B
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia

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54 Responses to “Jones batting cleanup”

  1. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    CC better put up a lot of 0′s.

  2. austinmac August 29th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    MTU,

    You can say that again. When Jones is the cleanup hitter, it is not good. I can’t remember the last time he had a good game.

    AROD and Tex cannot heal too quickly. This is one of the worst lineups in my memory.

  3. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Mac-

    Sad thing is they need this game tonight.

    Looks to me to be on the big Man’s shoulders.

  4. blake August 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    considering Jones is hitting .139/.222/.264/.486 in the 2nd half and .206/.274/.433/.707 overall vs LHP…..yea this makes tons of sense……

  5. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Blake-

    Joe threw away the book for a day.

    :)

  6. blake August 29th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Derek Jeter SS
    Nick Swisher 1B
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Blah RF
    Curtis Granderson CF
    Argh DH
    Ooof 3B
    Ichiro Suzuki LF
    Dooah C

  7. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Blake-

    Yanks need to reload starting Sat.

    2 of 3 from the O’s is mandatory.

    Same from TB.

  8. Against All Odds August 29th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Sad thing is they need this game tonight.

    ———————

    Tonight??????? the Yankee win has you forgetting the game is in a few hours :D

  9. blake August 29th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    MTU,

    To be fair Girardi doesnt have a ton of options …..his best one may be to just stick Jones therr and hope he runs into one……its rough right nkw vs lefties.

    Hope Cash is scouring the waiver wire for help and I woukdnt mjnd seeing what Adams can do…..

  10. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I like Blake’s lineup.

    But let’s keep the references to Jones suckiness coming. If we all pile on he’ll probably hit a big dinger.

  11. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    AAO-

    Duh.

    Sorry.

    I have a lot goin’ on around here. My brain is even more fried than usual.

    Thanks for correcting me.

  12. fantasygame101 August 29th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Andruw should be due for a big game. He really needs to do something with the bat.

  13. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Blake-

    Your upgrades are A-Rod, Tex, Pearce, and what’s on the Farm.

    That’s about it IMO.

  14. Against All Odds August 29th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    AAO-

    Duh.

    Sorry.

    I have a lot goin’ on around here. My brain is even more fried than usual.

    Thanks for correcting me.

    ———————-

    Honest mistake buddy. I wish the game was tonight because the blog kinda gets dead at night when there is an afternoon game.

  15. blake August 29th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    “But let’s keep the references to Jones suckiness coming. If we all pile on he’ll probably hit a big dinger.”

    Yes…..we need full reverse jinx power today!

  16. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Jones sucks and blows at the same time.

    He’s a walking Hoover.

    Is that good enough Blake ?

    :)

  17. ButtSmacker August 29th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Jones batting clean up, LOL…

    Can we just let CC hit and play Pearce in RF?

  18. blake August 29th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    “Your upgrades are A-Rod, Tex, Pearce, and what’s on the Farm.”

    What if Alex has a set back? What if Tex’s calf takes 3 weeks instead of 1? The division is probably going to be decided in the next 2-3 weeks…….I dont think they can sit still with the new rules….JMO

  19. blake August 29th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    MTU,

    Yes….keep it up

  20. Hassey August 29th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    this is a circa 1989 lineup, but G-Man has no choice

    without a HR, it may take 3 hits, 2 walks, a HBP, a balk and an error to score a run (I’m assuming guys don’t take the extra base and Robby T. gets at least one guy thrown out at the plate)

  21. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Blake-

    Maybe you’ll get your wish but I kinda doubt it.

    I understand what you’re saying though.

    I think the Pitching is going to have to step up.

    Big time.

    ;)

  22. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    When Jones was born his Mamma turn to the Dr. and slapped him.

    How my doin’ Blake ?

    More ?

    :)

  23. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    MTU,

    If they cant make a trade they should at least try the internal options they have…..

  24. MTU August 29th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Blake-

    Sure.

    I gotta go now.

    I’ll try to catch you later.

  25. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    MTU,

    Very good. We should start calling Jonesy AC necause he fans the front row better than anybody since Kearnsy.

  26. LGY August 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Another consequence of Girardi ignoring Romero’s platoon split. Martin should have played today instead of last night.

  27. ctyankeefan. August 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Wow, I dont think I have ever actually complained about a lineup…but Jones batting cleanup? I would rather have ANYONE else in the lineup batting cleanup except Stewart and maybe Ichiro. Im hoping Jones makes me look stupid for saying that though

  28. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Should the Yankees claim Mauer on waivers? Will the Dodgers?

  29. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    “Another consequence of Girardi ignoring Romero’s platoon split. Martin should have played today instead of last night.”

    Yup

  30. Hassey August 29th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I’m expecting the guys 7-9 to do more than 1-6…just a hunch…so you should all put your money on 1-6

  31. tomingeorgia August 29th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Jones should ask his mother to look at his tapes, as she did last year.

  32. Hassey August 29th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Mrs. Jones should be careful what she looks thru – Andruw’s tapes could include video of him with the wife of 2009 teammate Kris Benson

  33. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    The wide-eyed Ugandan Little Leaguers just rolled through the Yankees clubhouse. They are hanging with Robinson Cano right now. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES)

    Can any of them hit lefties?

  34. bruceb August 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    It is what it is with all our injuries – a National League lineup. There aren’t going to be any blowouts so the emphasis – as it was last night – is on starting pitching. CC may well have to go the whole nine today. And if anyone is up to it, he is.

  35. jacksquat August 29th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Andruw is hitting .297 .386 .649 1.035 as a DH.

    Can’t Pearce play OF?

  36. yankee21 August 29th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    without a HR, it may take 3 hits, 2 walks, a HBP, a balk and an error to score a run (I’m assuming guys don’t take the extra base and Robby T. gets at least one guy thrown out at the plate)….

    That is good! Unfortuately, it will probably also be true. Robbie Thompson is not a good 3B coach and these are roles in which barely 5 minutes per season should be discussed.

  37. DONNYBROOK August 29th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Need 8 innings outta CC, with Robertson and Soriano probably being unavailable. Even if Both claim to be ready, they should Not be used. Big picture. Anything less than 8 innings from CC, brings on the Girardi mix-n-match spectacle.(Hands covering eyes).

  38. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:39 am

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  39. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Jim Duquette just said he keeps hearing that Scosica may be out in LA in favor of Francona if they miss the playoffs.

  40. Warning Track Power August 29th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Soriano showed a lot last night. I was so proud of him for how he pitched last night.

    Nice to know that Mo is offering advice. If you’re a reliever on the Yankees and you don’t
    listen to Mo, there is something wrong with you.

  41. yankee21 August 29th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I believe Andru Jones has just a few games left to show NY if he can contribute anything.

    My sense is NY held onto Jones for fear he would fall into the hands of some team they will need to beat in September to secure the division, or in October to move onto the next round. He’s the kind of guy who can be dangerous with a bat in his hand when he is seeing the ball well.

    Let’s hope he provides some positive drama before the year is up, beginning with today, because his act is really getting stale.

  42. luis August 29th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Good morning still?,

    Blake,

    I liked your lineup better with Blah playing three positions…it sends his value up the roof, it might entice the Dodgers to trade him straight up for Kemp ;)

    About Jones…. Well, I offer his one way ticket to Curacao again, last time that woke him up. Not counting on it this time :(

    About reinforcements, I am with MTU, the reinforcements are Arod, Tex and the farm. I don’t see a move at this point, but I have been wrong before.

  43. Warning Track Power August 29th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    A. Jones is on his last legs.
    Physically his body is breaking down and I don’t see the situation improving.
    His defense is getting worse because his body won’t allow him to move quickly.
    Appears his bat has slowed done a lot since the season began.

  44. blake August 29th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Blah didnt perform last night so hes DHing only today.

  45. Niblick August 29th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    The sad part is that there is nothing available once the roster expand. There is not one position player in AAA or AA (other than Nunie and Cervelli) who will ever play more than a handful of games in the majors.

  46. luis August 29th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Blake,

    What’s on the scouting report for Argh and Oof? ;)

    Nibblick,

    Mesa, Adams, Z Almonte say hi… Not to mention Mustelier and Joseph

  47. DONNYBROOK August 29th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Plenty of players have cleared waivers. Trades are still possible. The Yankee farm system is Not the only way to upgrade this team. Personally, I like Harriston\Mets, but I do Not know if he was claimed.

  48. blake August 29th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    “What’s on the scouting report for Argh and Oof?”

    Their names indicate the sounds you make while watching them

  49. Villa Nova-Ya August 29th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Jones did so well against Boston, I had hoped he could carry it through. But they will be seeing a lot of lefties coming up, so maybe the more regular play will help? Who knows? Just have to keep our fingers crossed on this one.

    Boy, if the Yankees do make it through the rest of the season still sitting atop their division, don’t we all really have to tip our hats or something? I would think with the injuries to the particular players, they’re really doing a heck of a job.

    It’s been a strange season from the get go, for me.

  50. Niblick August 29th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Luis,

    OK – possibly Adams and/or Joseph, because of their position, although neither one will ever play a game with the Yankees. Mustelier is 29 (at least) and not doing particularly well at AAA. Mesa will be 26 next year and is still at AA. Almonte just isn’t good enough.

  51. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Mesa’s at AAA.

  52. Ys Guy August 29th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    big game today! the big guy’s gotta dominate.

    5 games on tampa, keep it there and get ready to knock the O’s back this w/e.

  53. austinmac August 29th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Mesa has great problems making contact. That is a very negative predictor for MLB success. Mustelier, as noted, is not young and supposedly is a poor fielder. He might be able to help.

    Adams and Joseph are possibilities but not at 2B for the Yankees. I would think about Adams at 3rd.

    Zoilo is a pretty good right handed hitter, but struggles greatly from the right side.

    I don’t think their is any immediate help in the minors. Even Nunez is not hitting.

  54. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Great job Stewart. You know maybe actually look at a pitch. These guys just swing away at anything in sight.

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