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Rodriguez at DH for Twins opener

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 24, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B

LHP Andy Pettitte

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92 Responses to “Rodriguez at DH for Twins opener”

  1. jackamir September 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Without Teix- This is the A- Lineup!!!! Lets go Yanks….

  2. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Hey, luis! The most important thing about that lineup is to keep “DH” besides Nuñez’ name, LOL

  3. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    MTU! Are we playing “catch me if you can”? LOL

  4. TwinsOWNstankees September 24th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The Real Yankee Lineup:

    SS – Jeter
    LF – Old washed up dude
    2B – Cano
    DH – $30M washed up disaster
    CF – .220 K Master
    1B – Goofball Choke Artist
    C – Suckster
    3B – Old washed up dude
    RF – Old washed up dude

  5. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    What is up with the Twins and Great outfielders? Seriously… they always have the most exciting outfield. I have not been around baseball as long as some people on here. But…off the top of my head, I am thinking about Puckett ( duh), One of my favorite players of all time… Tori Hunter!, then you had Jaque Jones out there too, Now you got Denard Span, And Ben Revere ( whom i think is the most exciting defensive player in baseball) and soon they will have the next great outfielder in Byron Buxton. I swear… They just breed outfielders in MINNY.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Damn. I used to love Adam Jones.

    Jays have been getting to the O’s pitcher. Maybe they can put something together.

  7. TwinsOWNstankees September 24th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    O’s are winning!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAH

    WC play in game for the Stanks!

  8. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    jmv-

    I am am not Leonardo Di Caprio.

    But it is good to see you.

    Hope all is well.

    :)

  9. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Trisha-

    Have you been having any problems with MLB.TV lately?

  10. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Trisha-

    I still love Adam Jones. The Yankee in me HATES him… but the baseball fan in me just loves everything about him. I WILL be trying hard to get his autograph during spring training this coming year… ( while wearing my Yankees gear) lol

  11. charlestonchew September 24th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    “The Real Yankee Lineup:

    SS – Jeter
    LF – Old washed up dude
    2B – Cano
    DH – $30M washed up disaster
    CF – .220 K Master
    1B – Goofball Choke Artist
    C – Suckster
    3B – Old washed up dude
    RF – Old washed up dude”

    Good enough for 2nd in the AL in runs scored.

  12. tomingeorgia September 24th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Just to show how out of touch I am, who the hell is Geddy Lee, and why would it be fun to lay eyes on him/her?

  13. TwinsOWNstankees September 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Alright guys… I’m gonna skip out of work a 1/2 hour early and head over to the Target. I’ll check in every now and then from the game, I got some saweeet seats.

    Go Twins Go!!!!

  14. blake September 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Like it

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Tab – I’m watching this on DTV, not MLB.com. Are you having problems with it?

  16. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    All well, MTU! Owe you some photos! Shame on me…

    Tabbert, if you saw Puckett, with all due respect, you ain’t no spring chicken, LOL… It’s weird about the twins… but they used to develope some arms, not too much these days

  17. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Tom-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geddy_Lee

    ;)

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Amazing what a 2-run lead does for the O’s pitcher. Since they have some astronomical record of wins when leading in the 7th (I think it’s the 7th), their pitchers must have huge confidence when they pitch to any kind of lead.

  19. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    jmv-

    no problem.

    I know you and the Mrs. are busy saving the World.

    Priorities.

    But yeah. I’ll look forward to seeing them when you get time.

    ;)

  20. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Don’t you think Hiro is a little tired? Not that we can rest him, though

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    And the major knock on Alvarez has come home to haunt. Another homer. 3-0 O’s.

  22. bruceb September 24th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Don’t expect any help from the Jays, Trish. They’ve checked out for the year. Better not check in again when we go up there later this week or I will be angry.

  23. tomingeorgia September 24th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Mr. MTU,
    Thanks. Still couldn’t pick him out of a lineup, though. Play tonight, win tonight!

  24. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Jmv- LOL… I didn’t watch Puckett play very long. But I was a Youngster in His final years. Tori Hunter was my guy. He was just a absolute beast in that outfield.

    Trisha- Yes.. i have been having a ton of problems with MLB.TV as of late. It’s been very frustrating. I got luck that the Yankees game is on MLBN tonight or i would be SOL.

  25. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Tom-

    Have to have some Secretariat in us.

    ;)

  26. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    tabbert-

    If you had a wife who hogs the computer like Mrs. MTU you’d be SOL too.

    And I do not get MLBN.

    :(

  27. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Just read in mlbtraderumors that Yankees were interested in Cody Ross. The more stopgaps the merrier?

  28. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Advice to All Yankee hitters… Avoid hitting the ball anywhere near revere. That guy is going to frustrate the heck out of our guys and our fans this series. Dude makes a lot of contact, Runs the bases harder than anyone, might be the fastest guy in baseball, and makes some of the most amazing plays in the outfield. What i would give for him to be on our team. One of the best videos of him is when he is running so fast trying to leg out a triple, he literally does a somersault halfway to third… and STILL beats out the throw to third. Great Stuff.

  29. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    MTU- Thankfully I am not at that point in my life yet. I don’t know if my wife would approve of my 24/7 baseball antics.

  30. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Tabbert-

    You’ll get there.

    :)

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    bruceb – the O’s have been playing post-season type baseball all season! They know how to win low-scoring games, extra inning games, and everything else. And you want to talk smoke and mirrors? Their SP ERA is 23rd in the majors.

    Go figure!

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    And Alvarez is starting to implode.

    Happy that we are holding the lead at this point.

  33. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Trisha-

    The O’s have an uncanny knack for winning close and extra innings games.

  34. Niblick September 24th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Where’s Nunie?

  35. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    MTU-

    As long as I am still allowed to go to spring training… I will be okay. LOL. I don’t think i will ever grow up when it comes to baseball. I will be that old guy standing in the middle of a bunch of kids trying to get Autographs. This year Mccutchen gave me a look of ” really dude” when i was standing with like twenty 14 year olds lined up to get his autograph. Maybe it was that.. or the fact that i was at a pirates spring training game wearing my Yankees polo and cap. Either way he signed it and took a picture with me. Lol.

  36. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    tabbert-

    That stuff could be worth big bucks someday.

    Hope Mrs. Tabbert appreciates your insight and investment acumen.

    ;)

  37. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Trisha-

    Welp… this game is over. But… Maybe the jays with take the second game! Either way… we just gotta take care of our business.

    Also… A lot of people on MLBN, Espn, and around here seem worried about the rays being in contention when they play the orioles. I have no worries at all. This is the RAYS were talking about…. They don’t just let teams win. They will give the orioles everything they have even if they are out of contention. They take pride in being that annoying/ pesky team that just drives you crazy. Plus… anyone that thinks joe maddon will allow his players to sleepwalk through that final series, doesn’t know joe maddon.

  38. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    The O’s have an uncanny knack for winning close and extra innings games.
    ——————————————–
    MTU-Remind you of the 96 Yankees?

    BTW-Don’t forget to push your ignore button today!!

  39. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    YT-

    I always have the “ignore” function on and at the ready.

  40. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    “Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    MTU-

    As long as I am still allowed to go to spring training… I will be okay. LOL. I don’t think i will ever grow up when it comes to baseball. I will be that old guy standing in the middle of a bunch of kids trying to get Autographs. This year Mccutchen gave me a look of ” really dude” when i was standing with like twenty 14 year olds lined up to get his autograph. Maybe it was that.. or the fact that i was at a pirates spring training game wearing my Yankees polo and cap. Either way he signed it and took a picture with me. Lol.”

    He took a picture of you to be able to say one day: “that was the first contact the Yankees made with me” LOL

  41. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    The Rays have 4 games vs the White Sox, a team like Detroit that doesn’t want to take care of business to win the Central or go home.

  42. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    MTU – She better! lol.

    Not sure if you have ever been out to florida for spring training.. but man is it like Christmas everyday. I went with my pops who is also a baseball fanatic… and we just had a absolute blast. We planned just to go to the Yankees games, but we then decided to spend our afternoons driving to all the teams spring training facilities. We got to the pirates facility and they were actually having a game that day… so we decided ” what the heck.. lets go watch some baseball”. I walk up to the ticket office 45 minutes before first pitch… and get second row seats behind the pirates dugout for twenty bucks! You just cant beat that. Got to chat it up with a bunch of the pirates players and Jose Tabata went into the dugout and came back out and threw me a bunch of gum. I mean… That to me is just one of the coolest things you can experience as a baseball fan.

  43. Ken Phelps September 24th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    The O’s have an uncanny knack for winning close and extra innings games

    I think it’s because of their bull pen being so good… Just my 2 cents

  44. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Tabbert-

    Get one with Harper.

    That way you can say you had a pic of him before he became a Yankee.

    You’ll have to come to AZ. to get one of Trout.

  45. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    tabbert-

    Only thing I can do is head to AZ. sometime.

    You just keep on having fun !

    :)

  46. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Gotta run soon.

    catch you all later.

  47. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Jmv- I wish! I hope!

    For some reason i just get the feeling that he has so much pride playing for the pirates and he loves that organization with all his heart. He Gives off that vibe that he will be a pirates lifer. But.. that is all pure speculation on my part.

  48. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    MTU-

    Good talking with you. Have a good one.

  49. CountryClub September 24th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Georgia,

    Geddy Lee is the lead singer for Rush

  50. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    YT-

    Before I go.

    Out this way we’re smart enough to leave black widows alone.

    We don’t treat them as some fun little toys. We exterminate them.

    Is that something you picked up back East ?

    later.

    :)

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    MTU – absolutely uncanny. I guess what will remain in the atmosphere is how they pull it off without benefit of stellar pitching or hitting!

    Crazy.

    Tab – yeah, we’ll hope for the 2nd game as a loss, and we’ll take care of business ourselves. I definitely would like to keep putting space between us and them!

  52. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I don’t touch spiders, nor flip them over to determine if they are Black Widows!!!

    We have scorpions here!!

  53. MTU September 24th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Trisha-

    Buck employs a Shaman.

    Gotta run.

    :)

  54. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Sad new about derelle revis. But on a positive note that takes care of another team in the Texans way. Feeling pretty good about Snagging one of the top two seeds at this point. Barring any injuries like last year.

  55. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    You want space between the Yankees and O’s-start by winning tonight, sweeping the Twins, taking 3 of 4 vs the Blue Jays and the 1st 2 from the Red Sox. 8-1 going into the last game-rest the regulars and bring on the WC as the #1 seed since the Rangers and A’s will be busy beating up each other.

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    MTU – :D

  57. Tabbert September 24th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    IF the orioles somehow lose two games on this homestand… we will be looking good. However… i would say they lose one at the max, and part of me thinks they go 7-0. So.. that means we will have to go 6-1 on this road trip to enter the final series tied with the orioles.

  58. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Tabbert,

    I think is pretty cool that some guys do want to be a franchise-guy. Seems to me is good for us fans. For example, I want the elf to be a Sux for life, to hate him more, LOL. In all seriousness, I like franchise guys

    YT,

    I would settle for that any day

  59. PacoDooley September 24th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Love to see that Ichiro was player of the week – I thought he would be after that insane run of power, OBP and speed. He won’t keep it up, but if he can stay in a groove and A-Rod and Cano can be productive the office will be fine. Then let’s hope that Tex can give us a lift into the playoffs!

  60. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Tabbert-

    I agree with you-sweep the Twins and take 3 of 4 vs the Jays. Hopefully Tex is back when the Yankees play back in NY vs the Red Sox.

    Go Yankees. Score early and often and give the starters and pen some breathing room! :)

  61. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hi jmv, trish, mtu et all, I’m on a week’s vacation, which means I have countless energy to drive you crazy! :). ( I might even take up that F1 thing akin Gilles Villeneuve )

    Best

  62. tomingeorgia September 24th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    MTU,
    Secrariat over Alydar, every time. Nose, 17 lengths, matters not.

  63. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Tom, I think Northern Dancer passed away recently. Apparently, often,…horses make better people.

  64. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Hi, jmills! Villeneuve…cool

    Are you fan of Geddy Lee, by the way? Read he was born in Ontario

  65. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Tom-

    Secretariat-sports hero of 1973.

    Who will wear that crown for the Yankees this postseason?

  66. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Yes, Gary Lee Weintraub ( Geddy Lee ) grew up in my north Toronto sububan district – great bassist, great band – they made it in rock with no image , no sexual face. Good for them!!!

  67. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Sorry, ” suburban “

  68. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Lucien Laurin (1912 – 2000), Secretariat’s trainer, believed his horse could handle the long Belmont track. So did his jockey, Ron Turcotte (1941 – ), who told Bill Nack Big Red could win by ten lengths.

    When the horses left the gate, Secretariat uncharacteristically broke first:

    Secretariat ran flat into legend, started running right out of the gate and never stopped, ran poor Sham into defeat around the first turn, and down the backstretch and sprinted clear, opening two lengths, four, then five. He dashed to the three-quarter pole in 1:09 4/5, the fastest six-furlong clocking in Belmont history.

    I dropped my head and cursed Turcotte: What is he thinking about? Has he lost his mind? The colt raced into the far turn, opening seven lengths past the half-mile pole. The timer flashed his astonishing mile mark: 1:34 1/5!

    No one thought the magnificent racing horse would continue at that pace. Nack couldn’t believe what his eyes were seeing:

    I was seeing it but not believing it. Secretariat was still sprinting. The four horses behind him disappeared. He opened 10. Then 12. Halfway around the turn, he was 14 in front … 15 … 16 … 17.

    Belmont Park began to shake. The whole place was on its feet. Turning for home, Secretariat was 20 in front, having run the mile and a quarter in 1:59 flat, faster than his Derby time.

    He came home alone. He opened his lead to 25 … 26 … 27 … 28. As rhythmic as a rocking horse, he never missed a beat. I remember seeing Turcotte look over to the timer, and I looked over too. It was blinking 2:19, 2:20. The record was 2:26 3/5.

    Turcotte scrubbed on the colt, opening 30 lengths, finally 31. The clock flashed crazily: 2:22 … 2:23. The place was one long, deafening roar. The colt seemed to dive for the finish, snipping it clean at 2:24. (This, and the above passages, from Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, by William Nack, page 358.)

    No horse had ever run that fast at Belmont. The track, still notorious for defeating the dreams of Triple-Crown hopefuls, presented no obstacles for Big Red on that very hot day in June, 1973.

    Secretariat’s record-breaking run at Belmont remains unmatched.

    http://www.awesomestories.com/.....at-belmont

  69. tomingeorgia September 24th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    bmills,
    Horses don”t bet on people, which is a big advantage.

    YT, The guy who can up with a run when there’s someone on his shoulder. Who knows, but somebody will do it. I’ll bet on Swish!

  70. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    That’s cool, jmills… Did you read that Chad crash into him today?

    YT, Tom, how are you guys? Never heard of Secretariat until the movie, what a story…

  71. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    YT, oh my goddess, … Thanks for the post my friend!!!!!!!!!

  72. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    If GB7 is reading today I know 1973 brings back some very powerful emotions.

    Please show us a sign you are OK.

  73. yankeefeminista September 24th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Affirmed over Alydar 3x, but Alydar was a heckuva horse.

  74. yankeefeminista September 24th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    GB, time to return, Instructs are starting! :)

  75. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    jmills-

    I’m not a goddess :)

  76. yankeefeminista September 24th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    jmv, thanks for all the good wishes. I keep missing you online.

  77. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Geddy Lee is a huge baseball fan! Him, Warren Cromartie , Joe and Molitar go back a long ways.

  78. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Tom – hilarious, as always :)

  79. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Selfish motive,…… I miss GB7 and his sudden Sam stories.

  80. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Tom et al-

    If their destiny is in their own hands, who decides which player actually HOLDS the destiny?
    ———————————-

    If as 86w183 mentioned it’s a team of DENSITY, then that would be CC Sabathia who holds the key to their DESTINY because……………………….

    Density equals mass divided by volume.

    Am I correct?

  81. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    YT, according to blake and moi ( Miss Piggy ) its a team of dentistry. :)

  82. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    “yankeefeminista September 24th, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    jmv, thanks for all the good wishes. I keep missing you online.”

    No problem, YF, all the best. Always appreciate good vibe people. And believe me, I miss you more! Not a ton of free time lately.

  83. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    jmills-

    You’re a goddess?

    Are you allowed to administer Diprivan without anesthesia help, in Canada?

  84. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    YT, just read the post… I gotta rent the movie again… I’m on my feet

  85. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    jmv-

    Posting and walking at the same time?

  86. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    YT, sorry, I left active practice long ago as I thought I was going to tumble thru the hole in the sidewalk :)

    As a result, I put a whole lot of thought into people like Sylvia Plath, my favorite American.

    Go girl!!!!

  87. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    “Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    jmv-

    Posting and walking at the same time?”

    And driving! LOL…. Nah, just kidding. But really, really loved that story. The silence during the final charge was… don’t have a word

  88. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Update: Aardsma will join Yankees tomorrow
    By Mike Axisa.

    5:02pm: Aardsma told reporters that he will be activated tomorrow. I’m guessing Justin Thomas will be the 40-man casualty. I suppose there’s a chance the Yankees will add both Aardsma and Brett Gardner on Tuesday, which would be pretty neat.

  89. jmv September 24th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    New thread————->>>>>>>

  90. CompassRosy September 24th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 24th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Damn. I used to love Adam Jones.

    ~

    Yeah, me too.
    Then Bill Bavasi traded him (and Tillman+) to the O’s for Eric Bedard :(

  91. Yankee Trader September 24th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    David Aardsma recorded 101mph in 2006 as a Cub. Those days are gone but you might enjoy this lengthy article when you have time as to the fastest recorded pitchers:

    http://www.efastball.com/baseb.....r-leagues/

  92. Duh Innings II September 24th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    The law of averages says the Os will lose the second game of the doubleheader as there are more splits of doubleheaders than wins.

    There’s a 75% probability the Yanks will remain in first place after tonight barring a rainout of either game or both games like this:

    Yanks and Os win or lose – Yanks ahead by a half-game

    Yanks win and Os lose – Yanks ahead by 1.5 games

    Yanks lose and Os win – Os ahead by a half-game

    I think if the Yanks go 6-4 or 7-3 (esp.7-3) they will win the division by a game.

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