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Ichiro in the leadoff spot; Rodriguez on the bench

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ichiro Suzuki RF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez 3B
Raul Ibanez DH
Chris Stewart C
Chris Dickerson LF

LHP CC Sabathia

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77 Responses to “Ichiro in the leadoff spot; Rodriguez on the bench”

  1. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    crazy lineup but i kinda like it…

  2. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Nice D.

  3. GoldGlove9486 September 26th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I’ve got to believe that Teixeira isn’t coming back at all. This is taking quite a long time, and I believe it will be three weeks this weekend. I really miss him in the field and in the middle of the lineup.

  4. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    We’re in a pennant race and the most expensive player on our team can’t force his way into the lineup. Who’d have thunk it two years ago? There is no way the guy can be anywhere close to 100 percent fit. Come to think of it, when was the last time he was actually healthy?

  5. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    teixeiramark25 On my way into workout and rehab. Going to race Usain Bolt for a warmup. Then watch the #Yankees win this afternoon!

    Let’s hope he’s not watching Yankees Classics.

  6. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This is getting ridiculous. A-Rod returns and DH’s a ton, or sits. This late in the season, Everbody should be playing Every day, until the Division is mathmatically won. Cashman had better come up with a legit 3B for 2013. A-Rod issa DH more than a 3B from this point forward.

  7. tucker September 26th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    All those lefties in a row must make Joe G break out in cold sweats.

  8. GoldGlove9486 September 26th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    A-Rod should really look himself in the mirror and think about retiring. It would save the Yankees a truckload of money and we’d be done with all of these DL trips.

  9. Doc Iac September 26th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    tucker September 26th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    All those lefties in a row must make Joe G break out in cold sweats.

    hahaha awesome

  10. Doc Iac September 26th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    GoldGlove9486 September 26th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    A-Rod should really look himself in the mirror and think about retiring. It would save the Yankees a truckload of money and we’d be done with all of these DL trips.

    —-

    hahahaha ya ok…overreact much?

  11. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    So much for running the A line up out there every day…

    Does Stewart see any time in the PS? Just a general question, not related to the line up.

  12. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    The Yanks oughtta PAY A-Rod some sort of Huge severance to retire. Being MIA at this point of the season is embarassing. Can you imagine Paul O’Neill taking a day off in this situation???

  13. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Does Stewart see any time in the PS?

    Let’s get their first please Shame. Never like to touch the money; it’s bad luck.

  14. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Ichiro Suzuki RF
    Derek Jeter SS
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Nick Swisher 1B
    Curtis Granderson CF
    Eric Chavez 3B
    Raul Ibanez DH
    Chris Stewart C
    Chris Dickerson LF

    LHP CC Sabathia
    ——————————————————————————————–
    The line-up is just fine. ARod needs a full day off to get some rest and not think about
    the game for a day.
    Chavez at 3rd will work just fine.
    Ibanez at DH is also a good move
    Dickerson in LF is also a good move.

    All that’s left is for C.C. to pitch a CG and get a win before moving to Toronto

  15. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    maybe arod is hurting from the foul off his toe last night?

  16. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Can you imagine Paul O’Neill taking a day off in this situation???

    Can you imagine Paul O’Neill going 0-4 every day when the heat is on?

  17. Doc Iac September 26th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    arod fouled a ball off his foot and it was wraped last night, maybe they are being cautious and givin him a day to rest it,

    we should be able to beat the twins w/cc on the mound without arod

  18. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    “There.” My spelling is apauling today.

  19. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    tucker September 26th, 2012 at 11:21 am
    All those lefties in a row must make Joe G break out in cold sweats.

    You can tell he put Stewart before Dickerson for some relief (because that is otherwise ridiculous).

  20. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    intrigued by the ichiro leadoff move..

  21. Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    People need to RELAX. We are playing the TWINS… and have CC on the mound.

    Arod took a foul ball off his foot, and he has been struggling as of late. Not only that… he is going to have to play on that brutal turf in Toranto for multiple days this weekend. All of those things add up to a day off. My god… we don’t have our ” A” lineup. Big whoop. Our ” A” lineup scored 3 runs last night. Today’s lineup is more than capable of putting up a crap load of runs.

  22. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    ?Former Cy Young closer Eric Gagne alleges in his new biography that 80 percent of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs.”

  23. austinmac September 26th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Their are no easy wins in the major leagues. The Twins won last night and are quite capable of winning today. I don’t know how this lineup will do, but it looks like one of the worst lineups I have seen.

  24. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    55 walks in 77 ip for Deduno. Yowza.

  25. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Oh, so we are getting a guarantee that A-Rod is gonna be in the lineup for the Entire Toronto series??? I seriously doubt it. The turf will be used as an excuse for the guy to duck out again. Jeet out there on 1 leg, and A-Rod MIA because he fouled a ball off his foot. I NOW agree with that old assessment of A-Rod NOT being a legit Yankee. He’s a hired gun, that has run outta bullets.

  26. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I don’t take a particular beef with the line up… you still have Tex out, want to ride Ibanez’s hot bat, and need someone that knows how to use a glove in the OF in his place. Fine.

    But is Chris Stewart going to be catching CC in the playoffs? I guess Martin could use a day… but all of our players could probably use a day at this point in the season.

    I want to see the A line up every day. Especially when we’re playing an early game and don’t have very far to travel for a night game tomorrow.

    Also.. I dunno how much it was debated last night, but trying to get Nunez a PH at bat over Nix in that situation is how I would have handled it. Nix has been a great role player for this club, but his hacks last night were about what I expected.

  27. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    People need to RELAX. We are playing the TWINS… and have CC on the mound.

    ————-

    It would be the height of irony if they pitched around Span today with a lefty on the mound lol…

    Interesting about Gagne… and also very unsurprising. I just need MLB to protect me from ever finding out if Jeter used.

  28. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    why would martin catch a day game after a night game?
    baseball 101.

  29. jessiedog September 26th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Shame – agree with your point about Gagne and I would add I need protection from ever finding out if Mo used also…

  30. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Is there really much difference having Chavez and Stewart in for A-Rod and Martin? If you go by the back of their baseball cards, then there’s a massive difference. If you go by current form, there is hardly any at all. That’s been the issue the entire second half of the season: too many black holes in the lineup.

  31. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Take a gander at how Sciscia has used Iannetta.

  32. Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Arod has been horrible of late. People seem to not realize he is just a big name now. Why would you want someone to be in our lineup that is playing AWFUL? just because his name makes you feel like we have our ” A” lineup? Whatever floats your boat.

    Shame- Pitching around people with CC on the mound… instantly reminds me of the first game of the season. I don’t think i will ever forget that moment. It was a sign of things to come for the season. LOL

  33. TwinsOWNstankees September 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    OK guys, I’m headed over to the stadium… I think I am going to post here on my phone during the game today, that should be fun!

    Go Twins!!!

  34. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Using the term “PED” takes in a lot of territory.

  35. CountryClub September 26th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11
    Arod said he hopes it won’t be something that keeps him out more than a day. no X-rays scheduled as of now

  36. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    If 80% used they might as well shut down the HOF…

  37. 86w183 September 26th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    ?Former Cy Young closer Eric Gagne alleges in his new biography that 80 percent of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs.”

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

    Glad to see this and not at all surprised. Hopefully more and more players will tell the truth and we will end the witch hunts against a select few players from the so-called steroid era, circa 1990-2004.

    Remember the baseline testing caught 103 players and that was after several months advance warning. There’s little doubt that it was a very small percentage of players who were taking something.

  38. blake September 26th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Where is the other split squad team playing today?

  39. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Swish even mashed a ball off his foot a few days ago. He was in the lineup the following day, with some sort of shield over the top of his shoe. As Joe Louis would say, “You can run, but you can Not hide”. A-Rod is attempting to hide.

  40. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    No reason to go into full blown panic mode and announce the game today will be lost
    because ARod is out of the line-up.
    Cano appeared tired the other night and he had 3 hits last night as the DH. Probably just what his mind and body needed.
    Arod can use a full day off. Especially prior to the 4 games on Turf.
    Not a big deal. Just because he’s been in a slump of late does not mean you can toss his bats in the bin and declare he is no longer a true Yankee.

  41. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    blake September 26th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Where is the other split squad team playing today?

    —————-

    I’m scratching my head a little.. I get Arod. Fine.

    But is Dickerson even making the PS roster? I mean, sure, I’d like him in the OF over Jones/Ibanez as well…

  42. blake September 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    “You can run, but you can Not hide”. A-Rod is attempting to hide.”

    Or maybe his foot is really sore?

  43. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    What is a true Yankee?

  44. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Who is pitching for the Twins? Is that why McGigidyGigidyGeeHee can’t play 1st or 3rd so Swish could be in the OF?

  45. mick September 26th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    True Yankees?
    Reggie?
    Boggs?
    Clemens?
    Arod?
    Damon?

    vs.

    Jeter, Mo, Posada, Andy, Matsui?

  46. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    McGeeheehee is not a lhb.

  47. mick September 26th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    dedunno is a righty.

  48. Doc Iac September 26th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    2009 PS – equal true yankee, plus 2007 he carried the entire team

    this true yankee nonsense is crap

  49. CountryClub September 26th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    for those that care, ESPN is reporting that the NFL ref lockout is over.

  50. mick September 26th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    True Yankee is a state of mind decided by the fans.
    I find it hard to call Arod a true Yankee when there are fans who are still booing him.

  51. RSM September 26th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Meh.
    What’s the difference, there really is no “A” line up.
    That’s the real problem.

  52. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    The Twins have another RP on the mound today.
    Meaning, A. Jones will not be starting. Neither will any other bench player that hits
    right handed.
    Get a clue people.
    Why are you complaining about the line-up?

  53. blake September 26th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    “for those that care, ESPN is reporting that the NFL ref lockout is over.”

    Maybe the MLB umps will strike next and we can replace them with robots!

  54. longtimefan September 26th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Let’s stop looking at Arod thru rose colored glasses, he really has not been a factor since he returned to the line-up, below average pitchers make him look bad because he is a shell of what he used to be, as for the wishful thinking that he will retire, would you retire and leave all that money on the table? Arod is what he is and probably will be for the next five years, I would be more concerned with Girardi’s poor management decisions than weather Arod plays or not.

  55. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    No reason to go into full blown panic mode and announce the game today will be lost
    because ARod is out of the line-up.

    Totally agree, WTP. If CC pitches like he did against Oakland on Friday night, we will win.
    If CC pitches like he did against Tampa on his previous start, we will most likely lose, whether A-Rod is in the lineup or not.

  56. tucker September 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    “Interesting about Gagne… and also very unsurprising. I just need MLB to protect me from ever finding out if Jeter used.”

    Don’t think you will ever have to worry about that. Jeter is clean. As far as Gagne’s allegations, 80 percent seems high to me. It could be an example of Gagne justifying his own decision to use by saying everyone else did it. Gagne was a clear roider. He was huge and hitting triple digits. I doubts 80 percent of his teammates used juice. Perhaps some used greenies or some sort of stimulant. But 80 percent on steroids? That seems high …

    Now if you were to say 80 percent of any NFL team was on roids, that sounds about right.

  57. NYYanksFan September 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    “Can you imagine Paul O’Neill going 0-4 every day when the heat is on?”

    Paul O’Neill had an 0 for in about 30% of the postseason games he played in so you don’t have to imagine it, you’ve seen it.

  58. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I gave A-Rod a lotta get-outta-jail-free cards due to his “09″ post season performance. Today, he use ‘em all up. Sore foot, whatever. He was out a long time with a broken hand, and garnered plenty of rest during that time. They gotta drag Jeet OFF the field. They gotta drag A-Rod ONTO the field.

  59. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Like I said, using the term “PED” takes in a lot of territory. To some, 6 cups of coffee is a PED.

  60. fantasygame101 September 26th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    arod will not be 100 percent healthy for his remaning baseball career so it is time to scrap this rotating dh idea and get a quality and legit 3b. Arod is basically a dh who will not hit like a stud dh anymore while jeter will need a full day rest now and then so the yankees should go for a legit stud 3b.

  61. mick September 26th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    You can call a true Yankee one for carrying a team to one championship but not a beloved Yankee.

  62. Locke September 26th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I love ARod, and I really hate it when the fans boo him.

    He broke his hand and then battled back to help down the stretch. I’m sure we’re just giving him a day off after fouling the ball off his foot last night. I just hope he can show up this postseason.

  63. RayVT September 26th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I’m sorry, but ARod on vs Chavez on vs a RHP is okay.

    But Jete off & Nunez or Nix on vs anyone else playing SS is not okay.

  64. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    If Yankees fans that to direct unpleasant thought today, they should be directed
    at Boone Logan after this pitching last night.
    What’s with all the sliders Boone? Slider after slider. The biggest mistake was throwing another slider on the 3-2 pitch to Span. Grandy was over towards LC and Boone decides to throw a breaking ball, which can be pulled and that’s exactly what Span did.
    Poor pitch selection.
    I don’t mind the move to get him into the game because there were several lefties coming up to hit and Logan is supposed to be the guy that gets those lefty hitters out.
    Sure Girardi had a choice to stay with Hughes, but that’s another story.

  65. mick September 26th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    If the Yanks got a legit 3B like Headley, they could prolly get a taker if they pay 1/2-3/4 of his salary.

  66. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    tucker September 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    “Interesting about Gagne… and also very unsurprising. I just need MLB to protect me from ever finding out if Jeter used.”

    Don’t think you will ever have to worry about that. Jeter is clean.

    ——————–

    I have faith that even if he wasn’t he’d be one of the few players staunchly protected by MLB. I’d like to think it’s crazy talk to even consider it, but questioning it in this atmosphere isn’t the work of a cynic as much as a realist… its very, very sad.

    As far as this: “Now if you were to say 80 percent of any NFL team was on roids, that sounds about right.”

    I dunno tucker… I think all the major sports are fair game for those types of high estimations. Not everyone on roids is jacked up in the cartoonish sense we imagine. Cabrera, for example, didn’t look all that much more muscular to me than in the past.

  67. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Paul O’Neill had an 0 for in about 30% of the postseason games he played in so you don’t have to imagine it, you’ve seen it.

    30%? That’s a lot better than A-Rod, who has had one good post-season in nine years as a Yankee. I make that around 12%.

  68. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    If Yankees fans that to direct unpleasant thought today, they should be directed
    at Boone Logan after this pitching last night.
    What’s with all the sliders Boone? Slider after slider. The biggest mistake was throwing another slider on the 3-2 pitch to Span.

    ————-

    Who is calling his pitches?? Can we blame that person too? It’s either Martin or Girardi.

  69. mick September 26th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It’s either Martin or Girardi.
    ===================
    Isn’t it Pena.

  70. NYYanksFan September 26th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    A-Rod had an 0 for in about 35% of his postseason ABs.

    Both have had their successes and struggles in the postseason.

  71. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    mick September 26th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It’s either Martin or Girardi.
    ===================
    Isn’t it Pena.

    ——————

    I have no idea but Team Greedy is good with blaming ALL the people involved in those decisions.

  72. DONNYBROOK September 26th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Nobody is faulting any player for their performance. A-Rod needs to report for duty. THAT, is the complaint.

  73. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Who is calling his pitches?? Can we blame that person too? It’s either Martin or Girardi.
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    How many occasions have we heard Cone and Leiter say the pitcher ultimately make the decision which pitch to throw.
    So no matter who is calling the pitches, Logan has the option to defer and ask to throw
    something else.
    Obviously last night he was off, but I just feel like throwing all those sliders was a poor choice and maybe even lazy.
    I understand Logan has pitched a lot this season and I’m sure he could benefit from 3 days rest, but putting him in the game last night was the right move.

  74. 86w183 September 26th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Myth versus fact —-

    Paul O’Neill post-season career…..

    85 G —- .284 / .363 / .465 / .828 11 HR, 39 RBI

    Alex Rodriguez post-season career….

    68 G —- .277 / .386 / .498 / .884 13 HR, 41 RBI

  75. 86w183 September 26th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    How the hell do you know Alex didn’t “report for duty” ???

    He wouldn’t be the first player to tell his manager he wanted to play and was told no.

  76. blake September 26th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    “Myth versus fact —”

    Come on man….dont ruin the narrative

  77. Bo knows September 26th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Love Ichiro in leadoff and Dickerson getting a shot in the OF. He had a hell of a season in AAA. Any criticism of Girardi should start with Dickerson getting no chance to produce.

    BP – meh.

    If Joe was a BP genius at the All Star break, when did he lose his mind? I think the BP move was correct, Hughes suddenly hit a wall. Twenty five pitches on the bottom of the lineup, got a freeby SO. I would vote for Rapada because of Logan overuse

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