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Pettitte starting Game 2

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 06, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi just announced that Andy Pettitte will start Game 2 in Baltimore, and Hiroki Kuroda will start Game 3 in New York.

UPDATE, 4:24 p.m.: Girardi would not announce a roster, but he did say that Jayson Nix is a definite possibility to be on the roster. If Nix is healthy enough to play, I have to think he’ll get that final spot over Andruw Jones. That lets Eduardo Nunez DH against lefties without the Yankees giving up their only utility infielder.

The Yankees won’t announce their roster until they have to turn it in tomorrow. Girardi said weather could play a role. He might change things if tomorrow’s game is rained out and they have to play five days in a row. In that case, I assume they would carry an extra pitcher.

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64 Responses to “Pettitte starting Game 2”

  1. tomingeorgia October 6th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Makes sense to me, but what do I know?

  2. jackamir October 6th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Makes sense to me, but what do I know?

  3. tomingeorgia October 6th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    jackamir,
    Can’t compete with the sabr nerds, or the minor league mavens, or anybody, really. Just feel good about this year’s Yankees. Hey, I root for the laundry. Let’s go, Yanks!

  4. CompassRosy October 6th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Trisha ~

    Nats in 3
    Reds in 4
    A’s in 4
    O’s in 5

  5. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Tom, you know a lot about baseball, and even maybe, more than me ! :)

  6. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Trish, I’m not making any predictions, ’cause, I’m never right anysways :)

  7. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Compass, how is your son and,…Jimi!?

  8. tomingeorgia October 6th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    trisha,
    Did I have to predict them all, or just the Yanks?

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 6th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    IF ANYONE WANTS TO PREDICT ON OAKLAND-DETROIT OR CINCY-SANFRAN

    Predictions have to be in before the first pitch!

  10. jackamir October 6th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Trisha—

    Nationals in 4
    Giants in 5
    Tigers in 5
    Yanks in 4

  11. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Tom, you have to predilick them – winner takes all! :)

  12. tomingeorgia October 6th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    jmills,
    Just been watching it for a long. long time. Signing a player for a long term, yes, I’ll look at that stuff. 5 game series? Let’s go Yanks.

  13. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Trish,…. I have nada to contribute :)

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    tom – :)

    Didn’t see your post but good question. You can predict as few or as many as you want.

    The more you predict, the better chances of getting enough points to win the fantastic prize of Ritter Sports Bars!

    :D

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    jmillls – your presence is present enough!

  16. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    John Ritter – decent guy by all accounts.

  17. b_widmer2 October 6th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Trisha–

    Yanks in 5
    Tigers in 4
    Cards in 4
    Giants in 4

  18. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Trish and Tom,… Unbelievable times ahead. Nice to see you!

  19. yankee21 October 6th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Trisha

    Yankees in 5
    Tigers in 4
    Giants in 4
    Nationals in 5

  20. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    O.k. – Yanks in, shall we conspire, 5 ?

  21. Vince October 6th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Yanks in 4
    Giants in 4
    Tigers in 5
    Nationals in 5

  22. tomingeorgia October 6th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    OK, trisha,

    Reds in three
    Nats in four
    Yanks in four.
    Detroit in five
    Am I all in? An extra day for everybody, except Detroit,

    What the hell, here’s the lcs:
    Yanks in 6
    Nats in 5

    All the way:
    Yanks in 7!

    Get those candy bars on the way!

  23. yankfan1 October 6th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    i know i rarely post here, but since everyone is predicting…

    Yanks 4
    As 4
    Cards 5
    Giants 4

  24. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I have to do thanksgiving tomorrow with certain things I don’t want to be with on a day off – my solution,….give ‘em flowers! ( At least I get to see my #1, my daughter who chooses me, dad – lucky guy! )

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 6th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    yankfan1 – the more the merrier!

    tomingeorgia – the reason I won’t take your LCS bets is twofold – it’s too confusing to take LCS bets at the same time as DS; and, in the very rare chance that you have any of the DS winners, incorrect, it would invalidate your choices for LCS and lessen your chances of getting those amazing candy bars!!!

    :)

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

    I’ll check back between now and first pitch of Tigers-A’s game for any more predictions. That game gets shut down after first pitch but people can continue to predict on the others until first pitch of each game.

  26. CountryClub October 6th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Yanks in 3
    Tigers in 5
    SF in 4
    Cards in 4

  27. tucker October 6th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    With Nixy back, Binder G can make Jonesy the RH bat and keep Nuney off the roster.

  28. Lost October 6th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    This is the best time of the year ! A few reasons to be excited..

    Derek Jeter – at the tail end of his career has had a fantastic season, not only has he not slowed down at all he has arguably gotten better! Oh and how many hits does he have ? :-)

    Andy Pettitte – he once retired and it was sad to see him go. You just knew it wasnt the last we’d see of him and thankfully he changed his mind. True great Yankee and one of the best in the post season!

    Ichiro Susuki – one of the best hitters in the game! The Ichiro in Seattle obviously was trudging along passionless. Since coming to the Yankees he’s been like Jeter.. best hitter in the game! Hopefully he gets his ring and comes back again next year.

    Cano – though I am not the biggest fan what he has done lately is baffling. It started with Ichiro getting super hot and carried to Robbie.. watching his bat this hot is like watching a 9 year old master video game player on xbox. Unreal!

    Feel free to add to the list..

  29. blake October 6th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Yanks in 4
    As in 5
    Cards in 5
    Giants in 5

  30. Locke October 6th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Nationals in 4
    Giants in 4
    As in 5
    Yankees sweep!

  31. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    People! We can all play well into forty something circa like Molitar and Winfield.

  32. LGY October 6th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Trisha

    Yankees in 3
    A’s in 4
    Reds in 4
    Cardinals in 5

  33. Locke October 6th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Yankees sweep.
    As in 5

    Nats in 4
    Giants in 5

  34. CountryClub October 6th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I’m as big of a Jeter fan as there is, and he’s been great this yr. but it’s really not close to one of his best yrs. Take a look at his career stats. Had some monster yrs. Unless you’re grading on a curve because of his age….

  35. blake October 6th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Hey Lost, are you you or your son?

    I’ll add Sabathia turning it around to that list

  36. Locke October 6th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Sorry Trisha, I didn’t see my post and changed my Giants to win in 5.

  37. blake October 6th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I liked Andy in game 3 against Texas but against the Os I don’t see it mattering as much.

    I’m guessing they liked Andy better on the road and liked giving Kuroda a little extra rest.

  38. RMike October 6th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Yanks in 3
    Tigers in 4
    Reds in 5
    Nationals in 5

    Nationals in 5 over Reds
    Yankees in 6 over Tigers

    Yankees over Nationals in 5

  39. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Blake, this WC thing sucks – compromise.

  40. RMike October 6th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Kuroda has a 2.72 ERA at home; 4.23 on the road.

  41. blake October 6th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    October 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Blake, this WC thing sucks – compromise.

    I would like it better if it were 2 of 3 and if the schedule were balance ….and given that the Yanks still had to wait 3 days to play it seems like they could do 2 of 3

  42. Yank1 October 6th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Buck announced Jason Hammel as his game 1 starter

  43. LGY October 6th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    That Cano article linked earlier is great. Barbarisi has written some really good stuff this season. I’ll link it again for those that didn’t see it.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....hare_tweet

  44. NYY13251 October 6th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Trish

    Yanks in 4
    Tigers in 4
    Nats in 5
    Reds in 4

    Cant wait for tomorrow!!! It better not rain!

  45. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Blake – get the Tigers back in here and be done with inter league. Winner take all.

  46. CompassRosy October 6th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    jmills ~

    He’s great thanks, playing and practicing as usual :) and enjoying teaching guitar at the high school he just graduated from.

  47. tucker October 6th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I feel a lot more comfortable w Andy on the road, particularly if the team loses Game 1.

  48. yankeefeminista October 6th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    “I liked Andy in game 3 against Texas but against the Os I don’t see it mattering as much.”
    _____
    Blake, exactly. Thinking the same.

  49. Yank1 October 6th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    There are a lot or problems in a 3 game wild card series.

    They can’t schedule it immediately after the season, incase play-in games need to be played. If they do Friday-Sat-Sun, that means the home team would have 4 days off before they play… and the WC team would be scheduled to play 6 games in a row (and if there is a play-in game, they might play many many games consecutively entering the postseason, which needs to be ironed out with the Players Association)

    And if there is a rainout in one of the 3 WC games, that screws up the entire postseason schedule.

    The switching venues would also be interesting. Would it be the team with the better record gets the first 2 at home or 1 and 3 at home? If it’s the former, is it fair to have the team with the worse record get the clinching game in their building? If it’s the former, is it fair for, say, Baltimore, to fly to Texas for game 1, back to Baltimore for game 2, back to Texas for game 3, then back to New York to play the ALDS, all on consecutive days?

    Lots of problems with 3 game WC games.

  50. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Compass, Hendrix was all about practice! It didn’t just all fall from the sky. Jimi, spent a long time on the blues road prior to being captured in England. He worked very hard.

  51. jacksquat October 6th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I wanted Andy in game 2 for either team. Good choice Joe. :)

  52. MTU October 6th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    All we have to do is take 1 of 2 from the O’s at the Yards.

    I think the rest will take care of itself.

    Enjoy tonight’s games folks.

    :)

  53. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    MTU! How art tho? This mascot is doing fine!

  54. MTU October 6th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Mr. Mills-

    I’m good. I like our matchup. Always glad when Texas is gone.

    And yourself ? Discover any new cacti or succulents ?

    :)

  55. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    MTU, hi! No new succulents, the rest of ‘em have to get their sorry as#es in, soon.

  56. jmv October 6th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Tom,
    You are a very positive poster, and common sense is your banner. And of course you know baseball

    Jmills, how are you?
    If you are always wrong, then don’t bet on the Yankees, LOL!

    YF,
    Glad you liked Cano’s article. Just shut my mouth

  57. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Hi jmv, had a lovely drive into the heart of Toronto today. The WRX did nicely, and I beat everything I wanted to :)

  58. yankeefeminista October 6th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Trisha,
    Yanks 4
    A’s 5
    Giants 5
    Nats 4

  59. CountryClub October 6th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I think the yanks are sweeping. They’ll have one blowout and 2 nail biters.

  60. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    YF – Jimi did a knockin’ in his sleep – wonderful!

  61. Yankee Trader October 6th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Just a quick hello and wishing us all good luck!

    No predictions for the Yankees except if they “weather” the weather tomorrow, play consistently well, and pitch lights out from starter thru closer, no one will need any good luck charms!.

    As for the other pretenders, watch out! :)

  62. Yankee Trader October 6th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    New post——->

    No Smiley! :)

  63. jmills October 6th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    YT – its been an honour to talk to you this season.

  64. Yankee Trader October 6th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    jmills-

    The honor is mine. Enjoy your company.

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