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Nunez gets another start at DH

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 08, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees announced that Dellin Betances has been activated from the 60-day disabled list so that he can play in the Arizona Fall League. To make room on the 40-man, Cory Wade was designated for assignment.

Also, we’re going to do another in-game chat, so go in there and have some fun with Carp while this thing is going on.

Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Eduardo Nunez DH

LHP Andy Pettitte

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78 Responses to “Nunez gets another start at DH”

  1. raymagnetic October 8th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Girardi making all the right moves.

  2. Warning Track Power October 8th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 8th, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    On the other hand, the team does not currently have another RH bat that can remove ARod from the 3rd spot.

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    Since we are only talking about when a Lefty is pitching then I would rather see Tex batting Third then Arod and I don’t say that lightly given my feelings about Tex
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    We can agree to disagree. If Tex was hitting anywhere near the back of his baseball card, then you would have a very strong case.
    But Tex is just returning from a serious injury, is unable to run at full-strength, so Arod should continue to bat 3rd.

  3. Nick in SF October 8th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I like keeping Ichiro batting second, plus there will probably be a righty on the mound anyway when they knock Chen out early. :evil:

  4. Doc Iac October 8th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Doc Iac October 8th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    a-rod had a horrible first 2 games of the WS in 09, then broke thru agianst hammels with a 2 run hr, and the next night had a game winnin hit in the ninth.

    he may not be the same hitter but I still trust hell produce

  5. luis October 8th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Doc lac,

    Arod is very good even with his deminished skills. I do think that he will find a way to produce

  6. Rich K. October 8th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    i swear some yankee fans blame arod for everything….i bet some people want to blame him for the rain and the delayed start yesterday. Lets go arod! hit an A-bomb

  7. Tabbert October 8th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Adam Jones went 0-4 yesterday. Buck should drop him to the 8th hole. We won the game yesterday and people still complain. The reason we have a 200 million payroll is so that we don’t have to just rely on one player. We have stars up and down the lineup and they proved last night we had numerous people step up. Arod is not going to go 4-4 every night with 4 homers… so get over it.

  8. tomingeorgia October 8th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Does anybody care about the Nats series? It would be amazing to have the AMTRAK series this fall. Let’s go Yanks, let’s go Nats!

  9. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 8th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    sweep is still in place…some more Andy Magic tonight…NYSHE ! :-)

  10. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Luis,

    Sorry for the election results. We have plenty of room up here for you.

    I am not sure if AROD is more than an average third baseman offensively these days. His stats don’t support it. Plus, he has Ben at his work for the last few weeks. What has it been, 70 ABs since a homer and only one extra base hit?

    That said, please prove me wrong Alex.

  11. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Tabbert,

    Of course one can’t look at one game. Everyone has awful games. However, it has been far longer for AROD without producing.

    Are you in Austin?

  12. mick October 8th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Thome at DH not the righty Ford who had 2 hits?
    Go get ‘em Andy…

  13. luis October 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Mac,

    Thank you…I might take your word ;) ..seriously though…I am on wait and see mode…But it sure seems that I might be joining you state side rather sooner than later…I am heartbroken,and in state of disbelief.

    About Arod, sure he isn’t the player that anchored our lineup in the past. But he is probably the best situational hitter we have on the team..He will produce, just don’t expect him to carry the team like he did in the past…That job is Cano’s now, if he doesn’t carry the team, we might be in a pickle going forward. ..Last night, he did

  14. Warning Track Power October 8th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    There are differing weather reports about the rain tonight. I can report firsthand it is cold and damp here right now as the Orioles are warming up. But no rain, at least not yet.

    Weather.com says that there should only be a 10-20 percent chance of rain around the 8 p.m. game time, but Buster Olney said he spoke to some baseball officials who say the chances for a long night are much more likely.

    If the game were to be rained out, Tuesday’s off day would be canceled and everything would be pushed back a day. The forecast for tomorrow: Partly cloudy and seasonably cool.

  15. luis October 8th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Tom,

    I don’t know if you read my post…But I don’t want to talk too much about it..I don’t want people upset around, especially since they are right, this isn’t the place to talk that ;)

  16. Tabbert October 8th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Austinmac- Yea, I understand that. But.. you also have to realize that pitchers still fear him because he is one of the smartest players to ever play and every pitcher knows he could still go off and be a monster. Even though he has been pretty poor as of late, i would argue he is the most ideal 3 hitter we have. Grandy is all or nothing, we don’t know if tex is all the way back, martin is normally all or nothing, So… Who else would we put in that 3 hole? Also… IF it aint broke, don’t fix it. This lineup config has bee working since we got everyone back. There is no need to change anything.

    Yes i am in Austin.

  17. MG October 8th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    weather.com has a 6 hour advance radar forecast, there is really nothing showing after 8PM in the Baltimore area so there shouldn’t be a problem getting the game in: http://www.weather.com/weather.....038;zoom=6

  18. yankee21 October 8th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I think it is too late to configure any kind of serious line-up change resulting in Arod moving down in the order. As long as others pick up the slack the team should be allright. Arod still has the potential to produce but more likely in the way of getting a single or a walk.

    IMO now is not the time for changes as it will only mess with Arod’s head and I think it will be unnecessarily counter-productive and put added pressure on whoever moves up too.

    NY offense cannot let up tonight, they need to be just as aggressive in game 2 as they were for most of yesterday’s game.

  19. yankee21 October 8th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Glad Nunez is getting the call as the DH tonight and glad Ichiro is staying in the two hole, don’t mess with what is working.

  20. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Mike keeps asking callers who should bat 3rd. The last guy said Swisher who is .163 lifetime in PS vs Arod’s .273.

  21. MG October 8th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    It’s no big deal but I would have Cano hitting 3rd with whoever is hot behind him-I want him getting as many ABs as possible in a game.

    Arod isn’t much of a threat right now, I wouldn’t have him at the top of the order but it most likely won’t make a difference in tonight’s game, the Yankees will hit Chen and score runs no matter the lineup looks like.

    If Andy pitches as expected the Yankees are going home with a 2-0 lead.

  22. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Thome vs Andy

    Result Totals

    AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP IBB SH SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
    28 6 2 0 0 2 2 10 1 0 0 0 .214 .290 .286 576

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 8th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    “Adam Jones went 0-4 yesterday. Buck should drop him to the 8th hole. We won the game yesterday and people still complain. The reason we have a 200 million payroll is so that we don’t have to just rely on one player. We have stars up and down the lineup and they proved last night we had numerous people step up. Arod is not going to go 4-4 every night with 4 homers… so get over it.”

    A chapter right out of my book, Tabbert!

    :)

  24. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    seems like a panic move by Buck

  25. Tabbert October 8th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Cant wait to see nunez come up clutch tonight.

  26. blake October 8th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I like the lineup

  27. blake October 8th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Joe has shown more urgency with decision making this year than I’ve seen from him in the past…..his best season as Yankee manager IMO

  28. Captain Chaos October 8th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Like the idea of Bentances getting time in the AFL to help square himself away, he was not very good this year.

    Like the speed that Nunez brings to the lineup, should be a fun game to watch!

  29. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    nunez up 9th is the right move…ichiro can hit anybody.

  30. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I loved the hit and run with Jeter at the plate last night. The Yanks really flustered the O’s in that 9th inning. Baltimore will come out pumped up tonight but I think the Yanks could really hurt their confidence with another good start. Baltimore isn’t used to losing tie games in the 9th. They felt invincible.

  31. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Small ball did em in….Martero’s HR helped ;)

  32. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I have seen too many closers fail like Johnson last night when put in that situation.

  33. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Mike waxing poetic about Bronson Arroyo.
    Waiting for McClouth…

  34. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Did I scare everybody away?

  35. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Nats are going down…Cards-Reds NLCS.

  36. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    whatever…..

  37. tomingeorgia October 8th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Mr. mick,
    You usually do.

  38. saucY October 8th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    (forgive the repost, i’m late)

    NYY13251 October 8th, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Really want to go to the game Wednesday.. Friends are all still in school ( i graduated), or they arent interested in baseball. and Dads away…

    Is it weird to go alone? Kinda tempted…

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    I’ve been to several playoff games alone.

    Not weird at all. you’ll be around Yankee fans. And you can usually get a better seat if it’s a single.

  39. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Tabbert,

    I have no problem with him batting third. I just believe others will likely have to carry the power load. He is a smart player and can hopefully contribute.

    And hello neighbor.

  40. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    If the Nats had Strasburg they would sweep.. They’ll still win in 5.

  41. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Mr. mick,
    You usually do.
    =============
    Why is that?

  42. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Cards will show Nats why they are champs.
    Reds look like a team of destiny.

  43. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I like the lineup. Chen is pretty good or can be. If they can get ahead, Baltimore might get rattled.

  44. DONNYBROOK October 8th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Nats got the split they wanted, and have packed it in. Yanks need to show ‘em how a Championship team stomps on the neck of another team at Every opportunity.

  45. tomingeorgia October 8th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Braised a bone-in chuck roast with onions (lots of them) and a bottle of black and tan, with brown rice mixed in. Smells too good to ignore.

  46. tomingeorgia October 8th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    mick,
    You post at some people’s dinner time, is all.

  47. Nick in SF October 8th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Hey, it’s Christian Garcia.

  48. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    The Cards are the champs by getting ridiculously hot and lucky. They clown around for 162 games and then get every break imaginable. Like the first 8 innings of last night for the Orioles times 100.

  49. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    mr tom,
    what is with you and the alcohol?

  50. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I used to have such high hopes for Christian Garcia…. yet another pitching prospect unable to overcome injuries.

  51. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    saucY,

    Not weird at all to go alone. Only one rule. You have to share with us your experience .

  52. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    the cards know how to win when it counts, give them credit.

  53. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    They aren’t a good team. I’ll give them some credit but not a lot.

  54. DONNYBROOK October 8th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Got rid of Texas, the Cards are next. Gonna be a new sheriff in town by the end of the Month.

  55. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I hat when we give up on a guy and he gets healthy and makes it elsewhere. Garcia still,has great movement. His stats this year in the high minors are pretty spectacular.

  56. yankeefeminista October 8th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Tyler, Garcia apparently did overcome them. :mad:

    Happy for Nunie. Better late than never. And very excited to see Andy on the mound.

    Luis, as per 2009, agree that that was a better team (no brainer), and the teams we played were better.

  57. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    They aren’t a good team. I’ll give them some credit but not a lot.
    =====================
    How do you say that after they won it all and haven’t mised puljols.

  58. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    austin-

    He’s been really good as a reliever but it’s frustrating because he could be an ace starting pitcher. He has the arsenal of pitches and his stuff is that good. Stupid injuries.

  59. saucY October 8th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    if i do go this year, i will definitely share, austinmac!

  60. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    They aren’t a good team. I’ll give them some credit but not a lot.
    =====================
    How do you say that after they won it all and haven’t mised puljols.
    ————————————————

    They have missed Pujols first of all. Second of all, the Rangers had that series locked up and choked it away multiple times. Third of all, I look at 162 games and they’ve gotten into the playoffs off a Braves collapse and a joke of a new rule by Bud Selig. They get hot for 20 games a year…. fantastic. It’s the right 20 games to get hot but that doesn’t make them a good team. I live in St. Louis.. I see them a lot. They are not good over 162 games.

  61. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Fem-

    It doesn’t count if he overcomes them on another team!

  62. DONNYBROOK October 8th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Should Cueto go the Quasimodo route, the Reds chances in the NLCS are next to NILL. Frisco has absolutely embarrased itself.

  63. yankeefeminista October 8th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Tyler, I went to all Garcia’s starts in Trenton. Had some of the best stuff I’ve ever seen. I always hoped we’d bring him back.

  64. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Cards fans are also the most obnoxious in all of sports ( and yes, that counts Sox fans). “Baseball Heaven” is their slogan. How conceited and delusional do you have to be to believe that garbage?

  65. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    They do think they invented the game, I’ll give you that.

  66. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Garcia’s ball movement is pretty remarkable. It’s all health. I suppose they don’t want to risk starting him.

  67. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Surprised Costner didn’t see that when he used Iowa in Field of Dreams.

  68. tomingeorgia October 8th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Mr. mick,
    Alcohol is good for many things. It’s a good, albeit painful, antiseptic, when made from corn, it tastes good, when made from grapes, it’s good for drinking and cooking. Why waste it as auto fuel? Ben Franklin said that beer is proof that God loves us. Got a beef with that? And I don’t drive when I use it.

  69. DaveD October 8th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Yankees-O’s series got a 3.3 TV rating last night

    Reds-Giants got a 0.9 rating

    Nats-Cardinals got a 1.9 rating

    Athletics-Tigers got a 1.0 rating (though game was on MLBNetwork)

    As always, Yankees carry the TV ratings torch

  70. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    tom, if it’s good enough for ben, who am i to argue, just thought you had been trying to cut back.

  71. DONNYBROOK October 8th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I have NO use for the Cards as long as McGwire is their hitting coach. That would be like Brinks hiring Willie Sutton to drive an armored car for them. McGwire shoulda personally apologized to the entire Maris family, and Then surrendered the HR Crown for that record breaking season.

  72. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    those ratings are the reason bud installed the gimmicky wild cards

  73. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Reds-Giants was on pretty late last night and probably got a ratings hit since the Yanks game was basically simultaneous with it. That being said, the Yanks will always carry the ratings game (along with likely the Sox/Cubs). And then people will complain when they have a lot of games nationally televised lol.

  74. mick October 8th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    rewarding mediocrity like the nba and nfl do…whatever works to make the owners money.

  75. DONNYBROOK October 8th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    A picture of Ben Franklin is Not exactly the best way to promote the consumption of beer. The Marlboro Man he is NOT.

  76. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 8th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    nick – did you get my order, meaning did you receive it from me?

  77. DaveD October 8th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    That rating is pretty impressive for the Yankees considering they were going against the Chargers-Saints game, the Reds-Giants game, and that it went post-midnight on a Sunday.

  78. yankeefeminista October 8th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    austinmac, actually Nats are discussing starting Garcia next year. His arsenal is certainly good enough if he can stay healthy.

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