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Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 30, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

1. Gardner CF
2. Suzuki LF
3. Cano 2B
4. Hafner DH
5. Boesch RF
6. Nix 3B
7. Overbay 1B
8. Nunez SS
9. Stewart C
Kuroda P

 
 

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69 Responses to “Yankees lineup”

  1. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Great lineup. The Yankees know best. We’re just here to agree with them.

  2. blake April 30th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    the Yanks lineup has gone from has beens…..to never wases.

  3. blake April 30th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Does Musty still exist? Did he ever exist?

  4. Mike in Harrisburg April 30th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Mariano is meeting with 20 of the Yankees’ longest-tenured season ticket holders this afternoon #MoMentofThanks pic.twitter.com/4Q68yljtr5

    If I was one of the 20 longest-tenured Yankee ticket holders I’d find time to upgrade my lame replica jersey that says RIVERA on the back. Hope it’s no one on the blog.

  5. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    pat April 30th, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    DavidWaldstein
    Girardi said yesterday he had no second thoughts playing Youkilis Saturday. Today Brian Cashman said it was a mistake by everyone involved.

    __

    Kudos to Cashman for facing up to reality. Girardi’s reaction is kind of troubling in the sense that it’s either prevaricating bs or complete denial.

  6. DONNYBROOK April 30th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Glad I’m Not paying for a ticket to the game with the lineup above. THAT, issa rip-off.

  7. blake April 30th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    The Yanks really need to evaluate their decision making process when determining when to DL guys…..because this literally happens multiple times every year where they wait around and see if a guy can get better and then they either end up having to DL him anyway or worse they play him and he gets hurt again and worse this time…….

  8. Against All Odds April 30th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Girardi’s reaction is kind of troubling in the sense that it’s either prevaricating bs or complete denial.

    —————–

    Probably just upset. Youk being the player he is more than likely said he was fine when he really wasn’t. Joe G seems like a straight shooter. You know tell me the truth not what I want to hear.

  9. Mike in Harrisburg April 30th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Take a step back and look at that lineup. That is a stunning lineup.

  10. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I was hoping Youk wouldn’t play that game, figuring it would only further aggravate the back, and when Youk made that diving play at 3B, I said a little prayer, expecting the worst. Thing is everyone who knows Youk’s history expected him to get hurt. #dejavualloveragain And it is still April… So, here we go again with bench players becoming regulars…

  11. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Wells really needed another day off?

  12. DONNYBROOK April 30th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I thought Youk tweeked something on that defensive slide he made into 1B, in order to beat the runner. The slide was ackward, and he arose from it ackwardly.

  13. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    “Probably just upset. Youk being the player he is more than likely said he was fine when he really wasn’t. Joe G seems like a straight shooter. You know tell me the truth not what I want to hear.”

    I can understand him not wanting to be completely candid about injuries, since all coaches do that for a competitive advantage, but this isn’t that. It’s a screw up and it seems that he doesn’t want to even acknowledge an after the fact mistake.

  14. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Is Wells hurt? Was taken out yesterday, not in today, and had a day off a few days ago.
    Yankees prone for a sweep if Kuroda gives up a few.

  15. Against All Odds April 30th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    “Probably just upset. Youk being the player he is more than likely said he was fine when he really wasn’t. Joe G seems like a straight shooter. You know tell me the truth not what I want to hear.”

    I can understand him not wanting to be completely candid about injuries, since all coaches do that for a competitive advantage, but this isn’t that. It’s a screw up and it seems that he doesn’t want to even acknowledge an after the fact mistake.

    —————-

    True

    But it’s not the first time. Remember back in 08 when Mo didn’t pitch. It was a game in TOR. I think Cashman told the truth about that situation as well.

  16. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    You know what? Girardi can’t really indulge I. Second thoughts. They made a decision. He played Youk. It didnt work out. Move on. I’m not sure what Cashman accomplishes by saying it was a mistake. And which mistake was it? The tactical one of backdating the DL or the one where the player ends upper hurt?

  17. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Tin Cup is thinking outside ” The Box ” while Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze is playing in the background……Good stuff Cup !!!

  18. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Ends up more hurt.

  19. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    “I’m not sure what Cashman accomplishes by saying it was a mistake”

    Acknowledging reality is never a bad idea.

  20. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’m not sure what Cashman accomplishes by saying it was a mistake. And which mistake was it? The tactical one of backdating the DL or the one where the player ends upper hurt?

    Playing the player before he is ready, thus negating any chance to back date a DL stint. Not being decisive on DL with injuries that usually require it. Both of those. They did the same thing with Martin and his back.

  21. pat April 30th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    TBTimes_Rays
    #Rays DFA Shelley Duncan to make room for Luke Scott

  22. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Youkilis on the DL….so is that a surpise to anyone…so it will be about 15 this year so far to go with the 142 the last three years….what a waste of $12 mil

  23. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You know what? Girardi can’t really indulge I. Second thoughts. They made a decision. He played Youk. It didnt work out. Move on. I’m not sure what Cashman accomplishes by saying it was a mistake. And which mistake was it? The tactical one of backdating the DL or the one where the player ends upper hurt?
    ___

    The mistake was on Cashman. He should have DL’d Youkilis a week ago instead of letting this team play a man down. Girardi doesn’t decide who goes on the DL. If Cashman had done his job, Youk wouldnt have been able to play in that game and re-aggrevate his back.

  24. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    and not like he was tearing the cover off the ball… batting .266, 2 hrs and 7 rbi’s……also what is Gardner’s problem with the attempted SB’s this year

  25. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Girardi likely does have input on roster construction. Torre did, and I think it’s safe to assume that if Girardi wanted an offensive catcher, that Stew wouldn’t be on the team.

    They made a mistake. You learn from mistakes by acknowledging them and then not repeating them.

  26. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Girardi likely does have input on roster construction. Torre did, and I think it’s safe to assume that if Girardi wanted an offensive catcher, that Stew wouldn’t be on the team.
    __

    Yes to player personnel – to a point
    No to the Disabled List. – even if he does it is Cashman’s job to be the authority there.

  27. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    You don’t just DL guys automatically and immediately. Back injuries are unpredictable. Sometimes they just need a day or three, that is why they wait. And it’s not a given that Youkilis lied, he could have really felt fine but then aggravated it again. Some of you are expecting Cashman and/or Girardi to know things even doctors don’t know.

  28. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Ac1, especially since their backup backup infielder was Cervelli…

  29. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    You don’t just DL guys automatically and immediately. Back injuries are unpredictable. Sometimes they just need a day or three, that is why they wait. And it’s not a given that Youkilis lied, he could have really felt fine but then aggravated it again. Some of you are expecting Cashman and/or Girardi to know things even doctors don’t know.
    __

    He sat for 6 days before playing last weekend. 6 isnt 1-3 and they should know Youkilis’s medical history. I agree you cant know everything but by day 4 i think it is time to admit he was injured.

  30. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    “No to the Disabled List. – even if he does it is Cashman’s job to be the authority there.”

    I’m willing to acknowledge that they just listened to the player when they should have assigned more weight to the risk that if the back flared up again that they would lose the ability to backdate a DL stint.

    That’s really what Cashman is saying. Unless Girardi was arguing in favor of not playing Youk no matter what he told them (it is Girardi who makes out the lineup), him saying there are no second thoughts is kind of absurd.

  31. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Nothing anyone can do – Cash is right it is a failure on ALL of them.
    Have to just move on and again I dont understand CoJo other than he is on the 40.
    He is lefty and doesnt really play 3B (WE NEED RH help and 3B isTHE POSITION WE NEED ACTUAL HELP)

  32. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    “Some of you are expecting Cashman and/or Girardi to know things even doctors don’t know.”

    You’re completely missing the point.

  33. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Jacksqat, in my opinion, once Youk was not okay to play after they finished playing the two turf teams, that is when they should have Dl’d Youk.

  34. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Cue the ‘no one could have predicted’ dialogue regarding Youk’s back and the Yankees inability to handle injuries.

    This has been an issues that’s cropped up over the last few years.. and somewhat regularly.

  35. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    “Some of you are expecting Cashman and/or Girardi to know things even doctors don’t know.”

    You’re completely missing the point.
    __

    Agreed. the point is he missed 6 games. That is 6 days the Yankees were playing short. They may be 15-10 somehow, but lets be real, they aren’t an offensive juggernaut. They couldnt keep playing where Cervelli was a back up IF and Cano would move to SS.

  36. Mike in Harrisburg April 30th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    So in the end Youk, for as well as he did play at times, didn’t make it out of April before going on the DL. It’s a tough indictment.

  37. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    You don’t just DL guys automatically and immediately. Back injuries are unpredictable. Sometimes they just need a day or three, that is why they wait. And it’s not a given that Youkilis lied, he could have really felt fine but then aggravated it again. Some of you are expecting Cashman and/or Girardi to know things even doctors don’t know.
    __

    He sat for 6 days before playing last weekend. 6 isnt 1-3 and they should know Youkilis’s medical history. I agree you cant know everything but by day 4 i think it is time to admit he was injured.

    I said it can only be 1-3 days. And even if it’s 6 days you lose 9 days of a healthy player.

  38. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Rich I am going to make the assumption that Girardi relied on Youk and the trainers to make the decision to play Youk. In that sense, if bth he player and the trainers say he should be good to go, why should he have second thoughts? Youk had a longish layoff. They did not rush him back.

  39. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    “Some of you are expecting Cashman and/or Girardi to know things even doctors don’t know.”

    You’re completely missing the point.

    Then make your own point.

  40. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Mike in Harrisburg April 30th, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    So in the end Youk, for as well as he did play at times, didn’t make it out of April before going on the DL. It’s a tough indictment.

    ————————
    it’s his track record

  41. Jetrer April 30th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    “Agreed. the point is he missed 6 games. That is 6 days the Yankees were playing short. They may be 15-10 somehow, but lets be real, they aren’t an offensive juggernaut. They couldnt keep playing where Cervelli was a back up IF and Cano would move to SS.”
    —–
    I’m not sure CoJo does much to solve that. Cervelli was emergency IF use only. There’s a solid chance CoJo is the same thing unless Cano gets hurt. I think if they had someone useful available to call up, they probably would have been less likely to wait as long as they did to DL Youkilis.

  42. comnsnse April 30th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Hey folks maybe Cashman will “tell the truth” about his own screw ups!

    Anyone holding their breath?

    Girardi has more integrity in his middle finger than Cashman the serial adulterer who drops from tall buildings and airplanes does in his entire being!

    Maybe his daring activities are projection as a super hero when he should be wearing a dunce cap! Rappel off this you miserable toad!

  43. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Apparently they are satisfied with Nix’ performance vs lhp at 3B.

  44. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    And they can’t call up Adams yet and Mustelier has not played in real games.

    Get used to the skeleton crew for a little while longer.

    Really sucks with Wells not in the lineup though.

  45. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Well, that and there really is no one else right now, Jacksquat. at least not on the 40 man and/or eligible to be called up for another 2 weeks or so.

  46. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I’m not sure CoJo does much to solve that. Cervelli was emergency IF use only. There’s a solid chance CoJo is the same thing unless Cano gets hurt. I think if they had someone useful available to call up, they probably would have been less likely to wait as long as they did to DL Youkilis.
    ___

    DAVID ADAMS…….. Only issue is he isnt on the 40 man, but they could have fixed that by putting Tex on the 60 day since there is ZERO chance he is back before June, DFA Eppley, DFA Francisco and his .080 average, etc…

  47. Jetrer April 30th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    They can’t call up David Adams until May 15.

  48. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I hope there is no surprise to Hal why fans arent coming to the stadium. Win or lose, no one wants to pay to watch Boesch, Overbay, Nix, Stewart. There is some grit there and i am excited we are 15-10, but they are not worth paying to come watch.

  49. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Adams should have been on this team from the get….instead of spending $12 mil

  50. Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    No, the other issue with Adams is that they released and then resigned him, so he can’t come up until May 15 anyway. At which time, you will be off The DL. (or eligible to co e off the DL)

  51. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Doreen April 30th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    No, the other issue with Adams is that they released and then resigned him, so he can’t come up until May 15 anyway. At which time, you will be off The DL. (or eligible to co e off the DL)

    ————————————-
    well …well and why did they release him

  52. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Now Cashman says Joseph is a right side of the infield player.
    So no backup for Nix. Nix can not play everyday
    ___

    And worse because our back up was Cervelli and he is out now too.
    One more HBP to Nunez and this is going to be a very creative looking IF.

  53. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    is Adam Kennedy playing anywhere

  54. Jetrer April 30th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    well …well and why did they release him
    ——
    Because they needed a 40-man spot, knew they could retain him, and didn’t foresee Youk’s DL stint, Jeter’s ankle rebreak, and Musty’s slow healing bruise all occurring at the same time?

  55. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    is Adam Kennedy playing anywhere
    ___

    UGH No more rejected players – We have guys that can step in if they would just give them the chance.

  56. Mike in Harrisburg April 30th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Shelley Duncan’s looking for work!

  57. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I still don’t see how this move fixes the issue.
    Still no back up to Nunez and Nix.
    I mean Boesch can play 1B so we don’t really need a back up there.
    Nix and Nunez can technically play 2b, ss and 3b.
    We need a 3B.
    I realize Adams isnt an option until May 15, but there has to be someone.
    Hell – release Francisco and sign a player for two weeks to play 3b if thats the option.

  58. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Jetrer April 30th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    well …well and why did they release him
    ——
    Because they needed a 40-man spot, knew they could retain him, and didn’t foresee Youk’s DL stint, Jeter’s ankle rebreak, and Musty’s slow healing bruise all occurring at the same time?

    —————————
    still don’t know how the thought a guy with a broken ankle was going to be back playing in 6 months….Youkilis should have never been signed

  59. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    is Adam Kennedy playing anywhere
    ___

    UGH No more rejected players – We have guys that can step in if they would just give them the chance.

    ———————–
    just joking

  60. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    go after Chase…at 28 he’ll be around for a while

  61. Yankee Trader April 30th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I was wondering why it was Joseph called up, instead of Adams, but you just answered that. If I remember correctly Joseph didn’t fare to well defensively at 3rd, and is purely a 2nd baseman.

  62. yankeehotelfoxtrot April 30th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    At least 6 of the 9 are lefties (and Robbie and Pronk are hot) facing a struggling, mediocre righty. Silver lining??

  63. Tabbert April 30th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    It’s unfortunate that wells is not in the lineup tonight. Hopefully Robbie and Pronk can carry the load.

  64. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Rich I am going to make the assumption that Girardi relied on Youk and the trainers to make the decision to play Youk. In that sense, if bth he player and the trainers say he should be good to go, why should he have second thoughts? Youk had a longish layoff. They did not rush him back.
    _

    Doreen

    Because the risk of maybe having him now was outweighed by the risk of losing him for 15 days by not being able to take advantage of the fact that they already had 8 days of the 15 day DL in the bank, and playing him Saturday forfeited that advantage and now they have to wait another 15 days.

    “Then make your own point.”

    That’s the point. That’s what Cashman is acknowledging. I am giving him credit. Why don’t you?

  65. champ809 April 30th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Patrick April 30th, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    repost:

    randy,

    I’m not saying he’s a bust or anything but his results since going to Seattle have been really underwhelming. Regardless of age, he’s not hitting as well as most fans and experts thought he would.

    15 homers is pretty mediocre. He hit .260/.298/.386 which is basically Chris Stewart levels of production. Not exactly what people would expect from a prospect compared to Frank Thomas or Miguel Cabrera..
    ____________________________________________________________________

    to be fair to Jesus his splits DH’ing vs. C are very stark and in fact his rate stats when C compare very favorably to both the Big Hurt and Miggy’s at similar stages meaning thier first 200-300 big league abs when put in a normal setting.

    as a C Jesus’s #’s last year were;
    213 ABs/ 10 2Bs/ 10 HRs/ .310 ba/ .343obp/ .498 slg/ .841ops/ 132ops+

    as a DH they were;
    301 ABs/ 10 2Bs/ 5 HRs/ .226 ba/ .265obp/ .309 slg/ .574ops/ 54 ops+

    Most all majorleaguers talk about how difficult it is to adjust to DH’ing and in fact many refuse to or avoid doing it. And one of the reasons for the trade was the idea that if Jesus couldn’t catch he as a young player would most likely struggle only DH’ing. That clearly as his productions shows was the case last year.

    In all fairness when given the chance to start he’s been what he’s expected to be an impact bat behind the plate who would mots likely improve with more regular ABs and become a offensive force @ C.

    As far as his D, while he’ll never be Johnny Bench back there he’s be more than adequate and in gact surprisingly good at calling a game and receiving for the mots part. His D is a work in progress and needs to continue to develop, but in fairness to him he’s been an excellent hitter when he’s been @ the C spot which for him is natural use.

  66. arsenelupin3 April 30th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    If anyone wants a free field level ticket I couldn’t find a fourth year for my group and otherwise it will go unused.

  67. yankeehotelfoxtrot April 30th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    That’s really generous of you arsene.

  68. comnsnse April 30th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    champ809, “Chris Stewart numbers”, really?

    If he had those numbers on anything resembling a regular basis he would be a regular, no?

  69. comnsnse April 30th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    ac1, no more Kennedys or Bushies please!

    Doreen please , Cashman sucks as a baseball exec and no one particular move can redeem his miserable reign!

    YHFox trot, yup they sure did a job on the righty last night! Is Corban in the park, if so I put him on third and hope they don’t hit to many balls to him.

    Wev need offense or might wind up with at best a split .

    As for the Gman, you can’t manage mediocrity!


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