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Granderson to make first career start in RF

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Lineup on May 18, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Josh Thomson here for Chad today.

Curtis Granderson will make his 1,046th career start today but his first in right. He worked there during his rehab this spring.

Joe Girardi said he had a conversation with Granderson, who had no issue with the move. More on that later.

Travis Hafner (shoulder) will return to the lineup and bat cleanup today as well.

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson RF
Jayson Nix SS
David Adams 3B
Austin Romine C

RHP David Phelps

 
 

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49 Responses to “Granderson to make first career start in RF”

  1. blake May 18th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    This might be their best RHP lineup right now…..

  2. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Did Francisco get released? Or is it Franmisco?

  3. blake May 18th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I think now that Hafner is back Ichiro’s PT is gonna be really cut back…..I hate it cause I like Ichi but as much as Gardner is criticized he is OPSing 120 pts more than Ichiro is

  4. blake May 18th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    GregD says:
    May 18, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Did Francisco get released? Or is it Franmisco?

    Not yet but it’s hard to figure why they are keeping a right handed 5th outfielder with a career reverse split around…..I could understand it if he hit lefties but he hits RHP better than LHP

  5. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Gardner also worries the heck out of pitchers when he gets on base…….just want that to be more often

  6. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    GregD

    I would like to add my voice to those expressing their sorrow. He sounds like he was and still is a great dad. My condolences.

  7. blake May 18th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    @LoHudYankees: Hal Steinbrenner at Stadium, said he was “pleasantly surprised” w/the team’s performance but “never bought into the doomsday scenario.”

    He just found out yesterday

  8. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Other than Nixie, this is a lineup we can live with.

  9. blake May 18th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    @LoHudYankees: Steinbrenner was enthused about the production of the young players up from Scranton – mentioned Adams and Romine’s big hits last night.

  10. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Blake…. I guess they don’t have better options yet…..Musty is not hitting yet and they know they will have to make a spot for Tex

  11. blake May 18th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    GregD says:
    May 18, 2013 at 10:50 am
    Blake…. I guess they don’t have better options yet…..Musty is not hitting yet and they know they will have to make a spot for Tex

    Id make the musty swap anyway I think

  12. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Blake-

    If Mustelier were to replace Francisco his playing time would be severely limited.

    I don’t want to see him riding the pine that much. He needs to play.

    Not sure what they do about that with the current configuration.

  13. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Tar—- thank you….we had a beautiful ceremony complete with military honors as he was a WWII vet

  14. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Gardners ia also getting comfortable again in CF.

    He started a little slow, but now it’s back to expecting him to catch anything hit to CF.

    Having a really good defensive CF’er is huge IMO.

  15. CompassRosy May 18th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Yankee Trader says:
    May 18, 2013 at 9:59 am
    2013 MLB League Attendance by Teams:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

    Yankees down 6000/game at home. However it appears almost all teams have had a drop in home attendance from last season, and what’s up with Cleveland, last in attendance? Weather?

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    They drew their second largest crowd last night.
    Sad that the M’s draw more in Cleveland than at home :(

  16. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Greg-

    Musty is hitting of late. Getting back to form.

    He went 3/5 last night with several key hits.

    Doubt very much anyone has to worry about his bat.

    If they decide to bring him up I hope he gets sufficient playing time.

    He’s earned a good look IMO.

  17. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    MTU- They have so many guys on the 60 day………they really have to have a plan

  18. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    “Tar—- thank you….we had a beautiful ceremony complete with military honors as he was a WWII vet”

    Sounds real nice Greg. I’m a believer in the “Greatest Generation” so it all comes together. thanks for sharing.

    Have to run have a nice day everyone.

  19. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Nix had some productive at bats yesterday

  20. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Greg-

    It’s like the Dutchman with his finger in the Dike.

    It’s been so many emergencies it’s hard to have a plan. Always in fire fighting mode.

    Some of it should have been anticipated. Our depth is a tribute.

    The Band-aid Brigade was only meant to be temporary.

    Failure occurred even more quickly in Youkilis’s case.

    Age-related risk was there all along.

  21. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    By the way Greg.

    Condolences on your loss.

  22. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    MTU—thank you, you’re very kind

  23. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    MTU—- I have been very impressed with Adams and Claiborne and Nuno

  24. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS 5m
    Brignac traded to yankees

  25. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    What?

    For whom?

    Why?

  26. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    But most important, WHY???

  27. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Looks like he was claimed on waivers

  28. G. Love May 18th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Watching Kuroda pitch is becoming a can’t miss thing for me. He’s legitimately putting together an All Star season and if he keeps this up, he’ll be in contention for bigger awards at the end of the season. The guy is a master out there and I hope Yankee fans understand that he’s way more than a #2 starter. To me, this is like watching Greg Maddux at times. Love the guy.

  29. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Are the Yankees trying to set a record for acquisitions??

    Is Youk never coming back?

    What’s wrong with Adams?

    Is Nix hurt?

  30. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Maybe they like him better than Gonzalez

  31. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    This is his third team this year. If two teams have not like him, why?????

  32. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Greg D -

    True. That’s a good answer to why. ;)

  33. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Or he’s going to SWB to be ready for the next injury

  34. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    So if he was DFA, then there isn’t a trade, right? Just a pick-up?

    Heyman says trade.

  35. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Brignac can play SS.

  36. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    Are the Yankees trying to set a record for acquisitions??

    Is Youk never coming back?

    What’s wrong with Adams?

    Is Nix hurt?

    ——————

    This and more at eleven

    *news theme plays*

  37. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I can’t keep up with this anymore……… (obviously)

    lol

  38. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Leaving for the game in ten minutes……you think her hair will be ready by then? ;)

  39. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    AAO -

    Yes, I am in soap opera mode, for sure. LOL

  40. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS 45s
    #rockies receive cash considerations ($75,000 to be exact) for brignac. So they break even.

  41. comnsnse May 18th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Brignac was once the SS of the future for the Rays.

    I don’t believe the Yanks obtained him to sit or be in the minors, Gonzo is gone.

    There will be a continued search for an adequate fill in at short until Jeter comes back and beyond.

    It is apparent that the Org. has little faith in their SS prospects so they will look to find the possible diamond albeit with flaws.

    As for the attendance issue I believe too many people dismiss the impact of the economy. The cost to attend a major sporting event these days can reach a minimum of $75 per person, and despite the ever escalating cable costs it’s still cheaper to view something on the tube!

  42. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Enjoy your time at the game Greg

  43. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    AAO—–thanks :)

  44. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Who will be the emergency catcher??? Can Brignac Catch?????

  45. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    You’re welcome

  46. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I bet the emergency catcher is Nix now

  47. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    comnsnse -

    Yeah, especially since you get up close and personal at home; the seats that most people can afford are not close enough to the action.

  48. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I’m just hoping we don’t have any more injuries until at least Wednesday ;)

  49. comnsnse May 18th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Doreen, and the food offerings are home made and cheaper! ;)


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