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Yankees lineup

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 19, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

1. Granderson CF
2. Cano 2B
3. Wells LF
4. Hafner DH
5. Overbay 1B
6. Nix 3B
7. Suzuki RF
8. Brignac SS
9. Romine C
Sabathia P

 
 

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44 Responses to “Yankees lineup”

  1. Niblick May 19th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Why Nixie, why???

  2. Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Attached RA Dickey’s numbers vs Yankee hitters:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/...../ra-dickey

    Why give Gardner a day off, when he is one of the few Yankees, including Wells, who have done well, albeit small numbers, vs Dickey?

    Maybe Granderson is planning on bunting for hits today?

  3. Boston Jim May 19th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Please keep the Egos on the DL

  4. Niblick May 19th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    YT – maybe because Joe is missing a few pages from his binder. Same reason he plays Francisco on a platoon basis, even though he’s got reverse splits.

  5. MG May 19th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 9:50 am
    In the movie 42, did you notice how the ballpark backgrounds looked accurate and realistic? The author, Eric Pastore, of “500 Ballparks,” was used as a consultant and pored over as many images as they could fine, using CGI, to create images of how these parks looked in 1947.
    ——————-
    Unfortunately, I’m old enough to have been to Ebbets Field a bunch of times and the only thing missing in those backgrounds was Happy Felton and his Knothole Gang :)

  6. pkyankfan69 May 19th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Not a fan of this line up

    Ichiro over Gardner? (I guess something we have to live with going forward too)

    Nix over Adams?

    Grandy lead off?

    The way the Jays are playing we’ll still probably whoop them again though.

  7. RadioKev May 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Maybe Girardi would rather see Nix against the knuckleballer. More experience?

  8. Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    MG-

    Don’t remind me. I could see Roberto Clemente, Bill Virdon and Bill Mazeroski from my desk in the dorm across the street from Forbes Field, as well as the scoreboard.

    If the game was close, we would quit studying, walk across the street, where attendants would let us in free after the 7th inning!

    In 42, the backdrop for Forbes Field, was perfect!

  9. MG May 19th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am
    MG-

    Don’t remind me. I could see Roberto Clemente, Bill Virdon and Bill Mazeroski from my desk in the dorm across the street from Forbes Field, as well as the scoreboard.

    If the game was close, we would quit studying, walk across the street, where attendants would let us in free after the 7th inning!

    In 42, the backdrop for Forbes Field, was perfect!
    —————
    YT, Carnegie Mellon, very impressive, my friend…

  10. Against All Odds May 19th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    RadioKev May 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am
    Maybe Girardi would rather see Nix against the knuckleballer. More experience?

    ————————–

    That’s what I was thinking

  11. Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I really can’t wait to purchase the movie to watch it again!!

  12. Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I think my father in law used to go to the stadium in Jersey City when he was young.

  13. MG May 19th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    MG May 19th, 2013 at 10:42 am
    Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    In 42, the backdrop for Forbes Field, was perfect!
    —————–
    I still have nightmares (well, maybe not nightmares) of the Maz HR over the left field wall in 1960, I was 13 and it crushed me.

    I was really waiting for Yogi to do his YooHoo commercial leap over the wall and catch it.

    You have to be really old to get that last reference, by the way…

  14. MG May 19th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 10:43 am
    I really can’t wait to purchase the movie to watch it again!!
    —————
    Doreen, have you ever seen the original ‘Jackie Robinson Story’ movie made in the early ’50s?

    It starred, as Jackie Robinson………..Jackie Robinson

    And Branch Rickey played himself as well…

  15. Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    MG, no, I never have. Something to add to my to do list. :)

  16. Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    MG-

    No it was Pitt, before they became a state institution. I watched future NFL stars from teams like USC, UCLA, Syracuse, Penn State, Miami, Notre Dame, trounce us each and every year.

    The Cathedral of Learning was in the backdrop in the movie 42.

    The 1961 Yankees, perhaps the greatest among the Yankee teams[1927 and 1998] at least came back with a vengance the next year!

  17. Jesus Bustero May 19th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Ace1, if you read this continuation of our discussion about trading Joba for a low level guy not on the 40. What do you think about this kid? The Braves bullpen has been decimated with the loss of Venters and now O’Flaherty so maybe Joba has some value.

    7. Jose Peraza
    Position: SS
    DOB: 04/30/1994
    Height/Weight: 5’11’’ 170 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: R/R
    Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2010, Venezuela
    2012 Stats: .318/.348/.424 at complex-level GCL (21 games); .281/.351/.339 at rookie-level Danville (32 games)
    The Tools: 6+ arm; 6+ run; 6 potential glove; 5 potential hit

    What Happened in 2012: After a 66-game clip in the Dominican Summer League in 2011, Peraza made his stateside debut in 2012, showing more stick than expected to go along with his plus defensive tools.

    Strengths: Impact defensive tools at shortstop; can really play the position and projects to stay in that role; arm is easy plus; several sources put a 7 on the tool; slick actions; natural feel for the position; easy plus run; will find more consistency as body gets stronger; efficient baserunner; good overall approach; hit tool has some projection; has contact ability.

    Weaknesses: Promising glove, but early in development; fundamentals to improve through repetition; can play too fast/too eager; contact-oriented swing that might play empty; long way to go.

    Overall Future Potential: 6; first-division player

    Explanation of Risk: Extreme risk; rookie-level resume; loud defensive tools; wait-and-see on the bat; will play 2013 season at 19.

    Fantasy Future: Has contact ability and legit wheels, so should be able to hit for average and steal bases; very efficient; doesn’t get caught stealing; limited pop; table setter or down-the-lineup offensive profile.

    The Year Ahead: Peraza has a lot of fans in the scouting community, and if he takes a step forward at the full-season level, his stock will soar. He has true shortstop ability, which makes any offensive production gravy on the steak. With a short, clean stroke and serious speed, Peraza is going to keep defenses alert, and if he reaches base, he’s always going to be a threat to steal and steal with high success rate. He has instincts for the game, and if he can add some strength and show legitimacy with the stick, this is a big-time prospect just waiting to bust out. Keep an eye on this player.

    Major league ETA: 2017

  18. Yankee Trader May 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Time to go. Have a great day everyone.

    Go Yankees!

  19. jacksquat May 19th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Nix over Adams. :mad:

  20. comnsnse May 19th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Luis, your posted response to the “totalitarian” question on a previous thread was not only accurate but compelling for anyone who has followed the history of South America and Central America including Mexico for at least the last decade.

    I would add in many cases aided and abetted by the U.S. government and our State Dept. and CIA. Under the guise of “stopping the growth of communism”while at the same time “introducing” laissez faire capitalism and Military governance!

    There are too many examples of the atrocities and repression over the years to discuss here, but if you enjoy discourse on the subject we might exchange alternative email addresses so as not to burden the blog with off topic issues.

    Be well, be safe, and by all means fight the good fight!

  21. randy l. May 19th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    “It would SEEM that Montero himself agrees that he didn’t have his foot on the plate. But don’t let that get in your way of your own special view of things, Randi.”

    yanks61-

    if you can’t see a photo and use some intelligence , i can’t help you.

    here it is again :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1…..hotostream

    try describing out loud to yourself what you see.

    notice the part when you say” montero’s foot is on the plate.”

  22. comnsnse May 19th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Luis, obviously not decade but at least 100 yrs.

  23. Against All Odds May 19th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I agree with Doreen I think his foot was off the plate.

  24. Cashmoney May 19th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    it might not matter because Dic&ey is a knuckleballer but the idea of playing brignac is i rather have Adams bat over Nix then platoon Brig and Nix. Nix is not a starter when you have opportunity to play Adams who has much more offensive potentials.

  25. Russell Munson May 19th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    “Why give Gardner a day off, when he is one of the few Yankees, including Wells, who have done well, albeit small numbers, vs Dickey?”

    Using 7 AB as evidence of anything makes no sense.

  26. Russell Munson May 19th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    randy, do you have a screen capture of when Montero got picked off second base?

  27. CompassRosy May 19th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    All of the M’s broadcasters and reporters (that I heard, anyway) agreed that Montero’s foot came off the plate and that his technique (glove angle) to catch the ball was lacking. I sure hope he can learn from this on-the-job experience but, it’s safe to say (at least among fans) that impatience is percolating.
    Another photo here . . . http://tinyurl.com/bcs7hnt

    In any case, with Felix pitching, he’s back behind the plate today.

  28. Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Rosy, at least they’re putting him out there more. He’s not likely to be able to work things out abd improve on the bench.

  29. Against All Odds May 19th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 11:26 am
    Rosy, at least they’re putting him out there more. He’s not likely to be able to work things out abd improve on the bench.

    ————–

    True

  30. randy l. May 19th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    “Mariners manager Eric Wedge had not viewed a replay yet, but said he felt Ryan’s throw would have beaten the runner had Montero stayed put.”

    well gee eric, you think you might want to SEE the replay before you comment on it.

  31. jacksquat May 19th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    If you look at video of the Montero play when the ball reaches his mitt (not before the ball gets there like what Randy posted), you can see Montero lifts his heel off the plate.

    And Randy, I think you know this but chose to post a screenshot of before the ball reaches his mitt, but I guess trolls shouldn’t be expected to be honest.

  32. Duh Innings II May 19th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    It should be Brignac SS and Adams 3B. Adams doesn’t need a day off yet as he’s played only four games. Let him play the entire series. The Orioles are a better team than Toronto and Adams could be thrown off by the better pitching with two full days off (4pmish yesterday until whatever time after 7pm tonight.) Hopefully Adams could get into the game at some point.

  33. randy l. May 19th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    ‘Randy, do you have a screen capture of when Montero got picked off second base?”

    no, but i could send you one of him congratulating the pitcher after the last out of either of the last two games the mariners beat the yankees this week :)

  34. mick May 19th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Girardi seems to be having fun with these lineups.
    Sort of like a mad scientist.
    Doesn’t matter what he throws out there, they just keep winning.
    Sitting Adams against the knuckler isn’t a bad idea either…

  35. mick May 19th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Today is a 1PM game.
    That picture is inconclusive.

  36. Barry May 19th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    MG –

    Branch Rickey did not play himself. A good actor, Minor Watson, had that job.

  37. randy l. May 19th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    “If you look at video of the Montero play when the ball reaches his mitt (not before the ball gets there like what Randy posted), you can see Montero lifts his heel off the plate”

    jacksquat-

    you can’t see the ball reach his mitt because the camera is behind him. if you have a view i don’t have, please post it. the view i gave is the only one i’ve seen. rather that call names why not do some work and post some video or photos.

  38. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Interesting to see how Brignac will do on the O side (don’t see him as a guy you’d want to face a knuckler unless the pitch isn’t working); Brignac has always had a “holey” swing, very aggressive, a lot of K’s and low OBP. He has a little pop that may allow him to take advantage of the NYS RF field wall. However, if he hasn’t mended his ways, his is a long swing but without the true hairiness to make it tolerable. But maybe KLong can convince Brignac to shorten up.

    And I would prefer that Adams continues to get the 3B starts, but in AA, he was often given a DH day, so we do want to keep him healthy.

    As for Cash’s “tough love” it is Cash being the “new” Cash. Why would we expect him to behave otherwise?

  39. MG May 19th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Barry May 19th, 2013 at 11:39 am
    MG –

    Branch Rickey did not play himself. A good actor, Minor Watson, had that job.
    ——————–
    Barry, you are correct, thanks for pointing that out…

  40. randy l. May 19th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    “That picture is inconclusive.”

    mick-

    is his foot on the base or isn’t it?

    the throw was about 4-5 feet up the first base line. montero’s momentum having to go get it took him off the plate as the runners foot also hit. the runners foot may have knocked it off also.

    montero’s foot only had to be touching when the ball hit his mitt. i think it very likely was. it doesn’t matter that he came off afterward.

  41. comnsnse May 19th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    At this point resting players is ludicrous but….

    I believe there are other forces at work like potential trades, for example if the Yankees are thinking of moving either Grandy or Gardner they may want to showcase them when they seem to be going well.

    This is more true in Grandy’s case because they simply can not afford what he may ask for with the Cano deal plus Jeter and others, so they have to get him going ergo he has to play!

    Added to the cap dollar monies already committed to locked in contracts like Arod, CC, Tex etc. Something has to give.

    Like most pro sports today the “formula” seems to be pay big bucks to a few key players then fill in with second tier players and hopefully your own system.

  42. mick May 19th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    the pic i saw shows his foot on the plate but the ball about 10 feet away.
    a lot can happen in the interim.

  43. randy l. May 19th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    ‘All of the M’s broadcasters and reporters (that I heard, anyway) agreed that Montero’s foot came off the plate and that his technique (glove angle) to catch the ball was lacking. I sure hope he can learn from this on-the-job experience but, it’s safe to say (at least among fans) that impatience is percolating.
    Another photo here . . . http://tinyurl.com/bcs7hnt

    rosy-

    the runner ran through the plate, that photo is of another play. the guy is sliding.

    as far as fans like you and others getting down on montero, i have no problem with seattle trading him to another team. what you hitter want to play in seattle anyway?

  44. UnKnown May 19th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Doreen May 19th, 2013 at 11:26 am
    Rosy, at least they’re putting him out there more. He’s not likely to be able to work things out abd improve on the bench.

    ————–

    True
    ———

    I have heard that a catcher can learn a lot by just catching bullpens and being around the team. :lol:


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