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Yankee lineup in Subway Series opener

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Lineup on May 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Josh Thomson here. I’m in for Chad the next two nights.

Here’s a look at tonight’s lineup for the Subway Series opener at Citi Field:

Yankees
Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
Phil Hughes SP

Mets
Ruben Tejada SS
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda LF
John Buck C
Rick Ankiel CF
Ike Davis 1B
Mike Baxter RF
Jon Niese SP

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30 Responses to “Yankee lineup in Subway Series opener”

  1. fantasygame101 May 27th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hughes better be on his a game. otherwise do not expect much against even a struggling lefty

  2. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    i look forward to Texiera’s return

  3. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    hearing reports that Joba will be activated tomorrow

  4. Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I would probably hit Adams second, mostly due to his bat control. Now would it put undue pressure on him, yes probably. Also, likely avoiding politics in case he has to be sent down later due to remaining options.

  5. UnKnown May 27th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Excited for some Yankee baseball. Have not been able to follow as closely as I would like the last few games. Should be a fun 4 home and away series.

  6. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I think I would rather have Adams where is in the five hole……he is the best right handed option to drive in runs………

  7. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Nix can sacrifice if needed

  8. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    “I would never trade a power pitcher for a power hitter. You can find a guy who hits 40 HRs. It’s a lot harder to find that top of the rotation power pitcher. They are the most sought after commodity in baseball. They are expensive and that’s why many teams lock them up early.. You can’t find guys like that. It’s easier to get a hitter” – Francesa

    The discussion started when a Met fan called up stating if it would make sense to trade Wheeler for some offense.

  9. CompassRosy May 27th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Steve Sandmeyer ?@SteveSandmeyer 6s
    Franklin in dugout: “I don’t get it…these guys don’t look like they have trouble scoring…”

    :)

    ~ ~ ~

    Posted because someone here (I’m sorry, I don’t remember who – my memory’s not what it used to be) has some connection with Nick Franklin and has followed his career.

  10. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I mostly agree with Francesa. Not sure about just simply finding guys who hit 40 HRs but a true #1 power pitcher is much more valuable in my opinion.

  11. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    you can never have enough pitching

  12. RS May 27th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I wonder if Adams ever even dreamed of batting 5th for the Yankees this year

  13. David in Cal May 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Glad to see Stewart starting. That should mean that his groin pull isn’t too bad.

  14. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    True power pitchers are great to have but in the post PED era it seems like the pitching has taken a huge step forward. I’m not saying you can win with a bunch of 4s and 5s but….

  15. RS May 27th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    “True power pitchers are great to have but in the post PED era it seems like the pitching has taken a huge step forward.”

    Agreed. The Yankees, even with their HR friendly ballpark, have had no trouble getting great pitching the last couple years.

  16. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    RS May 27th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    I wonder if Adams ever even dreamed of batting 5th for the Yankees this year

    —————–

    Doubt it. He probably though he would get called up in August or September

  17. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    thought*

  18. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    “Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    “I would never trade a power pitcher for a power hitter. You can find a guy who hits 40 HRs. It’s a lot harder to find that top of the rotation power pitcher. They are the most sought after commodity in baseball. They are expensive and that’s why many teams lock them up early.. You can’t find guys like that. It’s easier to get a hitter” – Francesa

    The discussion started when a Met fan called up stating if it would make sense to trade Wheeler for some offense.”

    This may have been true one decade ago in the midst of the steroid era. It is not true today. Francesca needs to look at the numbers.

  19. mick May 27th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I like Nix 2nd if Gardys on 1st.
    He takes pitches and goes deep in the count so even if he strikes out Gardy should get a shot to steal. That would be my idea of a productive out, even if he doesn’t put it in play.

    Francesa’s remark is common opinion, always has been.
    Why do you think top pitchers get paid what they get, esp power pitchers.

  20. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    “David in Cal May 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Glad to see Stewart starting. That should mean that his groin pull isn’t too bad.”

    Yeah, good to see a healthy Stewie. I never expected to say that at the beginning of this season. Even better when Cervelli returns. I just don’t think Romine’s bat is MLB-ready yet. He should be catching regularly in Scranton.

  21. Against All Odds May 27th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Francesa’s remark is common opinion, always has been.
    Why do you think top pitchers get paid what they get, esp power pitchers.

    ————————————

    But don’t top hitters get paid a large amount as well. Hamilton with all his faults secured a 5 for 125 deal. Hell Prince Fielder received an eight yr deal.

  22. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I’m sure Romine is putting so much concentration on his defense that it is to the detriment of his O.

    Once he starts feeling comfortable behind the plate I’m betting his offense will improve enough for him to be able to stick around with the big cub.

  23. tomingeorgia May 27th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I’m looking for the “Good Phil” tonight, and for some offense, too. It’s not too much to ask, is it?

  24. MTU May 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Mister Tom-

    I’d like to see Hughes build on his last start.

    We tend to be weaker against LH pitchers.

    Need to get that fixed.

  25. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Tar, that’s the hope. I’m really on the fence when it comes to Romine. I saw him several times during his two Arizona Fall League stints and wasn’t very impressed with his bat, though he looked much better defensively during his second stint. He seemed to be hitting well in Scranton last year before his call up. So, who knows. Just seems we’ve been hearing about him for years and you want him to pan out, though I would not be surprised if his ceiling is backup catcher.

  26. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    He seemed to be hitting well in Scranton this year before his call up.

  27. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    He seemed to be hitting well in Scranton this year before his call up.

    Then he sat on the bench for 2 weeks :twisted:

  28. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I’m looking for the “Good Phil” tonight, and for some offense, too. It’s not too much to ask, is it?

    I watch both the Yanks and Mets most nights and I can honestly say that their lineup is not much worse than ours, if at all. The Mets’ starters and pen can’t compare. That’s why they’re 11 games under .500.

  29. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    But yea Romine’s swing is unimpressive. It doesn’t look like it will get hits. The Yankees owe it to themselves to keep playing him to see whats there, but I’m not optimistic he’ll recover enough to stick around.

  30. Josh Thomson May 27th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    NEW POST w/audio.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....ir-return/

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