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Yankees lineup: Day off for A-Rod

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Aug 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Vin Mercogliano back in the Bronx for the next two days, and for at least one of them, Alex Rodriguez will not be starting. Joe Girardi said it’s just a day off to keep him fresh, and A-Rod actually spoke to the media briefly (I’ll have more on that in a little bit).

Here’s who Girardi will be sending out there:

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Curtis Granderson LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Austin Romine C

RHP Phil Hughes

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47 Responses to “Yankees lineup: Day off for A-Rod”

  1. blake August 10th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Girardi couldn’t go two straight days without getting Nixy in there

  2. blake August 10th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    For those that gave up on Justin Upton….think again

  3. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    We both wanted Justin Upton in the off-season. We wee both right.

    Seeing how “Nixie” walked and scored the game winning run while Alex was 0-4 with 3 K I’m glad the lineup is what it is.

  4. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    we WERE both right… is that a Freudian Typo ???

  5. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Blake-

    Now why would somebody do that ? Because he’s streaky ? so what. In the end he produces.

    He’s a stud and it’s too damn bad we couldn’t get him.

    :(

  6. austinmac August 10th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    86,

    The payroll is relevant. In fact, it is the only thing that matters.

  7. Bronx Zoo August 10th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Vin did you ask him about his letter ?

  8. G. Love August 10th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Stewie should be DH’ing.

    Also, Girardi should deploy a shift of 7 fielders atop the wall in RF with Hughes on the mound.

    Victory guaranteed.

  9. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I figured him for around .275 + and around 30 dingers.

    Add that to the speed, D, his youth.

    I’ll take him everyday and twice on sundays.

    The owner was a loose canon. Plain and simple.

    Lucky Atlanta.

  10. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Bad shoulder, bad attitude. Big BS. He’s healthy and he’s a hard worker who contributes.

    Just the kind of young, dynamic player the Yankees should wish they had.

  11. blake August 10th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    MTU,

    Thing is that the “other guy” in that trade plays 3B and is hittin about .340 :(

  12. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Payroll or not I’m not giving $ 13.5 M to a 33-year-old, inconsistent moody OF (Rios) who is just above average offensively (101 career OPS +) and below average defensively.

  13. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    blake-

    That’s a corker.

    Somebody really knows what they doing of in the land of the Braves.

    ;)

  14. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Blake-

    Think the Braves would have offered us just jello for Kuroda and Logan if we’d made them available ?

    :)

  15. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I didn’t want Rios before the deadline or after so I’m fine that he’s in Texas.

    Those who did want Rios should understand that when your front office makes stupid decisions like signing Ichiro (for 2 years), trading for Wells, and trading for Soriano leaves no room for Rios.

  16. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    86-

    I’m with you regarding 2014.

    I think we’ll have money to spend on a few multi-year contracts and we can seriously fix one or two of our biggest holes if were smart and a little lucky.

  17. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    All that money pissed away on band-aides could have just about paid for Puig’s contract for the next four years.

    Chew on that one for a while.

    ;)

  18. Tar August 10th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    ‘Seeing how “Nixie” walked and scored the game winning run while Alex was 0-4 with 3 K I’m glad the lineup is what it is.”

    ? Nix over Alex SMH.

    That’s almost as bad as Pete Abe saying that Cody Ransom should start over Alex.

  19. Hankflorida August 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    It bothers me how this team is unable to hit with men in scoring position. The 1990 Yankees who was the worst team in Yankee history had a record of 67 wins and 95 losses, and they only produced over 600 runs. Today’s team has scored 400 runs in 114 games which if they continue at this pace will have scored less runs then the 1990 team. The difference in their records is that this teams pitching is so much better especially the bullpen. It is a shame that we wasted this year with the worst Yankee hitting team since the dead ball era especially with our bullpen.

  20. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    ? Nix over Alex SMH.

    ***************************

    Tar — What does that mean?

    All I’m saying is right now Nix is probably a better offensive player than Alex… exspecially against a RHP. Have you seen Alex’s AB? He has not managed a single hard-hit hard ball in in 18 PA.

    Yes this offense is historically bad and I have seen nothing to convince Alex can help that.

  21. Ys Guy August 10th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    alex looks no different than last year’s PS.

  22. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Ys Guy — EXACTLY

  23. jacksquat August 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Tar August 10th, 2013 at 10:16 am
    “Do we know that Cashman is behind the letter thing, ot is that just assumed?”

    Who else would do it?

    Higher up?

  24. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    How many roads must Hal walk down before he knows that too many losses are bad ?

    And how many mistakes will it take before he knows that 189 is not where we need to be ?

    The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.

    The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

    :)

  25. jacksquat August 10th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:39 am
    ? Nix over Alex SMH.

    ***************************

    Tar — What does that mean?

    All I’m saying is right now Nix is probably a better offensive player than Alex… exspecially against a RHP. Have you seen Alex’s AB? He has not managed a single hard-hit hard ball in in 18 PA.

    Yes this offense is historically bad and I have seen nothing to convince Alex can help that.

    He hit balls fairly well in the previous games and the commenters including Ken Singleton said he looked better than they expected.

    So after one poor game Arod sucks and is worse than Nix…

  26. austinmac August 10th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I agree AROD looked like he had no chance against the fastball on the inner half. We will soon know of it is physical. What will happen if he can’t hit anymore? Release him? Negotiate a payout? Leave him lingering around even after the suspension?

  27. austinmac August 10th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Jack,

    It is too early to form judgments about him, but many wondered if he could hit right handers. Last night didn’t help with that concern. But, as I said earlier, he looked no worse than Soriano. Sometimes, you just get tough pitches. Time will tell. At least him getting to play will enable the team to see who he is now.

  28. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I’ve seen every AB and he has not hit the ball hard at all.

    Maybe Al Yankzeera says so, but that means nothing to me.

    I didn’t write anything to suggest your last line so you can put it where the sun doesn’t shine.

  29. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Here’s the formula :

    1 Yasiel Puig > 1 Youkilis + 1 Hafner + 1 Wells + 1 Ichiro + 1 Soriano

    And is just about the same price.

    :(

  30. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Imagine an OF of Puig, GGBG, and Upton.

    OMG.

  31. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Paradise lost.

    :(

  32. Ys Guy August 10th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    i keep waiting to the league to catch up to puig but they don’t, he just keeps getting better.

    now all of a sudden he’s taking a ton of walks. his obp is over .500 the past 3 weeks.

  33. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    86-

    Do you really think it might be possible to pry Zim or rendon away from the Nats ?

    if so, IYO, what would it take ?

    what do the Nats need that we have ?

  34. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I think they are going to have to move one of them. Can’t make Redon a 2B full-time.

    I have no idea if they could match up or not. Just said I’d make the call and ask.

    3B has to be the # 1 priority in the off-season, assuming Alex won’t be around and even if he is, I doubt he’ll be any good.

  35. Ys Guy August 10th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    i think if arod really stinks it up pending his appeal, he will try to go the injured/insurance route. if he really can’t hit, i dont think he’ll try to come back in 2015.

    could be that in the end, alex himself bails the yankees out of his contract.

  36. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Y’s-

    The talent and ability ooze out of every pore.

    Don’t expect them to find much in the way of a weakness.

    I can’t see how our scouts missed on him.

    My only concern is that he plays so hard all the time he’s gonna hurt himself.

  37. Ys Guy August 10th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    id be very wary of zimmerman who’s shoulder just isnt right.

  38. Tar August 10th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    “All I’m saying is right now Nix is probably a better offensive player than Alex… exspecially against a RHP. Have you seen Alex’s AB? He has not managed a single hard-hit hard ball in in 18 PA.”

    86

    I hope this is a joke. because this is Nix overall.

    .236 .302 .304 .606

    And this is him against RH

    .222 .267 .309 .576

    Alex can do better than that with no hips, Bud Selig and a centaur strapped to his back. Give me a break on Nix over anybody especially for offensive reasons.

  39. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    86-

    I agree. That is job # 1 for the OS unless Kuroda leaves.

    Then finding a solid replacement like a Lincecum might be the priority.

    3B and C are our biggest potential areas of gain in production.

  40. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I’m still interested in Headley or Moustakas if the price is right.

    Lot easier to work deals in the OS.

  41. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I wonder if the Jays would let go of Lawrie ?

    He might be worth taking a flyer on.

  42. randy l. August 10th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    “The whole of this management is dysfunctional.

    I would love for Hal to sell and get a huge price so he can buy some more hotels.”

    mtu-

    hal could start buying up motels from tampa to NYC .

    he could challenge tom bodett with some folksy weather reports or something advertising his motels.

    you know hal owns 7 motels ( not really hotels). he’s precocious.

    everyone knows once you can own 7 motels , you can do anything.

  43. MTU August 10th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    El Otro ——>

  44. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Tar —

    I was referring to TODAY’S lineup only. Alex was awful last night. Nix contributed. Day game after night game. I guess I should have spelled it all out.

    And by the way… Alex is 18-85 (.212) with 1 2B, 0 HR and 2 RBI in his last 23 games. Nix IS better than that. Hell, my grandmother is better than that.

  45. randy l. August 10th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    come to think about it, i can’t believe that hal is having trouble running the yankees after he built himself up with his own money to create a 7 motel empire.

    you’d think that would prepare a man for anything.

    there is no truth to the rumor that an indian american family with 1700 motels is purchasing the yankees from hal in an even trade straight up, all the motels for yankee stadium.

  46. Tar August 10th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    86

    I’m ok with Alex getting the day off. But thats where any agreement we have ends. :D

    I would start Adams over Nix for the rest of the year.

  47. 86w183 August 10th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Me too!

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