Yankees vs. Blue Jays: 5/14/09 Lineups

yankees.jpgYANKEES (16-17)
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Brett Gardner CF
Francisco Cervelli C

Pitching: CC Sabathia (2-3, 3.94)

bluejays.jpgBLUE JAYS (23-13)
Marco Scutaro SS
Aaron Hill DH
Alex Rios RF
Vernon Wells CF
Jose Bautista LF
Scott Rolen 3B
Kevin Millar 1B
Rod Barajas C
John McDonald 2B

Pitching: Brian Tallet (2-1, 4.95)

A win tonight and the Yankees are back at .500 while winning their third straight road series. If there’s ever a time to do it, it’s tonight with Sabathia on the hill. As Joe Girardi said after last night’s win, a 4-2 road trip would be an accomplishment considering all the injuries, writes Kimberly Jones … Gardner belted his first big-league homer and drove in three runs, so he gets the start in center. Girardi has said that he’ll go with the hot hand, but Melky Cabrera is 20-for-57 (.351) in 15 games since becoming the nominal starter. One game doesn’t change the story and even if Gardner is finally awakening from his long funk, he needs to do is find a way back into the lineup, which won’t be easy, writes Steven Goldman … Swisher is 3 for his last 30 with 16 strikeouts, but he’s the guy with Xavier Nady’s season still in question. – Jon Lane

5 Comments

Swisher in ??? Melky Out ???
Girardi= Insanity

A fair point, but this may shed some light on Girardi’s thinking:

Cabrera vs. Tallet: 1-for-11 (.091), 2 BB, 2 K

Swisher vs. Tallet: 2-for-4, 2B, K

Thanks for reading,

Jon

Good to see Jeter and Matsui back in the lineup. Despite all the injuries, I’m really feeling excited about this Yankee team.

Yup…glad to see the some of the walking wounded back in the ranks…Now all we need is Posada…Molina and the Wang we all know and love.

SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I’M MISSING !!!! THE TRIVIA QUESTION ON YES TONITE IS WHAT ARE YOU SURPRISED MOST ABOUT JOHNNY DAMON LEADING THE TEAM IN ?? AVG OR SLG OR OBP. MELKY LEADS THE TEAM IN BATTING AVERAGE AND OBP. HE’S A COUPLE OF AT BATS SHORTER THAN DAMON (BECAUSE THE “MANAGER” IS CLUELESS). AND HE DOESN’T STRIKE OUT AS MUCH. THAN ON THE HOMEPAGE THERE’S A SURVEY ABOUT BRETT GARDNER . I REALLY THOUGHT YANKEE FANS WERE INTELLEGENT. I’M REALLY STARTING TO WONDER. HELLLLLOOOO !!! HE’S NO MICKEY MANTLE, BUT HE IS THE BEST OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY IN THE OUTFIELD WE HAVE. I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M MISSING.
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