Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

ALDS Game 5 Lineup: Orioles vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Orioles:

Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B

LHP CC Sabathia


A Circus

Alex Rodriguez has been benched, Mark Teixeira is batting cleanup, and Curtis Granderson has been moved UP one spot in the order.

Such is life in the land of the New York Yankees.

I can only laugh at what has transpired the last week.

Alex Rodriguez has been many things in his career.  A juicer, a choker, an MVP, and a bad teammate are all labels that have been affixed to him.  ARod can now add scapegoat to his resume, and make no mistake about it, that is exactly what this is all about.

Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher have been even more dreadful than ARod has, yet in the lineup they remain today.

Mark Teixeira has hit only THREE home runs in 121 postseason at-bats as a Yankee and yet in the lineup he remains.

The Yankees inability to score rests squarely on the shoulders of a group of choking underachievers, of which ARod is only one member.

Never has a more negative aura surrounded a postseason Yankee team.

Try and enjoy the game.

Morning Bits: Game 5, Granderson, Joba & more…

Sticking with the old mug for good luck

Well the Yankees still couldn’t hit a beach ball if it was thrown to the plate.   The pitching has been great but the hitting is just pathetic.   Girardi could pull the lineup out of a hat tonight and I’m sure it wouldn’t matter.  Anyway we got our big game pitcher in tonight as C.C. will take the mound.

Enjoy the game and the weekend.  Now for some links…

Marchand ponders another lineup shuffle.

Ian Begley looks at 5 important things.

— Joba’s season of bad luck kept going last night as he was hit with a broken bat writes Peter Botte.

Miller writes beside hitting woes Granderson is not frustrated. (Well that’s ok every Yankee fan is frustrated for him instead).