Game 44 Lineup: Yankees @ Orioles

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Reid Brignac SS
Austin Romine C

LHP CC Sabathia

Some Notes:

— Coming into tonight’s game, the Yankees are 18-0 when they score first in a game and are 24-0 when they lead after seven innings. Something tells me they’re doing something right.

— The Yankees will skip Vidal Nuno‘s start, and will put him in the bullpen for the Orioles series. CC Sabathia is on the mound tonight, Phil Hughes (who had an atrocious start last time) takes the hill tomorrow while Hiroki Kuroda will pitch on Wednesday.

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on May 20, 2013, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. This looks to be one of the best line-ups overall that the Yanks have put on the field this year.

    • I’d like to see Wells in the lineup and use both Wells and Adams somewhere in the first 6 batters to break up the lefties a bit. ESPECIALLY since Wells is 7 for 16 wcareer vs Garcia while granderson is a wretched 6 for 35 with 12 ks and 0 HRs. Hafner has the most success vs Sweaty Freddy going 15 for 33 with 4 HRs.

      • fishjam, Wells will come in the game late agains’t the lefties, most of their at bats were along time ago. Freddy is not this same pitcher right now. I like the idea of saving Wells to use either for Hafner or Ichiro late. This is a solid defensive line-up also.

  2. I would not put out a line-up like that, what are you going to do when they bring in their lefties? Bring in a 3rd place replacement? That is why Joe gets the big bucks!
    I must say, Cash and mainly Joe, have been working hard and it has shown in the win colume. Some of these guys are not going to have another chance to win a WS! The younger guys are fighting for their jobs next year…and doing just fine.
    I think anyone 2nd guessing Joe right now, doesn’t understand how hard it is to blend kids and old (last chance) guys to play as needed to win,

  3. doug…
    Looks like we have a difference idea as to what makes up a good line-up…say, what?
    What is your reasoning? Just asking?

    • As an old coach I try and balance my line-up with offensive and defensive players that can be successful, add to that resting players for the long haul, and past performance. Wells was the secret weapon late for the team yesterday, while Nix is trying to battle to keep his playing time. Girardi seems to know what buttons to push with this team so I wouldn’t question his line-up, he has more information than we do.

      • doug…
        As a real old manager and player, I think Joe has done a job that Joe T would have been clueless about!
        It was easy to manage the team when he was winning, make the line-up and copy it for every day! Then the players got older and he had to manage…that’s when he became “Clueless Joe”.
        Check out his record as a manager…other than with the Yankees, it was very bad or so!
        As Joe T was in the right place at the right time, so is Joe G. The team fits Joe G, very well.

  4. Adams hits his first HR, this kid looks like a hitter. Another for Robby Cano don’t you know.

  5. Tremendous team victory. Great comeback with a lot of clutch hitting. Travis Hafner is finding his stroke again and David Adams is making big contributions on offense and defense.

    • fishjam, this is the kind of team that all Yankee fans will rally around. Cashman has done a good job upgrading this team incrementally, Wells has finally found a place where he can silence the boo’s, I’m happy for him his old contract was an albatross around his neck. He looks to be on a mission this year. I can’t say enough about Adams, now we know why he was in the trade for Cliff Lee.

  6. Let’s not forget the Yanks are first in the AL in pitching for the first time in years. This plus good defense will keep you in most games. The young pitchers have done well picking up injured pitchers so far this season. Pitchers like Phelps, Nuno, Clairbourne, and Warren need to be commended.

  7. doug..
    I think the way a line-up is set-up is a personal thing along with the pitching. Good pitching needs good defense balanced with hitting, to win!
    As of now I would like to see;
    Brett Gardner CF
    David Adams 3B
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Vernon Wells LF
    Travis Hafner DH
    Lyle Overbay 1B
    Itchy over Curtis Granderson RF
    Jayson Nix SS
    Austin Romine C
    The last 3 are not hitting right now but, as a whole, they are good defensively. The middle 3 hitters are doing a good job of clutch hitting. Cano is trying to hard to hit a HR in clutch situations when he only needs a single.
    As a team, these guys are getting the job done, we have many, many more productive hits this year, than we had last year. HRs are good but, not as needed as a hit when runners are in scoring position.
    Cash and Joe have done a very good job so far this year…masterfull in fact!
    I too like this teams make-up, they are fun to watch.
    Was this long enough? 🙂

    • old yankee, I agree with your line-up, it is the best one right now, it has the lefty – righty combination, with the most productive hitters in the right spot. Girardi has to be careful with Wells, Hafner, Overbay, and Granderson to make sure they stay healthy, so he can’t use this line-up all the time.

      • Ain’t that the Truth!
        If (I still hate that word) the Yankees make the play-offs…Joe G should be manager of the year. And those that keep hating Cashman may back off and understand…he has to take orders just as those that are on his team answer to him.
        I still say this team…as is now…fits Joes’ talents!

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