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Game 140: Yankees vs. Red Sox

The Yankees begin a crucial four-game set with the Boston Red Sox tonight at the Stadium. While the division may be out of reach, this is still a must-win series, as is practically each one for the remainder of the season. After this, they play the Orioles for three games in Baltimore and then the Bo-Sox again for three games at Fenway. These next 11 games likely will decide the Yankees’ fate, so here’s hoping they win every one! 

Anyway, here are the lineups for tonight…

RED SOX

#2 Jacoby Ellsbury CF
#18 Shane Victorino RF
#15 Dustin Pedroia 2B
#34 David Ortiz DH
#29 Daniel Nava LF
#12 Mike Napoli 1B
#7 Stephen Drew SS
#20 Ryan Lavarnway C
#16 Will Middlebrooks 3B

Pitching: #44 Jake Peavy

YANKEES

#11 Brett Gardner CF
#2 Derek Jeter SS
#24 Robinson Cano 2B
#12 Alfonso Soriano LF
#14 Curtis Granderson DH
#13 Alex Rodriguez 3B
#55 Lyle Overbay 1B
#31 Ichiro Suzuki RF
#19 Chris Stewart C

Pitching: #47 Ivan Nova

Game time: 7:05pm
TV: YES Network
Radio: WCBS 880

Spring Training 3/28/13 Lineup

Here we go, it’s the Spring finale for the Yankees!

Ichiro Suzuki CF
Vernon Wells LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera 1B
Ben Francisco DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Jayson Nix SS
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Start Time: 1:05 p.m
T.V: None
Radio: MLB.com (Pittsburgh Pirates Radio)

Game 141 Lineup: Yankees @ Red Sox

Lineup vs. Red Sox:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Steve Pearce 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix 3B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Trial and error in making the Yankees lineup

If there is one thing the Yankees have had for the duration of the 2012 season, it was the fact that they have had a potent lineup. With Derek Jeter leading off and with Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano supplying power in the middle of the order, nothing could go wrong for a team that has a somewhat comfortable lead in the American League East. However, manager Joe Girardi likes to move the players around in the order, which could affect how the team plays for that day.

Putting together a lineup is like a science experiment. Girardi tinkers with the lineup and puts it to the test. If it comes out good, then he might use the combination more often. If the results come out wrong, then he tries again and puts the players in a different order. When he does not have the important pieces of the lineup due to injuries (i.e.: Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez), Girardi has to think of a different way to make the lineup work with the technique of trial and error. Do you want an example of Girardi’s process of trial and error with the lineup?

After the Yankees lost Alex Rodriguez and already had Ichiro Suzuki in the lineup, Girardi had to think of a way to get all of his hitters together. Girardi decided to move Curtis Granderson into the leadoff spot and have Derek Jeter bat second in the lineup. Both Granderson and Jeter were hitting before the move and Girardi figured that Granderson and Jeter would continue hitting after the move. Both Jeter and Granderson were not hitting at all after Girardi made the move. Even if the move did work, Granderson would not have used his skills to his full potential. In the leadoff spot, Granderson would not have gotten a lot of RBI’s if he had hit a home run. To add to the issue, Granderson strikes out a lot, which is not something you would like from your leadoff hitter. Girardi realized the move was not working and tried moving Granderson down in the order on Wednesday and had him bat 6th in the order.  Granderson went three for five with a 3-run homer.

When piecing the lineup together, Girardi has no margin for error. He has to make the moves correctly for his team so that their abilities could be used to its upmost potential. Sometimes the lineup might not produce the way we would like, but that is the joy of trial and error. If something does not work, then scrap it and try again.

Game 82 Lineup: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Lineup vs. Red Sox

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

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

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Game 75 Lineup: White Sox vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. White Sox:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Chris Stewart C

Ivan Nova RHP

Game 61 Lineup: Yankees @ Braves

Lineup vs. Braves:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Chris Stewart C
CC Sabathia P

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Game 60 Lineup: Yankees @ Braves

Lineup vs. Braves: 

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Ivan Nova RHP

Game 35 Lineup: Yankees @ Orioles

Lineup vs. Orioles:

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

RHP Ivan Nova

Start Time: 7:05pm (Scheduled)
Stadium: Camden Yards
T.V: YES Network
Radio: WCBS 880

UPDATE:  The start time for the game has been pushed back to 7:15pm.

Enjoy the game everyone! 

Game 33 Lineup: Mariners vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Mariners:

Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS

Phil Hughes RHP

Start Time: 4:05pm
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
T.V: YES Network
Radio: WCBS 880

Enjoy the game everyone! 

Game 15 Lineup: Yankees @ Red Sox

Lineup vs. Red Sox:

Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP Freddy Garcia

Start Time: 4:05pm
Stadium: Fenway Park

T.V: FOX
Radio: WCBS 

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Enjoy the game everyone!

Spring Training: 3/24/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Tigers

Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Chris Dickerson CF
Cole Garner LF
Colin Curtis RF
Ramiro Pena SS

RHP Freddy Garcia

Pregame Notes

— The Yankees have made more roster cuts today sending Dellin Betances to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Mike O’Connor & Juan Cedeno were reassigned to Minor League camp today as well.

— Joe Girardi has slotted David Robertson to pitch tomorrow. This will be Robertson’s first appearance  since bruising his foot and only his second appearance this Spring.

— Here is the upcoming rotation for the Yankees this week:

Sunday: Michael Pineda
Monday: Phil Hughes (minor league complex. Major league has off-day)
Tuesday: CC Sabathia
Wednesday: Hiroki Kuroda
Thursday: Ivan Nova (minor league complex) Freddy Garcia (major leagues)

— Girardi would like to see Garcia reach 60-65 pitches today.

— D.J Mitchell, David Phelps, George Kontos & Brandon Laird are still at the big league camp despite being optioned to Triple-A.

— Sabathia threw a side today. Betances, Nova, Kuroda, Adam Warren & Andy Pettitte are all slated to throw a side tomorrow.

— The game is unfortunately not on television or on the radio so no coverage until after the game has been completed.

Have a good day everyone!

Spring Training: 3/23/12 Lineups

Lineup vs. Twins:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones DH
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Bill Hall LF
Justin Maxwell RF

RHP Ivan Nova

Lineup vs. Phillies:

Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Robinson Cano 2B
Eric Chavez 1B
Brandon Laird 3B
Chris Dickerson RF
Dewayne Wise CF
Colin Curtis DH
Doug Bernier SS

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Pregame Notes

— As you all may have heard already, Joba Chamberlain suffered an “open dislocation” injury to his ankle last night while  jumping on a trampoline. It now looks as if Joba Chamberlain will miss the entire 2012 season as well and then some.

Andy Pettitte faced 6 hitters in live batting practice this morning. He love the way that his pitches were moving.

David Robertson threw a bullpen session today. He faced 7 batters while walking 1 and striking out 2. There was a little bit of an issue with his strikezone command.

— Andruw Jones is not surprised that Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season. He admits that Chipper had been thinking about it for the past couple of years.

Enjoy the games everyone!