View Full Version : May 3rd vs Orioles Pregame

05-03-10, 05:06 PM
From LoHud
1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Nick Johnson DH
3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Jorge Posada C
7. Nick Swisher RF
8. Brett Gardner CF
9. Randy Winn LF
CC Sabathia P
Brian Heyman here again at Yankee Stadium today. Joe Girardi just announced at his pregame press conference that Javier Vazquez will not take his regular turn Friday night at Fenway. Instead he will take two bullpen sessions, tomorrow and Friday, and then start Monday’s series opener in Detroit. Phil Hughes will pitch on normal rest Friday night because of Thursday’s off day.

This all seemed logical at this point. Vazquez is 1-3 with a 9.78 ERA in five starts. Girardi indicated he probably would have done this even if the Red Sox were not the opponent and Boston were not the setting, because of the off day and because it was time to do something different. “I think he could use a little time to catch his breath,” Girardi said.

So what do you guys think?

OK, as for the Yankees’ lineup, Alex Rodriguez is back in it. He sat out yesterday and said he might have had a little cramping problem in his right leg, reportedly behind the knee, although he wouldn’t be specific. He came out for a pinch runner in the ninth inning on Saturday against the White Sox.

05-03-10, 05:23 PM
believe it or not would give him the chance to start - sox are not hitting and he wanted the ball

Yankee Tripper
05-03-10, 05:31 PM
Javy is not pitching - we sweep this series - that is all

05-03-10, 05:35 PM
believe it or not would give him the chance to start - sox are not hitting and he wanted the ball

The Sox playing like crap is exactly why he shouldn't be pitching. There's a good chance we can knock them out of this race this week.

05-03-10, 05:39 PM
I want Gardner in the 2 hole

05-03-10, 05:46 PM
I want Gardner in the 2 hole

Or at #9, just ahead of Jeter.

05-03-10, 05:57 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_05_03_balmlb_nyamlb_1&mode=gameday says the Orioles' lineup is:

Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 2B
Miguel Tejada 3B
Matt Wieters C
Garrett Atkins 1B
Nolan Reimold DH
Lou Montanez LF
Cesar Izturis SS

The Yankees' lineup has 4.14 home runs per 100 at-bats, which is 39.8% than the 2.96 for the Orioles. The Yankees' lineup has 16.42 RBI per 100 at-bats, which is 53.9% more than the 10.67 for the Orioles.

Yankee Tripper
05-03-10, 06:01 PM
I want Gardner in the 2 holechanelling flymick?

05-03-10, 06:11 PM
we are still going with 13 pitchers I see. I thought for sure an OF would be called up.

05-04-10, 08:49 AM
From yesterdays pregame.