Game 68 Lineup: Braves vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Braves:

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

RHP Phil Hughes

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Posted on June 20, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. still at work just catching up on the box score. UGH!!!! 4 Homers given up by Hughes! Not good at all.

    • Balls were really flying out today. A-Rod’s inability AGAIN to sac fly a runner home was the real killer.
      Nix’ home run that was robbed didn’t help either. It just wasn’t our day. On to the Mets and the end of this interleague nonsense.

      • Michael P…
        There were many times in that game for someone to step up and get a hit to help the team. It need not be a HR or an RBI. Each game is full of plays or walk/hits that set-up a good inning if made at the right time in the game…example; one could make a case against the batters just ahead of A-Rod’s, Jeters, Cano or any other HR…no one was on base for us.
        So, it is more a Catch 22 don’t you think? More than enough blame to go around!

        • Gentlemen we have seen enough games to understand the game of baseball, things tend to even out. When you win 10 games in a row you are going to lose some games. The best teams in the MLB are only going to win 100 games and lose 62, or go 10-6. It’s not that easy to get a hit, the best go 3-10. This year there are even less .300 hitters than normal. Old yankee, what do you think about my hot weather theory now?

          • Well Doug, it isn’t a theory at all, it is a fact…just look at Texas in Aug! It is no fun if I agree with everything you guys say, so I will disagree for the hell of it, besides I still think small ball and never payed much attention to mashers.
            My Team would be; Great pitching, great “D”, a couple of mashers and the rest fast small ball players with good avg.!
            Now that is balance! :)

  2. Nonsense? U don’t enjoy beating the crap out of these NL teams every year? lol

    • I’m not a fan of interleague as well. I wish it would go back to the old way. I’d really wish it just went to two divisions as well. All the teams in the NL in one and the same for the AL.

  3. Not a fan of the unbalanced scheduling like playing the Braves twice for no reason but I love interleague. Love to see some different teams it gets tiring playing the same teams over and over. What other sport doesn’t have interleague? Plus the NL is a travesty of a league so the more games against them the better.

  4. That really proves nothing. A 7 game series between 2 teams does not prove which league is better. Interleague record with all the teams does and the NL is getting smoked yet again this year. They have not beaten the AL in interleague since I believe either 2002 or 03. Just look at it you got a team with little talent in the Mets and the frekin Pirates in contention for division titles.The NL is also where pitchers go to revive their careers.

    • It’s two different styles of play. The AL has such a huge advantage in interleague because they have big priced DH’s and the NL just has many role players for strategy.

  5. Hey guys,
    For my show tomorrow night, I am having a Mets insider, so if you have questions, send them to me.

  6. Ken shoot me an email. You have so many not sure which one is active. I want to send you something. thanks.

  7. Hay Twasp…
    Where are you?
    What are your thoughts on this 19 year old Cuba pitcher? :)

    • Hey Ken, TWASP just bought 6 tickets to the game, that’s $1200 bucks, they can use that to pay some of the Cuban’s bonus!

      Yankees have the money, they should spend on pitching because as the old saying goes – you can never have too much of it. :-)

  8. Ken and anyone else,

    Here’s an article on the signing from Baseball America:

    The Yankees have agreed to sign Cuban lefthander Omar Luis to a minor league contract with a $4 million bonus.

    Luis, 19, has a five-pitch mix, stands out for his pitchability and scouts have lauded him for his competitiveness on the international circuit. His fastball ranges from 86-92 mph and touched 93 at a recent workout with solid sink and run. Luis doesn’t have a knockout pitch, but he mixes his stuff well, attacks hitters aggressively and throws strikes to all quadrants of the zone, though he does have a head whack when he finishes his delivery. His 73-78 mph curveball flashes average and he’ll use it against both lefties and righties, though some scouts prefer his changeup. He’ll mix in the occasional slider and cutter as well. Luis is listed at 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, and he’s a stocky guy who will have to always stay on top of his conditioning.

    Though Luis does not have any experience in Cuba’s top league, Serie Nacional, he was one of the top pitchers on Cuba’s junior and youth national teams in recent years. He earned all-star honors at the 18U World Junior Championship in Thunder Bay, Ont. in 2010, where he threw 137 pitches in a complete-game shutout and struck out 10 batters against Canada. He returned later in the tournament to throw 145 pitches in another complete game to beat Team USA, allowing two runs, 10 hits and two walks with five strikeouts in Cuba’s 3-2 victory.

    Prior to that, Luis pitched as a 15-year-old in the 16U COPABE Pan American Championships in Mexico in 2008, where he threw eight scoreless innings with three hits, two walks and six strikeouts against Bryce Harper and Team USA, which beat Cuba 3-1 in extra innings.

    Given his age and experience level, Luis would likely report as high as low Class A Charleston, though he still must be able to acquire a visa, so it’s not certain when Luis will be able to begin his career. Luis, like Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, is represented by Bart Hernandez of Praver Shapiro Sports Management. The group also represents 24-year-old Cuban righthander Armando Rivero, a free agent reliever who will work out for teams on Friday. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com first reported the agreement.

    • Sounds like a good addition. $4 Million is a lot for an amateur player and I believe it’s the most the Yankees have EVER given an amateur. I know gary Sanchez only got $3 Million out of venezuela a few years ago. Jesus Montero got less than $2M. Yankees must think highly of this kid and i like that the scouts rave about his pitchyability and competitiveness. Sounds like he’s got a little of El Duque in him.

    • Mike D…
      Sounds like a player to me, good for Cashman!
      Have you heard if this Armando Rivero is the same guy that came out with Soler etc. a few months ago?

  9. Ken – Jeter has been up to bat over 11,000 times , how many times has the count been 3-0 and he swung and hit it into play? Take a guess!

  10. Only 24 times in 11,000+ plate appearances did Jeter hit the ball in play on a 3 and 0 count. That’s amazing. And you and Fish were close.

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