Game 96 Lineup: Yankees @ Mariners

Lineup vs. Mariners:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Andruw Jones LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Russell Martin C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Pregame Notes:

– If you haven’t heard already (I’m sure you have), the Yankees have traded D.J Mitchell & Danny Farquahr to the Seattle Mariners for Ichiro Suzuki. The Yankees have designated Dewayne Wise for assignment to make room for Suzuki on the roster.

– In other notes, Eduardo Nunez came off the minor league DL today after a 3 month stint.

– If Suzuki performs better than the Yankees expect then the Yankees could re-sign him to a 1 year deal in the off-season, but there’s a catch–no more Nick Swisher at Yankee Stadium.

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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 July 23, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. There are a few things we know about Ichiy; He has his own agenda, he adds speed and a good arm in RF.
    Swisher was gone after this year anyhow and Granderson next year or this year I forget which it is.

    Ichiy may put it all out there this year, just to have the chance for a ring…which is good for the Yankees and bad for other teams. Good luck Ichiy!

    • Ken – now that Ichiy is a Yankee, please change your avatar again….

    • Ken – what do you mean by “Ichiy has his “own agenda”?

      • Well, I hate this sort of stuff ( sorry I didn’t put “may have his own….”) because it is all speculation over 11 years!
        The same sort of thing said about Jeter is said of Ichiy, both are more interested in hits rather than doing what it takes to win the game.
        I must say I had just read a blog telling about the trade and the writer brought the Ichiy thing up. I have heard it about both of them for a couple of years or more but, as I can’t comprehend doing such a thing, I more or less let it pass. I never even mentioned it when I had the chance to criticize Jeter for something!
        In Ichiy’s case, one can think it true if one watches his @ bats in some games, is it true? I don’t think so and if it were…he didn’t come to the Yankees to build on hits…he wants the WS!

        • Ken – please back up your unfounded claim that Jeter is more interested in hits then winning. Where did you get this from? You sound like the writers you are always criticizing for making things up.

          • twasp…
            Don’t read what isn’t there! I never said Jeter was more interested in hits than winning! I said it had been said he was…and I dismissed it. Just the way It is said A-Rod is ….whatever. I don’t buy into it unless there are other stories around that name names etc…no dependable names, no story.
            With Jeter, A-Rod and Andy, one can run across all sorts of media saying bad and good stuff (good copy, don’t you know) of each and everyone.

            • Ken – stop making up negative things about Jeter. No one has ever said he cared more about hits than winning. That is preposterous ! Where are your facts? Show me some proof before you denigrate the great Jeter.

              • Can’t you read, I said……oh, hell! you will keep saying I said something I didn’t say for ever so I’d be wasting my time. I could also spend days or hours googling for the blogs and newspapers but, again it wouldn’t do any good. I case you haven’t noticed, I have not been denigrating Jeter at all for some time now.
                But, as this is still a free country, I think I can mention Jeters name just as well as others mention A-Rods name without being accused of hating Jeter all the time. So, BACK OFF!

  2. Keep Jeter as the number 1 in the lineup.

  3. Looks like Dempster is heading to Atlanta. Good, didn’t want him going to Boston or Baltimore.

  4. Nice classic ARod HR. He’s starting to drop the barrel on the ball more often like he used to and the long line drives for XBHs are starting to come. Hope this means he’s gonna find it and have a strong finish to the season/playoffs.

    • A strong finish for A-Rod would be nice.

    • Fish – you sound like David Cone “drop the barrel on the ball”. Listen:

      • That’s a phrase that is so appropriate for ARod’s way of hitting and that’s what it looks like when he’s hitting well. Unlike, say an Andruw Jones who takes such a long swing with maximum effort and body movement behind it. ARod has such strong hands and he swings down on the ball generating an incredible amount of backspin. That’s why it looks like he’s not really swinging hard and just dropping the barrel on the ball yet it carries 430 feet.

        • fishjam…
          How many years has it been said “Drop the barrel on the ball” when one see that low pitch?
          See if you can pick-up if, A-Rod has shortened his swing…just a tad. I see he has spred out a bit and shortened his leg kick, all of which should help him if he has in fact, lost some bat speed.

          • He’s def widened his base some and may not lift his leg as high as he once did.

            • Fish – Arod can lift his leg as high as Yuri needs him to.

              Seriously, he was about to breakout…..and lead us to the WS again…….when he’s swinging the batbwell there is no one better.

  5. Here’s one for Doug and Ken…….

  6. Couldn’t help but smile seeing Ichiro in a Yankee uniform last night. It was crazy….I can’t remember a time of a trade happening so fast that the player made his debut with the team just a couple hours afterwards. Clearly it wasn’t too difficult, for all Ichiro had to do was go across to the visitor’s clubhouse, but it still was amazing.

    Welcome to New York Ichiro. I’m confident he’ll turn his season around and be the Ichiro of old (not the old Ichiro), being in a new environment and on a team that very likely will be fighting for a pennant, something Ichiro experienced only once and for a short time in 2001.

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