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Game Threads (lineup and starting pitchers)
Did everyone enjoy the All-Star Break? I did…and now I’m wishing for it back. Anyway, here’s the lineup
LHP Andy Pettitte
– Apparently one week wasn’t enough. The Yankees put Derek Jeter back on the DL with a Grade 1 quad strain. To make room on the roster, Yankees purchased the Major League contract of Brent Lillibridge and brought him up. A 40-man roster move is pending.
– Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 last night with Scranton. The one hit as a 2-run HR. A-Rod is expected to return to the Yankees on Monday, when the Yanks play the Texas Rangers in–Texas.
– Yesterday, Brett Gardner was the recipient of the 2013 Yankees ‘Heart and Hustle Award’. In other words, the award was practically given to him because no one else on the team hustles like him.
Phil Hughes RHP
– If you haven’t heard, Derek Jeter has a Grade 1 strain of his calf and will be out until after the All-Star Break. He’s not going on the DL yet but he will be reevaluated before the Yankees go to Boston.
– Tomorrow is the last day to vote for the Yankees Fans Unite ‘First Half Awards’. You can vote as many times as you want. During the All-Star Break, I will post the results. You can vote here.
It’s the series and season finale between the Yankees and Royals. Look closely at the lineup. There’s a name that might interest you.
Andy Pettitte LHP
– Brett Gardner and Travis Hafner are unavailable to start today. Travis Hafner fouled off a ball onto his foot during batting practice yesterday and Brett Gardner was drilled in the ankle with a pitch during the game. Both are day-to-day.
– Today is the last day to vote for the AL Final Vote. David Robertson is a candidate and if you have a Twitter, I suggest you get off this site, go to Twitter and tweet #HighSocksForVotes until 4 p.m.
– Derek Jeter will speak to the media after the game. Not before. Not in the middle. After. Sorry, have to be clear about these things.
– Joe Girardi admits that he brought Derek Jeter back early after the injuries to both Hafner and Gardner.
Here’s the Game Three lineup! Follow me on Twitter for Twitter play-by-play action at @dfiregirl4.
Ivan Nova RHP
Here is game two of this four game set vs. the Royals!!
CC Sabathia LHP
– With it being July and all, there are trade rumors. The latest one involves the Philadelphia Phillies and Joba Chamberlain. There’s rumors the the Phillies are interested in Chamberlain. If that’s the case, they can just take him.
Here is the starting lineup for Game 1 of this four game set!
Phil Hughes RHP
– Travis Ishikawa is here and will play for the Yankees. The corresponding move is David Adams being demoted to Triple-AAA.
After an exciting walk-off win last night, the Yankees try to make it 6 in a row! Here’s your starting lineup. Oh and look closely. There’s an old friend who is back and ready to play.
Andy Petttite P
With the All-Star break approaching us, it’s time to reward the Yankees on the team for their hard work that they’ve done for half of the year. It’s been a tough 3 months, but with a loss of many players, the Yankees are still in the hunt for a play-off spot (yes, I know it’s hard to fathom). So, with the first half of the season closing in, it’s time to have a poll on some deserving players who have went above and beyond in trying to help the Yankees. So here are the categories:
Yankees Offensive MVP:
The Yankees have been through a lot through the last 3 months of the season, some good, some bad, some terrible and some horrendous. However, for the Yankees there have been a few bright spots on the team. I had to find at least three players to be nominated for this award and with this lineup–it was very easy to make my decision. So thank you to the rest of the lineup for constantly struggling. Anyway, here are your nominees for Yankees Offensive MVP:
Yankees Starting Pitching MVP:
There haven’t been a lot of bright spots for the Yankees Starting pitching, but so once again it was pretty easy to find at least three (or four) nominees for this subject. So here are your nominees for Yankees Starting Pitching MVP:
Yankees Bullpen MVP:
The Yankees bullpen MVP was the hardest part to choose Yankees nominees (thanks for being so good guys). These nominees went above and beyond to protect the leads for the most part, and even shut down the opposing team’s offense. Here are your nominees for Yankees Bullpen MVP:
Yankees Bullpen Standout:
Now, there are Yankees MVP, and then there are players that have joined the Yankees in the pen for the first time in 2013 and have shut down the offense. So this category is for those players. Here are your nominees for Yankees Bullpen Standout:
Yankees Defensive MVP:
Now, there are some good catches…and then there are catches that leave the offense wanting to throw their helmets down on the floor in anger. Here are your nominees for the Yankees Defensive MVP for the first half of 2013:
Here are the polls, Yankees fans! You have until July 14th to get your votes in and I’ll have the winners posted up during the All-Star Break! You can vote as many times as you want for a player, so good luck and may the best player win.
Time for the Yankees to extract revenge (and to win their 5th straight). Here’s your starting lineup!
– There is some good news on the injury front for the Yankees.
Derek Jeter: Derek Jeter will play for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees tomorrow night as the first game of his rehab assignment. He’s slated to go 5 innings and will play SS.
Alex Rodriguez: Alex Rodriguez will play for the Tampa Yankees this afternoon at Lakeland.
– Yankees HOPE Week will be from July 8-12.
– If you’re a fan of the Trenton Thunder, the Bat Dog Chase is retiring today after working 10 years on the job. He’s been there since 2003. I felt it was important to address this.
– All-Star voting has ceased as of last night. After the Yankees game tomorrow afternoon, you can watch the All-Star selection show at 6:30 p.m. on FOX. Let’s hope Joe Buck and Tim McCarver aren’t the ones announcing the All-Stars.
Happy Fourth of July everyone! I felt like being festive so today’s Yankees lineup thread will be in Blue and Red. Obviously White wouldn’t work here…anyway. Here is your July 4th Starting Lineup!
RHP David Phelps
– Happy Birthday to Yankees Radio Broadcaster John Sterling AND let’s not forget about George Steinbrenner who would have turned 83 today. Happy Birthday and RIP ‘The Boss’.
So Yankees fans, we got bad news…but I’ll get to that after I post the lineup. Here it is.
CC Sabathia LHP
– I know you’re wondering…who the heck is Luis Cruz and where is Jayson Nix? Once Upon A Time, Jayson Nix had a tight hamstring. He thought he could play yesterday but Girardi sat him down. Today Nix went for an MRI and revealed he had a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He was forced to go on the DL and the Yankees signed Luis Cruz to take his place. The End. I know, it’s not a good story about how another Yankee is on the DL.
Yanks, we’re already in 4th place. Let’s not push it to 5th. That’s the cellar. Here’s the lineup.
Andy Pettitte LHP
– If you are an Alex Rodriguez fan (or not) here’s some news from the New York Yankees. A-Rod has been cleared to play and will do a rehab game tomorrow with the Charleston Riverdogs (Class-A). This was the statement from A-Rod after the news broke:
“Had another good workout today and feel great and I’m excited to get back on the field tomorrow “
A-Rod will need at least a 20-day rehab and if all goes well he should be back around July 22, which is right before the trade deadline. The question is though…will A-Rod come too late to help the Yankees?