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Game 96 Lineup: Yankees @ Red Sox

Did everyone enjoy the All-Star Break? I did…and now I’m wishing for it back. Anyway, here’s the lineup

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Brent Lillibridge 3B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte

Notes:

– 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.

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Game 94 Lineup: Twins vs. Yankees

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Luis Cruz SS
Alberto Gonzalez 3B
Austin Romine C

Phil Hughes RHP

Some Notes:

– 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.

Game 92 Lineup: Royals vs. Yankees

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.

Ichiro Suzuki CF
Derek Jeter DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Luis Cruz 3B
Austin Romine C

Andy Pettitte LHP

Some Notes:

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.

Game 91 Lineup: Royals vs. Yankees

Here’s the Game Three lineup! Follow me on Twitter for Twitter play-by-play action at @dfiregirl4.

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Luis Cruz 3B
Chris Stewart C

Ivan Nova RHP

Some Notes:

– The Yankees are reportedly shopping both Joba Chamberlain AND Phil Hughes. The SF Giants, Atlanta Braves, LA Angels (Hughes) and Philadelphia Phillies (Joba) have all expressed interest.

Game 90 Lineup: Royals vs. Yankees

Here is game two of this four game set vs. the Royals!! 

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Luis Cruz 3B
Chris Stewart C

CC Sabathia LHP

Some Notes:

– 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.

Game 89 Lineup: Royals vs. Yankees

Here is the starting lineup for Game 1 of this four game set! 

Brett Gardner CF
Zoilo Almonte LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells RF
Travis Ishikawa 1B
Luis Cruz 3B
Alberto Gonzalez SS
Austin Romine C

Phil Hughes RHP

Some Notes:

– Travis Ishikawa is here and will play for the Yankees. The corresponding move is David Adams being demoted to Triple-AAA.

Game 88 Lineup: Yankees @ Orioles

The Yankees are going for the their seventh straight win! So here is the starting lineup vs. Jason Hammel

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Luis Cruz 3B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Game 87 Lineup: Orioles vs. Yankees

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.

Brett Garder CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Luis Cruz 3B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

Andy Petttite P

David Phelps was sent down to Scranton Wilkes-Barre. He’ll be the starter for Tuesday’s game there. Not fond of the move but Ivan Nova pretty much sealed Phelps’s fate here last night.

Yankees First Half Awards Poll

Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner are MVP's for the Yankees, but who will take home  the Offensive and Defensive MVP?

Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner are MVP’s for the Yankees, but who will take home the Offensive and Defensive MVP?

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.

Game 86 Lineup: Orioles vs. Yankees

Time for the Yankees to extract revenge (and to win their 5th straight). Here’s your starting lineup!

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Luis Cruz SS
Chris Stewart C
David Adams 3B

Ivan Nova P

Some Notes:

– There is some good news on the injury front for the Yankees.

Derek JeterDerek 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 RodriguezAlex 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.

Game 85 Lineup: Yankees @ Twins

New-York-Yankees-4th-of-July

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!

Ichiro Suzuki CF
Zoilo Almonte LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Luis Cruz SS
Alberto Gonzalez 3B
Austin Romine C

RHP David Phelps

Some Notes:

– 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’. 

Game 84 Lineup: Yankees @ Twins

So Yankees fans, we got bad news…but I’ll get to that after I post the lineup. Here it is.

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
Luis Cruz SS
David Adams 3B

CC Sabathia LHP

Some Notes:

– 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.

Hiroki Kuroda went to get an MRI last night on his hip after feeling discomfort. His MRI came back clean but he’s not starting on Friday. Ivan Nova is.

Lineup 83 Lineup: Yankees @ Twins

So Yankees! Can we make it two in a row?! Here’s your starting lineup!

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
David Adams 3B
Alberto Gonzalez SS

Phil Hughes RHP

 

Game 82 Lineup: Yankees @ Twins

Yanks, we’re already in 4th place. Let’s not push it to 5th. That’s the cellar. Here’s the lineup. 

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells RF
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
David Adams 3B

Andy Pettitte LHP

Some News:

– 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?

 

Game 81 Lineup: Yankees @ Orioles

Yankees have one goal: They have to win or they’re one game closer to the cellar. Here’s the lineup.

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Zoilo Almonte LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C
David Adams 3B

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Game 80 Lineup: Yankees @ Orioles

It’s Game 2 of the three game set and you might want to prepare yourselves…this game is on FOX. Anyway, here is the lineup.

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Zoilo Almonte LF
David Adams 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Austin Romine C

David Phelps RHP

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