Game 79: Blue Jays at Yankees

Today at 1:05 pm the Yankees kick off 4 game wraparound series against the Jays. All 4 games have a start time of 1:05 pm, I like it. Last night the Mariners snapped the Yankees winning streak defeating the Bombers 8-4. CC was not too sharp, he had the stuff but his location was off. Even the best struggle sometimes. However, as I have said many times in the past, the great thing about baseball is that teams play almost every single day. So, one loss is not that big of a deal if the team can come out and win the next day, less than 24 hours later. The Yankees look to do to just that as they send out the following lineup via PeteAbe to face Brian Tallett, the strange looking southpaw:

SS Derek Sanderson Jeter

LF Johnny David Damon

1B Mark Charles Teixeira

3B Alex Emmanuel Rodriguez

2B Robinson Jose Cano

RF Nick Thompson Swisher

DH Hideki Matsui (松井 秀喜)

C Francisco Cervelli

CF Brett M. Gardner

And on the mound, Allan James Burnett

Burnett Cervelli

In need off a day off

In my opinion, both Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira are in need of a day off. Rodriguez isn’t really showing any signs of fatigue, but we all know what those 2 days of did to him in Florida, and we all know how much he struggled when he didn’t get any days off. The Yankees need to play it safe with Alex Rodriguez, that means giving him days off. Mark Teixeira, on the other hand, seems to be showing signs of fatigue. He hasn’t hit a home run in 65 AB’s, has seemingly cooled down with the bat, and last night was far from stellar in the field (making his first error of the season). Obviously, you can’t rest Teixeira and Rodriguez both on the same day because that would severely weaken the lineup, but I think it’s time for one of them to rest. Why can’t Hinske take one of their spots for today?

Posada still on the bench

Jorge Posada is still out of the lineup with a bruised left thumb. Francisco Cervelli has been taking his spot on the field, and these appear to be Cervelli’s few last starts before going down to the minors…but that’s not a given.

Happy Birthday Brian!

Brian Cashman turns 42 today. Happy Birthday!

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4 thoughts on “Game 79: Blue Jays at Yankees

  1. I def agree that both Tex and ARod need a day off.

    Burnett pitched well, 7 IP, 2 ER. Then Coke and Hughes pitched the 8th. Hughes has Bern amazing in the bullpen, but he is a starter, and I want to see him return there soon otherwise he won’t reach his innings limit.

  2. Mark Texieira needs a day off along with A-Rod by putting one of them at DH or one game off!! I want Hughes to be a starter also but he is amazing in the bullpen so far with his fastball at the corners and the velocity and location at 95 or 96 mph fastball but we got a former 19 game winner in Chien-Ming Wang in the starting rotation also but we got six starters including Joba but Joba could move to the bullpen if he reaches his innings limit too!! The Yankees won over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 today!! The Yankees record is now 46-33!!!

  3. And one other thing why were those fans that were in the front row dressed as umpires, calling balls and strikes and doing everything the home umpires did?

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