Game 138 and 139: Rays at Yankees

Today, Labor Day, which looks to be a very nice day, the Yankees will play a day night double header against the Rays. I’m really looking forward to it because it means twice as much Yankee baseball as usual. Hopefully the Yankees can win the first game, which would take the pressure off AJ Burnett in the second game, plus it is rare for a team to win both games of a double header. Anyway, here are the lineups via Pete Abe:

Game 1 – 1:05pm

SS Derek Jeter

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

C Jorge Posada

DH Eric Hinske

LF Melky Cabrera

CF Brett Gardner – Welcome back!

And on the mound, CC Sabathia

Game 2 – 7:05pm

TBA

The boys are back in town

Brett Gardner is back with the big team, and Shelley Duncan will be too according to Pete Abe Duncan has been recalled.

A couple videos to pass the time

Sorry for the shortage of posts lately, with the summer ending and school starting I’ve been a bit busy lately, hopefully when things settle down I’ll be able to provide regular posts.

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Game 104: Yankees at White Sox

The Yankees are coming off two games against the Chicago White Sox in which they looked pretty bad. They made stupid mistakes, and the White Sox took advantage of their mistakes. Fortuantly the Yankees are still in first place, and they can still call this White Sox series a split if they win today and tomorrow. Today the Yankees send out the following lineup via Pete Abe to face southpaw John:

SS Derek Jeter

RF Nick Swisher

DH Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

C Jorge Posada

2B Robinson Cano

CF Melky Cabrera

LF Jerry Hairston Jr.

1B Cody Ransom – uh oh

And on the mound, Allan James Burnett

Shelley mad, Shelley smash

Shelley Duncan was called up yesterday. He spent the day enjoying what it felt like to be back in the majors and thinking about getting in a game. He did not play in yesterday’s game, and today he was optioned down to Scranton to make room for recently acquired Jerry Hairston Jr.

“Uh, we’d rather you didn’t pitch against Boston”

In order to have Sergio Mitre not make a start against the Red Sox, the Yankees have changed their rotation a little bit according to Pete Abe. CC will still pitch tomorrow, then it will be Pettitte then Mitre against Toronto, then Chamberlain, Burnett, Sabathia, and Pettitte against the Red Sox.

Analyzing the trade deadline in the Yankees perspective

Make sure you check out my previous post.

Rays at Yanks rained out

Tonight’s game was postponed. I hate rain-outs. Anyways I’ll keep you entertained with a few links.

 Harper

Lebron James of baseball

Awesome article by Tom Verducci of SI on the 16 year old sensation, Bryce Harper. You should check out this video of him, to get an idea of what he is like. PS. He wants to be a Yankee.

harper

Scheduled rotation via PeteAbe

Saturday vs. Tampa: Sabathia
Sunday vs. Tampa: Chamberlain
Monday vs. Tampa: Pettitte
Tuesday at Boston: Burnett
Wednesday at Boston: Wang
Thursday at Boston: Sabathia
Friday vs. Mets: Chamberlain
Saturday vs. Mets: Pettitte
Sunday vs. Mets: Burnett

Shelley Tweets

Yep, Shelley Duncan has a Twitter account. Here is the link. So does Nick Swisher, and CC Sabathia (well he hasn’t posted since April 30th, I can’t blame him). If you find anymore legit player Twitters let me know.

Poor Mets

Everything goes wrong for the cross-town, dumb cousin of the Yanks. Reyes is injured, Putz needs surgery, and on and on and on.

Glavine feels betrayed

Tom feels cheated of the chance to pitch.