Game Thread: April 29, 2012, Tigers vs. Yankees (Rubber Match!)

The last two Yankee games have been as exciting as any this season. Friday the Yankees rallied back twice to win it in the 9th. Saturday the Yankees put up a late fight, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the hole that Freddy Garcia put them in. Both games were baseball at its best, and I’m quite a bit sick of it. No more of these come backs! No more finding the team in a hole before they’ve even come to bat! I vote for a good old fashioned, 11-1 New York Yankees’ style pounding. Fortunately we have just the pitcher on the mound to deliver his part of the bargain. CC Sabathia will look to build on the progress he showed in Texas while the Rangers will counter with the struggling Max Scherzer. Typically this game would have victory written all over it, but the Yankees have struggled against Scherzer in the past. Enjoy.

Lineups:

Tigers

1. Austin Jackson – CF
2. Brennan Boesch – RF
3. Miguel Cabrera – 3B
4. Prince Fielder – 1B
5. Brad Eldred – DH
6. Ryan Raburn – LF
7. Ramon Santiago – SS
8. Gerald Laird – C
9. Danny Worth – 2B

Yankees

1. Derek Jeter – SS
2. Curtis Granderson – CF
3. Alex Rodriguez – 3B
4. Robinson Cano – 2B
5. Mark Teixeira – 1B
6. Nick Swisher – RF
7. Raul Ibanez – LF
8. Eric Chavez – DH
9. Chris Stewart – C

73 thoughts on “Game Thread: April 29, 2012, Tigers vs. Yankees (Rubber Match!)

  1. Need a good start — no a GREAT start — from CC. (By the way, I’m not convinced yet that CC is or will be the same.) Garcia to pen? When they hell can you pitch him? Only if the Yanks are up or down by 15?

  2. CC looks like the same ol’ hoss to me. I think he’s got it reasonably oiled and ironed out. They’re saying his changeup is not there, but he can do well with two.

    They will probably use Garcia as long man, with Rapada or Wade handling the first few outs, then Freddie taking over in a fresh inning. -oh, once he finds his rythm, that is. Tunes his machine. Gets some life in his arm and motion.

  3. The Yankees must lead MLB in bases-loaded walks over the last 10, 15 years.

  4. I think Girardi needs to take a page from Madden’s play book and really shake up the batting order, if only for a game or two.

  5. Wow, Jackson had that for a second. Couldn’t negotiate all those walls and fences, elbows and the ball.

  6. Boy, Texy has to stretch huge and pick off balance for every throw now. Arod, Cano, now Jeter.

  7. Haha, chopped it BIG! Bases loaded again. Gotta clean ’em up right! Oh, Curtis, I believe you’re our only hope.

  8. Disgusting hitting with RISP! Too many blown chances and men LOB, no way they’ll win this game. Well, maybe some way.

  9. Is Swisher headed to the DL? Here in Houston I have to watch the game on TBS, what are they saying on YES. (By the way, I’m enjoying the announcers.)

  10. Rodriguez and Cano have been the weak spot in the lineup. Let’s change that.

  11. Cano hit that real well. He’s gotten two little singles, bouncers up the middle. Yesterday, he hit two or more liners on the nose, right at somebody. He’s not far off.

  12. OK, 12 – 9, and we’re heading to Baltimore. Yum, couls use me some soft-shelled crabs. Maybe they’ve saved a few.