Game 158: The Last Saturday Of the Regular Season

Happy Saturday! Weekend day games have a way of sneaking on you, don’t they?

Here are the lineups:

Yankees
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-3, 2.71)

Blue Jays
Brett Lawrie 3B
Rajai Davis LF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Yan Gomes 1B
Moises Sierra RF
Jeff Mathis C
Adeiny Hechavarria 2B
Anthony Gose LF

LHP Ricky Romero (9-14, 5.76)

GO YANKEES!

Lineups courtesy of the Lohud Yankees blog.

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76 thoughts on “Game 158: The Last Saturday Of the Regular Season

  1. Okay Bibi Netanyahu, let’s see if your theory about red lines works. I’m drawing a red line at prior to one Yankee loss before the season ends. If the Yankees lose I will go to both the UN and NATO and obtain a resolution that will allow the use of force to ensure the Yanks win the division.

        • We always complain when they don’t get the runners in. Well, they got 2 of them in. They did the job, even if they didn’t break the game open.

    • Still curious to me as to how in the world a guy like Ricky Romero has struggled so mightily this season

      • I wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder
        Why
        Ah-why-why-why-why-why he can’t pitch away
        And I wonder where he will stay
        My little runaway, run-run-run-run-runaway

        Apologies to Del Shannon

  2. Christ Joe can we give up on Jones? I want to see Melky Mesa and dont really see how in any way shape or form that Andruw Jones can be better.

    • I don’t think Girardi would trust Mesa at this stage in his career, no matter what he does. He’s hoping Jones finds it. If not, he might even still play him.

    • Right after Michael Kay went into this whole thing about Pettitte not giving up home runs.

  3. They put in Jeter for his defense apparently. Which is really funny especially at the expense of the DH spot.

  4. Joe can do much better than Jones. Personally I really want to see Dickerson get a few shots. Although it’s a small sampling, his .333/.467/.833 Has earned him at least another look. And when he does get on, he Steals bases. Defensively, he’s far above the 2012 Andruw Jones.

  5. If the Yanks don’t score I’m going to the International Court and charge the Yanks with genocide against their fans. They’re killing us!!

  6. Come onnn!! The platoon DH thing isnt working. Why is everyone so afraid of using young players on the Yankees? Very frustrating

  7. Another blown opportunity with this First and third with one out. OM God, If the Blue Jays didn’t smell blood before, they sure do now. This has loss written all over it now.

    • Held the runner, too. Although if he had run, I don’t know if Granderson would have thrown him out.

  8. You want to know what this game is doing to me:

    And, they’re coming to take me away, ha, ha
    They’re coming to take me away, ho, ho, hee, hee, ha, ha
    To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time
    And I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats
    And they’re coming to take me away, ha, ha

    Thank you Napoleon XIV

  9. If Jeter was available, why the heck didn’t he start at short? And why didn’t they put another infielder on the roster if Nix was unavailable?

  10. Even if the Yankees wanted to attempt to rally, they couldn’t. Not with this shitty strike zone.

  11. Where was Cano on that? If they didn’t want to win this game they should have forfeited it and save their fans all this aggravation.

    • He was playing deep behind second. i dont know of a second baseman fast enough to get over there if they were standing in the same spot. Annoying but well executed play by the Jays to take advantage of the defensive alignment

  12. Joba has not done well with inherited runners. Thank God for another stupid base runner for the Frozen Custards!