ALCS Game 1: Trust In Andy

Who needs days off anyway? We’re right back to baseball after last night’s win over the Orioles, and now we get to watch Andy Pettitte face the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS. Here’s the lineup courtesy of LoHud.

Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C

And for the Tigers.

Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Gerald Laird C

On the mound it’s Andy Pettitte vs. Doug Fister.

The game starts at 8:00 PM EST. GO YANKEES!

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179 thoughts on “ALCS Game 1: Trust In Andy

  1. Damn, had to take Katie outside to do doggy duty. Walked back in to seethe replay of Itchy’s HR.

  2. I should be freaking out, but I’m too worn down from the first 8 innings, not to mention the whole Bird series.

  3. I don’t care if Swish comes out of his shoes swinging, as long as he connects! End it in the 10th!

  4. Only pitchers left are Joba & Phleps, and I’m sure under ideal circumstances they’d prefer not to use Phelps in case Oki-san runs out of gas early tomorrow.

    Got to wonder about Joba’s elbow.

    • I think it’s Phelps tonight. Joba must still be hurting because I can’t envision why they wouldn’t prefer him to face Miggy & Fielder.

  5. DAMN! But my biggest concern is Jeter. That sprain looked bad! The Yanks can overcome the loss, but losing Jeter would be devastating.

  6. swisher is a disaster,,,you guys love him , why..beyond me.. how girardi plays this guy is mind blowing ..he sits arid ..but keeps this guy playing… we are all loyal yankee fanatics on here…but you guys year in and year out love this albatross..tonight his glove choked…he will never get a big hit in the playoffs..never..joe takes brandy out and leaves this bum in.. just venting here..tigers will knock us out again..

    • did you see his double at Fenway in May? He comes through there, pretty big. Many other times. Get off his case, and let him cope with it, if you want the Yanks to win.

  7. The bases were loaded when Robinson Cano smashed one back, off Fister. He was plainly safe at first, I could see in NJ, in real time. Umps, announcers, some of these “fans,” who else do the Yankees have to overcome? That play was a loud error, changed the game.

  8. When Jeter went down, Smoltz said, “he’s fine.” Just continuing his train of thought, lucky he didn’t say Jete was just embarrassed.

  9. MLB Network’s Sean Casey just said Yanks have to start Nunez at SS for his defense… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha… easily makes him the new worst analyst on this network.