Domenic is a staff writer for It's About the Money, and the host of the It's About the Money Stupid podcast. By day, he is a mild-mannered real estate attorney on Long Island, and an aspiring intellectual degenerate.

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Game 12: Pineda vs. Andriese

Here are today’s lineups:

New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF David DeJesus, DH
Brett Gardner, LF Steven Souza, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B Evan Longoria, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Desmond Jennings, CF
Stephen Drew, 2B Allan Dykstra, 1B
Garrett Jones, RF Brandon Guyer, LF
John Ryan Murphy, C Tim Beckham, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Rene Rivera, C
Michael Pineda, SP Matt Andriese, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 10: Warren vs. Karns

Here are tonight’s lineups:

New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Chase Headley, 3B Steven Souza, RF
Carlos Beltran, RF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B Evan Longoria, DH
Brian McCann, C Desmond Jennings, LF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Allan Dykstra, 1B
Stephen Drew, 2B Logan Forsythe, 3B
Chris Young, LF Tim Beckham, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Bobby Wilson, C
Adam Warren, SP Nate Karns, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Fun with Numbers, Or: He’s on-pace for what?!

The season is just about 5.5555% finished. While it may be too early to intelligently speculate about what everything that has happened thus far means in the grand scheme of things, it is never too early to imagine what is yet to be. And you can go about that in one of two ways – either by making minor tweaks to the incredibly accurate preseason projections that are out there, or by pretending that nothing is more relevant to how this season will play out than what the first eleven days of meaningful baseball have wrought. The former is the sensible approach … but you can find that anywhere (I recommend FanGraphs). So I’ll go with the latter.

What follows are some of my favorite “on-pace fors” of the season to-date. The statistics upon which these are based are current as of the morning of April 16, prior to any games being played. Keep in mind, these are entirely for fun, serving as a reminder of what can happen in extremely small sample sizes – the good, the bad, and the ugly.…

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Game 8: Sabathia vs. Gonzalez

Here are tonight’s lineups:

New York Yankees Baltimore Orioles
 Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Everth Cabrera, SS
 Chase Headley, 3B Manny Machado, 3B
 Carlos Beltran, RF Adam Jones, CF
 Mark Teixeira, 1B Steve Pearce, 1B
 Brian McCann, C Delmon Young, RF
 Garrett Jones, DH Chris Davis, DH
 Chris Young, LF Jonathan Schoop, 2B
 Stephen Drew, 2B Caleb Joseph, C
 Didi Gregorius, SS Alejandro De Aza, LF
CC Sabathia, SP Miguel Gonzalez, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 7: Pineda vs. Chen

Here are tonight’s lineups:

New York Yankees Baltimore Orioles
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Alejandro De Aza, LF
Brett Gardner, LF Steve Pearce, RF
Carlos Beltran, DH Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Adam Jones, CF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B Travis Snider, DH
Chris Young, RF Manny Machado, 3B
John Ryan Murphy, C Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Everth Cabrera, SS
Gregorio Petit, 2B Caleb Joseph, C
Michael Pineda, SP Wei-Yin Chen, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 4: Eovaldi v. Miley

I am nearly as excited for Nate Eovaldi’s debut with the Yankees as I was for Masahiro Tanaka‘s. Perhaps I am drinking a bit too much of the Larry Rothschild Kool-Aid, but I genuinely believe that they are a match made in heaven, and that Eovaldi will take a big step forward under his watch. Hopefully, it will start tonight.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox New York Yankees
Mookie Betts, CF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
David Ortiz, DH Alex Rodriguez, DH
Hanley Ramirez, LF Mark Teixeira, 1B
Pablo Sandoval, 3B Brian McCann, C
Mike Napoli, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Daniel Nava, LF Chris Young, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Stephen Drew, SS
Sandy Leon, C Gregorio Petit, 2B
Wade Miley, SP Nathan Eovaldi, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 3: Sabathia vs. Norris

While you’re waiting for the first pitch, check out this intriguing ESPN piece on Jays’ starter Daniel Norris. Come for the humility and hippiness, stay for the beard.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees
Jose Reyes, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Russell Martin, C Alex Rodriguez, DH
Jose Bautista, RF Carlos Beltran, RF
Edwin Encarnacion, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Josh Donaldson, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Danny Valencia, 1B Chris Young, LF
Kevin Pillar, CF John Ryan Murphy, C
Steve Tolleson, LF Gregorio Petit, 2B
Devon Travis, 2B Didi Gregorius, SS
Daniel Norris, SP CC Sabathia, SP

Enjoy!

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Game 2: Dickey vs. Pineda

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are your lineups.

Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees
Jose Reyes, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Russell Martin, C Brett Gardner, LF
Jose Bautista, RF Carlos Beltran, RF
Edwin Encarnacion, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Josh Donaldson, 3B Brian McCann, C
Dalton Pompey, CF Chase Headley, 3B
Kevin Pillar, LF Alex Rodriguez, DH
Justin Smoak, 1B Stephen Drew, 2B
Devon Travis, 2B Didi Gregorius, SS
R.A. Dickey, SP Michael Pineda, SP

Enjoy!

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An Attempt at Pragmatism with Tanaka

In case you missed it, Masahiro Tanaka was not very good on Monday, on the heels of deciding that rest and rehabilitation was the best course of action for his torn UCL. It was kind of a big deal last Summer, and has remained a big deal through today … and will quite probably remain a big deal until he is given a clean bill of health (regardless of whether it stems from surgery). And if you listened closely during Monday’s broadcast, you could hear Tommy John being whispered on the wind.

Repetition and facetiousness aside, I do understand the concern. Tanaka is the team’s best pitcher by a significant margin, and he was arguably the best pitcher in the American League prior to his injury last season. The Yankees grandest dreams rest heavily on his elbow. And for this, I am on the verge of advocating surgery.

Now, I do not suggest surgery lightly. The Yankees doctors are far more qualified to make that decision than anyone that is currently writing about Tanaka, and this can accurately be described as a fool’s errand.…

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