Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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Game Thread: Afternoon Game 4/16/14

You know, just because the Yankees are playing the Chicago Cubs this week that doesn’t mean that the weather had to become Chicago-like. Mother Nature is just being mean now because it’s going to be a downright chilly day and night at Yankee Stadium and I, for one, do not envy anyone who will be out there today – players, fans and media included.

Here are your lineups for the afternoon tilt:

Chicago Cubs New York Yankees
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
Justin Ruggiano, CF Carlos Beltran, RF
Anthony Rizzo, 1B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Nate Schierholtz, RF Alfonso Soriano, DH
Starlin Castro SS Brian McCann, C
Junior Lake, LF Yangervis Solarte, 2B
Luis Valbuena, 3B Kelly Johnson, 1B
Mike Olt, DH Dean Anna, SS
John Baker, C Scott Sizemore, 3B
Jason Hammel, SP Masahiro Tanaka, SP

Some game notes:

  • The Yankees are 7-4 in their last 11 games after dropping their first two games of the season at Houston. And you all were flipping out.
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This afternoon’s lineup: No Jeter, No Problem?

Here is your Game 1 lineup against the Cubs:

Gardner 7
Beltran 9
Ellsbury 8
Soriano 0
McCann 2
Solarte 4
Johnson 3
Anna 6
Sizemore 5

People are obviously worried about the fact that Derek Jeter is missing another game but it’s a cold day here in NY and there’s some snow on the ground. You don’t want your almost 40-year-old shortstop who is nursing a tight quad to be slipping and sliding around, do ya?

I didn’t think so.

UPDATE 10:55 A.M.: Derek Jeter told the beat writers that he plans on playing in tonight’s game.

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Rainy Night Open Thread: 4/15/14

This is what happens when a game is rained out:

Stacey posts 80’s music videos about the rain.

If I really wanted to be a smartass, I’d post as many rain videos as possible but I’ll spare you. This time.

So yes, the Yankees and Cubs, as you already know, were rained out tonight and in a somewhat seemingly unprecedented move, the Yankees called the game which was scheduled for 7:05p before noon. They scheduled a separate admission doubleheader tomorrow for 1:05p and 7:05p.

Anyway, this is your open thread. Feel free to discuss whatever your heart desires: baseball, weather, songs, etc.

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The Farm Report: 4/14/14

[I'm pinch hitting for Tamar today and since she's our Minors guru I am not even going to attempt to replicate her Farm Report so here is a condensed version. - SG]

The Yankees win theeeeee Yankees win! Oh, and the Riverdogs and Thunder also won.

Let’s start off with the news that Triple A Scranton was rained out last night. They have a doubleheader scheduled for today but it doesn’t look too promising because it is pretty rainy here on the east coast. According to Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blues, Scranton has already had six rainouts this season. SIX. It’s only April 15. I guess what they say about April Showers is true: They are aplenty.

Double A Trenton beat Akron 2-0
The big news from Trenton’s game was right hander Bryan Mitchell‘s line: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K. Tyler Austin and Mason Williams each had a hit and Taylor Dugas went 1-4 with a double.…

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John Ryan Murphy, Come On Up!

Well, it look like Francisco Cervelli‘s replacement will not be Austin Romine but will be J.R. Murphy. This is according to a tweet by Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.

Poor Romine.

(I know he wants to be called John Ryan Murphy but Baseball Reference doesn’t want to call him that.)

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Quick hit: Cervelli to the DL

It was just announced that Francisco Cervelli will be placed on the 15-day DL before tomorrow’s night game and it will be retroactive to today. An MRI revealed a Grade 2 right hamstring strain which he suffered on that reviewed play in the fourth inning of last night’s game. The recovery time for that kind of injury is 4-6 weeks.

Reliever Shane Greene was optioned to Triple A and Austin Romine will more than likely replace Cervelli.



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