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 48: Sabathia vs. Graveman

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Oakland A’s
Brett Gardner, LF Billy Burns, CF
Chase Headley, 3B Marcus Semien, SS
Alex Rodriguez, DH Ben Zobrist, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Billy Butler, DH
Brian McCann, C Stephen Vogt, 1B
Carlos Beltran, RF Brett Lawrie, 3B
Stephen Drew, 2B Josh Reddick, RF
Chris Young, CF Josh Phegley, C
Didi Gregorius, SS Mark Canha, LF
CC Sabathia, SP Kendall Graveman, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 46: Warren vs. Vargas

Here is your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

Kansas City Royals New York Yankees
Alcides Escobar, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Mike Moustakas, 3B Chris Young, CF
Lorenzo Cain, CF Alex Rodriguez, DH
Eric Hosmer, 1B Mark Teixeira, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH Chase Headley, 3B
Alex Gordon, LF Carlos Beltran, RF
Salvador Perez, C Stephen Drew, 2B
Omar Infante, 2B John Ryan Murphy, C
Paulo Orlando, RF Didi Gregorius, SS
Jason Vargas, SP Adam Warren, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 41: Warren vs. Zimmermann

Tonight’s game thread is brought to you by Danny Espinosa’s mustache:

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Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Washington Nationals
Brett Gardner, LF Denard Span, CF
Carlos Beltran, RF Ian Desmond, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B Yunel Escobar, 3B
Brian McCann, C Bryce Harper, RF
Chase Headley, 3B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
Stephen Drew, 2B Wilson Ramos, C
Chris Young, CF Tyler Moore, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Danny Espinosa, 2B
Adam Warren, SP Jordan Zimmermann, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 37: Pineda vs. Young

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Kansas City Royals
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Alcides Escobar, SS
Brett Gardner, LF Mike Moustakas, 3B
Alex Rodriguez, DH Lorenzo Cain, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B Eric Hosmer, 1B
Brian McCann, C Kendrys Morales, DH
Carlos Beltran, RF Alex Gordon, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Salvador Perez, C
Stephen Drew, 2B Omar Infante, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Paulo Orlando, RF
Michael Pineda, SP Chris Young, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Coming Soon: The IIATMS Podcast Strikes Back

That’s right, folks. Stacey, EJ, and I will be back in your ears and in your hearts in the not-so-distant future. We are hoping to record this coming Monday – and we need your help.

With so much time having passed since the last time we recorded, there is a significant amount of ground that needs to be covered. We’ve had streaks of the winning and losing variety, injuries aplenty, and a slew of surprising performances (good and bad), and we want to tackle as much of it as possible. Instead of jumping right in, however, we’re asking our loyal readers and listeners to chip in with questions, all of which we shall do our best to answer. That way, we can distill our thoughts into a semi-coherent, quasi-linear fashion.

If you would like to contribute (and become very famous), you can submit your questions in three ways:
1. Right here, in this very post, in the comments section;
2. Via e-mail, at stupidyankeespodcast@gmail.com; and/or
3.…

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Game 36: Whitley vs. Ramirez

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Steven Souza, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B James Loney, 1B
Brian McCann, C Logan Forsythe, 2B
Chris Young, RF David DeJesus, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Joey Butler, DH
Jose Pirela, 2B Rene Rivera, C
Chase Whitley, SP Erasmo Ramirez, SP

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Game 35: Warren vs. Karns

Stephen Drew, the new back-up third baseman, will see his first in-game action at the hot corner tonight. It will be interesting to see how his trial by fire unfolds – particularly with the high-contact (4.65 K/9), groundball-heavy (48.5%) Adam Warren on the mound.

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Steven Souza, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B James Loney, 1B
Brian McCann, C Logan Forsythe, 2B
Carlos Beltran, RF David DeJesus, DH
Stephen Drew, 3B Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Jose Pirela, 2B Joey Butler, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Bobby Wilson, C
Adam Warren, SP Nate Karns, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Early Returns on Some Former Yankees

With a tick over twenty-percent of the season in the bag, many important statistics are beginning to stabilize. So while it is still very early in the season, the snap judgments that we all love to make are every so gradually shifting from inane to informed. That does not, of course, mean that the ending of this season has been written – each team still has in the neighborhood of 130 games remaining, and it would be foolish to assume that even stabilized analytics are not flukish (consider, for example, Dee Gordon being the second-best position player in baseball).

As we toe the line between ludicrously small sample size and semi-meaningful-but-still-small sample size, we can try to get a picture of what the Yankees will do going forward. And we have done that in spades. Instead, I will focus on those ex-Yankees that played a not-insignificant role on the team last season, and ended up donning another uniform in 2015.…

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Game 34: Eovaldi vs. Archer

Welcome to tonight’s game thread. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Steven Souza, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Evan Longoria, 3B
Brian McCann, C James Loney, 1B
Carlos Beltran, RF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Chase Headley, 3B James Loney, 1B
Stephen Drew, 2B David DeJesus, DH
Garrett Jones, 1B Brandon Guyer, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Rene Rivera, C
Nathan Eovaldi, SP Chris Archer, SP

Enjoy the game!

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