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.

Author Archives: Domenic Lanza

Game 133: Severino vs. Odorizzi

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

Tampa Bay Rays New York Yankees
Grady Sizemore, LF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Evan Longoria, 3B Carlos Beltran, RF
John Jaso, DH Brian McCann, C
Logan Forsythe, 2B Alex Rodriguez, DH
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Gregory Bird, 1B
James Loney, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Kevin Kiermaier, CF Didi Gregorius, SS
J.P. Arencibia, C Stephen Drew, 2B
Jake Odorizzi, SP Luis Severino, SP

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Game 131: Pineda vs. Porcello

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

New York Yankees Boston Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Mookie Betts, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Carlos Beltran, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Brian McCann, C David Ortiz, DH
Alex Rodriguez, DH Travis Shaw, 1B
Chase Headley, 3B Rusney Castillo, RF
#GREGBIRD, 1B Brock Holt, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Blake Swihart, C
Stephen Drew, 2B Jackie Bradley, Jr., LF
Michael Pineda, SP Rick Porcello, SP

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Game 130: Nova vs. Rodriguez

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

New York Yankees Houston Astros
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Mookie Betts, CF
Chris Young, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Alex Rodriguez, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
Carlos Beltran, RF David Ortiz, DH
Brian McCann, C Travis Shaw, 1B
Chase Headley, 3B Rusney Castillo, RF
#GREGBIRD, 1B Brock Holt, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Ryan Hanigan, C
Brendan Ryan, 2B Jackie Bradley, Jr., LF
Ivan Nova, SP Eduardo Rodriguez, SP

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Game 127: Tanaka vs. Perez

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

New York Yankees Atlanta Braves
 Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Nick Markakis, RF
 Brett Gardner, LF Cameron Maybin, CF
 Carlos Beltran, RF Freddie Freeman, 1B
 Brian McCann, C Nick Swisher, LF
 Greg Bird, 1B Adonis Garcia, 3B
 Chase Headley, 3B Jace Peterson, 2B
 Didi Gregorius, SS Christian Bethancourt, C
 Stephen Drew, 2B Andrelton Simmons, SS
Masahiro Tanaka, SP Williams Perez, SP

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Game 125: Nova vs. Keuchel

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

Houston Astros New York Yankees
Jose Altuve, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jed Lowrie, 3B Chris Young, LF
Carlos Correa, SS Alex Rodriguez, DH
Colby Rasmus, RF Mark Teixeira, 1B
Evan Gattis, DH Carlos Beltran, RF
Carlos Gomez, CF Chase Headley, 3B
Luis Valbuena, 1B John Ryan Murphy, C
Marwin Gonzalez, LF Didi Gregorius, SS
Jason Castro, C Brendan Ryan, 2B
Dallas Keuchel, SP Ivan Nova, SP

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Giving Drew His Due

Since his acquisition last summer, Stephen Drew has served as the punching bag of the Yankees lineup for fans and media alike – and for good reason. He batted .150/.219/.271 (33 wRC+) in 155 PA with the team last season, and this season started much the same, with Drew hitting .157/.225/.301 (41 wRC+) through his first 170 PA (a conveniently selective endpoint of June 1). Drew’s line has improved markedly as the season has progressed, but his slow start has left him with a still awful line of .199/.269/.383 (77 wRC+) … and solid defense and a knack for big home runs only help so much. Were the season to end today, keeping Drew in the lineup all season would quite likely be perceived as a complete and utter failure.

Lost in the ephemera of this, however, is the simple fact that Drew – like Didi Gregorius – has actually been a reasonably good hitter over the last three months or so.…

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Game 124: Eovaldi vs. Feldman

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

Houston Astros New York Yankees
Jose Altuve, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Marwin Gonzalez, LF Brett Gardner, LF
Carlos Correa, SS Alex Rodriguez, DH
Colby Rasmus, RF Brian McCann, C
Carlos Gomez, CF Carlos Beltran, RF
Evan Gattis, DH Greg Bird, 1B
Luis Valbuena, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Chris Carter, 1B Didi Gregorius, SS
Hank Conger, C Stephen Drew, 2B
Scott Feldman, SP Nate Eovaldi, SP

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Game 121: Tanaka vs. Carrasco

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

Cleveland Indians New York Yankees
Jason Kipnis, DH Brett Gardner, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Chase Headley, 3B
Michael Brantley, LF Alex Rodriguez, DH
Carlos Santana, 1B Brian McCann, C
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Carlos Beltran, RF
Yan Gomes, C Greg Bird, 1B
Abraham Almonte, CF Chris Young, LF
Giovanny Urshela, 3B Stephen Drew, 2B
Jose Ramirez, 2B Brendan Ryan, SS
Carlos Carrasco, SP Masahiro Tanaka, SP

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Game 120: Nova vs. Tomlin

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

Cleveland Indians New York Yankees
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Michael Brantley, DH Alex Rodriguez, DH
Carlos Santana, 1B Brian McCann, C
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Carlos Beltran, RF
Yan Gomes, C Greg Bird, 1B
Abraham Almonte, CF Chase Headley, 3B
Giovanny Urshela, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Jose Ramirez, LF Stephen Drew, 2B
Josh Tomlin, SP Ivan Nova, SP

Enjoy the game!

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