Game 94: Orioles @ Yankees, 7/22/09

Below, as per Pete Abraham, are today’s lineups. Brett the Jet takes center for the first place Yankees in place of the floundering Melky, who has two hits since the break.  Even with three lefties for the A’s slated to start against the Yanks, I’d still use The Jet more often in the next five games.  Melky had his five games and has struggled.  Use him more sparingly and let Little G have a go.  Posada starts after the night game, probably a product of his having a day off Monday.

Berken has labored in many starts this year.  The Yanks must make him work and work him over, as they did well with Hill last night.   Berken also does not go deep into games so, if that occurs again today, it would mean the Yanks would again get into Baltimore’s bullpen early.  They must take advantage of that as well.  Do not let the chance to sweep get away, guys.  The Yanks also have a shot to go 20 over .500 before the 100 game mark, a fine feat. Keep the pressure on the rest of the East and the AL. Make them play catch-up.  Shift Gears.

A fine thing A-Rod, Lefty, Joba, and Kevin Long did for young Tom Ellenson, a sixth-grader with cerebral palsy, yesterday.  Abraham and Mark Feinsand have mentioned this, but it is worth repeating–the Yanks have done a great job this year with community outreach programs such as this, especially for the young and the needy.  Enjoy the game, everyone.

YANKEES (56-37)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Gardner CF

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (8-4, 3.81).

ORIOLES (41-52)
Roberts 2B
Jones CF
Markakis RF
Huff 1B
Wigginton 3B
Scott DH
Zaun C
Pie LF
Andino SS

Pitching: RHP Jason Berken (1-7, 6.44).

Published in: on July 22, 2009 at 10:40 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Yes, let’s not let this sweep get away! Maybe seeing Gardner out there in CF and realizing that he’s in danger of losing his job yet again will spark Melky into having better at bats. His defense has been fine. Better than fine, actually. The big thing is we cannot let yet another no-name pitcher off the ropes. Drives me nuts when we do that.

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