Game 135: Yankees @ Jays, 9/4/09

Below, as per Pete Abraham, are tonight’s lineups.  Jeter and Swish sit, with Pena batting ninth and Swish second in their stead, respectively.  Still, it’s a formidable lineup facing Halliday, who has slumped since the trade deadline.  In two straight starts, the Yanks have beaten Halliday by scoring five runs and hitting three homers off him.  JD assumes the lead-off spot.  Good move by Girardi to rest a couple starters while well ahead.  Hopefully, however long he works, Joba can be solid and better than he has been for the last few weeks.  Perhaps the opportunity to face an ace in Halliday will get him to focus and locate his fastball.  The Yanks look to make it eight straight and push their record to a season-high 39 games over .500.  Keep it rolling, guys.  Enjoy the game, everyone.

YANKEES (86-48)
Damon LF
Hinske RF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Pena SS

Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (8-4, 4.38).

BLUE JAYS (59-74)
Scutaro SS
Hill 2B
Lind DH
Millar 1B
Wells CF
Barajas C
Snider RF
Inglett LF
McDonald 3B

Pitching: RHP Roy Halladay (13-8, 3.13).

Published in: on September 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm  Comments (19)  

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  1. That Jays Jersey is terrible

  2. Agreed, Nick, powder blue and butt ugly.

    Joba pulled a Nettles on Scutaro, making him run hard for an out.

    Hill crushed that, but Hinske missed that somehow, yet again. I love his bat, but he’s a brutal fielder.

  3. Ouch that has to hurt that error by Pena I cant even watch the replays. Joba getting beat up so far

  4. Hinske and Pena cost them there, though Joba grooved that pitch to Hill.

  5. Awful call on Jorge.

  6. They did I missed the Hinske error though.

    Halladay owning the offence so far.

  7. Bad call there by the ump.

  8. Halliday is breezing now, working the first 3 IP in 33 pitches.

  9. Nice try Cano you numpty at least try to dive for the ball

  10. Mark Melancon looks good

  11. Melancon did look good, Nick.

    By the way, can you make the HDLR tomorrow afternoon/evening for you?

  12. You bet I’ll be around.

    I take it back Melancon.

  13. Great, Nick!

    At least Pena broke up the no-no.

  14. HUGE moment for Alex here

  15. Alex fails big time pathetic AB

  16. Yeah, that hurt Nick. That said, I haven’t this good during an eventual loss in a decade. This team will respond tomorrow, without question.

  17. What an ugly game, but Halladay was bound to have a good start at some point. Just like a team who just lost 13 in a row, he was due. I said in my wrap-up, but I’d rather lose to a big-name guy like that than a scrub.

    I’m confident that Andy will right this slightly listing ship here and we’ll get back to winning. Thankfully Boston got creamed so we lost no ground and our Magic Number decreased. Every little bit helps.

  18. I definitely agree, Beth. It was Halliday, after all and, after getting worked over in his two previous starts against the Yanks (5 runs and 3 homers in each), he may well have had some extra motivation to shut the Yanks down. Honestly, I wasn’t exercised about it fr the very reason you mentioned. Boston lost and lost badly, still taking a game off the schedule for the Yanks to clinch. One way or another, the Yanks moved closer to winning the division and October baseball.

  19. hi jay fans,

    a tough season for our worriors, but they gave us many interesting moments. and it is a club with great potential, hill, lind, snider, the young pitching staff and others. i have enjoyed them all season and the 14-8 win over the yeanks today, along with the 6-0 win the other night are clear indications that the jays are a team with talent. arnie patterson halifax

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