Game 2 World Series: Phillies @ Yankees, 10/29/09

Below, as per Sam Borden, is tonight’s Yankees lineup.  Note that Swish sits, with Hairston playing right, and Molina continues to caddy for A.J.  With the paucity of offense last night, A.J. better pitch a shutout with Molina and his anemic bat added in there.  The lineup really needs to come alive tonight, and to mount rallies without simply the long ball.  That won’t be easy against Pedro, who doesn’t throw nearly as hard as several years ago, but still sports an array of nasty junk.  The Yanks need to be patient, stay back on breaking pitches to both see them more clearly, to see them drift outside the strike zone, and to turn what they can to the opposite field. They cannot continue to lunge at garbage.  Staying back and sitting on off-speed, especially with Pedro not throwing 96 anymore, will allow them to be much more selective and, therefore, effective.  Teixeira and A-Rod struggled mightily last night, combining to go 0-8 with 5 K’s.  That must change tonight to allow the rest of the lineup better opportunities.  I have a meeting until about halfway through the game.  Even things up tonight, guys.  Grind it out.  Enjoy the game, everyone.  Let’s Go, Yankees! Clap clap clap clap clap.

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Jerry Hairston RF
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 4.42 ERA in postseason)


Lineup TBA

Pitching: RHP Pedro Martinez (0-0, 0.00 ERA in postseason)

Published in: on October 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hmmm….very interesting having Posada and Swisher sitting against Pedro. 51 HR and 163 RBI.

  2. good stuff. even for a yankees fan.

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