Monday, May 13, 2013

DH Game 2 Lineup: Yankees @ Indians

Well, the first game sucked. Here's to hoping to a better Game 2! Here's the lineup:

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix 3B
Robinson Cano DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ben Francisco RF
Corban Joseph 2B
Alberto Gonzalez SS
Austin Romine C

Vidal Nuno LHP



  1. Nuno couldn't pitch tonight, it's a short term move, Francisco will be gone soon!

  2. Nuno has much more use for the Yankees than does Francisco, so this should be an easy choice...bye, bye Francisco!

  3. Doug/Old Yank - Totally agree and we haven't seen the last of Nuno. Yanks have had success plugging in players from Scranton, especially pitchers with Warren, Claiborne & Nuno all being impressive. Joseph looked good yesterday in Cleveland and may be back if Hafner has to go on the DL although he's just day to day now.

    Hopefully we see Adams get called up today but Nelson has been playing better lately so they have a decision to make. As much as I hate Francisco, they may want to keep a 5th OF. Whatever they do, Adams has to get the call.....he's earned the promotion and the team has a need at 3B and vs LHP.

  4. fishjam, Girardi needs to take one out the Buck playbook, and keep bringing up people until they find the hot hand. Although I know it's probably not all his decision. I would bring up Nuno and Adams for now.

  5. Nuno will be back soon with marshall going back down. They only sent him down because he couldn't pitch for 3-4 days anyway after going 5 innings. Glad to see Adams up and excited to see what he can do.....he's a solid all-around ballplayer with a good attitude and a great line-drive bat.

    As for Francisco, his only role is vs LHP and he has not done well at all. Even though he hasn't hit well since coming back from injury, i still think Mustelier is a much better option than Francisco for a bench role and to play vs LHP. he provides defensive flexibility too.....make the move. Zoilo Almonte would be an upgrade but he would benefit from daily ABs at this point in his development more than a Major Lg bench role.


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