Finally had the balls to bench Swisher. Thank god. Even if Gardner goes 0-5, I'm still happy.
As far as Nunez at SS, eh. I'm not thrilled about it but I like his bat in there a lot.
Yanks FO trying to assassinate A-Rod. Or he is hurt. He looks hurt. His bat speed is awful.
I don't like Chavez for this game. He has been really bad so far this postseason and he was on a terrible slide ending the season. Arod had a well hit ball caught and a hit in game 2 and has a decent history against Verlander. I have more faith in his bat than in Chavez. It reeks of overmanaging.
Taking swish out is a good move and you need grandersons glove. So I get that. Don't like Gardy leading off with how little live pitching he's seen.
I know this is paranoia....but are these guys shutting down on purpose?
Jeez. That was a short leash.
Austin Jackson and Curtis Granderson are exhibit A of why Cashman has to go. Jackson is a gap hitter with speed who you can manufacture runs with and as a bonus he actually hits in the playoffs. Grandy is a very good powerhitter but he's the same thing as Swisher he just feasts on mediocre pitching in the regular season and then goes 0-40 in the playoffs.
Take away the short porch in rightfield in Yankee stadium and Granderson loses about 15 hrs in the regular season.
What happened to guys like Paul O'Neill and Tino Martinez? Not superstars but they always played hard and put it on the line in the playoffs. Swisher, Arod, Grandy - these are all stat guys.
Oh look. Nunez provides the only run.
The only thing worse than this uninspiring performance is hearing Springsteen's miserable, unintelligible whining during the commercial breaks.