I Should Make Lineups More Often!

So remember when I was complaining about the Yankees offense without A-Rod? It was really bad, they couldn’t hit, and I was frustrated, so I proposed my own lineup.

I’m convinced that someone from the Yankees is secretly reading my blog or stalking my facebook or something, because they’re listening to me about stuff!

In my last blog post, I said the Yankees should do something different to shake up the lineup, maybe to spark the offense and get something going. I strongly suggested that the top 3 should look like this:

#1 Brett Gardner

#2 Derek Jeter

#3 Curtis Granderson

I then said for Cano to be cleanup and Teix 5th, but last night the Yankees had Teix 4th and Cano 5th. It still worked out, so that was okay.

I wanted Swish 6th and Posada 7th, which the Yankees did. And because Martin had the night off, it was Nunez in the 8 hole with my sweet Cervelli batting 9th. It was pretty close to what I wanted, but I was just thrilled that they “listened” to me with the 1-2-3 spots.

Some people liked my lineup idea. Some people criticized my lineup, saying the Yanks would never do it. Well they did it, it was MARVELOUS, and they’re doing it again today, and I don’t blame them.

SCORING 17 RUNS IS SUCCESS. DON’T MESS WITH SUCCESS.

The Yankees were down 2-0 early because Phil Hughes still sucks, but I quickly forgot about Hughes’s suckiness once the Yankees bats came alive. They scored 5 runs in the 2nd, in which my 1-2-3 guys Gardy, Jeet, and Grandy knocked in 4 of the 5 runs.

The offense continued to explode in bunches. Nick Swisher’s 3-run homer made it 8-2, and later on Mark Teixeira hit a GRAND SLAM which made it 14-2. Clearly, rearranging the batting order did not mess with anyone’s rhythm last night.

Even though it looked like a blowout, I was not entirely confident that the Yanks would win, knowing that Phil Hughes was on the mound. I’m kind of frustrated with him. The Yankees should’ve included Hughes in the package for Roy Halladay way back when they had the chance. Now he’s losing value fast!

Hughes, despite having heavy run support, was not able to get through the 5 innings and earn himself a win. He didn’t deserve to get the win anyways. 7 runs in 4.1 innings is not win-worthy, and I don’t blame Girardi for taking him out. Once Hughes was out of the picture, I felt the game was locked up.

The bullpen did a pretty good job last night holding the game where it was. In the end, it was a 17-7 victory for my Yanks. I cannot explain how comforting it was. And I love having bragging rights. The offense had been struggling mightily, and once they adapted my lineup idea, the offense came alive.

I seriously should suggest things more often.

So Yankees, my birthday is in August, maybe you guys should send me some tickets? After all, I helped you win last night!

Worth a try, haha…

GO YANKS!!!

5 Comments

Well, Way to Go that you suggested those lineup changes! I think the Yankees should give you tickets for being a great fan. Perhaps someone will come thru with tickets on your birthday. *crosses fingers*
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Now if Mattingly would listen to us and switch Ethier and Kemp around in the lineup order. Ughh, but the Dodgers offense is so anemic.

With Gardener’s speed and ability to put the bat on the ball he makes an ideal lead off man. With Jeter behind him, the hit and run is always a possibility. As for three of four, I don’t think you can go wrong with either Cano or Tex, both have 30 HR, 100 RBI ability.

http://bluejaysnest.mlblogs.com/

You gotta take this one straight to the top and holla at the brothers Steinbrenner. Good work!
–Jeff

The thing with a game like this is that most people focus on the Yankeee offense, which is fine, but neither team’s pitching was that good. Sure giving up 7 runs isn’t even close to how bad giving up 17 runs is, but that can’t keep happening because the Yankees won’t score 17 runs every game.
Bob: Soxoholics

http://soxoholics.wordpress.com/

17-7? That’s ugly. Hughes definitely shouldn’t escape from that one, and thank his offense 239127489 times for bailing him out.
Catherine

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