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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 10:43AM #1
laurenfrances
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I will post the lineup when it becomes available...In the mean time....
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Yankees take nine pitchers tonight: Tanaka, Severino, Nova, Miller, Betances, Wilson, Warren, Mitchell and Pazos.



On the roster tonight... 



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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 10:51AM #2
qwik3457
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Nova as the third starter is interesting but sort of mandatory with CC out. He might actually be the long man or extra inning guy, considering Severino went 7 last time on Saturday. Severino is probably just there to get a tough righty in the middle innings.


Sanchez as the 3rd catcher is very interesting, considering he's had all of 1 AB since they called him up. Must for pinch-hitting.

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 10:59AM #3
laurenfrances
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here are some supposed lineup from media....



I doubt Yanks will do it, but I'd use this lineup: Ellsbury 8, Refsnyder 4, Beltran 9, ARod DH, Young 7, McCann 2, Bird 3, Headley 5, Didi 6



My best guess on NYY starting lineup tonight: Ellsbury 8, Young 7, ARod DH, Beltran 9, McCann 2, Headley 5, Bird 3, Refsnyder 4, Gregorius 6

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 11:03AM #4
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I would bat Beltran 3rd in any lineup tonight, and I think I would even start Murphy over McCann.

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 11:05AM #5
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Oct 6, 2015 -- 11:03AM, qwik3457 wrote:


I would bat Beltran 3rd in any lineup tonight, and I think I would even start Murphy over McCann.




Earlier, I posted this in another thread.....


Young — a .300/.333./500 career hitter against Keuchel —that speaks volumes.   Lefties have a .461 OPS against Keuchel this year. Righties have a .606. That being the case, would Girardi be nervy enough to use Murphy instead of McCann?


If that should happen, many here will be crying about Girardi and his binder if Yankees take a loss.....

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 11:09AM #6
GottaGoToMo
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Yankees carry three catchers, eight relievers for wild card




The Yankees have set their roster for tonight’s game (as a reminder, they can change this if they advance to the division series). They ultimately decided to carry three catchers and two starting pitchers as relievers.


Catchers: Brian McCann, John Ryan Murphy, Gary Sanchez
Infielders: Greg Bird, Dustin Ackley, Rob Refsnyder, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Brendan Ryan
Outfielders: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Chris Young, Rico Noel, Slade Heathcott
Designated hitter: Alex Rodriguez
Starter: Masahiro Tanaka
Bullpen: Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, Justin Wilson, Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, James Pazos, Ivan Nova, Luis Severino


2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 11:28AM #7
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Astros roster....


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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 11:43AM #8
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While Murphy is 2/5 (.400 BA) off Kuechel, McCann has never faced him. My guess is Girardi will go with McCann. Id start Murphy, not just because of the 2 hits in 5 at bats, but because Id like McCann coming off the bench to pinch hit late in the game if needed.

Here's the lineup Id go with...

Ellsbury CF
Refsnyder 2B
Beltran RF
Arod - DH
Bird 1B
Young LF
Murphy C
Headley 3B
Gregorius SS

Why Refsnyder at 2B and why batting 2nd? Gotta go with the hot hand. Take the bat over the glove in the beginning of the game. Refsnyder hit .354 since being called back up.

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 11:45AM #9
GottaGoToMo
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Yankees carry three catchers, eight relievers for wild card



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The Yankees have set their roster for tonight’s game (as a reminder, they can change this if they advance to the division series). They ultimately decided to carry three catchers and two starting pitchers as relievers.


Catchers: Brian McCann, John Ryan Murphy, Gary Sanchez
Infielders: Greg Bird, Dustin Ackley, Rob Refsnyder, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Brendan Ryan
Outfielders: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Chris Young, Rico Noel, Slade Heathcott
Designated hitter: Alex Rodriguez
Starter: Masahiro Tanaka
Bullpen: Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, Justin Wilson, Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, James Pazos, Ivan Nova, Luis Severino



Luis SeverinoSome interesting choices here:


The third catcher: For one game, teams can carry a short pitching staff and an unusual bench. I don’t think there was much doubt Noel would make the roster, and Heathcott brings speed, defense and a solid left-handed bat. The interesting decision was carrying a third catcher, specifically choosing less experienced Sanchez (who has a bigger bat) ahead of Austin Romine (who’s actually caught in the big leagues before).


The three starters: Obviously Tanaka is the only starting pitcher tonight, but the Yankees also have Nova and Severino in the bullpen. Hard to say, though, how many innings they can give after each started a game on Saturday. Probably can’t get more than two or three innings out of them. The true long man tonight might be Warren.


The third right-hander: Not counting Nova and Severino, the bullpen has only three right-handed relievers. Betances (obviously), Warren (of course) and Mitchell (who gave up a home run on Sunday and hasn’t looked good for a while now). I assume Mitchell gets the nod because he can give multiple innings if this game goes into extras. He got the nod over Andrew Bailey, Caleb Cotham, Nick Rumbelow and Branden Pinder.


The third lefty: There was no doubt Miller and Wilson would be in the bullpen, but the Yankees wanted a third lefty. They settled on Pazos ahead of either Chris Capuano or Chasen Shreve. Pazos has pitched well, but he’s actually been much better against righties than lefties. If CC Sabathia were available, I wonder if he would have been the go-to left-on-left option.


The other second baseman: I suppose what’s interesting about this decision is that it isn’t very interesting (or surprising) that Refsnyder is on the roster. Go back three weeks, and I don’t think anyone would have expected Refsnyder to be in the mix. Now there’s a good chance he’ll be not only on the roster but in the lineup.



Rob RefsnyderThere are still some decisions to be made:


Who’s at second? I assume it’s Refsnyder, but it could be Ryan and it could be Ackley. Refsnyder has been the regular against lefties the past two weeks, but would Girardi be tempted to go defensive in this game?


Who’s in left? I assume it’s Young, but it certainly could be Gardner (and some would say it should be Gardner). Young, though, has good numbers against Keuchel. Also, if Young is in the lineup, is Gardner the one who sits or is it Ellsbury?


Who’s catching? I assume it’s McCann, but Murphy has been excellent in the second half and would give the Yankees another right-handed hitter against Keuchel (who’s incredible against lefties).


What are the bullpen roles? How quickly will the Yankees go to the Big 3? Could you ask each one to give four outs and let Wilson come into the game to start the sixth? If Tanaka fall apart for some reason, how quickly would Girardi go to either Warren or Severino? What’s Mitchell’s role? Is he here just to eat innings if the Yankees get a huge lead to save the reset of the arms?


What’s the lineup going to look like? If I have to guess, this would be it:


Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Chris Young LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Chase Headley 3B
Greg Bird 1B
Rob Refsnyder 2B
Didi Gregorius SS


2 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2015 - 12:25PM #10
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Oct 6, 2015 -- 11:03AM, qwik3457 wrote:


I would bat Beltran 3rd in any lineup tonight, and I think I would even start Murphy over McCann.




So would I.

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