October 24, 2009 |
Nick Swisher opened a box of bats Friday at his clubhouse locker that were heavier than the ones he has used so far this postseason. If he's lucky, he might get to use one. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Friday that the slumping Swisher may not be in the starting lineup for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series tonight at Yankee Stadium. "We'll sleep on it and we'll make a decision what we're going to do," Girardi said. "Obviously he has struggled. But Swisher is a good player and Swisher has done a lot of good things for us this year."
October 18, 2012 |
The Yankees did not have a change of heart overnight. Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson were out of the lineup Wednesday night for Game 4 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers. That game was postponed due to rain, but Manager Joe Girardi has opted to go with the same card when the game is made up Thursday afternoon. That leaves Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. It also means that the highest-paid player in baseball won't be starting for the Yankees in an elimination game.
June 9, 2009 |
Detroit 5-1, at Chicago 4-6: Jose Contreras, officially recalled from triple A between games, gave up one hit in eight innings for his first major league win in nearly a year as the White Sox earned a split of a day-night doubleheader. The Tigers won the first game on Brandon Inge's go-ahead single in the ninth. Alexei Ramirez, Scott Podsednik and Jim Thome homered for the White Sox in the nightcap. at New York 5, Tampa Bay 3: Johnny Damon hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning.
October 7, 2009 |
Game 1: Today, 3 p.m. Minnesota (Nick Blackburn, 11-11, 4.03) at New York (CC Sabathia, 19-8, 3.37) Game 2: Friday, 3 p.m. Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 14-12, 5.10) at New York (A.J. Burnett: 13-9, 4.04) Game 3: Sunday, TBA New York (Andy Pettitte, 14-8, 4.16) at Minnesota (Scott Baker, 15-9, 4.36) Game 4: Monday, TBA New York (Sabathia) at Minnesota (TBA) Game 5: Oct. 14, TBA Minnesota (TBA) at New York (Burnett) Projected lineup P YANKEES AVG HR RBI SS Derek Jeter .334 18 66 LF Johnny Damon .282 24 82 1B Mark Teixeira .292 39 122 3B Alex Rodriguez .286 30 100 DH Hideki Matsui .274 28 90 C Jorge Posada .285 22 81 2B Robinson Cano .320 25 85 RF Nick Swisher .249 29 82 CF Melky Cabrera .274 13 68 P TWINS AVG HR RBI CF Denard Span .311 8 68 SS Orlando Cabrera .284 9 77 C Joe Mauer .365 28 96 RF Jason Kubel .300 28 103 1B Michael Cuddyer .276 32 94 LF Delmon Young .284 12 60 DH Brendan Harris .261 6 37 3B Matt Tolbert .232 2 19 2B Nick Punto .228 1 38...
August 15, 2006 |
Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners for the 13th straight time, 5-4, on Monday night. Mark Ellis and Frank Thomas also homered for the first-place A's, who lost the first meeting of the year but have won the last 13 in the season series -- the Mariners' second-longest skid to any team in franchise history.
August 16, 2009 |
New York 5, at Seattle 2: Nick Swisher hit a two-run home run in a four-run second inning and the Yankees won for the 12th time in 13 games. Derek Jeter had two hits to tie Omar Vizquel for second on the career list with 2,672 as a shortstop. The Yankees' captain is one behind Luis Aparicio for the top spot. Cleveland 7, at Minnesota 3: Shin-Soo Choo started the second inning with a home run to end the Indians' streak of innings without a home run at 38. Chicago 8, at Oakland 1: Jayson Nix hit a home run and drove in three runs and Jim Thome hit his 563rd home run. Adam Kennedy had five hits for the Athletics.