Game 20: Yankees vs. White Sox

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:

WHITE SOX (9-14)

Juan Pierre LF, Alexei Ramirez SS, Carlos Quentin RF, Paul Konerko 1B, Adam Dunn DH, Alex Rios CF, A.J. Pierzynski C, Gordon Beckham 2B, Brent Morei 3B

Pitching: Gavin Floyd RHP (2-1, 4.00 ERA)

YANKEES (12-7)

Derek Jeter SS, Curtis Granderson CF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez DH, Robinson Cano 2B, Nick Swisher RF, Eric Chavez 3B, Brett Gardner LF, Gustavo Molina C

Pitching: Ivan Nova RHP (1-2, 7.63 ERA)

Bombers bits: Just a day off for Russell Martin, who has caught three games in a row. … Joe Girardi said he was looking to give Alex Rodriguez off today or tomorrow, and decided on a DH day today. He said it had more to do with resting A-Rod and less with the struggling Jorge Posada. … Phil Hughes had two MRIs (elbow, shoulder) and a vascular test today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He was expecting to hear results tonight. Hughes will head back tomorrow for more tests. … A MRI on Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre catcher Jesus Montero (groin) was negative. Montero was hit with a foul ball on Sunday and sat out Monday. He is batting .407 (24-for-59) with one home run, four doubles and four RBIs. … Francisco Cervelli is set to catch tonight and tomorrow at Triple-A. He could be activated Thursday, so this might turn out to be Gustavo Molina’s final game with the Yankees.

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There’s a time when you let slumping players play their way out of slumps and a time when you gotta bench ‘em. I think with guys like Jeter and Swisher you have to stay with them a while longer based on what they have done for the team in the past and what we all know they are capable of doing. With a guy like Gardner who has little experience and success at the major league level you can’t afford that luxury and you definitely bench a player like him for his own good and the good of the team.

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After 21 games they finally rested Jeter and Nunez hit a ball harder to left than any ball Jeter has hit all year…Jeter is 37 and needs a blow once in a while. I also have to say and I’m not getting it from your post and we as fans lose sight of this. Just one bad slide, one twisted ankle, one hamstring pull and/or one quad injury and that player on the bench that you refused to play (nunez had 1 ab in 20 games)…is now your starting shortstop for the next 6 weeks or the rest of the year. But I also agree gardner could be given a blow vs lefties here and there but he will come out of it also…he hit .277 playing “all” of last year and even half of the season with a bad wrist and had the best obp on the club…he is definitely the answer in left and brings a dimension to the club that they sorely need…speed, both on the bases and in the field…May be the best left fielder in all of baseball and has actually won a game or two with spectacular plays in the field…hes hard to bench, but again Jones could be a starter at any point….Don’t forget those “unexpected” injuries…season ending or of the 6 week variety…Phil Hughes…did anyone expect this? I just don’t get the Martin/Granderson batting 8th and 9th thought process by Girardi….2 of the better hitters in the AL the first 20 games and you want them to get “less” at bats? and posada and swisher..”more at bats”…so if the order doesn’t turn over they get less at bats…and you may lose a game 5 to 4 when the line-up stops at #6..say Posada??…thats just flat out dumb..!!!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/27/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Charlotte (White Sox) 11:15 AM
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TRENTON @ Richmond (Giants) 6:35 PM
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TAMPA @ Daytona (Cubs) 7:05 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Lakewood (Phillies) 11:05 AM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/26/2011
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SCRANTON/WB 8 @ Charlotte (White Sox) 5
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TRENTON 3 @ Richmond (Giants) 2
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Clearwater (Phillies) 10 @ TAMPA 1 (7)
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Clearwater (Phillies) 0 @ TAMPA 4 (7)
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CHARLESTON 1 @ Lakewood (Phillies) 11
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who you talking to?…I’m discussing the Yankees and baseball?
What are you talking about?…sheesh

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Molina?

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@yankeesfan4ever. You do understand how baseball works right? There are 162 games, there are hot streaks and cold streaks. If take a guy out every time he goes through a little slump then they never get a chance to play out of it. Why on earth would you replace Jeter or Swisher? They are all stars. With Nunez? A serviceable backup at best? Please. Go watch the Knicks or something.

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Voice….have you been watching these games…Posada is a former all star…is he in the line-up tonight?…We really don’t know what nunez can do…he was also an all star at AAA..just like Jeter was…I’m not saying take them out forever but a few games…not send them home or to AAA, they can be on the bench if you need them…nunez can do things Jeter can’t do…first off he can fly and right now probably would hit better than jeter who is in a slump….Have you seen swisher lately??..Jeter and swisher….no homers between them….Posada .147…gardner .137….have you been watching the first 20 games?….Martin batting 8th and granderson 9th….Just brilliant….13 homers between them (flat out raking), in fact grandy was tied for the lead in hrs until last night….wake up girardi…the season started…get your bench involved, thats why they are there…funny he uses the bullpen at the drop of a hat, but don’t take a slumping player out for a breather…oh boy..

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/26/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Charlotte (White Sox) 7:15 PM
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TRENTON @ Richmond (Giants) 6:35 PM
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Clearwater (Phillies) @ TAMPA 5:00 PM
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Clearwater (Phillies) @ TAMPA Game 2
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CHARLESTON @ Lakewood (Phillies) 6:35 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/25/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) 1 @ SCRANTON/WB 2 (13)
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TRENTON 5 @ Richmond (Giants) 9
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Clearwater (Phillies) @ TAMPA POSTPONED
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CHARLESTON 3 @ Lakewood (Phillies) 4
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not hatin…just telling it like it is…i watch every game…50 years of following Yanks…Girardi needs to be better,,,nunez can hit and he is real fast and chavez is hitting almost .400…what would u do???

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hhhaaattttteeerrrrssss :):)

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Another Girardi Bone- head line up…I like last week when he put the 2 hottest hitters in the AL 8th and 9th…martin and grandy…hes a real genius!!! What is the infatuation with Swisher?…ice cold and lost…but put him 6th….I love how he puts posada and swisher ahead of Martin every night….Martin must be thinking…damn what do I have to do to hit closer to the top of the order….”got guys in front of me hitting .147 and .208?”…”sheesh and Gardner behind me hitting .137?” why don’t one of you writers confront this moron on why? and also while your at it…whats wrong with big andy sisco at scranton, big 6 foot 10″ lefty throwing bullets….but he keeps bringing up starters?…strange man…girardi is awful…and don’t play nunez instead of jeter….who can’t get the ball out of the infield…!!!

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If I remember correctly Sisco’s only tossing 90-91.

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White Sox will push Nova’s back and blank your Yankees again.

Where is the same sex marriage guy Aussie B, he is afraid to meet me? I hate lemons.

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