So another day, another starter on the DL. This is getting beyond where it is a joke. Has every starter on the team been on the DL at some point this year? So Brett Cecil starts today. Should be an interesting game again, hopefully with a better ending than the last two.
Richard Griffin has a piece about Aaron Hill's bunt last night. Apparently he did it on his own. I'm not a big fan of that.If the manager has you bunt, that's one thing. If he doesn't, maybe there is a reason for it. Maybe he doesn't want to take the bat out of Adam Lind's hands.
"(Manager Cito Gaston) comes to me every day and says, `Look, swing it. We don't want you to do that.' Obviously in certain situations ... I look back on the (Phillies game) and I should have done it myself. Those are situations – I know they're not going to come up very often – in a big game like that to move the runner.
It guess a little mutiny is a good thing but I really think players should leave managing to the manager.
07/05/09 1:05 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||New York Yankees|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Johnny Damon - LF|
|Adam Lind - LF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Scott Rolen - 3B||Jorge Posada - C|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Alex Rios - RF||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|David Dellucci - DH||Melky Cabrera - CF|
|Raul Chavez - C||Cody Ransom - 3B|
We get treated to David Dellucci and Raul Chavez at the bottom of the order again.
The title's from John Lennon's song New York City, not one of his better efforts but they can't all be Imagine.
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