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Yankees switch up their lineup a bit for Game 2 of ALDS

Oct 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

Last night they faced left-hander CC Sabathia and tonight they’re facing fellow southpaw Andy Pettitte, so the Twins are sticking with the same lineup as Game 1 of the ALDS.
However, the Yankees have switched things up with right-hander Carl Pavano on the mound, changing things a bit from the lineup they sent out against lefty Francisco Liriano in Game 1.

GAME 1                       GAME 2
Derek Jeter, SS              Derek Jeter, SS
Nick Swisher, RF             Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B            Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B           Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B            Robinson Cano, 2B
Marcus Thames, DH            Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, C              Jorge Posada, C
Curtis Granderson, CF        Lance Berkman, DH
Brett Gardner, LF            Brett Gardner, LF

Marcus Thames and Lance Berkman are basically in a platoon at designated hitter, so Berkman gets the nod against a righty. And while you wouldn’t know it based on his two-run triple off Liriano last night Curtis Granderson is significantly better versus righties, so he moves up from eighth to second in the lineup while Nick Swisher slides down from second to sixth.

  1. Mr. Heyward - Oct 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Standard Operating Procedure…just like beating the Twins (sorry Aaron).

  2. kander13 - Oct 7, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Standard Operating Procedure for Yankees fans to overreact after the Twins win tonight, right Mr. Heyward?

  3. Jason @ IIATMS - Oct 7, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Granderson has batted 2nd often against righties. Especially since he’s been hot the last few weeks.

  4. ScottyMac - Oct 7, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Standard Operating Procedure….. 8 of the 9 hitters in todays Yankees lineup have all been an ALL STAR…. Buying championships makes it VERY EASY to root for who-ever the Yankess are playing against! Go Twins

  5. ScottyMac - Oct 7, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Standard Operating Procedure…8 of the 9 players in the Yankees starting lineup have been an ALL STAR… Buying Championships makes it VERY EASY to root against them!

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