Oct
07

Update: Gardner NOT starting over Ichiro tonight

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2:26pm: Nevermind, apparently there was just a typo on the board in the press box. Ichiro is starting and batting second tonight.

2:20pm: Here’s a shocker: Brett Gardner is starting in left field over Ichiro Suzuki tonight. Ichiro is 7-for-12 lifetime against Orioles starter Jason Hammel, which leads me to believe he’s banged up. Curtis Granderson has moved up to second in the lineup while Gardner will hit ninth.

Categories : Asides, Offense
  • Monotonousblob

    My ideal lineup would have just been to DH Granderson, put Gardner in center and Ichiro in left.

    Hope Ichiro isn’t injured though.

  • https://twitter.com/czm26 Craig

    Joel Sherman just tweeted a different lineup.

    • The Real Greg

      Yeah. Sherman’s saying that that was just a bad rumor

  • RetroRob

    No way Ichiro is not starting unless he injured himself coming to the park.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I hate when my computer autocorrects Ichiro to Gardner and moves the name down 7 lines from the 2nd to the 9th line

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Ichiro is one of the hottest hitters on this team. He is this team’s Johnny Damon. It would be a fireable offense to bench him in favor of a player that hasn’t batted since April. Good to hear that it’s just an error.

    • http://riveraveblues Dennis v

      Couldn’t agree more

  • The Real Greg

    Here is the actual lineup from Sherman:

    Jeter, Ichiro, A-Rod, Cano, Swisher, Teixeira, Granderson, Martin, Ibanez

    • Austin Aunelowitzky

      Shit…that deep.

    • vin

      We need to play a DH? Shit, I guess we can stick him 9th.

    • Bob Buttons the Cat

      RHB,LHB,RHB,LHB,BHB,BHB,LHB,RHB,LHB

      Somewhere, LaRussa is glad he never had to face this.

      • jjyank

        Ha I laughed.

  • Mike N

    Yeah, that made no sense at all.

  • forensic

    Whew, glad that was a typo. There are about 10 guys on the roster I’d bat in the #2 spot, or at the top of the order, over Granderson.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Suzaki!

    pic.twitter.com/uEXwnIfX