Update: Gardner NOT starting over Ichiro tonight


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


  1. Monotonousblob says:

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

    Hope Ichiro isn’t injured though.

  2. Craig says:

    Joel Sherman just tweeted a different lineup.

  3. RetroRob says:

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

  4. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  5. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  6. The Real Greg says:

    Here is the actual lineup from Sherman:

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

  7. Mike N says:

    Yeah, that made no sense at all.

  8. forensic says:

    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.

  9. Cy Pettitte says:



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