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Jerry Hairston in for Nick Swisher; Jose Molina in for Jorge Posada.

Like the Hairston move, but as for Molina…Yipe!

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1 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 4:25 pm

Isn't this where Neyer and friends say that it doesn't matter, because Molina will only bat a couple of times and the impact on a single game is negligible, etc?

2 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 4:38 pm

AJ better pitch lights out if he's going to want his personal catcher.

3 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:16 pm

[1] we should have written to him.

i think i am going to barf.
molina again after aj pitched well to po the other night and molina with no ability to hit rhp, and hairston, who is ot really an of over hinske who hit rhp decently or gardner whio at least is a good of and who could maybe get on base once or twice and do something with his speed

4 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:19 pm

at least paulie is throwing out the 1st pitch since we need his theory to hold tonight

5 thelarmis   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:36 pm

maybe it's a good thing i'm missing this game tonight. i guess it'll be on at the gig, but i'll be distracted by playing. i'll warn the bandleader that if i all of a sudden start bashing my kit and playing all outta sorts, to blame Girardi and the city of brotherly love.


6 RIYank   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:41 pm

I'll miss the beginning of the game, I've just discovered, to attend my son's soccer game. I probably should have realized that was an obligation. Ordinarily I'd love to go, but I'll be sorry to miss the excitement. And it's going to be really exciting seeing which AJ turns up...

7 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:43 pm

So not being able to hit Cliff Lee was the final straw on Swisher?

8 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:56 pm

[7] especially after he actually had some really good swings on Lee in his last at bat.

"Coffee" Joe strikes again!

9 NickL   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:00 pm

HATE the Hairston move.

V Pedro he's 10-27, with three ground ball singles (read that elsewhere, can't remember where); so it's a .340 that could easily be a .260, it's not like he crushed the ball.......and none of the ABs were post 2004! It's all 5-10 years ago!

I'd be ok with Gardner, cause at least that brings overall defensive improvement.

HATE the move. Classic small sample size overthinking/panic.

Did I mention how I felt about the move?

10 NickL   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:02 pm

We're giving Pedro two easy outs in the lineup. So much for the strategy of making him throw pitches and not chasing junk. Pedro will now throw a quality start against us. AJ better have his A game.

11 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:06 pm

Sitting Swish is a bad move, worse than the Molina thing, both together, Mo help us. Still if they can't win today's matchup they don't deserve to win. I don't really hate Pedro, except for the Zimmer thing, but I really want us to kick his ass.

12 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:14 pm

# [8] aside, I don't *hate* the move to sit Swish, but Hairston's the worst of the 3 choices to replace him.

Gardner adds speed and the best defensive alignment in the OF.

Hinske adds some power and hits Pedro just as "well".

Hairston downgrades the D and is the least inspiring bat.

And don't even get me started on the Molina move ...

13 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:25 pm

[12] that's exactly how i feel

14 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:26 pm

I hope Hairston is better in right than he was in left the other night. He looked like Christopher Lloyd at the end of Roger Rabbit after that collision with the wall.

Anyway, I hate the move, but I hate the Molina move even more.

15 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:29 pm

[12] Third the motion.
HATE the Hairston move.
HATE the Molina move.
I guess this isn't a must Win game.

16 Simone   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:34 pm

Derek won the Roberto Clemente Award. Wonderful.

17 Simone   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:40 pm

Burnett better pitch well. Molina in that line up does not give me confidence.

18 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:42 pm

I don't get the Molina move. I just don't.

19 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:44 pm

[18] I understand not liking it, but how don't you get it? This will be the 4th straight Burnett playoff start with this setup, its the norm at this point.

20 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:46 pm

anyone just see Costas' interview with Jeter, Mo, and Jorge? Really good stuff.

21 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:19 pm

I don't like the Molina move simply because this game is so important, but at least there is some upside (defense, throwing). But I don't see any benefit to JHJr. We lose on both O and D... although I guess our bench is better!

22 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

[19] I didn't get it in the other 4 games either.

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