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The Yanks have released their lineup for game one, and playoff roster. It turns out that the Frankenstein as DH talk was merely a tease by Joe.

1. Damon (LF)
2. Jeter (SS)
3. Abreu (RF)
4. A-Rod (3B)
5. Posada (C)
6. Matsui (DH)
7. Cano (2B)
8. Melky (CF)
9. Doug (1B)

Wang gets the start, as expected. I'm disappointed Joe didn't pull the trigger and start Shelley, but I'll get over it. I don't like swapping Melky and Doug at the bottom of the order. I think having Melky at #9 makes the order more circular.

Here's the final roster:

  1. Damon
  2. Jeter
  3. Abreu
  4. A-Rod
  5. Posada
  6. Matsui
  7. Cano
  8. Melky
  9. Doug
  10. Betemit
  11. Frankenstein
  12. Giambi
  13. Sardinha
  14. Molina
  15. Wang
  16. Pettitte
  17. Clemens
  18. Hughes
  19. Mussina
  20. Rivera
  21. Chamberlain
  22. Farnsworth
  23. Vizcaino
  24. Ohlendorf
  25. Veras
I'm shocked Joe put both Veras and Ohlendorf on the roster and didn't include Villone. Villone's numbers vs. lefties left much to be desired, but going to the playoffs without even a nominal lefty in the pen? Actually, I like the move, I'm just surprised he made it. Basically, if the Yanks can get through 6 innings with the lead, it's going to be Joba/Farnsworth/The Viz for the 7th and 8th and Mo for the 9th. There wouldn't have been mixing and matching anyway, those guys are full inning guys.

The Rockies are unbelievably hot right now. 4-2 over the Phils in the top of the ninth.
by Brian on Oct 3 2007
Tags: ALDS | Indians | Playoffs |