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Fenway Nation Oct 14, 2017
Empire Lies Three Games From Golf, Fall 2-1 To 'Stros

Empire Lies Three Games From Golf, Fall 2-1 To 'Stros

Lefty Dallas Keuchel fanned ten Bronx Embalmers over seven innings—leading his Houston Astros to a 2-1 win and 1-0 series lead in the American League Championship Series. The 'Stros pushed across two runs in the fourth—on speed, guile and execution—which was enough to hold up for the victory. The true AL MVP—Jose Altuve—went three for four and made a stellar play in the field. The Evil Ones got a solo shot from Greg 'Don't Call Me Larry' Bird (#33 on the Yankees), but it wasn't enough. Former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury whiffed to end the game. Yankees in the DH spot this...
New York Post Oct 11, 2017
Joe Girardi can’t decide between his ugly DH options

Joe Girardi can’t decide between his ugly DH options

CLEVELAND — DH takes on a different meaning when used with the Yankees’ lineup. It doesn’t mean “Don’t Hit,” but it could based on the way designated-hitters Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley haven’t produced in the first four games of the ALDS. Ellsbury, a left-handed hitter, is 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. The switch-hitting Headley is...
New York Post Oct 7, 2017
Girardi reveals his plan for Ellsbury and Headley

Girardi reveals his plan for Ellsbury and Headley

CLEVELAND — As long as the Yankees are alive in the postseason — and that might be for just nine more innings — the DH will be determined by how Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley have done against that game’s starting pitcher. After using Ellsbury against the Twins’ Ervin Santana in the AL wild-card game...
New York Post Oct 6, 2017
Here’s Jacoby Ellsbury’s chance to prove he can hit Corey Kluber

Here’s Jacoby Ellsbury’s chance to prove he can hit Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — Jacoby Ellsbury will serve as New York’s designated hitter in Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the Indians. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going with Ellsbury over Chase Headley because of his success in the past against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber. Ellsbury has batted .263 (5-19) in his career against Kluber,...
Washington Times Oct 6, 2017

Ellsbury back in New York lineup as DH for Game 2 of ALDS

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury will serve as New York's designated hitter in Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the Indians. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going with Ellsbury over Chase Headley because of his success in the past against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber. Ellsbury has batted .263 ...
Washington Times Oct 5, 2017

Headley replaces Ellsbury as Yankees DH against Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi made a slight tweak to his lineup for the AL Division Series, starting Chase Headley at designated hitter over Jacoby Ellsbury. Headley has a .278 career average with six RBIs against Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer going into Game 1 Thursday night. ...
River Ave. Blues Oct 5, 2017

Chase Headley should be the Yankees’ ALDS DH

After scoring eight runs in the Wild Card Game, the Yankees may not be inclined to switch up their lineup. Yet one small change could be their most prudent move. Therefore, I’d advocate for Joe Girardi to move Chase Headley back to designated hitter and have Jacoby Ellsbury come off the bench. Ellsbury provided a […] The post Chase Headley should be the Yankees’ ALDS DH appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Oct 4, 2017
Chase Headley quietly not happy about big-game benching

Chase Headley quietly not happy about big-game benching

This time around, Chase Headley and Matt Holliday were the high-priced veterans to get benched by Joe Girardi. Two years after Jacoby Ellsbury wasn’t in the lineup for the wild-card game against the Astros, Headley got the same fate on Tuesday, when the Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 to advance to the ALDS to play...
Jacoby Ellsbury to start at DH for Yankees over Chase Headley, Matt Holliday in wild-card game

Jacoby Ellsbury to start at DH for Yankees over Chase Headley, Matt Holliday in wild-card game

Jacoby Ellsbury will be the designated hitter for the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game, with manager Joe Girardi keeping Chase Headley and Matt Holliday on the bench.
River Ave. Blues Oct 3, 2017

Hicks, not Ellsbury, starting in center field in Wild Card Game

Both the Yankees and Twins announced their starting lineups for tonight’s winner-take-all Wild Card Game earlier this afternoon. The winner moves on to play the Indians in the ALDS while the loser goes home. Don’t lose. Losing would stink. Anyway, here are the starting lineups: Thankfully Aaron Hicks, not Jacoby Ellsbury, is in center field […] The post Hicks, not Ellsbury, starting in center field in Wild Card Game appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Washington Times Oct 3, 2017

Ellsbury at DH for Yanks over Headley, Holliday in WC game

NEW YORK (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury will be the designated hitter for the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game, with manager Joe Girardi keeping Chase Headley and Matt Holliday on the bench. Either Headley or Holliday was expected to be the DH, but Girardi will instead have both ...
New York Post Oct 3, 2017
Jacoby Ellsbury gets his wild-card chance

Jacoby Ellsbury gets his wild-card chance

Jacoby Ellsbury won’t be benched for another wild-card game. Yankees manager Joe Girardi will go with Ellsbury at DH and Aaron Hicks in center field, sending Chase Headley to the bench for the do-or-die game Tuesday night against the Twins. Ellsbury’s strong finish made him the choice (29-for-86 in the final 27 games) to bat...
New York Post Oct 3, 2017
Playoffs all about redemption for one Yankees outfielder

Playoffs all about redemption for one Yankees outfielder

The last time the Yankees played in the postseason, Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t see the field until the eighth inning. Benched in favor of Chris Young against Houston’s Dallas Keuchel in 2015, the $153 million outfielder ended his second season with the Yankees with just a pinch-hit appearance in the 3-0 loss. Tuesday’s wild-card game against...
New York Post Sep 28, 2017
Breaking down Joe Girardi’s agonizing playoff decisions

Breaking down Joe Girardi’s agonizing playoff decisions

Benching Jacoby Ellsbury two years ago? That was easy. Announcing extended Yankee Stadium netting for 2018 should be easy, too, though for some reason it has proven not so. What Joe Girardi faces now is hard. The Yankees’ manager will opt for his current dilemma, no question, because it emanates from a bona fide surplus...

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