Joe Girardi Keeps Yankees Lineup The Same For ALDS Game 3

Having to write about each day's starting lineups gets decidedly less interesting when the manager leaves things the same. What you're about to see is the New York Yankees' lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS, which is the same as their Game 2 lineup, which was the same as their Game 1 lineup.

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF

It's not like Girardi has much reason to make a change. This is the lineup that he wants against a right-handed starter, and the Tigers don't have any left-handed starters. Additionally, of course the Game 3 lineup is the same as the Game 1 lineup - both were drawn up to face Justin Verlander. It just so happened that the Game 1 lineup didn't face Verlander for very long.

Girardi will have his usual good flexibility available on the bench, with Jesus Montero, Eric Chavez, Andruw Jones, Chris Dickerson, and Eduardo Nunez. So far, though, he's pinch-hit just once - with Chavez, for Gardner, against Joaquin Benoit.

I could go through some of the personal histories against Verlander here if I wanted to, but I don't want to, because that data is worthless.

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