"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Posada will play first base tonight; centerfield situation

Because of the dynamic duo of Mike Mussina and Wil Nieves, Jorge Posada will start at first base tonight because there is no DH in the National League.

Torre also plans to use catcher Jorge Posada at first base tonight in place of Miguel Cairo. Mussina has had success pitching to backup catcher Wil Nieves, and Torre wants to keep that combination intact. To keep Posada's bat in the lineup, he will play first (source).
Posada has played 17 games at first base in his career. He is 16-39 with one home run and seven RBIs. He has only committed one error.

From the same article, Joe Torre has a feeling on who will be his center fielder tonight.
He is leaning toward using Melky Cabrera in center field because he covers more ground than Johnny Damon.


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