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08:11 AM ET 09.07 | After eight straight wins, the Yankees have dropped two straight, but there was good news all over the field -- including A.J. Burnett not hurting himself. Among the encouraging signs for the Yankees was Nick Swisher's return to the starting lineup after not having started the previous three games because of a knee injury. ... Another positive was the performance of Alex Rodriguez, back for the second day after being on the disabled list with a left calf strain. ... Another positive note was a first-inning double by Derek Jeter, who has been in a hitting slump. "I like my at-bats the last few days," Jeter said.

The New York Times

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September 7, 2010  08:57 AM ET

That is why they play the games.

September 7, 2010  09:11 AM ET
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Not a big moral victory person, especially in baseball, where there are so many games.......But the yanks are in the playoffs.The only thing that is important is hitters.getting hot going into the playoffs and pitchers being on during the playoffs.It really doeant matter what they all did for 160 games......once your in the playoffs it all starts over and whoever is hot wims in tje playoffs

It's never a good idea to go limping into the playoffs. NY has been showing signs of age at key positions for a little while now even though they continued to win.

September 7, 2010  09:18 AM ET

A few good signs mean **** on one single da, but if Andy comes back and pitches a good game, that would make me feel better.

September 7, 2010  09:22 AM ET

Go Yankees

September 7, 2010  09:28 AM ET
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Go Yankees

And take the Giants, Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Mets and Isles with you.

September 7, 2010  09:32 AM ET

It really all comes down to whether of not Petitte can come back from the groin injury. If not the Yanks have CC and a bunch of question marks. AJ's been woefully inconsistent this season and Hughes has come crashing down to earth 3.65 ERA pre AS break, 5.47 post AS break. With the pressure of the playoffs in the Bronx if Javy is needed to start, he may just spontaneously combust on the mound...

September 7, 2010  09:55 AM ET
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With the pressure of the playoffs in the Bronx if Javy is needed to start, he may just spontaneously combust on the mound...

I'd like to see that.

September 7, 2010  10:14 AM ET
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A few good signs mean **** on one single da, but if Andy comes back and pitches a good game, that would make me feel better.

Andy's return is more important to their playoff run than anything else at this point...

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September 7, 2010  10:44 AM ET
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It really all comes down to whether of not Petitte can come back from the groin injury. If not the Yanks have CC and a bunch of question marks. AJ's been woefully inconsistent this season and Hughes has come crashing down to earth 3.65 ERA pre AS break, 5.47 post AS break. With the pressure of the playoffs in the Bronx if Javy is needed to start, he may just spontaneously combust on the mound...

It's not going to be easy for the **** Petite to come back strong now that his favorite Canadian doctor is in the custody of the Federales.

September 7, 2010  10:47 AM ET

Is it just me or does Swisher just look like a lil arrogant prick. He may be the nicest guy I don't know, but always has such a smug lil smirk on his face.

September 7, 2010  10:59 AM ET
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Is it just me or does Swisher just look like a lil arrogant prick. He may be the nicest guy I don't know, but always has such a smug lil smirk on his face.

He is just happy to be playing ball...it is refreshing actually.

September 7, 2010  11:01 AM ET
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And take the Giants, Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Mets and Isles with you.

What--no Devils? As for Swisher being arrogant--most Pro athletes are. At least Swish has a sense of humor to go with it.

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September 7, 2010  11:17 AM ET

i like what the yankees have, their line up its very conssistent, the way they take the game plan, patience, strong discipline, and the right approach to the plate,know that the game itsn't over until is over!

September 7, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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Oh, in my rant regarding all things hated, I forgot to mention:Despite how he looks, and how much I hate him, every interview I've seen with Swisher, every story that I've read or heard about him completely contradicts my and I Must Break You's opinions of him. By all accounts, he seems to be a friendly, down-to-earth, guy who -- as AllStarz point out -- is just happy to be playing baseball for a living.**** him anyway.

Ha!
Fan is shoert for fanatic. There is a little homer in all of us.
And just so you can hate him a little more he is finally living up to thet high draft pick. He reinvented his swing in the off season, guy just keeps working to improve.

 
September 7, 2010  11:47 AM ET

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