Yankees vs. Angels: Who swings the lumber?

Here’s a visual comparison of tonight’s Game 1 batting orders for the Yanks and Halos.  The Yankee lineup is filled with big numbers and big names, but the lesser-known Kendry Morales stands tall with the Yankees’ top sluggers.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of power elsewhere in the lineup, especially with Mike Scioscia’s choice of Jeff Mathis over Mike Napoli.

ALCS lineup comparison

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Kevin Dame is a writer and visual designer who brings sports information to life in new and meaningful ways. His work, which has been featured on espn.com, Fast Company, and the San Francisco Chronicle, can also be found on his blog, Visual Baseball. A lifelong Red Sox fan, Kevin currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions via email.

5 Responses to Yankees vs. Angels: Who swings the lumber?

  1. jmadlc55 says:

    Hey Kevin, I followed your comment over at the NYT Live Analysis. Came by to check you out and I have this to say: nice job, dude! I’ll link to this article from my humble yet awesome blog here at WP

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  3. jmadlc55 says:

    Here’s the link: http://wp.me/pyLPG-IQ

    Good luck with the blog. I’ll be back!

  4. JohnM says:

    Napoli? Didnt he have 20 hr for the Angels in about 350 pas or so?

  5. JohnM says:

    Sorry I see you were comparing the lineups NOT the rosters! I love defense but I think starting Mathis over Napoli is evidence that Scioscia is not as good as a manager has some make him out to be.

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