Jorge comes through in cleanup spot
September, 25, 2011
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com
Some may have scratched their heads when they saw Joe Girardi's lineup Sunday because he inserted Posada as the DH. According to ESPN Stats & Information's Mark Simon, Posada hadn't hit cleanup since 2009.
Girardi explained the move by saying that he liked Posada's experience against Wakefield. Posada entered Sunday batting .217 in 69 career at-bats against Wakefield with four homers.
His fifth career blast off the knuckleballer gave the Yankees a 4-0 lead in the third.