Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 10/17/12
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Tonight's lineup - perhaps the last lineup of the modern, dominant era of the Yankees - has been submitted.  It's incredible.In 24 hours, Nick Swisher has gone from a benched afterthought to batting second in the order.A-Rod, whose last at bat the other night was his best in the series, is still on the bench.  He may never see another at bat as a Yankee. His replacement, Eric Chavez, has yet to get a base hit in this series. And Chavez's fielding last night led to a Tiger run.  We lost by a Tiger run.Brett Gardner, who in terms of playing time is still in early spring training, has replaced Granderson. Gardner didn't get a hit last night. This is a full-scale, headless-chicken, DefCon 4, "Mo!Larry!Cheese!" panic. I don't know what's happening at the micro level. But from here, it looks like Girardi has gone off the rails.
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