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Eduardo Nunez: Starting SS over Jayson Nix in Game 3 Is Wise Move by Joe Girardi

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Eduardo Nunez will play shortstop for the New York Yankees Tuesday night in Game 3 of the ALCS, following a hit-less night from Jayson Nix in Game 2.

Neither player can be expected to replace Derek Jeter in the clubhouse, in the field or at the plate, but a little production would be nice. Justin Verlander is tough enough to hit as it is, pulling an unproductive bat around makes winning even more difficult.

It's not that Nix is the only problem in the Yankees' lineup right now, but it was time for a change. Inserting Nunez into the starting lineup gives New York a different look, and keeps Nix's 1-for-11 career numbers against Verlander on the bench.

Nunez has started 17 games at shortstop this season. In 38 total games, ...

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