Daily Archives: May 30, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 5/30/11

SWB L 8-5

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Krum LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .211
Pena, R SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .259
Montero DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306
Vazquez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .289
Maxwell, J CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260
Laird 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Russo 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Brewer RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Molina C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .214

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Warren 6.0 9 4 4 2 4 0 3.81
Texeira (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 4 4 2 0 1 0 13.50
Kontos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.13

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Colon Dominates A’s in 5-0 Victory

Game recap from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

OAKLAND — The Yankees had absolutely no expectations for Bartolo Colon when he arrived in camp this spring, but by now they’ve figured this out: When he’s on, expect plenty of zeroes.

Colon again recaptured his old form on Monday, dominating the Athletics for nine scoreless innings as the Yankees posted a 5-0 victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The A’s lineup seemed to be consistently flailing at everything the 37-year-old Colon fired their way, as the right-hander limited Oakland to just four hits while striking out six.

Wearing Stars & Stripes Memorial Day caps in the field, the Yankees provided Colon with all of the support he’d need in the first inning, getting to Trevor Cahill for three runs.

Derek Jeter led off the game with a single, his 2,981st career hit. The captain was aboard when Mark Teixeira homered for the fourth time in five games — a two-run shot to right field, his 16th.

Robinson Cano followed an Alex Rodriguez walk with a run-scoring double to right-center field before being cut down on an outfield assist rounding second base.

Against an Oakland lineup that has less homers (30) than Teixeira and Curtis Granderson (16) combined, the lead held up, even as Cahill settled in and limited the Yankees to just one hit over the next six innings.

With Cahill’s pitch count climbing in the seventh, the Yankees manufactured a fourth run. Brett Gardner walked, stole second, executed a double steal with Francisco Cervelli and scored on a Jeter sacrifice fly.

Cahill allowed four runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings, walking five and striking out two before yielding to Craig Breslow.

Working efficiently, Colon allowed only a second-inning Josh Willingham double that struck the wall in right-center field and then a sixth-inning Kevin Kouzmanoff single. Kurt Suzuki had an infield single in the eighth and was promptly erased on a double play, while Cliff Pennington hit a leadoff double in the ninth.

It was a solid bounce-back for Colon, who was commanding two starts ago on May 18 over eight scoreless innings in Baltimore but allowed a season-high six runs to the Blue Jays on May 23. It was Colon’s first complete game since July 5, 2006, when he was a member of the Angels.

Boxscore:

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYY
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   5 7 0
OAK
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0

 

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .259
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .276
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .258
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .277
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .284
Posada, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .169
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .212
1-Dickerson, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Gardner, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .255
Cervelli, C 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .200
Totals 30 5 7 5 5 5 8 .253
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon(W, 3-3) 9.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 3.26
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 3.56

NYY @ OAK – 5/30/11

UPDATE, 3:18 PM EST: Martin has been scratched from the lineup with a sore toe. Here’s the new lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada DH
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF

Pitchers:

Bartolo Colon (2-3, 3.77) vs. Trevor Cahill (6-2, 2.02)

Series Preview: NYY @ OAK – 5/30/11-6/1/11

5/30/11: Bartolo Colon (2-3, 3.77) vs. Trevor Cahill (6-2, 2.02)

Against the Blue Jays, Colon pitched five strong innings but faltered in the sixth. A five-run explosion, fueled by three walks — two intentional — led to his third loss of the season. He struck out eight in defeat but walked four overall.

Cahill wasn’t at his best in his last start, giving up back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to the Angels. He lasted six innings, scattered 10 hits and five walks while being tagged for four runs (three earned) and just his second loss.

5/31/11: Freddy Garcia (3-4, 3.26) vs. Brett Anderson (3-4, 2.84)

Garcia looks to string together back-to-back wins after defeating the Blue Jays with 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball on May 25. The veteran has allowed three runs or fewer in three of his last four starts.

Anderson was dominant against the Angels in his last outing. He tossed a three-hit shutout over eight innings and struck out four batters en route to the win. He has allowed just four runs combined in his last three starts.

6/1/11: A.J. Burnett (5-3, 3.99) vs. Gio Gonzalez (5-2, 2.17)

Burnett ran out of steam after needing 97 pitches to grind through five innings against the Mariners on May 27, tying a season high with five walks. He completed the month of May 1-2 with a 4.06 ERA, logging quality starts in three of five outings.

Gonzalez didn’t earn a decision the last time out, but saw his stellar May come to an end after five innings in which he gave up two runs, fanned seven and walked five. For the month, he was 3-0 and struck out at least six in all five of his starts.

Pitcher Probables/Previews from MLB.com’s Gameday.

Morning Bits 5/30/11

Morning All.  Take the time to remember why we have this Holiday.  Thank a Vet if you pass one today.

and here are your morning links.

What We Learned About the Yankees This Weekend

Posada left behind at DH

Nova’s hold on rotation spot slipping

Hughes Update

We need ya Phil!

Here’s the latest on Phil Hughes from Lohud:

He threw a 30-pitch bullpen this morning. The first 20 pitches were fastballs. The last 10 were a mix of four fastballs, three changeups and three curveballs. He said everything went as planned, no problems and no pain.

“No news is good news,” he said.

Larry Rothschild said the only thing set in stone is that Hughes will take two days off and throw another bullpen on Wednesday. Hughes said he believes he could throw batting practice this coming weekend in Anaheim.