Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

Minor Night-Cap

SWB L 13-2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Russo 2B 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .267
Pena, R SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .265
Montero C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .303
Vazquez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .278
Laird 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .254
Parraz RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292
Brewer LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
Nunez, L DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175
Krum CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brackman (L, 2-4) 1.0 0 3 3 3 1 0 6.80
Pope 2.2 4 4 4 2 2 1 6.32
Kontos 2.1 5 2 2 0 4 1 2.60
Wordekemper 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.35
Texeira 1.0 6 4 4 1 1 1 23.14

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Series Preview: NYY @ LAA ~ 6/3/11-6/5/11

Friday, 6/3/11, 10:05 PM EST

Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.67) vs. Jered Weaver (6-4, 2.10)

The Yankees say they haven’t thought about removing Nova from the rotation, but he needs to show better consistency. He lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his last start at Seattle and had no command of his fastball, according to manager Joe Girardi.

He didn’t get a win in his last start, but Weaver was back in prime-time form, holding the Twins scoreless across nine innings on two singles and two walks, striking out seven. He threw a season-high 128 pitches and can use the extra day off.

Saturday, 6/4/11, 9:05 PM EST

C.C. Sabathia (6-3, 2.98) vs. Dan Haren (5-3, 2.29)

The ace goes for his fourth straight win, having gone at least eight innings in his last three starts. Sabathia limited the Mariners to a run on five hits his last time out and has a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts, spanning 25 innings.

Haren had been pitching in terrible luck without run support, but it finally arrived on Sunday in Minnesota on a day he didn’t have his quality stuff. He made it through six innings without an out pitch, testimony to his guile and intelligence.

Sunday, 6/5/11, 3:35 PM EST

Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.26) vs Ervin Santana (3-4, 4.34)

Colon fired his first complete game since 2006 in his last start, limiting the A’s to four hits in a shutout. The 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner with the Angels, Colon faced his former team in 2009 and defeated them with 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

Santana struggled early in his last start, allowing six runs through the opening two innings in Kansas City. But he regrouped to work four scoreless innings thereafter.

All Pitching Matchup Previews from MLB.com’s Gameday.

Current All Star Voting

ALL STAR LINEUP

Could the Yankees have the whole infield plus one outfielder starting in the All-Star game?  Looks like it so far!!! that would be pretty neat.

2011 AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING (as of June 1)

CATCHER
Russell Martin, Yankees: 843,459
Joe Mauer, Twins: 593,949
Alex Avila, Tigers: 407,463
Carlos Santana, Indians: 395,892
Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 337,737

FIRST BASE
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 827,247
Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 685,262
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 657,594
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 278,055
Adam Lind, Blue Jays: 256,782

SECOND BASE
Robinson Cano, Yankees: 1,185,952
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 586,361
Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 502,012
Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 384,004
Ben Zobrist, Rays: 352,904

THIRD BASE
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 945,127
Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 755,551
Evan Longoria, Rays: 588,463
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 491,422
Maicer Izturis, Angels: 199,423

SHORTSTOP
Derek Jeter, Yankees: 931,410
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 672,105
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 560,309
Yunel Escobar, Blue Jays: 320,874
Erick Aybar, Angels: 215,991

DESIGNATED HITTER
Michael Young, Rangers: 646,979
David Ortiz, Red Sox: 618,609
Jorge Posada, Yankees: 414,733
Travis Hafner, Indians: 407,334
Johnny Damon, Rays: 353,340

OUTFIELD
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 1,261,659
Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 994,315
Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 748,240
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 674,406
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 514,006
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 494,721
Nick Swisher, Yankees: 465,984
Grady Sizemore, Indians: 457,185
Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 440,626
Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 407,517
Brett Gardner, Yankees: 370,989
Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: 366,575
Sam Fuld, Rays: 310,520
J.D. Drew, Red Sox: 307,684
B.J. Upton, Rays: 277,173

Morning Bits 6/2/11

After the sweep of the A’s yesterday the Yankees have a day off today.

Here are your morning links.

Phil Hughes encouraged by 50-pitch bullpen, simulated inning; Yankees starter throws to hitters Sat.

Six Yankees lead in early All-Star voting

Granderson’s Incredible Turnaround Against Lefties

and here are the current standings

American League East
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road East Cent. West L10 Strk
N.Y. Yankees 31 23 .574 17-13 14-10 13-9 8-9 8-4 7-3 W 4
Boston 30 26 .536 2 16-13 14-13 10-8 10-9 8-8 5-5 L 4
Tampa Bay 29 26 .527 14-16 15-10 12-9 14-9 2-6 4-6 L 1
Toronto 28 28 .500 4 15-14 13-14 9-13 11-7 7-6 5-5 L 2
Baltimore 25 29 .463 6 15-14 10-15 7-12 11-9 5-7 5-5 W 1