Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/6/11

SWB L 4-1

SWB Yankees lone run came in the bottom of the fourth when Jorge Vazquez hit his 19th homerun of the season.  Losing Pitcher was Mitchell who did have ten strike outs.  Mitchell gave up 3 earned runs on nine hits his record evens out at 4-4.

Trenton L 8-7 F12

In the top of the second Mack hit a two run homer scoring Gil.  In the top of the third the Thunder scored two runs again when Joseph and Suttle hit back to back homeruns.  In the top of the 5th Mujica hit a solo shot of his own.  Suttle came up again in the top of the 7th and hit another home run to left field. Pitching for Trenton tonight was Banuelos who had a rough outing.  He went four innings allowing two homeruns and five earned runs.

Tampa W 3-1

All the three runs that the Tampa Yankees needed to win came in the top of the first.  With one out Castro homered to left. Lyerly then walked and Z. Almonte came up next and homered. Black earned the win striking out two and giving up six hits improving his record to 4-5.

Charleston L 2-1

The lone run of the game happened in the top of the second when Sosa singled and Kyle Roller scored.  Ramirez pitched six innings and left with the win in hand but Forer blew his second save and took the loss going 1-4 on the season.

 

 

Yankees Draft Pick: Day 1

Starting at 7pm, the Yankees fans were on there toes, wondering who the Yankees were going to chose for there draft pick. At around 10:45pm the Yankees had made there decision. Third baseman Dante Bichette Jr from Orangewood Christian High School was the Yankees first round draft pick and 51st overall. Baseball will have it’s second day of draft picks starting at 12:00 ET with all the coverage on MLB.com and MLB Network.

Introducing Me

Hey, I’m Delia and it is such an honor to be apart of the site Yankees Fans Unite. I should probably get started by letting you know my favorites or least favorites in baseball, so here it goes.

Favorite Team: New York Yankees

Favorite Player: Brett Gardner #11

Yankee Fan Since: The day I was born.

Least Favorite Team: Boston Red Sox

Things That Irk Me: When Boston sweeps the Yankees, when Yankees aren’t in first place and when the team is not doing well

Things I Don’t Understand: Red Sox fans, How Jose Bautista is hitting a lot of homers and how the Red Sox came from last place to first place.

Well, I guess that’s all people really want to know me. I have up to date information on the New York Yankees, so follow my twitter @dfiregirl4 in order to get all the information starting from draft picks, to injury updates to scoreboard updates. Thanks so much and I am looking forward to working on the Yankees Fans Unite site.

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Series Preview: BOS @ NYY ~ 6/7/11-6/9/11

Get pumped!

Tuesday, 6/7/11, 7:05PM EST:

Freddy Garcia (4-4, 3.34) vs. Jon Lester (7-2, 3.94)

Over Lester’s last 3 starts, he has gone 2-1, with a 6.11 ERA, and 16 strikeouts.

Over Garcia’s last 3 starts, he has also gone 2-1, but with a 3.54 ERA, and 11 strikeouts.

Wednesday, 6/8/11, 7:05PM EST:

A.J. Burnett (6-3, 3.86) vs. Tim Wakefield (2-1, 4.40)

Over Wakefield’s last 3 starts, he has gone 2-0, with a 3.20 ERA, and 9 strikeouts.

Over Burnett’s last 3 starts, he has also gone 2-0, with a 3.44 ERA, and 15 strikeouts.

Thursday, 6/9/11, 7:05PM EST

C.C. Sabathia (7-3, 2.80) vs. Josh Beckett (4-2, 2.01)

Over Beckett’s last 3 starts, he has gone 1-1, with a 2.89 ERA, and 15 strikeouts.

Over Sabathia’s last 3 starts, he has gone 3-0, with a 2.10 ERA, and 11 strikeouts.

Considering how well these guys have been pitching, this should be quite a good game. Let’s hope it is.

This is it- Yankees vs. Red Sox. Let’s go Yanks!

 

Live Chat Wednesday!

I will be holding a live chat on Wednesday at around 2:30PM EST for discussion regarding the Yankees or just the MLB in general.

Be ready with questions and comments!

Morning Bits 6/6/11

Another win yesterday.  Today is an off day before the Yankees start there home stand Tuesday.

And here are your morning links.

* A-rod is being looked at again by MLB with his relationship with a Canadian Doctor.
 
* The Yankees are in a waiting game when the 2011 draft starts because of getting Soriano.
 
* Derek Jeter is eyeing getting his 3,000 hit on this home stand.
 
 
 
 
 
Remember check back throughout the day for new threads.  Also leave some comments to get some good Yankee discussion going.  Enjoy the day everyone.
 
EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
NY Yankees 33 24 .579 17-13 16-11 293 222 +71 Won 2 7-3
Boston 33 26 .559 1 19-13 14-13 290 262 +28 Won 3 6-4
Tampa Bay 30 29 .508 4 14-16 16-13 243 237 +6 Lost 1 4-6
Toronto 30 29 .508 4 15-14 15-15 290 262 +28 Won 1 6-4
Baltimore 26 31 .456 7 16-16 10-15 229 274 -45 Lost 1 3-7

Teixeira’s 2 Homers Help Colon to 4th Win of Season

From MLB.com’s Thomas Boorstein:

ANAHEIM — The Yankees have had more than their share of recent struggles here, but two players who used to call Angel Stadium home helped their current team to both a rare series win and a successful end to a long road trip Sunday.

Mark Teixeira hit two home runs — his 17th and 18th this season — and Bartolo Colon picked up his fourth win as the Yankees finished a nine-game West Coast swing with a 5-3 victory over the Angels. After starting with two consecutive losses to the Mariners, the Yankees won six of their final seven games in Seattle, Oakland and Anaheim.

“Going in, would I have predicted we’d go 6-3? I would have felt pretty good about that,” manager Joe Girardi said after the game. “But after being 0-2, not so much.”

Teixeira hit a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the fifth to account for three of the Yankees’ four runs off Angels starter Joel Pineiro. With the homers, Teixeira passed teammate Curtis Granderson and is now second in the Majors. Toronto’s Jose Bautista has 20.

“I’m just trying to be aggressive,” Teixeira said. “When I get a pitch to drive, I try not to miss it. A lot of times I do. But I’d love to keep this thing rolling.

With the win, the Yankees (33-24) are now a season-high nine games over .500 after taking a road series against the Angels for only the second time in 10 tries since 2005. They are still only 12-25 — including a 2-4 postseason mark — at Angel Stadium during that stretch. The other series win came in September 2009.

“Coming out here and winning is a lot harder than it looks,” said David Robertson, who wriggled out of yet another jam in relief.

Colon (4-3), coming off a shutout in Oakland, said through an interpreter that he had trouble with his grip on his two-seam fastballs. He allowed three runs and made way for Robertson after allowing a one-out double in the sixth. His teammate then turned in a typical Robertson outing. With the score 4-3, he induced a fielder’s choice before issuing back-to-back walks to load the bases. Robertson recovered to strike out Maicer Izturis. The righty, who also recorded an out in the seventh, now has 38 strikeouts and 18 walks in 23 1/3 innings this season.

“D-Rob’s been doing it all year long,” said Nick Swisher, who added a home run off the top of the right-field foul pole in the eighth. “That kid doesn’t get nearly the credit he deserves. It boggles my mind.”

“I didn’t have my best stuff today,” Robertson said. “I really didn’t want to walk a couple of guys. I really just wanted to find a way to get the outs. I had to work real hard, and I was real fortunate to get out of that situation.”

A rested Joba Chamberlain followed him in relief. He threw 35 pitches in a 1 2/3-inning outing, stranding runners on first and third in the seventh and getting an inning-ending double play in the eighth. Mariano Rivera picked up his 16th save, also with the help of the double play.

“There’s a lot of days you feel great and you’re blowing fastballs by people,” Chamberlain said. “But these are the times you have to pitch. You have to rely on your command and your catcher and your defense.”

Teixeira and Colon both played on Angels playoff teams, though not at the same time. Teixeira had 13 homers in 54 games as a trade-deadline acquisition in 2008. Colon won 46 games for the Angels from 2004-07, taking home the 2005 Cy Young Award in the process.

“I felt really good,” Colon said. “It’s another game, that we win. I am playing for the Yankees now, and I’m happy to have helped the team win.”

After a sluggish start in the power department, Swisher is finally helping the team with the long ball. The right fielder hit 29 home runs in each of his first two seasons with the Yankees and how has five this season — three on this road trip.

“I haven’t even thought about it, which is crazy,” Swisher said of his power outage. “I’m so much better when I don’t try. I think sometimes, when you do try too much, things do go south. I’ve been really working on the mental side of the game and trying to scratch and claw my way out of there.”

Brett Gardner had a broken-bat RBI double in the second inning for the first Yankees run, and Derek Jeter added career hit No. 2,986 with a third-inning single. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jeter passed Sam Rice and is now in 28th place on the all-time list. He’ll have a chance to move closer to No. 3,000 on Tuesday, when the Yankees open a three-game series against Boston and a 10-game homestand.

“It’s big for a lot of reasons,” Teixeira said of the strong finish to the road trip. “We want some momentum going into the off-day and then the series against Boston. Playing a team that we haven’t played that well against over the years is always big. And then you have a five-hour flight home — it’s good to have a win under your belt.”

Boxscore:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYY
0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0   5 11 0
LAA
0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 10 0
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
Granderson, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .274
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 3 3 0 0 1 .258
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .287
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .277
Swisher, RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .215
Dickerson, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Posada, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .178
Gardner, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .258
Cervelli, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .167
Totals 34 5 11 5 3 6 8 .251
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon(W, 4-3) 5.1 6 3 3 2 4 1 3.39
Robertson(H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.16
Chamberlain(H, 12) 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.83
Rivera, Ma(S, 16) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.90
Totals 9.0 10 3 3 5 7 1 3.45