Daily Archives: June 8, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/8/11

only two games tonight….

SWB W 1-0

The only run SWB got and needed came in the bottom of the 8th inning when Gustavo Molina singled and Kevin Russo scored. Phelps went seven innings in a ND striking out 8.  Norton picked up the win in relief pitching one inning. Whelan got his 18th save.

Trenton W 7-6

Trenton scored their first run in the top of the 3rd when Jose Pirela hit a solo homerun.  Pirela did it again in the top of the 4th hitting another homerun knocking in Suttle and Johnson. In the top of the 9th Cody Johnson hit a solo shot. Mack hit a double scoring Place and the last run scored when Gil hit a sac-fly to score Mack. Schmidt got the win in relief going two innings and striking out four.

 

NYY v.s BOS- 6/8/11

A.J Burnett pitches tonight's game against the Red sox

Yankees Lineup:

  1. Jeter SS
  2. Granderson CF
  3. Teixeira 1B
  4. Rodriguez DH
  5. Cano 2B
  6. Swisher RF
  7. Gardner LF
  8. Nunez 3B
  9. Cervelli C

Yankees Bulletin

  • Russell Martin is unavailable today after his back locked up at the end of yesterdays game. Girardi says Andruw Jones and Chris Dickerson are the only bench players available
  • Joba Chamberlain was placed on the 15 day DL for a strained flexor muscle. He had been dealing with discomfort for quite sometime but he didn’t regret the 35 pitch inning he had against Anaheim.
  • Hector Noesi was sent down earlier today after pitching six innings last night and giving up only 2 runs. Jeff Marquez (who the Yankees traded to get Nick Swisher) will take Noesi’s place after the White Sox DFA’d Marquez and sent him back to the Yankees.
  • Jorge Posada is unavailable tonight after his son had surgery early this morning. Brian Cashman expects Posada to be back tomorrow if all is well.

Red Sox Lineup:

  1. Ellsbury CF
  2. Pedroia 2B
  3. Gonzalez 1B
  4. Youkillis 3B
  5. Ortiz DH
  6. Crawford LF
  7. Scutaro SS
  8. Drew RF
  9. Varitek C

Red Sox Bulletin

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not availabe tonight after being rushed to the hospital on flu-like symptoms. Jason Varitek gets the start tonight as catcher
  • Bobby Jenks is unavailable tonight after complaining about his back in last nights game. MRI results were not revealed but hope that Jenks just had a spasm. No moves will be made until they are aware.

Live NYY Chat: 6/8/11

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Current All Star Voting

Current Voting for the All Star game came out yesterday and here are the results.  As you will notice still alot of Yankees leading the field.

2011 AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING (as of June 7)

CATCHER
Russell Martin, Yankees: 1,317,557
Joe Mauer, Twins: 829,073
Alex Avila, Tigers: 722,385
Carlos Santana, Indians: 588,407
Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 515,274

FIRST BASE
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 1,333,445
Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 1,268,706
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 962,242
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 453,354
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 370,897

SECOND BASE
Robinson Cano, Yankees: 1,930,762
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 963,996
Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 782,285
Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 577,746
Ben Zobrist, Rays: 518,942

THIRD BASE
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 1,515,188
Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 1,224,381
Evan Longoria, Rays: 939,549
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 852,260
Maicer Izturis, Angels: 283,131

SHORTSTOP
Derek Jeter, Yankees: 1,454,795
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 1,162,728
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 831,061
Yunel Escobar, Blue Jays: 482,614
Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 344,198

OUTFIELD
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 2,142,867
Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 1,725,654
Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 1,229,040
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 970,622

Teixeira Day To Day After Hit By Pitch Scare

Mark Teixeira left last nights game with a hit by pitch in his right knee, and was rushed to the clubhouse for x-rays right away. Results were Teixeira had a bone bruise and is listed day to day.

“To get hit like that really square, it really hurt.” Teixeira spoke with reporters after the game. “It calmed down a little bit after a few minutes.”

Joe Girardi stated he doubted that Teixeira would play on Wednesday but does not believe a trip to the disabled list is necessary.  Teixeira said he would plan on starting, but he would see how he felt.

“I always hope to play tomorrow. Always.” Teixeira sounded confident but yet unsure if he would be ready to go. Jorge Posada took over for Mark Teixeira in the 1st inning and reached on all four plate appearances against Jon Lester.

If Mark Teixeira is unable to play Wednesday, Girardi would chose between Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher, but the Yankees know that they won’t be without there All-Star first baseman for long.

Yankee Draft Picks Day 2

and here is the list…..

Round 2, 88th overall, LHP Sam Stafford: The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings on Monday to help Texas beat Kent State and advance to the Austin Super Regional. The Boston Red Sox drafted him in the 40th round of the 2008 Draft.

Round 3, 118th overall, RHP Jordan Cote: New Hampshire’s Gatorade Player of the Year, the Winnisquam Regional pitcher has struck out 82 in 45 1/3 innings. He carries a 6-1 record and an 0.77 ERA into Friday’s Division III semifinal against Somersworth. He has publicly said money is a big factor in deciding his future.

Round 4, 149th overall, 3B Matthew Duran: A Fordham early-signee from New Rochelle High School, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder hit .580 this season and has played for Hank’s Yanks.

Round 5, 179th overall, C Gregory Bird: The 6-foot-3, 205-pound switch-hitter was named Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year after hitting .553 with 12 homers and 38 RBIs for Grandview. An Arkansas commit, he is being advised by Brody Schofield of Legacy Sports and is undecided on his future.

Round 6, 209th overall, CF Jake Cave: From Kecoughtan (Va.) High School, the 6-foot, 180-pounder batted .594 and was named Eastern Region co-Player of the Year. He also pitched, going 6-3 with a 1.65 ERA.

Round 7, 239th overall, 1B Austin Jones: The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder hit .568 for Edmonds Woodway (Wash.) High School, earning first-team, Western Conference 4A South Division honors.

Round 8, 269th overall, RHP Philip Wetherell: At Western Kentucky this season, the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder saw mostly relief work, but he did make four starts, going 1-3 with a 4.25 ERA overall.

Round 9, 299th overall, RHP Zachary Arneson: A 6-foot-2, 190-pounder from Lewis-Clark State University, Arneson went 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA his senior year, working mostly as a reliever. The Giants took him in the 21st round last year.

Round 10, 329th overall, RHP Jonathan Gray: The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder from Eastern Oklahoma State Junior College went 7-2 with a 2.55 ERA his freshman year.

Round 11, 359th overall, RHP Mark Montgomery: In his junior season at Longwood University, the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder went 1-0 with an 0.89 ERA, recording 10 saves.

Round 12, 389th overall, CF Cody Grice: Some of his junior-year numbers at Grand Valley State were actually down from the previous two years, hitting .381 with four homers. The 6-foot, 220-pounder did drive in a career-best 59 runs and scored 59 times as well, stealing 23 bases.

Round 13, 419th overall, LF Justin James: The son of former Yankee Dion, Justin hit .309 with 20 RBIs and 19 steals for Sacramento City College as a sophomore this season. He stands 6-foot-5, 230-pounds.

Round 14, 449th overall, RHP William Davis: A 6-foot-3, 225-pounder from Dixon (N.C.) High School, Davis went 25-4 with a 1.67 ERA over four years.

Round 15, 479th overall, RF Tyler Molinaro: Perfect Game USA says this 6-foot-1, 192-pounder from Pitt Community College has the best power bat among North Carolina junior college players.

Round 16, 509th overall, RHP Branden Pinder: The No. 3 starter at Long Beach State this season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder went 3-5 with a 5.29 ERA in 18 appearances (11 starts).

Round 17, 539th overall, RHP Mathew Troupe: The Arizona commit was considered a prospect at catcher before showing his stuff on the hill this season at Chaminade Preparatory (Calif.) High School. He stands at 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds.

Round 18, 569th overall, RHP Hayden Sharp: The Central Oklahoma signee was an all-state selection at Morris (Okla.) High School, going 6-1 with a 0.91 ERA.

Round 19, 599th overall, RHP Robert Paullus: He goes by the name Ben and went 5-4 with a 2.89 ERA and team-best four saves at Memphis this season.

Round 20, 629th overall, LHP Daniel Camarena: The Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) High School committed to San Diego. He has played twice for Team USA and last August was selected for the Aflac All-America game at PETCO Park.

Round 21, 659th overall, 3B Zach Wilson: The Arizona State junior has hit .270 this season, helping the Sun Devils reach Friday’s Super Regional against Texas in Austin.

Round 22, 689th overall, RHP Nick Goody: From State College of Florida, Goody is an LSU commit whom Baseball America ranked last summer as the No. 4 prospect in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Round 23, 719th overall, RHP Corey Maines: He finished his Illinois State career as the school’s winningest pitcher, going 24-17 overall and 9-4 this season, during which he had a 2.87 ERA.

Round 24, 749th overall, LHP Matthew Tracy: Tracy started 10 games for Ole Miss his senior season, going 3-3 with a 5.23 ERA.

Round 25, 779th overall, RHP Adam Smith: He hit .238 with five homers and 24 RBIs in his junior season at Texas A&M, where he has been used at first, second, short and the outfield.

Round 26, 809th overall, RHP Jordan Foley: The Colony (Texas) High School standout committed to Central Michigan after his junior season, when he earned all-district honors after striking out 70 in 68 innings and posting a 0.84 ERA.

Round 27, 839th overall, LHP Chaz Hebert: From Breaux Bridge (La.) High School, Hebert stands 6-foot and 200 pounds, reportedly reaching 88 mph on the radar gun.

Round 28, 869th overall, RHP Josean Lazaro: He had a 2.52 ERA and hit .381 with 24 RBIs and 24 runs his senior season at North Broward (Fla.) Prep, where he was ranked as the state’s 42nd best player, according to Maxpreps.com.

Round 29, 899th overall, RHP Scott Hoffman: Maxpreps.com’s fifth-ranked player in the state of Arizona, Hoffman led Desert Ridge High School to the Class 5A Division I title as a junior, going 12-0. He committed to Arizona State following that campaign.

Round 30, 929th overall, RHP John Brebbia: Brebbia was named was named the 2011 Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year.

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Morning Bits 7/8/11

Good Morning all tough outing from Garcia last night and it’s always tough to see the Yankees lose to the Red Sox’s.  The good thing about baseball is we have another game tonight to try to erase the memories from yesterday.

and here are your morning links click they highlighted part for the stories today all about the drafted players…

* The yankees drafted a pitcher from Texas in the second round.

* Fourth round pick from New Rochelle is happy to be a Yankee.

 

* Here is an article on who the Yankees selected with there 7th round pick.

 

 

AL East Standings

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
NY Yankees 33 25 .569 17-14 16-11 297 228 +69 Lost 1 6-4
Boston 34 26 .567 19-13 15-13 296 266 +30 Won 4 6-4
Tampa Bay 32 29 .525 2.5 14-16 18-13 252 239 +13 Won 2 5-5
Toronto 31 30 .508 3.5 15-14 16-16 300 270 +30 Won 1 6-4
Baltimore 28 31 .475 5.5 18-16 10-15 237 276 -39 Won 2 4-6

Garcia’s 1 2/3 Inning Start Fuels Yanks’ Loss

From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

NEW YORK — The Yankees generally relish the idea of kicking off the summer this way, meeting the Red Sox in what has the early makings of a heated race for the division crown.

Unfortunately for the Yankees, they’ve been at their weakest against the Boston crimson. Freddy Garcia was chased early and New York trailed the rest of the night on Tuesday, slogging to a 6-4 loss at Yankee Stadium.

“It’s one of those days I couldn’t put it together,” said Garcia, who turned in his shortest start of the season. “To only go 1 2/3 innings, I’m disappointed. I couldn’t get anybody out and they pulled me out early.”

Opening a 10-game homestand, the Yankees had their chances against left-hander Jon Lester but ultimately weren’t able to get the big hits they needed to turn their head-to-head score around.

The Red Sox have won six of seven against New York, including all four games in the Bronx. Thanks to the residuals of Boston’s slow start, the Yankees remain percentage points ahead in the American League East.

“You lose six of seven and you’re still tied for first, that usually doesn’t happen,” manager Joe Girardi said. “In a sense, we are fortunate that way.”

They considered themselves lucky in other fashions as well, like when Mark Teixeira’s X-rays came back without confirming fears of a fractured right kneecap.

Drilled by a Lester cutter in the first inning, Teixeira showed as much pain as he ever has in a Yankees uniform, going down hard and having to be helped gingerly down the dugout steps one at a time.

After Garcia was long gone, around the time that rookie Hector Noesi was saving the bullpen with six innings of two-run ball, the Yankees announced that Teixeira had suffered only a contusion and would be day to day.

“To get hit like that really square, it really hurt,” said Teixeira, who is questionable for at least the rest of this series. “It calmed down a little bit after a few minutes.”

While Teixeira ached, Garcia stewed. Chased with two outs in the second inning and four runs already home, Garcia’s soft-tossing style was no match for the patient Red Sox, who had a bead on the veteran.

“I didn’t have anything today,” Garcia said. “I can’t throw strikes, can’t throw my slider. That’s what happened. I didn’t have the chance, really, to make any adjustments. Everybody’s seen my offspeed.”

Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a solo homer, his seventh, while Adrian Gonzalez’s RBI triple and a Kevin Youkilis sacrifice fly created an early cushion.

Dustin Pedroia’s second-inning RBI double sealed Garcia’s fate, leaving Luis Ayala (1 1/3 scoreless innings) and Noesi to soak up a good chunk of the contest out of the bullpen.

Girardi said he had no choice but to use a quick hook.

“He was up, he was behind,” Girardi said. “His stuff wasn’t crisp tonight. It’s really been the first start we’ve seen from him. He struggled and they jumped on him early.”

Robinson Cano drove in the first run off Lester with an RBI single in the first inning, and when Russell Martin was plunked to load the bases, the Yankees saw the first of several missed chances.

Nick Swisher bounced out on a nice play by third baseman Kevin Youkilis, starting a trend that would mostly have the Yankees lamenting the runners they left behind rather than complimenting Lester’s work.

“We had our opportunities,” Swisher said. “We can’t play that woulda, coulda, shoulda game. He pitched a good game.”

Around two more Derek Jeter hits, moving within 12 of becoming the 28th player all time to reach the 3,000 mark, Lester settled in.

He was helped to get out of the third inning by a leaping J.D. Drew catch in right field, until Swisher connected for a two-run double in the fifth inning.

The damage was lessened, however, by David Ortiz’s long two-run homer off Noesi in the top half of the fifth. Big Papi flipped the bat, drawing Girardi’s ire, but Noesi said he hadn’t been bothered to look.

“It’s going to happen,” said Noesi, who retired the next 13 batters. “I’m going to throw the ball and they have a bat. I don’t think too much about that. I just forget about it and keep throwing.”

As Swisher’s hit only dented Boston’s advantage, Lester got Andruw Jones to foul out and then pitched a clean sixth, finishing having allowed three runs on eight hits to become the AL’s first eight-game winner.

“They worked him hard early on,” Boston manager Terry Francona said. “That’s a tough lineup. If you make any mistakes, they are going to make you pay. They made him work out of the stretch for almost the whole game, but he did very well in limiting the damage.”

Jorge Posada, who entered the game as a pinch-runner for Teixeira, singled in the third off Lester — his first hit of the year off a lefty, snapping an 0-for-27 drought.

Posada finished with his first three-hit game of the season, ripping a RBI single in the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon to get the Yankees within shouting distance. But Papelbon struck out Alex Rodriguez swinging, securing his 200th career save.

“I thought our at-bats were good the whole night,” Girardi said. “I didn’t think we ran into a lot of good luck tonight. That’s probably the difference in the game.”

NOTE: It is announced that Teixeira will indeed be on the day-to-day DL. X-Rays taken when Teixeira was pulled out, showed that there is no fracture, which is great news. However, Teixeira does have a pretty signifigant bone bruise, and those certainly hurt.

Boxscore:

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

L: Garcia (4-5)

SV: Papelbon (12)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, DH 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .263
Granderson, CF 4 1 0 0 1 3 4 .269
Teixeira, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
1-Posada, PR-1B 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 .195
2-Dickerson, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .280
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .277
Martin, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .238
Swisher, RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 .222
Jones, An, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .215
Nunez, E, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212
a-Gardner, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .258
Totals 35 4 9 4 3 8 21 .251
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(L, 4-5) 1.2 4 4 4 3 1 1 3.86
Ayala 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.47
Noesi 6.0 3 2 2 1 1 1 1.76
Totals 9.0 7 6 6 5 3 2 3.49