Daily Archives: June 9, 2011
SWB Yankees scored early and often they first scored when Parraz doubled and scored Laird in the bottom of the 2nd. Russo then singled driving in Parraz. Brewer then singled driving in Russo. In the bottom of the 4th Jorge Vazquez homered for the twentieth time scoring Ramiro Pena. Vazquez then doubled in the bottom of the 6th scoring Pena again. Warren pitched the complete game striking out seven and giving up only six hits.
Trenton L 4-1
Trenton scored there lone run in the top of the 3rd when Yadil Mujica doubled scoring Deangelo Mack. Yankee future star Betances pitched six innings striking out 8 in the ND. Taking the loss is switch pitcher Venditte who moves to 0-2 on the season and blowing his first save.
Tampa W 4-3
Tampa scored early in the first inning when Zoilo Almonte singled in Abraham Almonte. Tampa then put up 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th on a bunch of bloop hits. Allen went 6 innings in the ND. Solbach picked up the win in relief moving his record to 3-3.
Charleston L 5-4 10innings
Charleston put up a run in the bottom of third when Jose Mojica singled in Anderson Feliz. In the bottom of the 8th Charleston tacked on two more runs when Anderson Feliz doubled scoring Gary Sanchez and Eduardo Sosa. Taking the loss in relief was Perez.
- Russell Martin is not in tonight’s lineup once again. After reporters found out Russell Martin’s back was locked, they asked him how it happened. Martin says he believes it happened while lifting weights. There’s no specific time that Martin will be back.
- Joba Chamberlain had an MRI done on his shoulder yesterday and while he passed all strength tests his dye contrast shows that he has a ligament tear. Tommy John Surgery might be a possibility Girardi stated, which means he might miss the rest of the season.
- Phil Hughes had another live batting practice session today, and this time they used the radar gun. Hughes clocked 90-92 miles an hour on his fast ball and threw 30 pitches. Girardi is scheduling Hughes to have a rehab stint next week in AAA.
- Jorge Posada returned to the lineup tonight after being excused yesterday from the team. Posada was in the hospital while his son Jorge Jr. had cranial surgery. His son is expected to make a full recovery
- Mark Teixeira seems to be feeling better after that hit by pitch in the series opener with the Red Sox. He was at Yankee Stadium yesterday along with Alex Rodriguez filming a scene for the upcoming season of the hit T.V show Entourage. He also had a base hit in yesterday’s game.
If you watched the Yankees game last night (and if you didn’t, I don’t blame you) the bases were loaded with one out with Derek Jeter at the plate. Alfredo Aceves was on the mound with fast runners all around. Francisco Cervelli was at first, Eduardo Nunez was at second and Brett Gardner was at third. They were trying to take the lead on what was an 8-5 deficit at the time. This was where fans thought it turned “bad.” Aceves threw the ball pass Derek Jeter and it went to the wall. Cervelli was going to second, Nunez was going to third…but Gardner was just standing at third, either looking like he froze, or was just completely tentative about whether to go or not. Nunez was forced to go back to second and Cervelli had to go back to first. Gardner left most Yankee fans flabbergasted as to why he didn’t run. Fans were so upset, they took to twitter to complain about Brett Gardner and his “awful” base running. It was so talked about, Brett became a trending topic on Twitter.
Many fans believed that Gardner would have scored on that play. Yes, the typical the ball went to the back stop and the run scored, but they didn’t think the whole thing through. If Brett Gardner HAD went and he was thrown out, Yankee Fans would have been even MORE irate with him than they were already. I had a hunch why Gardner didn’t go: He had been tagged out 7 times for trying to steal second. What made fans think that he was ready to run home? Most people thought Gardner was at fault for not scoring the run, but sometimes you have to do what’s right for you. I’m pretty sure that it crossed Gardy’s mind that maybe he was a little tentative about being thrown out and killing the rally.
After the game, Joe Girardi held a news conference (like he does everyday) and when asked the question about Brett, Girardi knew exactly how to answer that question.
“It wasn’t a good read. It changed the complexion of the game. I think guys can get frustrated when they get thrown out, but we need him to remain aggressive.” After the conference, Yankees reporters crowded around Gardner in the clubhouse. The whole truth behind it was that Gardner just couldnt’ move. He thought the ball hit Derek Jeter, which was why he just stood there. By the time that Gardner realized it didn’t hit Jeter, it was too late.
“I wish I had gone as soon as I saw the ball got by him, but the way Jeet reacted to it initially, I thought it had hit him.” Gardner answered. “I just kinda froze for a second, and it was too late.”
Like I thought, Gardner had a reason on why he stood there. From what I’ve seen from Gardy, he never does things without a reason and the reason for this was, he thought Jeter was hit. And to see the bright side to Gardy’s day? He was 1 for 2 with 2 walks and a stolen base.
Red Sox 11, Yankees 6
|Rodriguez, Al, DH||5||1||1||1||0||1||1||.278|
|Nunez, E, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||0||3||.218|
|Burnett, AJ(L, 6-4)||5.2||7||8||7||4||3||1||4.37|
From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:
NEW YORK — One of the major selling points when the Yankees decided to thickly line A.J. Burnett’s pockets was his dominance in the American League East, particularly when matching up against the Red Sox.
Thus far in Burnett’s pinstriped career, however, that trend hasn’t materialized. The right-hander was pounded for eight runs in 5 2/3 innings and the Red Sox dismissed the Yankees, 11-6, on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Burnett is now winless in his last nine starts against Boston, including eight as a Yankee, and he is 0-4 with an 8.01 ERA over that span. For whatever reason, he has not been the same pitcher that he was in Toronto.