Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/10/11

SWB L 6-3

SWB scored there 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th two of them scored when Jordan Parraz doubled in Greg Golson and Kevin Russo. Taking the loss was Carlyle who only last 3.2 innings falling to 0-2 on the season.

Trenton W 7-3

They scored there first run in the first inning when Corban Joseph doubles scoring Raymond Kruml. The rest of the scoring came on base hits. Pitching and getting the win was Heyer who moved his record to 6-3 going 5.2 innings.

Tampa L 2-0

No runs scored in this one. Taking the loss was Marshall who fell to 4-5 on the season.

Charleston L 2-1

They scored there lone run when Ramon Flores doubled in Anderson Feliz. Taking the loss was Greene who moves to 2-6 on the season.

and here are some minor links.

Scout proud of once-in-a-lifetime find in Jeter

Yanks’ top prospects living up to reputation

NYY vs. CLE – 6/10/11


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


Ivan Nova (4-4, 4.50) vs. Fausto Carmona (3-7, 5.33)

According to Lohud, Joba Chamberlain will be having Tommy John Surgery next week on Thursday with Dr. James Andrews and is being sent to the 60-day DL. It is not official yet, but Kevin Whelan, supposedly is on his way from AAA SWB to New York.

Enjoy the game. Let’s hope we can…

Series Preview: NYY vs. CLE ~ 6/10/11-6/12/11

Friday, 6/10/11, 7:05PM EST

Ivan Nova (4-4, 4.50) vs. Fausto Carmona (3-7, 5.33)

Nova’s Last 3 Starts: 0-1, 4.96, 5 K, in 16.1 IP

Carmona’s Last 3 Starts: 0-3, 7.36, 12 K, in 18.1 IP

Saturday, 6/11/11, 1:05PM EST

Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.39) vs. Mitch Talbot (2-2, 4.18)

Colon’s Last 3 Starts: 2-1, 3.98, 18 K, in 20.1 IP

Talbot’s Last 3 starts: 1-2, 6.32, 8 K, in 15.2 IP

Sunday, 6/12/11, 1:05PM EST

TBA vs. Josh Tomlin (7-3, 3.71)

Tomlin’s Last 3 Starts: 1-2, 8.00, 14 K, in 18.0 IP

Has Joe Girardi Doomed The Yankees?

If you watched the Red Sox and Yankees series (and again if you didn’t I don’t blame you one bit) the realization was that the Yankees were swept. After the game which ended at about almost 2 in the morning, a lot of people were question, whose fault was it that the Yankees lost. Was it CC Sabathia who gave up six runs in the 7th inning which lead to the Yankees downfall? Was it David Robertson aka “Houdini” who gave up 2 base hits to drown the Yankees further, or maybe was it the man behind the Yankees Joe Girardi?

During the series, Joe Girardi seemed to live by the Yankees binder, which has the stats of almost every pitcher and hitter in the league, as well as his guys numbers against said pitcher. What Joe Girardi doesn’t understand was that he can’t live by the binder. The statistics mean nothing when it comes to baseball, and as everyone knows you can’t predict baseball. An example was benching Jorge Posada from batting against lefties for the rest of the season. Maybe the plunking of Mark Teixeira was a blessing in disguise for Jorge, since he was 3 for 3 against Jon Lester in the opening game between the Yanks and Red Sox. Girardi had also wanted to bench Brett Gardner during the game with Tim Wakefield, but again, Gardner proved Girardi’s binder wrong. He was 1 for 2 with 2 walks and a stolen base. Girardi needs to realize that he can’t rely on statistics in order to defeat opponents, because in the end, statistics don’t determine the game.

Also, Joe Girardi has been known to be tough on his position players, but yet become soft on the Yankees bullpen which is now depleted. During the second game of the series, everyone knows the story of the reason Brett Gardner didn’t go home from third, costing the Yanks a run but during the press conference, Girardi had been tough on Gardner when answering questions about him. But Girardi had used the bullpen a little too much during the road trip which lead to the loss of Joba Chamberlain. Girardi made the rule that he would never pitch Chamberlain three straight days, but broke his own rule on the West Coast roadtrip. In Chamberlain’s final game, he had used 36 pitches in order to get out of the inning, and Chamberlain complained of discomfort. It turned out that it was due to a tear in his elbow, and now Chamberlain has to have Tommy John surgery. Girardi’s use of Chamberlain had now left the Yankees with no one to turn to in tight ballgames except for David Robertson, which I hope that Girardi uses Robertson wisely. The rest of the Yankee bullpen outside Robertson and Mariano are questionable. There’s Boone Logan the lefty pitcher who can’t get left handed batters out, Luis Ayala who so far has been good for the Yanks, not lights out but good enough and Lance Pendelton who I won’t forget gave up 2 homers in the 9th inning in the second game of the series to prevent the Yankees from coming back and winning. Girardi hadn’t used his bullpen wisely at all since the season began and now he has 3 very important players out. Chamberlain for the year, Rafael Soriano (we don’t know when he’s coming back) and Pedro Feliciano (and we don’t know when he’s coming back).

Girardi also seems to have the problem of not taking out a pitcher when he knows that there’s trouble. I understand you want to get your pitcher through the seventh inning or so, but in September that’s not acceptable if you want to win games and you know your starting pitcher is running out of gas. Whenever he leaves a player in like that, it spells doom for the Yankees. Example? Joe wanted CC to get through the 7th inning yesterday but CC gave up 6 runs. That could have easily been avoided if Girardi had summoned Robertson earlier in the inning than letting CC give up all of those runs.

The Yankees had dug a hole from themselves during the series of the Red Sox, but if Joe Girardi continues to manage this way(taking aggressiveness away from a players game, leaving a starting pitcher in long enough for them to make damage and overusing the bullpen) then I am not seeing any way that we are going to make it to the playoffs this year.

Morning Bits 6/10/11

Good morning all thank god Boston is leaving town today.

Here are your morning links.

* It’s about time that the Yankees give the kids a chance.

* SWB Yankees had a great game of offense last night but coming up big was the pitching.

* Remember the boxing match the yankees had during the season last year that ruined the outfield well they haven’t learned because Paul McCartney will be having a concert at Yankee Stadium in July.






Boston 36 26 .581 19-13 17-13 315 275 +40 Won 6 6-4
NY Yankees 33 27 .550 2 17-16 16-11 306 247 +59 Lost 3 6-4
Tampa Bay 33 29 .532 3 14-16 19-13 256 242 +14 Won 3 5-5
Toronto 32 31 .508 4.5 15-14 17-17 311 281 +30 Lost 1 5-5
Baltimore 29 31 .483 6 19-16 10-15 240 278 -38 Won 3 5-5

Boston’s 7 Run Innings Derails Game for Yanks

Red Sox 8, Yankees 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1   8 12 1
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 6 1
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .261
Granderson, CF 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 .264
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .253
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .276
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273
Swisher, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .219
Posada, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .203
Gardner, LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 .254
Cervelli, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .222
a-Dickerson, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .357
Totals 32 3 6 3 3 7 14 .250
Sabathia(L, 7-4) 6.2 8 6 6 2 5 0 3.15
Robertson 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.52
Marquez 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.50
Totals 9.0 12 8 8 2 6 0 3.68

From MLB.com’s Matt Fortuna:

NEW YORK — Around 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi took the podium for his pregame news conference, announcing that he had both bad and good news to begin the day — Joba Chamberlain was likely out for the year, but Phil Hughes was slowly working his way back to the club.

Thirteen-and-a-half minutes later, after fielding nothing but injury questions, Girardi was reminded that there was a game to be played later that night.

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