Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/11/11

SWB L 3-2

SWB Yankees got there first run in the top of the when Brandon Laird hit a solo homerun.  That was his fourth homerun of the season.  The scored another run in the top of the 8th when Brandon Laird singled in Jordan Parraz. Taking the loss was Mitchell who fell to 4-5 on the season.  Mitchell went 7 innings striking out two and giving up three earned runs.

Trenton W 4-2

Trenton scored there first run in the bottom of the 4th when Jose Gil hits an inside-the-park home run. The next run was scored in the bottom of the 5th when Bradley Suttle singled in Raymond Kruml. The last two runs came on the bored in the bottom of the 6th when Jose Pirela doubled in Jose Gil and Deangelo Mack scores.  Yankee pitching prospect Banuelos got the ND going 5.2 innings striking out 8 and giving up 2 earned runs.

Tampa W 4-2

Tampa scored there first two runs in the top of the 4th when Zoilo Almonte homered scoring Robert Lyerly. Tampa scored two more runs in the 5th.  The winning pitcher was Heredia who moves to 6-1 on the season.  Heredia went 5 innings striking out seven.

Charleston W 2-0

The first run of the game came in the first inning when Yankee catching prospect Gary Sanchez doubled in Anderson Feliz.  The other run came in the 3rd when Kelvin De Leon singled in Gary Sanchez.  Turley got the win going 5 innings and striking out five.

Open Thread

Well the Yanks won 4-0. As you most likely know, Bartolo Colon pitched very well (shut them out) until he strained his hamstring. Nothing has been confirmed, but it is quite possible/probable that he will be headed to the DL. Really not what the Yanks need at this point. Full game review will come in the morning tomorrow.

Anyway, here’s an open thread to talk about anything you could possibly want. Have a good night.

MLB, Players talk Realignment

I am in favor of this move if the Yankees, Red Sox and Tampa all have the best overall records like they do in some of the years past why should one not make the playoffs.   This to me seems like a great idea.  Would love to hear thoughts from everyone else.

Below is the article  from ESPN’s Buster Olney.

A simple form of realignment being seriously considered has been raised in the labor talks between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, according to four sources: two leagues of 15 teams, rather than the current structure of 16 teams in the National League and 14 in the American League.

According to a highly ranked executive, one consideration that has been raised in ownership committee meetings is eliminating the divisions altogether, so that 15 AL and 15 NL teams would vie for five playoff spots within each league. Currently, Major League Baseball has six divisions.

A source who has been briefed on the specifics of the labor discussions says that the players’ union has indicated that it is open to the idea of two 15-team leagues, but that the whole plan still hasn’t been talked through or presented to the owners.

“I’d still say the odds of it happening are less than 50-50,” one source said.

A sticking point involves interleague play. Because of the odd number of teams in each league, it is possible that a team in contention late in the season will have to be playing its final games in interleague play.

One of the biggest issues that would have to be resolved in any realignment resulting in two 15-team leagues is which of the National League teams would switch to the American League.

Two highly ranked executives believe the Houston Astros would be a possibility, because a switch to the AL for Houston would foster a rivalry between the Astros and the Texas Rangers.

“There are still a lot of details that would have to be discussed,” one source said.

NYY vs. CLE – 6/11/11


Brantley LF Jeter SS
Cabrera SS Granderson CF
Sizemore CF Teixeira 1B
Santana 1B Rodriguez 3B
Choo RF Cano 2B
LaPorta DH Swisher RF
Phelps 2B Posada DH
Hannahan 3B Gardner LF
Marson C Cervelli C



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


As of now, Derek Jeter is 9 hits from 3,000. Let’s hope to make it 6 or 7 after today’s game!

Texeira Plunked, Benches Clear But Did Yanks Wait Too Long For Revenge?

Mark Teixeira was not amused in yesterday’s game. After Curtis Granderson hit a home run off of Cleveland starting pitcher Fausto Carmona, Teixeria was plunked in the shoulder.  Teixeira stood up, spiked his helmet to the ground and started yelling.

“He must have really missed his spot on that one!” Teixeira fumed towards Carmona, which led to Joe Girardi coming out of the dugout. Not long after, the benches were cleared and the pitchers in both bullpens were running towards the action. Teixeira had continued to fume towards Carmona while Joe Girardi and Indians manager Manny Acta were in a heated argument themselves.

“If you want to send the message, if your upset  the way you’re pitching and upset that you gave up a home run, just throw the ball below the waist.” Teixeira said with no patience in his voice after the game. “I’ve been hit plenty of times in my career, but anytime it’s a purpose pitch up near my head, near my neck, I don’t like that.”

Reporters spoke with Joe Girardi asking if Fausto Carmona had the intent of hitting Mark Texeira. Girardi eyed the reporter and thought for a moment before he answered.

“I can’t tell you 100%, but it’s as sure as I can get, because of the way he pitches.”

With three more games in the series, Joe Girardi was concerned about if there would be more back and forth action between the Yankees and Indians, and Mark Teixeira shared his concern as well.

“I guess when pitchers are getting hit around they can throw at us. That’s just the way the game is.”

The Yankees had every right to be mad towards the Indians, but I had got to thinking, shouldn’t the Yankees had taken there anger out on the Red Sox, since the Sox were the ones that plunked most of there batters during the 3 game series. The Red Sox had a hay-day with plunking Yankees batters even going as far as to knocking Mark Teixeira out of the game. I was expecting during the Yankees/Red Sox series maybe a benches clearing argument from all the hit batsmen that the Yankees have had. Just plunking David Ortiz felt a little better, but it would have been better if they could have gotten the point across by getting into an argument with one of the pitchers (hint, hint: John Lester who plunked at least 3 batters in one game). The Yankees were one game too late with the vengance, but it was exciting to watch. Usually the Yankees and Cleveland games are just runs scoring, no tempers flaring, just trying to win, but this will be one of the most memorable games this season just for the benches clearing. Plus it was kinda funny noticing that A-Rod was nowhere near the drama until it was his turn to bat.

Morning Bits 6/11/11

Good morning all. Nice to see a win last night and a strong outing by Nova.

Here are your links.

* Well it’s official Joba’s season is over.

* The day off helps Posada get hot.

* As Yankee relief pitchers drop like fly’s Yankee’s say that Hughes will remain a starter.






American League
Boston 37 26 .587 19-13 18-13 320 276 +44 Won 7 7-3
NY Yankees 34 27 .557 2 18-16 16-11 317 254 +63 Won 1 6-4
Tampa Bay 33 30 .524 4 14-16 19-14 256 249 +7 Lost 1 5-5
Toronto 32 32 .500 5.5 15-15 17-17 312 286 +26 Lost 2 4-6
Baltimore 30 31 .492 6 20-16 10-15 247 278 -31 Won 4 6-4

Strong Offense Pummels Carmona in 11-7 Win

Yankees 11, Indians 7

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4   7 9 1
3 1 1 1 0 1 4 0 x   11 15 0
Jeter, SS 5 2 1 0 1 0 3 .260
Granderson, CF 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 .267
Teixeira, 1B 2 2 1 3 2 1 0 .256
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 3 .280
1-Nunez, E, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Cano, 2B 4 1 3 1 1 1 1 .281
Swisher, RF 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 .216
Posada, DH 5 0 3 1 0 2 5 .215
Gardner, LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .259
Cervelli, C 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .220
Totals 37 11 15 10 8 5 23 .253
Nova(W, 5-4) 7.0 4 2 2 3 6 1 4.30
Whelan 0.2 0 1 1 4 0 0 13.50
Sanit 0.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 12.86
Pendleton 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.45
Rivera, Ma 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.85
Totals 9.0 9 7 7 8 8 1 3.73

Game Review from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

NEW YORK — The Yankees can only play the game on each day’s schedule, and while no one seems to be taking the first-place Indians lightly, the Bronx Bombers still haven’t quite erased their last series from the rearview mirror.

In a lot of ways, the fight they showed against Cleveland on Friday was an outlet for atonement, having made the luxurious confines of Yankee Stadium far too hospitable to visitors over the past week.

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