Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/14/11

SWB W 3-1

SWB scored all three of there runs in the top of third.  Two of them when Kevin Russo doubled in Doug Bernier and Austin Krum.  Warren went 7 innings in the win moving his record to to 5-2.

Trenton W 7-3

In the bottom of the second Trenton scored two when Yadil Mujica singled in Deangelo Mack and Jose Pirela.   In the bottom of the second again Mujica doubled in  Jason Place scores and Addison Maruszak.  Hall took the win going 6 innings and striking out 5.  He moves his record to 6-3.

Tampa W 11-6

In the first inning Walter Ibarra hit a solo homerun (3).  In the top of the 3rd Ibarra doubled in (14)  Kelvin Castro and Abraham Almonte.   In the top of the 5th Lyrely and Z. Almonte went back to back with Solo shots.  In the top of the 7th Zoilo Almonte homered again (9) scoring Robert Lyerly.  Getting the win in relief was Solbach who moves to 4-3 on the season.

Charleston L 9-3

Charleston scored two in the bottom of the second when Michael Ferraro doubled in Rob Segedin.   Taking the loss in relief was Reyes.

NYY vs. TEX – 6/14/11

UPDATE, 9:13PM Yankees signed RHP Brian Gordon to a minor league contract.
Gordon had an opt-out clause in his deal with the Phillies that he could exercise if he is added to another team’s major league roster. The converted outfielder has been terrific at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, posting a 1.14 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 56/7 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old will start Thursday in place of the injured Bartolo Colon.

UPDATE, 7:15PM Game will start at 7:40 on MY9

UPDATE, 6:49PM EST: Jeter has been placed on the 15-Day DL and Ramiro Pena has been called up.


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


C.C. Sabathia (7-4, 3.15) vs. Alexei Ogando (7-0, 2.10)

Enjoy the game. No announcement yet on Jeter, besides him not being in the lineup.

Series Preview: NYY vs. TEX ~ 6/14/11-6/16/11


Tuesday, 6/14/11, 7:05PM EST:

Alexi Ogando (7-0, 2.10) vs. C.C. Sabathia (7-4, 3.15)

Ogando’s Last 3 starts: 2-0, 2.91, 17 K, in 21.2 IP

Sabathia’s Last 3 starts: 2-1, 3.09, 13 K, in 23.1 IP

Wednesday, 6/15/11, 7:05PM EST:

Derek Holland (5-1, 4.41) vs. Ivan Nova (5-4, 4.30)

Holland’s Last 3 starts: 0-3, 8.61, 19 K in 23.0 IP

Nova’s Last 3 starts: 1-1, 4.32,  9 K, in 16.2 IP

Thursday, 6/16/11, 1:05PM EST:

C.J. Wilson (7-3, 3.09) vs. TBA

Wilson’s Last 3 starts: 2-0, 2.53, 18 K, in 21.1 IP




Derek Jeter Leaves Game Early; 3,000 Hits On Hold

Derek Jeter never likes to leave a game. When he’s not in the lineup, he likes to talk his way into starting, but this was something that Jeter just couldn’t talk himself out of. Jeter was taken out of the game in the fifth inning of yesterdays Yankees loss which lead a lot of fans to wonder what happened and what went wrong. Even Joe Girardi was concerned about what was wrong with Jeter. Jeter had left the game 6 hits shy of 3,000 and it doesn’t seem that Jeter is going to be able to get those 3,000 hits on this home stand.

Jeter was sent to New York Presbyterian Hospital for an MRI which revealed a Grade 1 strain. The Yankees announced that they will determine what to do with Jeter later today. But before Joe Girardi even knew the results of Jeter’s MRI, he was certain Jeter wouldn’t play against the Rangers.

“To see him come out of a game, he usually doesn’t come out of a game.” Girardi spoke solemnly. “So my feeling is that he wouldn’t be in there.”  Jeter limped off of the field after flying out and fans worried when Eduardo Nunez came to replace Jeter in the 6th inning. Derek Jeter had not made a trip to the DL since 2003 when he dislocated his shoulder on Opening Day. Jeter missed 36 games.

Reporters asked teammate Mark Teixeira what they thought and Mark was just as stunned as the rest of the team, thinking something might have been really wrong.

“You hate to see it, especially Derek.” Teixeira said. “He’s not really going to come out of a game unless it’s something serious. We knew it wasn’t something really minor because he pretty much plays through everything.”

Alex Rodriguez had a grade 1 calf strain in 2007 and was placed on the 15 day DL for precaution. If Jeter joins the Bartolo Colon, Joba Chamberlain, Damaso Marte, Eric Chavez, Pedro Feliciano and Rafael Soriano then the Yankees will have take extra precautions to make sure all of there players are healthy and won’t injure themselves.

Morning Bits 6/14/11

Tough loss for A.J. last night with no run support. New series starting tonight against Texas.

Here are your morning links.

* While Cervelli was stinking it up last night at the plate Montero was mashing in AAA.

* Speaking of catchers Martin could end up on the DL.

* Hughes will throw today to test his arm.






Boston 39 26 .600 19-13 20-13 350 281 +69 Won 9 9-1
NY Yankees 36 28 .563 2.5 20-17 16-11 330 256 +74 Lost 1 5-5
Tampa Bay 35 31 .530 4.5 14-16 21-15 273 262 +11 Lost 1 6-4
Toronto 32 34 .485 7.5 15-17 17-17 317 316 +1 Lost 4 4-6
Baltimore 30 33 .476 8 20-18 10-15 258 294 -36 Lost 2 6-4


Offense Cannot Support Burnett’s Excellent Pitching

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
W: Carrasco (6-3)
L: Burnett (6-5)
SV: Perez (16)
Jeter, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .260
Nunez, E, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Granderson, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .278
Teixeira, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .250
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .284
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .285
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .221
Posada, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .226
Gardner, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .272
Cervelli, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .191
Totals 31 0 5 0 4 10 21 .256
Burnett, AJ(L, 6-5) 7.2 5 1 1 1 8 0 4.09
Robertson 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.37
Totals 9.0 5 1 1 1 9 0 3.59

From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter whipped his batting helmet down the steps that lead from the Yankees’ dugout to the clubhouse, limping noticeably as he headed toward a MRI that would show a strained right calf.

Jeter was far from the only frustrated Yankee on Monday. A.J. Burnett hurled an unrewarded gem, outdueled by an impressive first look at Carlos Carrasco as the Indians defeated the Yankees, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium.

“I just feel it wasn’t meant to be. That’s how it goes,” Burnett said. “Sometimes the other guy throws a little bit better than you do.”

Not meant to be, as well, could be the picture-perfect snapshot that even Jeter himself was hoping for — joining the 3,000-hit club while wearing pinstripes on this current homestand.

He laced hit No. 2,994 on Carrasco’s second pitch of the game, a sharp single to left field, but appeared to suffer an injury while flying out to right field in the fifth inning.

Jeter winced as he jumped out of the batter’s box and hobbled at half-speed to first base, accepting a pat on the rear from first-base coach Mick Kelleher before quickly disappearing down the dugout tunnel.

A MRI taken at New York-Presbyterian Hospital showed a Grade 1 strain, the lowest level, but manager Joe Girardi already has warned that the injury should cost Jeter at least Tuesday’s game.

“He just walked off the field and you could tell he was done,” Girardi said.

Pleased to be pitching on regular rest, Burnett followed his worst start of the season with “arguably his best start of the year,” in Girardi’s eyes.

Having been battered by the Red Sox for eight runs (seven earned) last time out, Burnett only had one blemish to stomach under comfortable conditions on Monday, but it was still not enough.

“A.J. pitched so well tonight,” Mark Teixeira said. “That was as dirty as I’d seen him in a while. Some of the swing-and-misses, hitting his spots with his fastball, he was really good tonight. You’d love to scratch a couple of runs across for him to get the win.”

Allowing only five hits in all, the Indians punched through against Burnett in the fourth inning, as Michael Brantley ripped a triple to right field that ticked off the glove of a diving Nick Swisher.

Asdrubal Cabrera’s single through the infield brought home the game’s only run, and Swisher lamented how close he’d come to preventing it at all.

“I tipped it,” Swisher said. “Man, that play right there was the reason that we lost. You play all these outs, and then you get a bouncing ball through the left side that scored the only run.”

Burnett slammed the door from there, around a couple of wild pitches, striking out eight, but the Yankees were unable to strike against Carrasco, despite several solid opportunities.

“I had decent control and found my hook when I needed to,” Burnett said. “I think my changeup was great to lefties. It’s one of those nights you’ve got to tip your hat. The other guy pitched a great game.”

A glaring chance against Carrasco came in the first inning, with Jeter at third and the bases loaded for Alex Rodriguez, needing one grand slam to tie Lou Gehrig’s 23 for the all-time lead.

Instead, Rodriguez lifted a medium-depth fly ball to center field, and Jeter stutter-stepped off the bag before returning on a play that saw Brantley double-clutch on his throw to the infield.

“It wasn’t a long fly ball,” Girardi said. “It’s nobody out; sometimes you’re a little bit hesitant there. When [Brantley] dropped his head, when he put his arm down, that might have been when he could have scored. But it didn’t happen.”

Carrasco took advantage, striking out Robinson Cano swinging and retiring Swisher on a groundout.

That set the tone for a night when Carrasco would be able to quell the Yankees’ rallies, shining brightly in his first career start against the club.

“We missed a few chances, but we didn’t get a lot of guys on base,” Brett Gardner said. “We threw the ball well, and Carrasco really did a good job getting ahead and keeping guys off base. Offensively, we just didn’t get anything going tonight.”

Carrasco scattered five hits and walked three in his seven innings, striking out seven, and a trio of Cleveland relievers held New York at bay — including closer Chris Perez, who hurled a perfect ninth with a strikeout for his 16th save.

“I can’t say enough about the job [Carrasco] did,” Cleveland manager Manny Acta said. “It’s very tough against this lineup, in this ballpark, to keep them down like that.”

Swisher said the loss was easier to swallow because the Yankees had won the first three in the weekend wraparound series, noting that “three out of four, that’s not too shabby.”

But the mood was tempered by Jeter’s absence. His inclusion in the 3,000-hit club is an eventual certainty, but few had wanted to forecast that it might come on the road.

Now, it may even come later, if a disabled list stint is necessary. The Yankees said they’d have more information on Tuesday, and until then, they’ll be holding out hope for the captain.

“With Jeet, you never know,” Burnett said. “He might be in there tomorrow. We have to just keep our fingers crossed.”

Now from looking at some of the comments of you guys in the other post, I see that some of you are happy about Jeter potentially injured. Well I’ll tell you now. A lineup with Jeter leading off and Gardner at the bottom of it, is better than a lineup with Gardner leading off and Nunez in the bottom. Think about it. It’s the truth.