Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

Open Thread

Well unfortunately, the Yanks lost today’s game in Chicago against the Cubs.

There have been rumblings about the Yankees possibly tampering with Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller. Here is the latest on that from Lohud:

During a weekly radio appearance today, Peter Gammons accused the Yankees of tampering with Red Sox starter Andrew Miller. Gammons said “a lot of teams” tried to get Miller to opt out of his minor league deal before the Red Sox had a chance to put him in their rotation.

Brian Cashman responded with a two-word text message: “Not true,” he said.

Here’s Gammons’ comment:

“I know this: There were a lot of teams that tampered and tried to get him to do the opt-out, including the New York Yankees. A lot of teams wanted him to opt out on Wednesday. Because of his trust for the Red Sox and how much they’ve invested in him — not in terms of money but in terms of effort to just get his delivery back and be patient with him, he stayed. In some ways, their fortunate. Because I think he could have gotten twice as much money if he had left.”

Anyway, here’s your open thread for the night. The Yanks take on the Cubbies again tomorrow at Wrigley at 4:10 PM EST. A.J. Burnett will take on Ryan Dempster.

NYY @ CHC – 6/17/11

 

 

Pitchers:

Freddy Garcia (5-3, 3.60) vs. Doug Davis (0-5, 5.90)

Lineup:

Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS
Brett Gardner LF

I strongly suggest you take a look at this podcast courtesy of Ricky Keeler at Yanksgoyard.com: http://yanksgoyard.com/2011/06/17/yankees-cubs-preview-will-wrigley-contain-yankee-bats/

He does a good job in his series preview podcasts.

Enjoy the game.

Morning Bits 6/17/11

Good morning everyone.  Don’t forget today is a day game in Chicago against the Cubs.  Cubs are a poor teams this year with a lot of fielding errors so hopefully the yankees take this series.

and here are your morning links.

FYI Short Season Staten Island Yankees start today.  It’s a cheap way to see some of the future Yankees/Trade bait. Tickets start around 15 bucks. 

* Martin was back in the lineup yesterday and seems all his issues are gone for now.

* Jones & Texiera deny that they were stealing signs in the Texas series.  To me though good for the Yankees if they picked up on their signs It’s the catchers fault if he can’t put down multiple signs downs to confuse the running at second.

* Torre & Bernie Williams are returning to Yankee Stadium for their first Old Timer’s Day.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 41 27 .603 19-13 22-14 357 287 +70 Won 2 9-1
NY Yankees 39 28 .582 1.5 23-17 16-11 357 266 +91 Won 3 6-4
Tampa Bay 36 33 .522 5.5 15-18 21-15 279 269 +10 Lost 2 6-4
Toronto 34 35 .493 7.5 17-18 17-17 330 326 +4 Lost 1 4-6
Baltimore 31 35 .470 9 20-18 11-17 268 307 -39 Won 1 5-5

Gardner Walks-Off, Yanks Sweep Texas

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
TEX
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  2 9 1  
NYY
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1  3 11 0  
W: Wade (1-0)
L: Kirkman (1-1)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .229
Granderson, CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 3 .285
Teixeira, 1B 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 .251
Cano, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 1 2 .290
Jones, An, LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .211
Gardner, LF 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286
Posada, DH 5 0 1 1 0 2 4 .226
Martin, C 4 0 2 1 1 1 1 .238
Nunez, E, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .239
Pena, R, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .286
a-Rodriguez, Al, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .283
Totals 40 3 11 3 6 12 29 .260
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gordon 5.1 7 2 2 3 3 0 3.38
Noesi 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.59
Robertson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.32
Rivera, Ma 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.71
Wade(W, 1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Totals 12.0 9 2 2 4 6 0 3.56

Game review from MLB.com’s Matt Fortuna:

NEW YORK — A day before he put pen to paper, before he could put on a Major League uniform for the first time in three years, Brian Gordon went to a field across the street from Yankee Stadium.

Thirty-two years old and not yet officially a Yankee, Gordon tossed with baseball operations assistant Brett Weber, catching the eye of one passerby who stopped to say Gordon had a nice arm.

Unbeknownst to that observer, Gordon would take the mound one block over for the real thing the next day.

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