Daily Archives: June 18, 2011
UPDATE 3:01 PM EST: In case you haven’t seen it already, here’s an interview of Dante Bichette, from his draft-day conference call, from Lohud: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2011/06/18/a-self-evaluation-of-dante-bichette-jr/
|Gardner LF||Fukudome RF|
|Granderson CF||Castro SS|
|Teixeira 1B||Dewitt 2B|
|Rodriguez 3B||Ramirez 3B|
|Cano 2B||Pena 1B|
|Swisher RF||Johnson CF|
|Martin C||Soriano LF|
|Nunez SS||Soto C|
|Burnett P||Dempster P|
A.J. Burnett (6-5, 4.09) vs. Ryan Dempster (5-5, 5.48)
Enjoy the game.
The Yankees have signed sandwich round pick 3B Dante Bichette Jr. to a $750,000 contract.
Phil Hughes has been out for quite sometime with a dead arm injury, but Hughes had made some progress since then. Hughes had started throwing last month without a radar gun and just 2 weeks ago, he threw live batting practice with a radar gun and clocked 91-93 mph on his fastballs. Hughes had taken the next step in his road back to the Yankees by starting for the SI Yankees. His last start for them, he threw 3.2 innings, 1 hit, no runs and 2 strikeouts all while throwing 49 pitches. Joe Girardi says that he wants Hughes to get at least 3 more starts with the SI Yankees before he could come back to the Yankees.
There is just one question that people had been wondering. Where will Phil Hughes go when he does come back? Our starting rotation had been reliable with CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett and surprisingly Bartolo Colon. Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova had been up and down with there starts (Nova had given up 4 runs in the Yankees 12-4 win against Texas while Garcia gave up 3 runs in a Yankees 3-1 loss against the Cubs yesterday). Where Phil Hughes could fit in there is if either Garcia or Nova go back to the bullpen while Hughes could take a spot there.
There had also been speculation that Phil Hughes could go to the bullpen to help David Robertson, Boone Logan, Luis Ayala and Mariano Rivera since Joba Chamberlain and Rafael Soriano are out of commission but I’m sure that Joe Girardi would want to put Hughes in the bullpen. Girardi made him to be a starter and a starter is what Hughes wants to be as well. What the Yankees will do with Hughes after he comes back in July, only time will tell.
While Staten Island invades the Jersey Shore this summer short Season Staten Island started yesterday they lost but hey it’s the first game of the year lets not get crazy yet. This is your chance if you live in the area to see the future Yankees play and for a cheap cost. I believe the lowest ticket is just 15 bucks. On the team is first round pick from last year Cito Culver who is a local kid from Rochester, NY.
Here is a video interview I found of Cito check it out to get to know him.
Here is the Roster
|Managers & Coaches|
|56||Tom Slater||Manager||0′ 0″||0||Active|
|39||Ty Hawkins||Batting Coach||L||R||5′ 10″||180||11-08-1967||Active|
|61||Danny Borrell||Pitching Coach||L||L||6′ 3″||200||01-24-1979||Active|
|27||Danilo Valiente||Coach||0′ 0″||0||Active|
|51||Zachary Arneson||P||R||R||6′ 2″||190||11-17-1988||Active||No|
|26||Evan DeLuca||P||L||L||6′ 1″||195||03-09-1991||Active||No|
|30||Brett Gerritse||P||R||R||6′ 4″||220||03-04-1991||Active||No|
|34||Dustin Hobbs||P||R||R||6′ 2″||200||08-18-1989||Active||No|
|22||Fred Lewis||P||L||L||6′ 2″||210||12-16-1986||Active||No|
|31||Corey Maines||P||R||R||6′ 0″||195||10-16-1988||Active||No|
|33||Bryan Mitchell||P||L||R||6′ 2″||175||04-19-1991||Active||No|
|57||Mark Montgomery||P||R||R||5′ 11″||205||08-30-1990||Active||No|
|25||William Oliver||P||R||R||6′ 2″||185||07-04-1987||Active||No|
|Jose Ortegano||P||L||L||6′ 1″||175||08-05-1987||7-day DL||No|
|58||Robert Paullus||P||R||R||6′ 1″||190||08-31-1989||Active||No|
|36||Branden Pinder||P||R||R||6′ 3″||210||01-26-1989||Active||No|
|50||Michael Recchia||P||R||R||6′ 1″||210||04-02-1989||Active||No|
|35||Matthew Richardson||P||R||R||6′ 1″||175||05-28-1990||Active||No|
|54||Wilton Rodriguez||P||R||R||6′ 3″||195||11-06-1990||Active||No|
|52||Francisco Rondon||P||L||L||6′ 1″||160||04-19-1988||Rehab||No|
|29||Matthew Tracy||P||L||L||6′ 3″||212||11-26-1988||Active||No|
|43||Philip Wetherell||P||R||R||6′ 5″||225||10-09-1989||Active||No|
|Francisco Arcia||C||S||R||6′ 0″||155||09-14-1989||7-day DL||No|
|13||Jhorge Liccien||C||R||R||6′ 0″||165||10-10-1990||Active||No|
|12||Nick McCoy||C||R||R||5′ 10″||180||03-02-1987||Active||No|
|60||Ali Castillo||3B||R||R||5′ 10″||165||06-19-1989||Active||No|
|2||Cito Culver||SS||S||R||6′ 0″||185||08-26-1992||Active||No|
|21||Angelo Gumbs||SS||R||R||6′ 0″||175||10-13-1992||Active||No|
|45||Reymond Nunez||1B||R||R||6′ 4″||210||09-25-1990||Active||No|
|28||Casey Stevenson||2B||L||R||6′ 3″||200||05-18-1988||Active||No|
|14||Shane Brown||OF||R||R||5′ 11″||197||01-11-1988||Active||No|
|24||Benjamin Gamel||OF||L||L||5′ 10″||156||05-17-1992||Active||No|
|18||Robert Rinard||OF||R||R||6′ 2″||180||11-09-1988||Active||No|
|59||Mason Williams||OF||L||R||6′ 0″||150||08-21-1991||Active||No|
|Rodriguez, Al, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.278|
|Nunez, E, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.243|
|Garcia, F, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-Jones, An, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.208|
|Garcia, F(L, 5-6)||7.0||6||3||3||2||3||0||3.63|
From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:
CHICAGO — Some new experiences were what made most of the afternoon fun for Alex Rodriguez, plodding around on Wrigley Field’s historic turf and trying to soak up the flavors of the day.
Once the postcard appeal of the red brick walls, the sun-drenched crowd and the thick outfield ivy dissipated, however, Rodriguez and his teammates realized they hadn’t done enough to avoid swallowing a 3-1 loss to the Cubs.
“It’s definitely a great stadium,” said Rodriguez, who played on Chicago’s north side for the first time as a Yankee. “Great atmosphere and great crowd. It was a perfect day — for the Cubs.”