Daily Archives: June 18, 2011

NYY @ CHC – 6/18/11

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/

Lineups:

NYY

CHC

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

Pitchers:

A.J. Burnett (6-5, 4.09) vs. Ryan Dempster (5-5, 5.48)

Enjoy the game.

It’s Official

The Yankees have signed sandwich round pick 3B Dante Bichette Jr. to a $750,000 contract.

Bichette had arguably the best power of any prep hitter in the draft, sporting a .640/.723/1.198 batting line in his senior season at Orangewood Christian High School in Florida. He played shortstop in high school but projects as a third baseman or possibly an outfielder as a pro. Bichette’s father, Dante Sr., played 14 major league seasons and made four All-Star teams while with the Rockies.
Here is a video of him launching some shots in a homerun derby.

What Happens When Phil Hughes Comes Back?

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.

Short Season Staten Island Roster

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
# Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status
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
Pitchers
# Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status MLB 40-man
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
Catchers
# Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status MLB 40-man
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
Infielders
# Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status MLB 40-man
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
Outfielders
# Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status MLB 40-man
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

Yanks Can Only Manage 1 Run Against the Cubs

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYY
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 0
CHC
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 x   3 6 0
W: Davis (1-5)
L: Garcia (5-6)
SV: Marmol (14)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Swisher, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .230
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .280
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .252
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .278
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Martin, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .234
Nunez, E, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .243
b-Posada, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
Gardner, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .287
Garcia, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Jones, An, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208
Ayala, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Dickerson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313
Totals 30 1 5 1 4 8 12 .258
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(L, 5-6) 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 3.63
Ayala 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.19
Totals 8.0 6 3 3 2 4 0 3.56

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.”

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Morning Bits 6/18/11

Good morning all.  Another game in Wrigley today.  Let’s just hope for better results.

and here are your links.

* Here’s an article about the start of short season league Staten Island.

* Jeter heads to Tampa to Rehab sore calf.

* Here is a story about Granderson and how he is pushing himself to be even better.

 

 

 

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 42 27 .609 20-13 22-14 367 291 +76 Won 3 9-1
NY Yankees 39 29 .574 2.5 23-17 16-12 358 269 +89 Lost 1 6-4
Tampa Bay 37 33 .529 5.5 16-18 21-15 284 270 +14 Won 1 6-4
Toronto 35 35 .500 7.5 17-18 18-17 333 328 +5 Won 1 5-5
Baltimore 31 36 .463 10 20-18 11-18 272 315 -43 Lost 1 5-5