Daily Archives: June 25, 2011

COL v.s NYY – 6/25/11 RECAP

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
COL
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 8 1
NYY
2 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 x 8 15 0
W: Sabathia (10-4)
L: Cook (0-3)

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez began the week six days ago in a cramped hallway outside the visitors’ clubhouse at Wrigley Field, denying a report that he had a left shoulder strain and insisting that part of his body felt like any other through the course of a 162-game season.

On Saturday, Rodriguez continued to verify the strength of that shoulder with another stellar performance, recording a pair of hits and driving in three runs in the Yankees’ 8-3 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez’s timely hitting gave way for CC Sabathia to take center stage. The big left-hander powered through eight masterful innings and became the Majors’ first 10-game winner on the season. In his 85th start with the Yankees, Sabathia matched Chien-Ming Wang as the fastest pitcher to reach 50 wins in pinstripes over the last 30 years.

Sabathia dazzled all afternoon, striking out nine while walking just one. A pinch-hit RBI single by Seth Smith in the eighth inning accounted for the Rockies’ only run against Sabathia.

Another Colorado threat came in the sixth, when a pair of singles started the inning. But Rodriguez saved Sabathia by turning a Troy Tulowitzki grounder into a 5-4-3 double play that cleaned the bases and ended whatever momentum the Rockies would generate against the southpaw.

Rodriguez recorded the third of the Yankees’ three first-inning singles, driving in Curtis Granderson to make it 2-0. He followed Granderson’s single and Mark Teixeira’s double in the third by hitting a two-run double to right-center field to make it 4-0 Yankees. Nick Swisher drove Rodriguez home with a sacrifice fly two batters later, making it 5-0.

Even the one time Rodriguez did not get a hit, in the seventh inning, he reached base after a miscommunication between Chris Nelson and Eric Young in shallow right field resulted in a dropped ball, though Young recovered in time to throw Teixeira out at second.

Ramiro Pena replaced Rodriguez at third to start the eighth.

Rodriguez has been on a tear of late, recording 10 hits and batting .556 in the five games since the report on his shoulder surfaced, before Sunday’s game against the Cubs. He has recorded hits in his last six games and finished Saturday as the Yankees’ only .300 hitter.

Teixeira capped the Yankees’ onslaught with a two-run homer — his 22nd of the year — with two outs in the eighth inning.

Written by Matt Fortuna

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 3 2 1 0 2 0 4 .282
Granderson, CF 5 2 2 1 0 2 4 .279
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 .247
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 .300
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .291
Swisher, RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .245
Posada, DH 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 .232
Nunez, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .245
Cervelli, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .197
Totals  35  8  15  8  4  2  19  .260
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 10-4) 8.0 7 1 1 1 9 0 3.25
Carlyle 1.0 1 2 2 2 1 1 4.70
Total 9 8 3 3 3 10 1 3.59

Morning/Afternoon Bits

Sorry having a late go at it this morning.  My fiance took me to a Yankee game last night.  To bad they lost but you all know that already by now.   AJ looked awful walking the number 9 batter 3 times.   UNREAL!!!!

and here are your links….

* Mets are not looking into trading K-Rod to the Yankees.

* SWB won in a rout last night.

* lastly here is a story about old Coach Joe coming back to Yankee stadium for Old Timer’s Day.

 

 

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 44 31 .587 22-16 22-15 401 316 +85 Lost 3 5-5
NY Yankees 43 31 .581 .5 23-18 20-13 385 295 +90 Lost 2 7-3
Tampa Bay 42 34 .553 2.5 18-18 24-16 313 288 +25 Won 2 7-3
Toronto 37 39 .487 7.5 17-18 20-21 345 346 -1 Won 1 5-5
Baltimore 34 39 .466 9 21-18 13-21 301 344 -43 Won 1 4-6

COL v.s NYY – 6/25/11



Lineups:

NYY

COL

Gardner LF Gonzalez CF
Granderson CF Young RF
Teixeira 1B Helton 1B
Rodriguez 3B Tulowitzki SS
Cano 2B Giambi DH
Swisher RF Wiggington 3B
Posada DH Spilgborghs LF
Nunez SS Nelson 2B
Cervelli C Pagnozzi C

Pitchers:

Aaron Cook (0-2, 4.67 ERA) v.s CC Sabathia (9-4, 3.39 ERA)

Quick Notes:

  • Phil Hughes pitched last night for Trenton while Brian Cashman stood in the stands. Cashman said that Hughes’s velocity was down to about 89mph and would suggest doing at least 2 more rehab starts before Hughes can return to the New York Yankees.
  • Yesterday A.J Burnett had made a rare feat: striking out 4 batters in one inning. Burnett has done it once in his career before in 2002 when he was a Marlin v.s the New York Mets.
  • Boone Logan was able to get out lefties last night after a pep-talk from Alex Rodriguez. Logan was able to do something that not even A.J Burnett could do, easily get Jason Giambi out.