Daily Archives: June 27, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/27/11

SWB W 4-3 /10 Innings

Scranton got the win when they scored 2 runs in the top of the tenth when Luis Nunez doubled (4) in Gustavo Molina & Doug Bernier.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitchell 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 3.74
Kontos 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.12
Flores, R 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.08
Wordekemper (W, 3-0) 1.1 2 1 1 1 2 0 2.23

 

Trenton W 6-4

BATTING
2B: Mack (5, Pino), Romine (11, Pino).
3B: Kruml (5, Alvarez, H).
TB: Kruml 4; Romine 3; Johnson, C; Suttle; Lyerly; Pirela; Sublett 2; Mack 3.
RBI: Sublett (6), Mack 2 (16), Romine (32).

Pitching

Heyer (W, 7-3) 7.0 5 2 2 1 2 0 3.38
Whitley 2.0 3 2 2 2 2 0 9.00

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Off Day Open Thread

Here are some notes on this off day for the Yankees.

Derek Jeter jogged Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list with a calf strain.

Jeter told reporters after the light workout that he feels like he is finally taking “steps in the right direction.” The veteran shortstop should progress to sprints by the end of this week and remains on track to return to the Yankees’ starting lineup sometime in early July. He’s been on the 15-day disabled list since June 14.

Bartolo Colon (hamstring) threw a four-inning simulated game Monday without any issues.

Colon allowed only two hits and struck out three, tossing 60 pitches in all. The Yankees have not announced whether he is going to make a minor league rehab start. If they decide he’s ready right now, Colon will return to the Bombers’ rotation this weekend to face the Mets.

Eric Chavez (foot) took batting practice again on Monday and reported feeling fine.

Chavez began a running program last week and could be nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran corner infielder is aiming to return to the Yankees’ bench right around the All-Star break.

Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) made 15 soft throws off a bullpen mound Monday in Tampa, Florida.

It wasn’t technically a bullpen session, but it represents a big step in the right direction for the veteran left-hander. He has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a torn shoulder capsule and is hoping to join the Yankees’ bullpen in late July.

Mark Prior (groin) is scheduled to throw off a mound again on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida.

Prior tossed a successful bullpen session on Saturday, reporting no pain or discomfort in his groin. The 30-year-old is hoping to reach the majors at some point this season but must first do some serious proving in a minor league setting. He’ll report back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once fully healthy.

Yankee Stats

Some Yankee Stats

Name H HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG WAR
Granderson 80 21 68 55 12 10.70% 27.20% 0.297 0.306 0.276 0.36 0.572 4
Rodriguez 80 13 48 51 4 10.20% 21.70% 0.213 0.337 0.3 0.377 0.513 3.7
Gardner 63 4 39 18 16 10.50% 19.60% 0.138 0.333 0.281 0.36 0.42 2.8
Teixeira 69 23 47 58 2 12.70% 17.20% 0.29 0.218 0.247 0.358 0.538 2.6
Cano 85 14 46 48 6 4.40% 14.70% 0.212 0.297 0.29 0.334 0.502 2.1
Martin 45 9 24 30 7 12.20% 18.40% 0.168 0.237 0.23 0.336 0.398 1.7
Swisher 60 9 35 38 1 15.80% 22.90% 0.167 0.273 0.245 0.366 0.412 1.4
Chavez 10 0 5 6 0 15.40% 9.10% 0.121 0.333 0.303 0.41 0.424 0.5
Jeter 68 2 39 20 7 7.80% 11.80% 0.065 0.283 0.26 0.324 0.324 0.5
Dickerson 5 0 4 3 0 5.00% 47.10% 0.118 0.556 0.294 0.368 0.412 0.1
Pena 2 1 2 1 0 0.00% 20.00% 0.2 0.091 0.133 0.188 0.333 0.1
Posada 45 8 17 25 0 11.80% 24.00% 0.177 0.266 0.234 0.327 0.411 0
Molina 1 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333 0

Do The Yankees Want K-Rod When They Already Have David Robertson?

Earlier this month, New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez said that he was open to setting up for Mariano Rivera in the New York Yankee bullpen. To him it seemed like a good idea, going across town to the Bronx and setting up for Mariano, but the Yankees don’t seem to be interested in him as they have one of there elite weapons in the bullpen, David Robertson.

In the bullpen so far this season, David Robertson has pitched in 34 games. In those 34 games he’s pitched 31.1 innings, 22 hits, 5 runs only 4 of them earned, 0 HR, 0 HB (hit batsmen), 20 BB, 3 IBB, 50 K’s and has held opponents to a .190 AVG. Since Robertson had became the 8th inning guy after Joba Chamberlain had Tommy John surgery, Robertson has also only gave up only 1 run in 8 starts.

If K-Rod really wanted a job to set up Rivera then it would be tough to pry the job from Robertson’s hands, who happens to slipped comfortable into his 8th inning role. Since Chamberlain, Rafael Soriano, Pedro Feliciano and Damaso Marte went down in the bullpen, Robertson had became the Yankees most reliable pitcher and maybe the most important pitcher whose name isn’t Mariano Rivera.

Just last week though, the Mets said they weren’t interested in dealing K-Rod to the Yankees and were in no rush to deal Rodriguez, who is in the last year of his deal before he becomes a free agent. The Yankees can all agree that David Robertson has All-Star numbers and should probably go to the All-Star game, but Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman don’t feel the interest in having K-Rod take over Robertson’s role that he has cemented and done so well, able to baffle hitters into hitting under .200 against him. David Robertson is the Yankees most elite pitcher in the bullpen and he won’t be easily replaced after he had done his job so well, and if Robertson continues pitching the way he is pitching, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Robertson in a long term contract with the Yankees

Morning Bits 6/27/11

Good Morning all.  Yankees win another series yesterday.  The Yankees are off today and start a new series with the Brewers on Tuesday.

and without any more delay here are your morning links…

* Yesterday Torre was back where he belonged.

* With an off day today the Yankees are skipping Gordon in the rotation this week.

* A-Rod is streaking besides a sore knee.

 

 

 

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
NY Yankees 45 31 .592 25-18 20-13 399 302 +97 Won 2 7-3
Boston 45 32 .584 .5 22-16 23-16 409 324 +85 Won 1 5-5
Tampa Bay 44 34 .564 2 18-18 26-16 334 300 +34 Won 4 8-2
Toronto 39 39 .500 7 17-18 22-21 356 349 +7 Won 3 5-5
Baltimore 35 40 .467 9.5 22-19 13-21 313 359 -46 Won 1 5-5