Daily Archives: June 29, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 6/29/11

SWB L 2-1

BATTING
2B: Tiffee (3, Johnson, S).
HR: Parraz (5, 2nd inning off Johnson, S, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Golson 3; Lamb; Montero; Tiffee 2; Parraz 5; Nunez, L.
RBI: Parraz (28).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pendleton 4.0 6 1 1 1 1 0 2.55
Kontos 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.03
Schmidt (L, 3-2) 2.1 4 1 1 0 2 0 2.65

Trenton W 3-2

Here is an article on Phil Hughes performance.

BATTING
3B: Kruml (7, Jenkins).
HR: Lyerly (1, 4th inning off Jenkins, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kruml 5; Romine 2; Johnson, C; Suttle; Lyerly 5; Pirela.
RBI: Johnson, C (43), Lyerly 2 (8).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hughes, P (W, 1-0) 6.1 3 1 1 2 8 0 1.86
Arbiso (H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.20
Hall (S, 1) 2.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 3.97

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Sergio Mitre Coming Back to the Bronx

SERGIO MITRE HEADED BACK TO THE BRONX

According to Tom Haudicourt of the Milwaukee Journal, Sergio Mitre is being sent to to the Yankees for cash considerations. He should be a viable bullpen option.

Mitre was designated for assignment on Monday, by the Brewers.

UPDATE 10:35PM EST: Buddy Carlyle has been DFA’d to make room for Mitre.

MIL v.s NYY – 6/29/11



Lineups:

NYY

MIL

Gardner LF Weeks 2B
Granderson CF Morgan CF
Teixeira 1B Braun LF
Rodriguez 3B Fielder 1B
Cano 2B Hart RF
Swisher RF Gamel DH
Posada DH McGehee 3B
Martin C Betancourt SS
Nunez SS Lucroy C

Pitchers:

Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.95 ERA) v.s A.J. Burnett (7-6, 4.15 ERA)

Enjoy the game.

Some quick notes

Phil Hughes (arm) allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Double-A Trenton.

Very encouraging. Hughes allowed just three hits while walking two and striking out eight. The only run scored when Cory Arbiso allowed an inherited runner to cross the plate. Another encouraging sign is that he topped out at 94 mph on the radar gun.

 

Rafael Soriano (elbow) is just about ready to begin throwing bullpen sessions off a mound.

Soriano has been doing flat-ground workouts for the past week, rebuilding the lost strength in his throwing arm. The right-handed setup man is aiming to return to the Yankees’ bullpen sometime around mid-July.

The Weekly Great Yankee Moment: 6/29/11

This week goes back into history about 50 years, to the year- 1961. You guessed it…Roger Maris’ 61st home run. First is a short video on the homer:

Here is a really good article on the event from Dr. Harvey Frommer:

Roger Maris:  The 61st Home Run, October 1, 1961

With the toppling of home run records and the “juiced” controversy seemingly now a part of baseball’s culture, with all kinds of opinions being uttered in various quarters about the validity of accomplishments – it is now nostalgic to flash back to a simpler time, to a simple man – New York Yankee Roger Maris – the man who broke Babe Ruth’s single season home run record – – in a game against the Red Sox of Boston.  

“When Roger Maris was going for the home run record he would eat only bologna and eggs for breakfast,” his friend Julie Isaacson recalled. “Every morning we would have breakfast together at the Stage Deli.  We had the same waitress, and I’d leave her the same five dollar tip every time.  After, I would drive Roger up to the Stadium.”

In 1956, Mickey Mantle had smashed 52 home runs for the Bronx Bombers. And there were many who saw him as the man to break Babe Ruth’s season record of 60. Mantle was the favorite; Maris who had come to the Yankees in a trade with Kansas  City was the outsider, the loner.

In 1961, Maris did not homer in his first ten games, but by the  end of May he had recorded a dozen. There were 27 by the end of June. By the end of July Maris had 40  home runs – and was six ahead of the Babe Ruth record total that had stood since 1927.

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Prince Fielder v.s Mark Teixeira: Why Yanks Don’t Need Fielder

The Yankees and Brewers were hard at work yesterday during batting practice. They were shagging fly ball, stretching, running around the bases and int he midst of hitting fly balls into the outfield or in the seats. But there was someone that a major league scout was interested in, watching from the press box as he hit homer after homer into the seats. No, it wasn’t A-Rod, and it wasn’t Curtis Granderson. Heck, it wasn’t even Jorge Posada or Nick Swisher. The man was Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder. From the scouts observations he noticed that Prince Fielder made hitting all of those home runs look easy but he was wondering if the Yankees had seen the same thing that he saw, and if not, he would gladly explain it:

“If I’m the Yankees, he’s the guy I would sign, even with Mark Teixeira here.”

Well, it sounds tempting but for the Yankees it just doesn’t seem right at least in my opinion. Mark Teixeira is one of the best first baseman in the leagues and he has such stellar defense that’s it’s hard to keep him out in the lineup (though Jorge Posada does a good job copying him when he has his occasional starts at first). It wouldn’t seem like a good deal for the Yankees mainly for the fact that the scout suggests that he should be in the DH role. If the Yankees had learned anything, it’s that the DH is to give there older power hitting players a chance to play at least half the game. Right now that role is secured by Jorge Posada, but next season, Girardi would probably platoon that role between Jeter and A-Rod since let’s face it, there both aging. Also, Prince Fielder in New York? It sounds really tempting but as of right now I see only Mark Teixeira at first.

And then again, even if Mark Teixeira had gotten injured, the Yankees still have Nick Swisher, who has played a little bit of first base for the Yankees. And the outfield would be easier to fill if the Yankees decide to sign Chris Dickerson for another year. (Let’s face it, Chris Dickerson is doing pretty well for a platoon player). The Yankees have it practically all down packed, and right now it doesn’t seem that Prince Fielder fits within this Yankees lineup. What the Yankees do need is pitching and some depth in the bullpen. But that’s another story. But from what I can tell, Prince Fielder is not the fit that the Yankees are looking for.

Morning Bits 6/29/11

Great win by the Yankees yesterday as the bats came alive.  Another good pitching matchup today.

Listen to the series preview podcast by Ricky.

http://yanksgoyard.com/2011/06/28/brewers-yankees-mega-preview/

and here are your morning links.

* Posada says Yankees still need Jeter back.

* Could Prince be in pinstripes next year?

* Like I have mentioned before Cashman is in his contract year but he is saying he doesn’t want to leave.

 

 

and here are the latest standings

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
NY Yankees 46 31 .597 26-18 20-13 411 304 +107 Won 3 7-3
Boston 45 33 .577 1.5 22-16 23-17 409 329 +80 Lost 1 4-6
Tampa Bay 45 35 .563 2.5 19-19 26-16 338 308 +30 Won 1 8-2
Toronto 39 41 .488 8.5 17-19 22-22 364 360 +4 Lost 2 4-6
Baltimore 35 41 .461 10.5 22-20 13-21 315 365 -50 Lost 1 4-6

Yanks Beat Down On Greinke, Brewers: 12-2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
MIL
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 11 0
NYY
2 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 x   12 10 0
W: Garcia (7-6)
L: Greinke (7-3)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF-CF 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 .278
Granderson, CF 2 2 1 1 2 0 2 .277
a-Dickerson, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Teixeira, 1B 5 1 1 4 0 0 3 .246
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .304
Pena, R, 3B-2B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .133
Cano, 2B 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 .290
Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197
Swisher, RF 4 1 2 4 1 0 2 .249
Posada, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .234
Martin, C-3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .229
Nunez, E, SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .250
Totals 35 12 10 12 8 3 21 .260
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(W, 7-6) 6.0 8 2 2 0 1 0 3.28
Noesi 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.74
Wade 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 11 2 2 0 4 0 3.57

Game Review from MLB.com’s Matt Fortuna:

NEW YORK — When Tuesday’s rout was over, after the Yankees’ 12-2 win over the Brewers gave them their 13th victory in 17 games and put them 1 1/2 games ahead of the Red Sox in the American League East, the players and their manager threw around a term not often heard during hot Bronx summers.

Loose.

One of the men most responsible for that vibe is Nick Swisher, who hit his second home run in as many games, his 10th of the season and seventh this month.

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