Daily Archives: July 4, 2011

Yanks Sign Domincan 3B Miguel Andujar

YANKS SIGN DOMINCAN 3B MIGUEL ANDUJAR

Here’s the story from MLBTR:

The Yankees signed Dominican third baseman Miguel Andujar, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 16-year-old obtains a $700K bonus.

Andujar plays in the Dominican Prospect League and has lots of international experience, according to Badler’s subscriber-only scouting report. The right-handed hitter has a good swing, good bat speed and a good approach. He has the potential to hit for average and power and can handle third base.

Happy 4th of July to all! I’m off to NYC – should be fun.

NYY v.s CLE – 7/4/11

Lineup:

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Posada DH
Martin C
Gardner LF

Pitching Matchup:

A.J Burnett (8-6, 4.05 ERA) v.s Josh Tomlin (9-4, 3.86 ERA

Note:

Want to wish a Happy 62nd Birthday to Yankees announcer John Sterling, Happy Birthday America and what would have been a Happy 81st Birthday to George Steinbrenner. Thanks for making the Yankees where they are today “Boss”

Enjoy the game!

Sereies Preview @ Cleveland

Tonight
RHP AJ Burnett (8-6, 4.05)
vs.
RHP Josh Tomlin (9-4, 3.86)
6:35 p.m

Tuesday
LHP CC Sabathia (11-4, 3.05)
vs.
RHP Carlos Carrasco (8-4, 3.54)
7:05 p.m

Wednesday
RHP Phil Hughes (0-1, 13.94)
vs.
RHP Justin Masterson (6-6, 2.85)
7:05 p.m.

and here is the link to Ricky’s series preview.  Give it a listen.

Ricky’s Preview

After a Rivera Falter, Yanks Lose in 10th

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   R H E
NYY
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 8 2
NYM
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   3 9 1
W: Rodriguez (2-2)
L: Ayala (1-2)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 4 1 2 0 1 2 0 .270
Granderson, CF 3 0 0 1 1 1 5 .273
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .243
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .299
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .294
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .248
Robertson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rivera, Ma, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Posada, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .238
Ayala, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Logan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Noesi, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Martin, C 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222
Pena, R, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091
Garcia, F, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Dickerson, RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
Totals 37 2 8 2 4 4 16 .259
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F 7.0 6 1 1 0 1 0 3.13
Robertson(H, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.05
Rivera, Ma(BS, 4) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.91
Ayala(L, 1-2) 0.1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.37
Logan 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.15
Noesi 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Totals 9.2 9 3 2 4 5 0 3.44

Game Review from MLB.com’s Matt Fortuna:

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera took the Citi Field mound with a one-run lead on Sunday, and all he had to do was shut down an offense that scored four runs in its previous 26 innings.

For that, the game’s greatest closer could thank a pitcher now in the Minors, a 38-year-old who has revitalized his career and a 35-year-old journeyman, all of whom slowed a once-lethal Mets offense to a screeching halt this weekend.

Rivera retired the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning and was a strike away from retiring the third, Jason Bay. And then, against all odds, Rivera unraveled. He walked Bay, surrendered back-to-back singles and then watched Ruben Tejada’s grounder escape Ramiro Pena at shortstop before Brett Gardner threw out Lucas Duda at home to send a game that had already started one hour, 29 minutes late into extra innings.

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Morning Bits 7/4/11

Happy 4th to everyone.  Hope you all enjoy the day.  Tough way to lose a game yesterday but those happen.

On to Cleveland.

and here are your morning links…

* With Hughes coming back to the rotation someone had to be the odd man out and that man was Ivan Nova.  To me i would have rather see Garcia get moved but oh well.  At least Nova will be starting in AAA rather than moving to the bullpen in the majors.

* Most Yankee fans are stunned with the snubs to David Robertson and C.C. Sabathia.

* Staten Island Yankees just keep on winning.  They have now won 13 straight.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
NY Yankees 50 32 .610 28-18 22-14 433 312 +121 Lost 1 7-3
Boston 49 34 .590 1.5 22-16 27-18 434 343 +91 Won 4 5-5
Tampa Bay 47 37 .560 4 21-21 26-16 357 321 +36 Won 2 7-3
Toronto 41 44 .482 10.5 19-22 22-22 384 383 +1 Won 1 5-5
Baltimore 36 45 .444 13.5 22-22 14-23 331 392 -61 Won 1 3-7

Jeter Goes 1 for 2 In Rehab Finale

DEREK JETER GOES 1 FOR 2 IN REHAB FINALE

Brian Cashman said that Jeter was good to go! Derek Jeter went 1 for 2 in last night’s finale with a walk and felt his calf was 100%. “It feels good, I’ve been gone for 3 weeks almost.” Spoke Jeter after a press conference. Even though El Capitan made an error, he initiated 2 double plays and had 4 assists on the night. Jeter will meet up with the rest of the team in Cleveland for tonight’s series against the Indians.