Daily Archives: July 28, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 7/28/11

SWB W 6-3

BATTING
2B: Parraz 2 (21, Cohoon, Cohoon), Nunez, L 2 (10, Cohoon, Cohoon), Laird (22, Cohoon).
HR: Vazquez (24, 8th inning off Sweeney, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Golson; Vazquez 4; Laird 3; Parraz 4; Nunez, L 5; Bernier.
RBI: Nunez, L 2 (19), Parraz (41), Vazquez (68), Bernier (24), Russo (41).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smith, G 6.0 9 3 3 2 3 1 5.32
Carlyle (W, 2-2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.38
Flores, R (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.67

Trenton L 8-3

BATTING
2B: Kieschnick (20, Flannery).
HR: Schoop (3, 9th inning off Flannery, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Peguero 2; Kieschnick 3; Dominguez; Hodges 2; Schoop 6; Fairley.
RBI: Culberson (36), Kieschnick (53), Dominguez 2 (31), Schoop 3 (19)

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lofgren (W, 2-0) 6.2 4 1 0 3 7 0 0.73
Rodriguez (H, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.85
Lively (H, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Quinowski 1.0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2.30

Tampa W 12-2

BATTING
2B: Mustelier (5, Dean, P), Adams (3, Dean, P).
HR: Rabago (1, 5th inning off Dempster, 2 on, 2 out), Murton (8, 7th inning off Dempster, 1 on, 1 out), Roller (4, 8th inning off Tomshaw, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Almonte, A; Adams 4; Mustelier 2; Roller 5; Segedin; Murton 5; Castro, K 3; Rabago 5.
RBI: Johnson, C (5), Segedin (13), Castro, K 3 (33), Rabago 4 (8), Murton 2 (51), Roller (12).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Black, S (W, 6-6) 6.0 6 2 2 3 4 1 6.22
Solbach 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.32
Marte, R 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.53

Charleston L 13-8

BATTING
2B: Mahoney (8, Celestino), Sanchez, G (16, Rodriguez, J).
3B: Sanchez, G (1, Celestino).
TB: Sosa, E; Feliz 2; Mahoney 2; Sanchez, G 5; Flores; Brown 2; Lassiter.
RBI: Feliz 2 (34), Mahoney (14), Sanchez, G 2 (39), Flores (50), Lassiter (19).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Allen, S 4.1 8 6 6 3 3 0 6.10
Rondon (L, 1-2) 1.2 3 3 3 0 2 0 4.67
Perez, K 1.0 2 3 3 2 1 0 4.91
Recchia 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2.66

Staten Island L 4-3

BATTING
2B: Wilson, W (3, Daugherty).
TB: Williams, M; Culver; Wilson, W 2; Grice 2.
RBI: Culver (27), Wilson, W (4), Grice (7)

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
DeLuca 3.2 6 3 3 5 5 0 2.56
Nuno, V 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.72
Tracy (L, 0-1) 3.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 2.45

Gulf Coast Yankees W 8-3

BATTING
2B: James (2, Murphy), Valera, J 2 (7, Murphy, Roman).
HR: Duran (1, 3rd inning off Murphy, 2 on, 2 out), Santana, R (8, 5th inning off Diaz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Brewer; Valera, J 4; Duran 6; Santana, R 4; James 3.
RBI: Brewer (1), Valera, J (21), Duran 4 (4), Santana, R 2 (23).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marquez 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Texeira 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Cruz, D (W, 3-0) 3.0 2 3 3 2 3 1 8.71
De La Cruz, Jo 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.59
Cowsert 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.63

Open Thread: Trades, Arabu, Jimenez, Scouting Trenton

Good evening, everyone. Busy day for rumors and trades.

There weren’t any Yankee-related trades today, but here is what went down:

  1. The Mets officially traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for pitching prospect Zack Wheeler and cash considerations.
  2. The Cubs agreed to trade Kosuke Fukudome to the Indians for minor-league outfielder Abner Abreu, and reliever Carlton Smith.
  3. And the blockbuster: The Rays traded infielder Felipe Lopez to the Brewers for cash. Milwaukee will use Lopez for infield depth due to the injury of Rickie Weeks.

The Yankees appear to have the best shot at Jimenez, but there are no indications that they will meet the Rockies’ asking price, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (on Twitter).

Josh Norris the Trentonian’s Trenton Thunder beat writer says that scouts of the Rockies and the Mariners are at the Double-A game. He also says that a Phillies scout is there. The Thunder is playing the Richmond Flying Squirrels, an affiliate of the Giants, and Dellin Betances is pitching.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Buster Olney says that the Rockies asking price for Jimenez has not changed and remains “very high”.

The Dodgers are not currently taking offers for Kuroda, according to Newsday’s Ken Davidoff.

And on a very unfortunate note, former Yankees pitcher, Hideki Arabu was found dead in a home outside of Los Angeles. He played three seasons with the Yankees, after becoming one of the first Japanese players to come over to play in the Major Leagues in the US. Jack Curry wrote a fabulous article remembering the late, Hideki Arabu.

Worth Mentioning

Worth a Mention….

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead of an apparent suicide in his suburban Los Angeles home on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office. He was 42.

Mailbag, 7/28/11: Jimenez, Kuroda

Hello all. Only one question submitted to us today regarding the trade deadline, but here it is!

Darrin asks: Will the Yankees eventually get Jimenez? I think he is too good to pass up and when Cashman sees the holes in this rotation he is clearly the best upgrade for the long term. Kuroda is just a 1 year fix.

Well Jimenez is one of what looks to be just 2 starting pitching options on the market for Cashman and the Yanks. He is a very good pitcher with great stuff and I’m sure he could handle tough lineups like those of Texas and Boston. Not only does Jimenez help with this second half and postseason, but in future years as well. Kuroda would only be under contract for this year and is not a long-term rotation solution, as you said. The only few things that are holding the Yankees back from trading for Jimenez are (1) the asking price which is for at least 2 or 3 of Banuelos, Betances, Montero, Nova, Hughes, and Romine, and (2) his consistency. The Yanks would be willing to give up the farm system (exaggeration) for Felix Hernandez, but not for Ubaldo, as he is a lesser pitcher, and less of a sure thing. Because of the Rockies’ high asking price, the Yankees haven’t made significant strides in a deal for Jimenez. I’m sure when and if Colorado lowers the price for Ubaldo, Brian Cashman will jump right on him, as he would be a very, very solid option for the #2 spot in the rotation moving forward.

Trade Rumor Notes: Kuroda, Jimenez

LIVE UPDATES:

12:14PM:

Jon Paul Morosi says that the Yankees and Red Sox are both expected to scout Erik Bedard tomorrow night in Seattle.

12:10PM:

According to Buster Olney, non-NYY executives “perceive…(the Yankees) are not close to doing anything at the moment.”

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Here are some notes involving the latest on Hiroki Kuroda and Ubaldo Jimenez:

  • Joel Sherman notes that the main reason that the Yankees are pursuing Kuroda is that they are uncomfortable about 2 things: (1) the price of Jimenez and (2) the rotation situation.
  • According to Buster Olney, the Yanks are looking for a rotation stabilizer, a.k.a. someone who is consistent. Therefore, he sees Jimenez as less of a fit than Kuroda.
  • However, a trade for Kuroda again seems difficult. Kuroda recently told MLB.com’s A.J. Cassavell that, “My honest feeling is that I can’t fathom wearing another uniform than the Dodgers uniform right now.”
  • Danny Knobler mentions that if Kuroda indeed does not permit a trade, then there may be a 2 team battle for Jimenez between the Red Sox and Yankees.
  • Andrew Marchand makes a valid point about the Hughes vs. Nova for the MLB rotation sweepstakes. He says that if the Yankees make a move for Kuroda, Jimenez, or another pitcher presumably- neither Hughes nor Nova will be in the rotation.
  • Buster Olney says that the Yankees are mainly concerned about the asking price of Jimenez. If they are going to trade 2-3 high-end prospects, then they want a near-certain return. And why not?  Montero, Banuelos, and Betances are elite prospects.

As already said in Matt’s Morning Bits earlier, we’ll keep you updated with any rumors of validity and of interest.

Morning Bits 7/28/11

Good morning all.  Be sure to keep checking back during the day/night for the latest Yankees Rumors/trades.

and here are your morning links…

* Bill Madden thinks Nova should be replacing Phil Hughes.   I agree 100%.  I’d rather be playing for the division than the wild card.

* Don’t understand his thinking but Girardi is satisfied with his starting pitching.

* Yankees are keeping an eye on the Dodgers Kuroda

* SWB Yankees are now on a five game win streak thanks to another win last night.

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 64 38 .627 33-18 31-20 567 431 +136 Won 2 8-2
NY Yankees 61 41 .598 3 34-21 27-20 529 398 +131 Lost 1 6-4
Tampa Bay 53 50 .515 11.5 24-25 29-25 426 412 +14 Lost 3 3-7
Toronto 52 52 .500 13 25-25 27-27 492 480 +12 Won 1 5-5
Baltimore 41 59 .410 22 26-28 15-31 413 521 -108 Lost 1 5-5

Mariners finally win to end 17 game losing streak

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
SEA
0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 2   9 17 1
NYY
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   2 6 1
W: Hernandez (9-9)
L: Hughes (1-3)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .285
Jeter, SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .268
Granderson, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .266
Teixeira, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .243
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .290
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .260
Martin, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .224
Posada, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .229
Nunez, E, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .272
Totals 31 2 6 2 4 5 14 .260
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hughes, P(L, 1-3) 6.0 9 2 2 1 3 0 8.24
Wade 0.1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1.88
Logan 0.1 1 3 0 1 1 0 3.29
Ayala 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.47
Noesi 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.34
Totals 9.0 17 9 5 2 7 0 3.48

Game Review from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

NEW YORK — Phil Hughes was well aware of the Mariners’ struggles, sensing that they were desperate to end a 17-game losing streak against somebody — anybody — and his place in those crosshairs.

Yet Hughes’ concerns were more about Felix Hernandez, and with good reason. Hughes limited Seattle to two runs over six innings, but still came up short as the ace dominated in a 9-2 decision at Yankee Stadium.

After 21 hapless days, the Mariners finally sighed with relief, ending their franchise-record run of futility and saddling Hughes with a loss in the process.

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