Daily Archives: August 2, 2011

Minor Night-Cap 8/2/11

Yankees are considering using Banuelos down the stretch.

SWB W 3-2

BATTING
2B: Krum (10, Carpenter).
HR: Montero (11, 1st inning off Mathieson, 0 on, 2 out), Laird (11, 4th inning off Mathieson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Montero 6; Lamb; Laird 5; Krum 2.
RBI: Montero (51), Laird (51), Russo (42).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Banuelos 5.0 7 2 2 3 8 1 3.60
Schmidt (W, 5-2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.05
Carlyle (H, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.17
Whelan (S, 21) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.06

Trenton L 3-2

BATTING
TB: Kruml; Sublett; Romine; Almonte, Z; Mujica 2.
RBI: Romine (44), Kruml (31).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances (L, 4-6) 4.0 6 3 3 4 5 0 3.57
Arbiso 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.01
Venditte 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.82
Whitley 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.75

Tampa L 10-3

BATTING
TB: Almonte, A; Brewer; Roller 2; Murton; Johnson, C; Rabago; Landoni.
RBI: Roller (14), Landoni (15), Murton (53).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Black, S (L, 6-7) 5.0 7 7 6 0 2 5 6.46
Burawa 2.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 4.05
Flannery 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.26

Charleston 10-5

BATTING
2B: De Leon, K (13, Kern).
HR: Sanchez, G (12, 2nd inning off Tago, 0 on, 1 out), Flores (11, 9th inning off Kern, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Mahoney; Sanchez, G 4; Flores 4; De Leon, K 3; Mojica.
RBI: Sanchez, G 2 (44), Flores 2 (52), Lassiter (20).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Allen, S (L, 4-2) 4.0 12 9 9 0 2 4 7.44
Reyes, Y 2.0 2 1 1 3 4 0 4.67
Kahnle 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.65

Staten Island W 7-4

BATTING
2B: Nunez, R (14, Radeke).
3B: Culver (2, Radeke), Gumbs (4, Sides).
HR: Williams, M (3, 1st inning off Radeke, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Williams, M 6; Culver 4; Gumbs 3; Nunez, R 3; Liccien.
RBI: Williams, M 2 (19), Nunez, R (24), Gamel (17), Gumbs (26).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
DeLuca 3.0 4 3 3 5 2 0 3.02
Gerritse 3.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.49
Lewis (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.80
Wetherell (S, 2) 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 1.10

Gulf Coast Yankees L 6-3

BATTING
2B: Santana, R (7, Briceno, E).
3B: Anderson, T (2, Briceno, E).
TB: Rosario, J; Santana, R 3; Tejeda, I; Anderson, T 3.
RBI: Santana, R 2 (25).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Texeira 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.00
Polanco, R 4.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 4.33
Checo 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.31
Cowsert 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.30
Hinojosa (L, 0-1) 1.0 3 3 3 0 0 0 2.53

NYY @ CWS – 8/2/11

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS (back in the lineup, which is a great sign)
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Brett Gardner LF

Pitchers:

Phil Hughes (1-3, 8.24) vs. John Danks (4-8, 3.79)

Enjoy the game. It’s a huge start for Phil Hughes, as a so-so or ineffective start might just lead to him being put in the ‘pen or even the Triple-A rotation.

Yankee News

According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Yankees have placed A.J. Burnett, Rafael Soriano and Jorge Posada on waivers.

These bits of information always manage to leak out in August, but this is nothing out of the ordinary at this time of year. It’s highly doubtful that any of them will be claimed and even if they do pass through waivers, it’s unlikely any will be traded this month.

Yankees Profile: Mariano Rivera

New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera

Imagine: You are at Yankee Stadium. It’s the top of the 9th inning, the Yankees have a 3-2 or 4-2 lead and they need someone to put the game to bed. Fans scream, hands clap, chants are heard all around the stadium. “Enter Sandman” plays on the intercom and fans get more excited. Mariano Rivera takes a couple of warm up throws and departs from the bullpen jogging to the mound, his glove on his left hand and a ball in the right one.  He stands on the mound eying the top of the order. He strikes out the first batter, gets the second batter to pop up and uses that legendary cutter to get the third out on a strikeout.

When you think about the Yankees you automatically think Mariano Rivera. Even at the age of 41 years old, he is just as effective as when he came up as a set up man in the late 1990’s. As Mariano Rivera becomes closer to becoming the All-Time saves leader it seemed like an appropriate time to evaluate his career.

When you look at Mariano’s career, you can’t help noticing that dazzling career ERA of .221 or the fact that in 1021 games he has 1088 K’s. But the thing that’s most impressive is Mariano’s saves. Since 1996 he has racked up 587 saves, only needing 15 more save in becoming the Major Leagues All-Time Saves leader taking over Trevor Hoffman who retired with 601 career saves.

This season alone, Rivera has impressive numbers. As of August 2nd he’s 1-1 with a 1.74 ERA. Rivera currently has 28 saves in August and is expected to get more before the season is over in late September. Mariano Rivera is also blessed with the honor of wearing #42, and when he graciously retires so will #42. But until the day Mariano Rivera retires, we will be forever graced by his presence when he comes in for a save situation, or just to get some work in but fans will forever appreciate this future Hall of Famer.

Morning Bits 8/2/11

Good morning all.  Another win for the Yankees last night and Boston lost as well narrowing the gap between them.

here are your morning links.

* Good news as A-Rod is going to begin working out on Thursday.  Imagine him healthy and back in this lineup.  If Chavez is still doing well I wonder if Girardi will just put Arod at DH for less wear and tear and keep Chavez at 3B.   What are your thoughts?

* SWB Yankees split their doubleheader yesterday.

* In case you haven’t noticed Granderson is no longer being left out against lefty’s.

* The Yankees run differential suggests greatness.

* The Yanks have mutually agreed to release left-hander Randy Flores from Triple-A. He had good numbers (2.54 ERA in 28 1/3 IP) but never was called up to the majors.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 66 41 .617 33-20 33-21 592 452 +140 Lost 1 6-4
NY Yankees 65 42 .607 1 37-22 28-20 563 412 +151 Won 4 7-3
Tampa Bay 56 51 .523 10 24-25 32-26 454 424 +30 Won 1 4-6
Toronto 55 53 .509 11.5 28-26 27-27 510 493 +17 Won 1 6-4
Baltimore 42 63 .400 23 26-28 16-35 430 560 -130 Lost 3 3-7

C.C. battles through 8 innings as Yanks take opener 3-2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYY
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
CWS
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 0
W: Sabathia (16-5)
L: Peavy (4-5)
SV: Rivera (28)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .278
Granderson, CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .272
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .251
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .295
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .267
Chavez, Er, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .275
Posada, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .236
a-Jones, An, PH-DH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .227
Nunez, E, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .270
Cervelli, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .227
Totals 33 3 8 2 2 6 11 .263
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia(W, 16-5) 8.0 10 2 2 0 6 1 2.55
Rivera, Ma(S, 28) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.74
Totals 9.0 10 2 2 0 7 1 3.45

Game Review from MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez:

CHICAGO — The presence of Adam Dunn in the on-deck circle used to strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers.

On Monday night, it brought CC Sabathia comfort — and helped him lead the Yankees to a 3-2 win over the White Sox on a night his best stuff wasn’t there.

Dunn’s struggles against lefties this season have been so pronounced that a couple of the times Sabathia got into trouble — and he got into a fair share of it en route to giving up 10 hits — he felt confident with the lefty-hitting Dunn batting in a big spot.

Dunn wound up going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts — two of which came with the tying run on base late in the game — and now has three hits and 35 strikeouts in 77 at-bats against southpaws this year.

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Update from the Minors

SWB: Win 4-1

BATTING
2B
: Nunez, L (11, Edell), Vazquez (13, Edell), Montero (17, Savery).
TB: Russo 3; Golson; Montero 2; Vazquez 2; Laird; Parraz; Nunez, L 2.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kontos (W, 4-3) 5.0 3 1 1 0 7 1 2.75
Romero, J (H, 1) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.60
Kensing (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.20

Trenton Thunder

Had off-day on Monday

Tampa Yankees: Loss 7-4

BATTING
2B
: Johnson, C (4, Kelly, M), Murton (25, Jarman).
3B: Brewer (1, Jarman).
TB: Almonte, A; Brewer 4; Adams 3; Murton 2; Johnson, C 3.
RBI: Roller (13), Johnson, C 2 (7), Adams (3).

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marquez 2.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 9.00
O’Brien 4.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2.31
Claiborne (BS, 3)(L, 2-5) 2.2 2 3 3 3 2 0 3.44
Casanova 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 10.13

Charleston River-Dogs: Win 9-8

BATTING
2B
: Grote (4, Schnaitmann), Mojica (19, Schnaitmann).
HR: Sanchez, G (11, 9th inning off Perez, Jn, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Toussen; Feliz; Brown 2; Mahoney; Sanchez, G 6; Grote 2; De Leon, K; Ferraro 2; Mojica 3.
RBI: Brown (2), Mojica (34), Toussen (10), Mahoney (15), Sanchez, G 3 (42).

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nuno, V 4.0 7 1 1 0 5 1 2.25
Recchia 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 2.82
Rondon (BS, 2)(W, 2-2) 2.0 5 5 2 1 3 0 5.12
Montgomery (S, 8 ) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.19

Staten Island Yankees: Win 5-0

BATTING
2B
: Gumbs (7, Oliver), Gamel (9, Oliver), Nunez, R (13, Cargill).
TB: Williams, M 3; Gamel 3; Grice; Gumbs 3; Nunez, R 3; Rinard 2.
RBI: Gamel 2 (16), Rinard 2 (10).

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oliver (W, 3-2) 5.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 4.50
Tracy (H, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Pinder 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.53

Gulf Coast Yankees: Win 4-0

BATTING

2B: Tejeda, I (9, Duffey), Santana, R (6, Duffey).
3B: Calderon, Ye (3, Duffey).
TB: Rosario, J; Tejeda, I 2; Bichette 2; Calderon, Ye 3; Santana, R 2.
RBI: Bichette 2 (33), Duran (5).

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rutckyj (W, 3-3) 6.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 5.93
De La Cruz, Jo 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.23
Maines 1.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.45