Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

NYY @ CWS – 8/4/11

Lineup:

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C

Pitchers:

Ivan Nova (9-4, 4.01) vs. Philip Humber (8-7, 3.44)

And here are some notes to kick off the evening:

Yankees prospect catcher Austin Romine is getting an MRI on his his back Thursday.

Romine was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup due to back stiffness. The 22-year-old is batting .283/.351/.381 with five homers, 44 RBI and a .732 OPS over 319 plate appearances with Double-A Trenton this season. He is reportedly nearing a promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

— As you know, A-Rod began some baseball-related workouts today. Reportedly, it went well (without any problems). Rodriguez said, “I had an encouraging day today. I will have a better idea of a timetable in four or five days. The most important thing is to go back healthy.” (Quote from Lohud)

— Mark Prior was hit by a ball on his left forearm yesterday during batting practice. Prior is scheduled to pitch for the Gulf Coast League team on Friday. The guy just never can stay healthy. He’s made just one minor-league appearance this year due to a strained groin and sore back.

— Alex Rodriguez’s publicist, Richard Rubenstein said today that the accusation placed on him “contains numerous factual inaccuracies.” He added that “Alex is looking forward to cooperating with Major League Baseball’s investigation.” SI’s Jon Heyman reports that unless “something unexpected comes out”, the MLB will most likely not suspend Rodriguez. The MLB will however try to warn Alex about the situations.

Enjoy the game.

Getting To Know Brett Gardner

 

Reporters sat down with New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner to get to know him a little more. Here is what was asked and how Gardner responded.

Full Name: Brett Michael Gardner

Born: August 24, 1983 in Holly Hills S.C

Height & Weight: 5’10, 183 lb.

Major League Debut: June 30, 2008 v.s the Texas Rangers

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting & Fishing

All the players from the past that you would pay to see today: All the old time Yankees would have been fun to watch. Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle etc.

Favorite way to spend an off-day: Spend time with my family

Favorite Foods: Steak & potatoes

Favorite City to visit: Los Angeles

Favorite Athlete: Chris Johnson, RB for the Titans in the NFL.

Favorite Ballpark: Our own ballpark, Yankee Stadium

Biggest influence on your career today: My father, for sure.

Toughest pitcher ever faced: Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies

First Job: Working on the farm as a little kid

Favorite team while growing up: Atlanta Braves

Most Embarrassing professional moment: Not getting a bunt down in an important spot during the 2009 World Series.

Biggest Thrill to date as an Athlete: Well, so far in my young career, has to be winning the championship in 2009 as a NY Yankee.

Morning Bits 8/4/11

Horrible pitching by Burnett yet again but the Yankees bats were alive and well last night.  How about Jeter getting 5 hits!!!

Another game tonight against the White Sox’s at 8pm with Nova on the mound.

and here are your morning links….

* A-Rod is linked to poker again.  How dumb could he possibly be if he was already told to stop it and just does it anyway.

* After Hughes has a great start he retains his spot in the rotation.

* The new kid on the block (Banuelos) is worth watching if you can get to a SWB game.

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

AST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 68 41 .624 35-20 33-21 599 457 +142 Won 2 6-4
NY Yankees 67 42 .615 1 37-22 30-20 587 419 +168 Won 6 8-2
Tampa Bay 57 52 .523 11 25-26 32-26 464 428 +36 Won 1 5-5
Toronto 56 54 .509 12.5 28-26 28-28 514 503 +11 Lost 1 6-4
Baltimore 43 64 .402 24 26-28 17-36 440 568 -128 Lost 1 3-7

Burnett struggles mightily, but Yanks’ offense puts up 18

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYY
4 2 7 0 0 0 4 1 0   18 23 0
CWS
1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0   7 14 0
W: Wade (2-0)
L: Floyd (9-10)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF-CF 5 4 3 0 0 1 0 .280
Jeter, SS 6 4 5 2 0 0 2 .280
Granderson, CF 6 2 4 5 0 2 3 .278
Nunez, E, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Teixeira, 1B 5 1 1 3 0 1 4 .255
Ayala, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cano, 2B 5 2 3 4 0 0 0 .299
Jones, An, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235
Swisher, RF 5 1 1 0 1 3 2 .267
Chavez, Er, 3B 6 1 3 4 0 1 1 .298
Posada, DH-1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .235
Martin, C 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 .226
Totals 48 18 23 18 2 9 15 .266
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 4.1 13 7 7 0 3 1 4.54
Wade(W, 2-0) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.89
Ayala 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.56
Soriano, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.76
Totals 9.0 14 7 7 0 4 1 3.46

Game Review from MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez:

CHICAGO — The Yankees had just scored 18 runs, won their sixth game in a row and got the type of balanced production that isn’t really supposed to take place with your cleanup hitter out.

But there was little joy in the postgame clubhouse on Wednesday night.

That’s because despite spotting starter A.J. Burnett a 12-run lead, the right-hander struggled so much that he wasn’t able to finish in line for the win. The result was an 18-7 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field by the Yankees, but the mood represented a sense of frustration for their starting pitcher, who gave up seven runs in 4 1/3 innings and has gone six straight outings without getting a win.

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Minor Night Cap 8/3/11

Trenton L 3-2

BATTING
2B: Mesa (16, Packer).
3B: Sublett (4, Packer).
TB: Pirela; Joseph, Co; Almonte, Z; Mesa 3; Gil; Sublett 3; Mack.
RBI: Sublett (16), Maruszak (39).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stoneburner 7.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 1.86
Romanski (L, 0-1) 1.2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.65
Pope 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.93

Charleston L 7-3

BATTING
2B: Feliz (26, Mueller), Mojica (20, Mueller).
HR: Sanchez, G 2 (14, 6th inning off Mueller, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Sitton, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Toussen; Feliz 3; Flores; Sanchez, G 9; De Leon, K; Mojica 2.
RBI: Sanchez, G 3 (47).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Evarts (L, 1-5) 3.2 7 5 5 2 5 0 5.65
Recchia 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.66
Barreda 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.61
Perez, K 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 0 5.00

Staten Island L 13-5

BATTING
2B: Stevenson (7, Krasne), Gumbs (8, Krasne).
HR: Gamel (1, 3rd inning off Colon, 0 on, 2 out), Stevenson (3, 8th inning off Rucinski, 0 on, 0 out), Grice (1, 9th inning off Dischler, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Williams, M; Gamel 5; Grice 5; Gumbs 2; Nunez, R; Stevenson 6.
RBI: Gamel (18), Williams, M (20), Nunez, R (25), Stevenson (22), Grice (11).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Martinez, R (L, 2-1) 3.0 6 6 1 2 2 0 5.35
Hobbs 1.0 3 5 2 2 0 0 5.28
Varce 3.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 14.73
Richardson, M 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 2.35

Gulf Coast Yankees W 8-5

BATTING
2B: Santana, R (8, Creasy).
TB: Custodio; Santana, R 5; Bichette; Taveras, D; Duran 2; Jones; Lopez, Da; Anderson, T.
RBI: Anderson, T (8), Santana, R 2 (27), Bichette (34), Pena, H (6), Valera, J (22), Taveras, D (11)

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cruz, D (W, 4-0) 5.0 1 1 0 1 3 0 7.01
Martinez, D 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.38
Isabel 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26
Vinas 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
Johnson, T 0.0 2 4 4 2 0 0 13.50
Maines (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.25