Daily Archives: August 11, 2011
Yankees won on Cano’s Grandslam. Mariano was shaky yet again. Talk about whatever you want. Enjoy the rest of the night.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that he would like to get his rotation back to five starters before next Monday’s series opener against the Royals.
“It’s something that we’ll continue to monitor and you don’t know what’s going to happen in the next few days,” said Girardi. “You have no idea.” Girardi likely won’t make a decision until Phil Hughes makes his next start Saturday against the Rays. As of now, Hughes and the struggling A.J. Burnett would appear to be on the bubble.
Related: A.J. Burnett
Alex Rodriguez (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Single-A Tampa.
A-Rod is expected to play designated hitter in his debut before moving to third base on Saturday. The 36-year-old is on track to return the Yankees’ starting lineup by the middle of next week. He’s been out since early July with a knee injury that eventually required surgery.
Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter
Some Important Dates
Sept. 1, 2011
Active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players
Sept. 11, 2011
September 11th Remembrance
Sept. 14, 2011
Roberto Clemente Day
Sept. 28, 2011
End of the 2011 regular season
Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2011
Oct. 8-17, 2011
League Championship Series
Oct. 19-27, 2011
If you are a Yankee fan and don’t know who Jesús Montero is you have probably been living under a rock. Honestly though I’m joking most fans probably don’t know much about him and that’s just fine. I know it’s hard just paying attention to all the Yankee games and the minor league stuff is a lot more to ask to follow. In this article I will try to fill you in as much of Montero as possible as he will probably be the next call up to the “Show.” My personal opinion is Montero should have been up awhile ago as he is a much better option over Posada.
1. The Journey – On July 2, 2006, Montero signed with the New York Yankees, receiving $1.6 million. The following year at the age of 17 Montero made his debut with the Gulf Coast Yankees. He spent the 2008 season with the Class A Charleston RiverDogs, where he batted .326 batting average with 17 home runs and 87 RBI. He began 2009 with the Tampa Yankees, the Class A-Advanced Florida State League affiliate of the Yankees, but on June 3, 2009, Montero was promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder. Montero spent the 2010 season as well as this season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
2. The Videos –
3. The Stats –
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 3″, Weight:235 lb.
Born: November 28, 1989 in Guacara, VE (Age 21)
Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2009: Rated #38 Prospect
Pre-2010: Rated #4 Prospect
Pre-2011: Rated #3 Prospect
Awards and Honors
INT MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
INT POST-SEASON ALL-STAR
EAS MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
FUTURES GAME SELECTION
FSL MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
BASEBALL AMERICA HIGH CLASS A ALL-STAR
SAL POST-SEASON ALL-STAR
SAL MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
|Chavez, Er, DH||4||0||1||1||0||0||2||.307|
|Nunez, E, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.274|
|Soriano, R(H, 12)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.05|
- Game Review from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:
NEW YORK — On the afternoon that Ivan Nova checked back into his Yankee Stadium locker, he brought a silent proclamation. The Yankees weren’t going to have any reason to send him back to the Minor Leagues.
So far, Nova has pitched as though he intends to honor that promise. The right-hander won for the third time since being called back up, whipping six-plus strong innings on Wednesday as the Yankees trounced the Angels, 9-3.
“You never want to go back,” said Nova, who leads all big league rookies with 11 victories. “When I got back here, that’s one of the first things that I said: ‘I don’t want to go back.’ It’s not good to have to take a bus for eight, nine hours. That’s never good.”
With two homers, Curtis Granderson set a new career high of 31, pacing a Bombers offensive attack that also saw Robinson Cano go deep as Nova cemented his place in a muddled rotation picture.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has committed to keeping Nova in the rotation, so he must instead decide between nixing A.J. Burnett or Phil Hughes to whittle the team’s six starters down to a five-man staff in the very near future.
SWB L 4-2
2B: Nunez, L (12, Swaggerty).
TB: Lamb; Vazquez 2; Nunez, L 2; Bernier.
RBI: Laird 2 (55).
|Mitchell (L, 9-9)||8.0||10||4||4||3||5||1||3.54|
Trenton L 9-3
2B: Sublett (6, Harvey, M), Maruszak (15, Harvey, M).
TB: Krum; Pirela; Joseph, Co; Mesa; Almonte, Z; Sublett 2; Gil; Maruszak 2.
RBI: Sublett (19), Gil (29), Pirela (41).
2-out RBI: Pirela.
|Hall (L, 10-6)||4.1||12||8||2||1||2||0||4.23|
Tampa L 4-0 F/7
2B: Johnson, C (5, May), Ibarra, W (21, May).
TB: Ibarra, W 2; Johnson, C 2.
|Quintana (L, 8-2)||4.0||6||4||4||2||4||0||2.59|
Tampa L 6-5 F/7
2B: Blaser (1, Lugo).
TB: Almonte, A 2; Roller; Murton 2; Blaser 2; Landoni.
RBI: Almonte, A (40), Murton 3 (58), Roller (21).
2-out RBI: Murton 3.
|Claiborne (H, 5)(L, 2-6)||1.1||1||2||2||2||1||0||3.54|
|Flannery (BS, 3)||0.2||2||1||1||1||1||0||1.45|
Charleston W 7-4
2B: De Leon, K (15, Fuesser), Sosa, E (14, Black, V).
HR: Sanchez, G 2 (17, 2nd inning off Fuesser, 1 on, 1 out; 3rd inning off Fuesser, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sosa, E 2; Brown 2; De Leon, K 2; Flores; Sanchez, G 8; Feliz; Farnham.
RBI: Sanchez, G 4 (52), De Leon, K (51), Brown 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Sanchez, G 2; Brown 2.
|Greene (W, 4-11)||6.2||6||3||3||3||4||0||4.00|
|Perez, K (H, 3)||1.1||0||0||0||0||2||0||4.91|
Staten Island L 5-4
2B: Gamel (12, Martinez, L).
3B: Williams, M (5, Martinez, L).
TB: Williams, M 5; Gamel 3; Grice; Austin; Wilson, Z; Castillo, Al 2.
RBI: Austin (2), Williams, M 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Austin.
|Pinder (L, 2-1)||1.0||1||1||1||1||0||0||0.95|