Daily Archives: August 11, 2011

Open Thread

Cano's Grandslam

Yankees won on Cano’s Grandslam.  Mariano was shaky yet again.   Talk about whatever you want.   Enjoy the rest of the night.

Yankee News

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

Source: ESPNNewYork.com

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

Division Series

Oct. 8-17, 2011

League Championship Series

Oct. 19-27, 2011

World Series

Profile: Jesús Alejandro Montero

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
  • 2010: Scranton/WB (INT)
  • 2011: Scranton/WB (INT)
INT POST-SEASON ALL-STAR
  • 2010: Scranton/WB (INT)
EAS MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
  • 2009: Trenton (EAS)
FUTURES GAME SELECTION
  • 2008: Charleston (SAL)
  • 2009: Trenton (EAS)
FSL MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
  • 2009: Tampa (FSL)
BASEBALL AMERICA HIGH CLASS A ALL-STAR
  • 2008: Charleston (SAL)
SAL POST-SEASON ALL-STAR
  • 2008: Charleston (SAL)
SAL MID-SEASON ALL-STAR
  • 2008: Charleston (SAL)
Year Age* Lg Tm G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 17 R GCL 33 107 30 6 0 3 19 13 0 0 12 18 .280 .366 .421 .787
2008 18 A Cha 132 525 171 34 1 17 87 86 2 1 37 83 .326 .376 .491 .867
2009 19 A Tam 48 180 64 15 1 8 37 26 0 0 14 26 .356 .406 .583 .989
2009 19 AA TRE 44 167 53 10 0 9 33 19 0 0 14 21 .317 .370 .539 .909
2010 20 AAA Scr 123 453 131 34 3 21 75 66 0 0 46 91 .289 .353 .517 .870
2011 21 AAA Scr 91 355 101 17 1 11 51 42 0 0 30 81 .285 .344 .431 .775

Game 116 LAA VS NYY

and here is the lineup

1. Gardner LF
2. Jeter DH
3. Granderson CF
4. Teixeira 1B
5. Cano 2B
6. Swisher RF
7. Chavez 3B
8. Nunez SS
9. Cervelli C
Colon P

Morning Bits: Ivan Nova, Posada, Soriano, Granderson

Good win for the Yankees.  As Nova looked sharp and the bats came alive as well.  Also Boston lost as well so good news all around.

Here are your morning links…

* Nova shows why a rotation spot is his to keep.

* There is no room on the roster for Posada.

* Soriano finally living up to the expectations.

* Ain’t life GRAND for the Grandyman?

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 72 44 .621 37-22 35-22 631 487 +144 Lost 1 6-4
NY Yankees 70 45 .609 1.5 38-23 32-22 616 445 +171 Won 1 7-3
Tampa Bay 62 54 .534 10 30-28 32-26 497 459 +38 Won 3 7-3
Toronto 59 57 .509 13 29-27 30-30 543 530 +13 Won 1 5-5
Baltimore 45 69 .395 26 28-32 17-37 471 606 -135 Won 1 3-7

Yanks move up to 1.5 games back in 9-3 win over Angels

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LAA
0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 8 0
NYY
3 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 x 9 9 0
W: Nova (11-4)
L: Richards (0-1)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .279
Jeter, SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .271
Granderson, CF 3 3 2 4 1 0 0 .275
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247
Cano, 2B 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .299
Swisher, RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .268
Chavez, Er, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .307
Martin, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .228
Nunez, E, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .274
Totals 33 9 9 9 3 2 9 .265
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nova(W, 11-4) 6.0 5 3 3 3 0 1 3.85
Soriano, R(H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
Ayala 2.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1.43
Totals 9.0 8 3 3 3 3 1 3.51
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.

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Minor Night-Cap 8-10-11

SWB L 4-2

BATTING
2B: Nunez, L (12, Swaggerty).
TB: Lamb; Vazquez 2; Nunez, L 2; Bernier.
RBI: Laird 2 (55).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitchell (L, 9-9) 8.0 10 4 4 3 5 1 3.54
Kensing 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.95

Trenton L 9-3

BATTING
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.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hall (L, 10-6) 4.1 12 8 2 1 2 0 4.23
Whitley 1.2 2 1 1 1 2 1 3.45
Arias, W 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.30
Texeira 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 11.57

Tampa L 4-0 F/7

BATTING
2B: Johnson, C (5, May), Ibarra, W (21, May).
TB: Ibarra, W 2; Johnson, C 2.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Quintana (L, 8-2) 4.0 6 4 4 2 4 0 2.59
Burawa 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.60

Tampa L 6-5 F/7

BATTING
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.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gil 5.0 5 3 2 2 4 0 3.76
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

BATTING
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.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
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
Montgomery 1.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 2.76

Staten Island L 5-4

BATTING
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.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rodriguez, W 5.0 9 4 4 3 1 1 4.24
Lewis 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.03
Pinder (L, 2-1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0.95