Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Minor Night Cap 8/16/11

SWB L 2-0

BATTING
2B: Bernier (10, Torra), Parraz (27, Torra).
TB: Dickerson; Rodriguez, Al; Montero; Parraz 3; Bernier 2.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Warren (L, 6-6) 5.0 3 2 1 1 8 1 3.33
Mitchell 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.52
Kontos 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.75
Brackman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.78
Whelan 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25

Trenton L 6-0 F/7

BATTING
TB: Pirela; Romine; Kruml.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hall (L, 10-7) 5.0 8 5 5 3 3 0 4.40
Igawa 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.18

Trenton L 8-2 F/7

BATTING
2B: Almonte, Z (5, Smyly).
3B: Kruml (8, Smyly).
TB: Kruml 3; Pirela; Almonte, Z 2; Mesa; Sublett.
RBI: Almonte, Z 2 (17).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Arbiso (L, 4-5) 5.0 8 4 4 1 2 1 5.15
Pope 0.2 3 4 4 1 2 0 4.91
Halsey 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.91

Tampa L 12-5

BATTING
2B: Roller (10, Sorensen), Almonte, A (21, Faulk).
HR: Johnson, C (5, 3rd inning off Sorensen, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Almonte, A 2; Ibarra, W 2; Roller 4; Murton; Mack; Johnson, C 4; Abeita.
RBI: Roller (25), Johnson, C 2 (14), Mack (25).
2-out RBI: Johnson, C 2; Mack.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Quintana 5.0 6 4 4 1 5 1 2.86
Burawa (BS, 2) 2.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 3.41
Casanova (L, 1-1) 1.2 6 6 6 2 2 0 8.68
Marte, R 0.1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3.90

Charleston L 5-4

BATTING
2B: Lassiter (10, Henry).
TB: Toussen 2; Brown; Mahoney; Mojica; Lassiter 3.
RBI: Toussen 2 (18), Mahoney (21), Brown (7).
2-out RBI: Brown.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gipson (L, 0-1) 4.0 1 1 0 2 5 0 2.00
Reyes, Y 2.0 3 4 2 1 4 0 5.24
Dott 3.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.35

Gulf Coast Yankees L 6-5

BATTING
2B: Duran (4, Weidman, B), Lopez, Da (8, Sanchez, I).
3B: Custodio (1, Weidman, B).
TB: Rosario, J; Custodio 3; Duran 2; Bichette 2; Kuo; Lopez, Da 2.
RBI: Custodio (17), Duran 2 (15), Bichette (42), Rosario, J (22).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Encinas 5.0 7 4 4 0 8 0 5.32
Rodriguez, Ed 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.31
Cowsert (L, 2-2) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2.41

Game 120 | Yankees @ Royals

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
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:

Ivan Nova (11-4, 3.85) vs. Danny Duffy (3-6, 4.97)

Worth Noting: Since returning from the DL, Derek Jeter has gone 45-138 (.326) with 2 homers, 2 triples, 2 doubles, and 24 RBI. That hot streak has brought Jeter’s average from the .260 it was before the DL stint to .283 it is now.

Pregame Notes:

— The Yankees have signed eight of their top nine draft picks to contracts before last night’s midnight deadline. Here is the list of signed draft picks, from Lohud. Those in bold were signed yesterday.

3B Dante Bichette Jr. (Comp. A)
RHP Jordan Cote (3rd rd.)
INF Matt Duran (4th)
C Gregory Bird (5th)
OF Jake Cave (6th)

1B Austin Jones (7th)
RHP Philip Wetherell (8th)
RHP Zachary Arneson (9th)
RHP Mark Montgomery (11th)
OF Cody Grice (12th)
OF Justin James (13th)
RHP William Davis (14th)
RHP Branden Pinder (16th)
RHP Hayden Sharp (18th)
RHP Robert Paullus (19th)
LHP Daniel Camarena (20th)
INF Zach Wilson (21st)
RHP Corey Maines (23rd)
LHP Matthew Tracy (24th)
LHP Chaz Herbert (27th)
RHP Joseph Maher (38th)

 

Enjoy the game.

New Poll

New Poll on the right hand side of the page.   Rock the Vote.

A-Rod as the DH for the rest of the season?

The Dilema

I hope to never see these two in the same picture for the rest of the season.

 

A-Rod is the highest paid player on the Yankees and is their superstar.  He will most likely be coming off the disabled list this Thursday.  A-Rod has had a couple injuries the last couple of years and I’m starting to get worried about his body breaking down.   It is no secret that he took steroids which we all know helps prevent injuries as it grows the muscles bigger.  With playing clean now like everyone else and in his advanced age it’s bound to happen that his body will break down.  Also how will his body handle of the side to side quick movements that happen when playing a position known as the hot corner?  So what does Girardi do with Alex once he comes back from the disable list?  Where in the order should he hit and what is the solution to all of this?

Where in the order should A-Rod hit?

I think A-Rod should start off batting in the 5th spot.  My lineup when he comes back would look like this.

Gardner
Granderson
Tex
Cano
A-Rod
Swisher
Chavez
Jeter
Martin

I know there is no shot in this as Girardi wouldn’t move Jeter that low but Granderson deserves to be moved back to the two hole where he hit so well all year.  This lineup to me makes the most sense. A-Rod batting 5th keeps a little pressure off of him and has the cleanup spot staying with Cano as he is doing well with it so far.

The Solution

Let his body heal by keeping A-Rod as the DH for the rest of the season.  At least for the majority of the next month.  The Yankees have a good third baseman in Chavez who can man that position.  Also if it’s late in the game and you need a stolen base you have Nunez who could come in for the team and then you can put him at 3rd or shortstop.   Alex is owed 30 mil in 2012, 29 mil in 2013, 26mil in 2014, 22 mil in 2015 and 21 mil in 2016.  The best way to protect the value of Alex and all the money that he is being payed is to rest his body and keep him at DH. So what are your thoughts?  Where in the lineup should he hit?  Also do you agree with just letting him DH for the rest of the season?  Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Hopefully we see more of this pose to end out his career

 

 

Morning Bits: Nova, Posada, Burnett

Yankees win as well as they should against a team like the Royals.  Rivera moves another save closer to the all time record.   Same time again tonight.

Here are your morning links…

* Yankees Nova is in the running for top Rookie award.

* Posada says his playing days are not over yet.

* Burnett’s win was a long time coming.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 73 46 .613 37-22 36-24 644 501 +143 Lost 2 5-5
NY Yankees 73 46 .613 40-24 33-22 639 461 +178 Won 2 6-4
Tampa Bay 64 55 .538 9 31-28 33-27 508 470 +38 Lost 1 7-3
Toronto 61 60 .504 13 31-29 30-31 568 557 +11 Lost 1 5-5
Baltimore 47 72 .395 26 29-35 18-37 497 630 -133 Won 2 4-6

A.J. earns first win since June. 29 as Yanks join Boston atop AL East

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H
NYY
0 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 7 13
KC
0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 12
W: Burnett (9-9)
L: Paulino (1-9)
SV: Rivera (31)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .285
Jeter, SS 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .282
Granderson, CF 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 .273
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 .249
Cano, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .305
Swisher, RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 .269
Chavez, Er, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 4 .276
Posada, DH 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 .239
a-Jones, An, PH-DH 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .246
Martin, C 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 .225
Totals 38 7 13 7 5 9 22 .267
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ(W, 9-9) 5.2 10 3 3 1 2 0 4.61
Logan(H, 6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.97
Soriano, R(H, 13) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.15
Robertson(H, 25) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.32
Rivera, Ma(S, 31) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.35
Totals 9.0 12 4 4 2 5 0 3.53

And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

KANSAS CITY — Derek Jeter stood at the base of the Kauffman Stadium mound on Monday, his fist pressed into A.J. Burnett’s shoulder as a few words of encouragement preceded the pitcher’s slow walk to the dugout.

Burnett was thankful for that support, but the hurler was even more appreciative of Jeter’s two-run triple, which lifted the embattled hurler to his first August victory as a Yankee in a 7-4 victory over the Royals.

The win pulled New York into a first-place tie with the idle Boston Red Sox in the American League East.

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