Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

Minor Night Cap 8/24/11

SWB W 7-1

BATTING
2B: Molina (5, Hacker), Parraz (28, Gutierrez), Lamb (10, Gutierrez).
HR: Molina (3, 5th inning off Hacker, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Dickerson 2; Russo; Lamb 2; Laird; Parraz 2; Kruml; Molina 7; Bernier.
RBI: Parraz (47), Kruml (1), Molina 3 (20), Bernier (27), Dickerson (16).
2-out RBI: Molina 3; Bernier; Dickerson.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Phelps, D (W, 5-6) 6.1 8 1 1 0 3 1 3.53
Kontos 2.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.73

Trenton L 16-3

BATTING
2B: Joseph, Co (33, Hutchison), Maruszak (19, Hutchison), Mesa (20, LaMura).
TB: Joseph, Co 2; Baker, R; Lyerly; Mesa 2; Sublett; Maruszak 2; Mujica.
RBI: Lyerly (31), Mesa 2 (36).
2-out RBI: Mesa 2.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Whitley (L, 3-4) 2.0 3 6 3 2 3 2 3.32
Venditte 3.0 4 1 1 0 4 0 2.71
Schmidt 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.63
Pope 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.04
Texeira 0.2 7 8 5 0 0 0 12.38
Arias, W 0.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2.70

Tampa W 4-3 F/7

BATTING
2B: Almonte, A (22, Harman), Mustelier (9, Harman), Segedin (3, Harman).
TB: Almonte, A 2; Ibarra, W; Mustelier 4; Murton; Segedin 2; Johnson, C 2.
RBI: Mustelier 2 (14), Johnson, C (15), Blaser (2)

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gil (W, 6-1) 6.2 5 3 3 0 3 2 3.65
Flannery (S, 17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.36

Tampa W 6-2 F/7

BATTING
2B: Almonte, A (23, Figueroa).
TB: Almonte, A 3; Mustelier; Medchill; Segedin; Hurst.
RBI: Hurst 2 (2), Almonte, A 2 (45), Ibarra, W (48), Mustelier (15).
2-out RBI: Mustelier.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romanski 4.0 4 2 0 0 4 0 3.03
Sneed (W, 2-2) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
Casanova 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.15

Charleston W 5-4 F/11

BATTING
2B: Mojica (22, Celestino).
TB: Flores; De Leon, K 2; Grote; Mojica 3; Lassiter 2; Farnham.
RBI: Mojica 2 (38), Flores (55), Farnham (9).
2-out RBI: Mojica; Flores.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Barreda 3.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 4.03
Gerritse 3.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 1.29
Rondon 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20
Dott 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.99
Reyes, Y (W, 1-3) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.18

Staten Island W 3-1

BATTING
2B: McCoy (3, Younginer).
TB: Williams, M; McCoy 2.
RBI: Williams, M (29).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oliver (W, 5-2) 6.0 4 1 1 1 5 0 3.56
Paullus (H, 4) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.67
Wetherell (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.45

Gulf Coast W 3-2

BATTING
2B: Anderson, T (6, Duffey), Kuo (6, Duffey), Pena, H (4, Kickham), Lopez, Da (11, Kickham).
TB: Rosario, J; Lopez, Da 3; Tejeda, I; Kuo 3; Pena, H 3; Anderson, T 2.
RBI: Lopez, Da 2 (16), Pena, H (7).
2-out RBI: Lopez, Da 2.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rutckyj (W, 5-3) 5.0 3 0 0 3 3 0 4.76
Rodriguez, Ed (H, 3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.87
Isabel (H, 3) 1.1 1 2 1 3 3 0 4.00
Cowsert (S, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.21

Game 127 | OAK @ NYY

Here’s the lineup everyone….as we wait and see if Carlos Pena will be wearing a Yankee Uniform for the rest of the season.

Can I play with you guys???

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixiera 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH (still no A-Rod)
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

C.C. Sabathia P

Yankee News

Carrie Muskat of MLB.com writes that Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena is “not going anywhere.”

Pena was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Wednesday, but the Cubs refused to trade the slugger at last month’s non-waiver deadline and don’t seem inclined to part with him here in August. The reasons: half of Pena’s $10 million salary for this season has been deferred to 2012, and the Cubs are still hoping to re-sign him as a free agent this winter. Pena, 33, has 23 homers and 67 RBI through 124 games with Chicago.

Alex Rodriguez (thumb) is out of the Yankees’ starting lineup for the second straight game Wednesday.
A-Rod is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his left thumb came back negative. Eduardo Nunez will make the start at third base Wednesday night.

Yankees sent C Gustavo Molina outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Molina successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last Friday. The 29-year-old backstop went 1-for-6 during a brief stint with the Yankees in April and has spent the majority of the season at the Triple-A level.

Mark Prior was scratched from an appearance with the Gulf Coast League Yankees on Wednesday due to shoulder discomfort.

This sounds strangely familiar. Prior, who turns 31 in September, has made six appearances in the Rookie league while rehabbing a groin strain, allowing one run and two hits over six innings while striking out 12 and walking a pair. There is no timetable for his return.

Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena

The Yanks have claimed Carlos Pena on waivers from the Cubs.  Now we will have to wait to see if the cubs pull him back.

Yankees v.s Royals Botched HR Call: What Should Have Been Done?

Manager Joe Girardi arguing a HR call in Kansas City

The Yankees v.s Royals game started off like a normal baseball game. It was the final game of the 3 game set and the Yankees already won the series. The Yankees were eying the sweep but unfortunately there was one huge play that prevented them from winning the game.

Billy Butler was at bat for the Royals when he hit a high drive to left field against Yankees starter Bartolo Colon. Brett Gardner saw the baseball hop onto the padding of the wall and attempted to throw back in, but when he saw the umpires signaling it was a HR, he yelled into the dugout at Joe Girardi who instantly got Gardner’s message. Girardi went to the umpire to argue the call and the umpires went to replay it. Yankees Television showed the replay from multiple angles that indeed the ball did bounce off the wall and back onto the field, but what the umpires saw was completely different. The umpires came back onto the field and signaled it was a HR, putting everyone in shock. A normally calm Mariano Rivera was fired up, a normally clear-headed Brett Gardner was confused and a normally fired up Joe Girardi was eerily quiet. Normally in that situation, Joe Girardi would have been allowed to play the game under protest, but decided against it before heading towards the dugout. The Yankees ended up losing the game 5-4. After the game YES reporters were crowded around Joe Girardi & Brett Gardner and asked them about the HR call.

“The replay showed that it hit the top of the wall and it hit the wall behind it and I was under the understanding that it had to go over both walls.” Joe Girardi said after the replay. When asked if he considered protesting, Girardi gave a sigh before continuing. “Well, I figured they knew the rules, I mean he’s the one that went over the ground rules, so no.”

YES reporters moved onto Brett Gardner after Girardi’s press conference and Gardner said what he thought he saw.

“I saw it hit the top of the pad, you know the lower pad and then go up in the air and come back down on the warning track.” Gardner said. “Supposedly the ground rules was about 8-10 inches of chain linked fence on top of that and another whole pad on top of that and I looked at replay and sure enough it hit the chain linked fence so you know if that’s not part of the fence then it’s a HR but I don’t understand why that whole piece of fence is there but it’s been the eye of controversy for years.”

From what I picked up from both Joe Girardi & Brett Gardner’s interviews was that apparently the grounds crew had no idea what the rules were when it came to HR’s in Kauffman Stadium. As you know, every ballpark has different rules. Suppose you play in Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays play. You notice on the top of the ceiling that there are catwalks everywhere. If a ball happened to hit the catwalks while in fair territory then that would be considered a HR.

The umpires should have done a couple of things.

1. Go over all the ground rules BEFORE you play ball: Know every ground rule inside and out like what they consider a HR for example Is it if it hits a separate wall, if it hits a catwalk. Remember you don’t want to make a bad call during the game that could cost a team a victory.

2. Don’t announce a call if you are NOT sure: The umpires announced a HR call when they weren’t sure and it seemed that they came out of the replay booth a little too quickly. Make sure you review it from all angles before making a call.

3. Play the replay tape on the jumbotron with BOTH managers out along with the umpires: Okay, this one is more of my idea of what the umpires should do next time there’s a play like that. The replay should play on the jumbotron for everyone to see. The umpires along with the managers from both teams should be on the field reviewing the play. That way when there’s a call that is made, the opposing manager can understand why that specific call was made and not argue with the umpire.

It’s very important that the umpires, players and managers are all on the same page when it comes to plays like these. If the umpires make careless mistakes then it’s not only going to cost them, but it will cost a team that is in a postseason race.

What should the MLB do to prevent botched calls from happening in a baseball game? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Morning Bits: A-Rod, October Pitching, SWB Yankees

couple more feet to that ball hit by swisher and we would be talking about an excellent come back.  oh well.  Same time tonight.

here are your morning links…

* Thumbs down, as A-Rod is sidelined by jam.

* Pitchers who can ruin the Yankees October.

* SWB walks away with an extra inning win.

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
NY Yankees 77 49 .611 40-25 37-24 680 493 +187 Lost 1 6-4
Boston 78 50 .609 38-24 40-26 681 535 +146 Won 1 5-5
Tampa Bay 69 58 .543 8.5 34-30 35-28 541 491 +50 Lost 2 6-4
Toronto 65 63 .508 13 31-30 34-33 599 578 +21 Lost 1 6-4
Baltimore 49 77 .389 28 29-35 20-42 530 670 -140 Won 2 4-6

Yanks’ late spark against A’s insufficient

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275
Jeter, SS 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .295
Granderson, CF 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 .279
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 8 .248
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .303
Swisher, RF 5 1 1 3 0 1 4 .263
Chavez, Er, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .268
Posada, DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .244
Martin, C 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .232
Totals 36 5 10 5 5 6 27 .268

 

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon(L, 8-8) 6.1 8 5 5 0 5 2 3.71
Logan 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.78
Noesi 2.0 2 1 1 0 4 1 3.63
Totals 9.0 11 6 6 0 9 3 3.58

 

Story by Bryan Hoch of MLB.

NEW YORK — Nick Swisher dropped his bat and eyed his deep drive as it soared to center field, a sour half-grin spreading across his face as the Yankee Stadium crowd descended from full-volume roar to a soft groan.

The Yankees simply produced too little, too late on Tuesday, blanked into the eighth inning and waiting until the very end to make a thriller of a 6-5 loss to the Athletics in the Bronx.

“That ball kind of got out there, it just didn’t carry as much as I thought it would,” said Swisher, who flied out to leave the bases loaded in the ninth against A’s closer Andrew Bailey. “I want to be in that spot. I just wasn’t successful tonight.”

They wouldn’t hang the loss on Swisher, not after his three-run homer an inning earlier finally served as a breakthrough moment against efficient Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy, slicing into a six-run A’s lead.

It had more to do with the fact that Swisher’s 16th homer served as New York’s only hit with runners in scoring position, as the Yankees wrapped up the game 1-for-13 in those situations.

Holding the Yankees to eight hits, McCarthy permitted no baserunner past second base until the eighth, striking out six and walking three over 7 2/3 innings.

“Our guys just kept going at it,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “McCarthy seemed to just stay off our barrel enough with the late movement on his sinker and cutter. We didn’t hit a whole lot of balls hard off him.”

Bailey had a tough time closing out the game, coughing up two runs in the ninth. Jorge Posada opened the frame with a long homer that cleared the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center field, his 11th.

Russell Martin doubled to left-center, and Brett Gardner reached on an error, as third baseman Scott Sizemore couldn’t handle a chopper.

That brought up Derek Jeter, already 3-for-3 with a walk. Though some inevitably groaned at the move, Girardi said that it was “not a tough decision” for him to have Jeter bunt the runners along.

“You want those two guys in scoring position if you can,” Girardi said. “Any base hit is going to score both of them, you know that. That’s how we play. We sacrifice from time to time; not a whole lot.”

Girardi said he wanted to give RBI opportunities to Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson, his team’s leaders in those categories. Granderson walked to load the bases, but Teixeira fouled out. Robinson Cano walked on a close 3-2 pitch to force home New York’s fifth run.

That brought up Swisher, who said, “I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to go up there and try to win the game.'”

He got within feet of a game-winning grand slam, lifting a deep fly that had Coco Crisp galloping to the wall and Bailey gasping with thoughts of a blown save.

“The way I saw Coco running at it, I was like, ‘He usually takes that run when he has to rob something,'” Bailey said. “So I wasn’t too happy, but I saw it fall short and [gave] a big sigh of relief. Big win for the team.”

“You pull it a little bit more, and that’s a home run, but that’s the deeper part of the park,” Teixeira said. “He put a great swing on it.”

The tough defeat came on a night when Bartolo Colon served up one of the longest home runs hit at the new Yankee Stadium, craning his neck to watch a titanic second-inning blast by Brandon Allen.

The homer was just the second to be sent into the 300 level — Russell Branyan christened the deck last August as a member of the Mariners, taking Javier Vazquez deep.

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Minor Night Cap 8/23/11

SWB W 5-4 F/12

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (19, Hoey), Laird (26, Hoey).
TB: Russo; Vazquez 3; Lamb 4; Laird 4; Kruml; Golson 2; Bernier.
RBI: Golson (30), Lamb (24), Laird 2 (63).
2-out RBI: Golson; Lamb; Laird.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances 3.0 1 2 2 9 4 0 5.00
Pendleton 3.0 5 2 2 3 3 0 3.15
Proctor 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.71
Kensing 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.70
Whelan 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.05
Valdes (W, 1-0) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Trenton L 9-1

BATTING
2B: Maruszak (18, Molina), Almonte, Z (7, Gailey), Lyerly (13, Gonzalez).
TB: Krum; Joseph, Co; Lyerly 2; Almonte, Z 3; Mesa 2; Maruszak 2.
RBI: Sublett (23).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Heyer (L, 10-7) 5.2 8 7 6 2 1 1 3.88
Igawa 1.2 2 2 2 1 3 0 4.39
Arias, W 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.73

Tampa – PPD

Charleston L 5-2 F/7

BATTING
HR: Feliz (6, 4th inning off Couch, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Brown 2; Flores; Feliz 5; Lassiter.
RBI: Feliz 2 (39).

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nuno, V 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 1 2.67
Dott (L, 2-1) 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 2.12

Charleston L 5-0 F/7

BATTING
TB: Toussen; Flores; Grote; Wilson, W.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Forer (L, 2-7) 2.2 4 5 1 2 1 1 4.45
Recchia 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.45
Kahnle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.32
Montgomery 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.11

Staten Island L 6-5

BATTING
2B: Rinard (4, Diaz, L), Wilson, Z (13, Huijer), Grice (4, Huijer).
HR: Gamel (2, 9th inning off Huijer, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Williams, M 2; Gumbs; Austin; Wilson, Z 2; Grice 2; Rinard 2; Gamel 4.
RBI: Gumbs (27), Gamel 3 (26).
2-out RBI: Gumbs.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rodriguez, W 5.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 3.59
Brebbia (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 2.0 3 3 0 0 2 1 0.00
Arneson 1.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4.61
Lewis 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.32

Gulf Coast W 4-1

BATTING
2B: Duran (6, Oviedo, R).
HR: Rosario, J (6, 1st inning off Oviedo, R, 0 on, 0 out), Calderon, Ye (6, 7th inning off Giles, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rosario, J 6; Lopez, Da 2; Calderon, Ye 4; Duran 2; Valera, J; Alcantara; Anderson, T.
RBI: Rosario, J 3 (27), Calderon, Ye (25).
2-out RBI: Calderon, Ye; Rosario, J 2.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morton 5.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 1.98
Sharp (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 16.88
Agramonte (W, 1-0) 1.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 2.00
Martinez, D (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.10
Checo (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.08