Daily Archives: August 30, 2011
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Red Sox Lineup
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie 3B
Carl Crawford LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald RF
CC Sabathia (17-7, 2.99 ERA) v.s John Lackey (12-9, 5.98 ERA)
Enjoy the game!
Alex Rodriguez (thumb) is not in Tuesday’s lineup against the Red Sox.
An MRI on A-Rod’s thumb came back negative Monday, but it’s possible he may sit out the entire Boston series. Eric Chavez will start in his place at third base Tuesday night.
Big series (like always) against Boston. Here is your series Preview. Give a listen to Ricky’s Podcast for a great look into this series. LISTEN NOW.
Sabathia (17-7) vs Lackey (12-9)
Hughes (4-4) vs Beckett (11-5)
Burnett (9-11) vs Lester (14-6)
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|Nunez, E, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.269|
|Garcia, F(W, 11-7)||6.0||2||1||1||1||4||1||3.09|
|Soriano, R(H, 15)||1.0||0||0||0||1||2||0||4.74|
|Rivera, Ma(S, 34)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.16|
Story by Bryan Hoch Mlb.com
BALTIMORE — The Yankees couldn’t be sure what Freddy Garcia might offer them after a 22-day layoff, but the veteran right-hander proved to be rust-proof in his return to the starting rotation.
Coming off the disabled list on Monday, Garcia allowed just a solo homer over six encouraging innings as the Yankees defeated the Orioles, 3-2.
“Everything was working — I was really happy,” said Garcia (11-7). “Hopefully, I can continue to do that in my next start.”
Nick Swisher belted a two-run homer off Baltimore starter Alfredo Simon (4-7) that held up as the difference, with Mariano Rivera closing out the ninth inning for his 34th save.
Swisher’s 21st home run of the season was his sixth in his last seven games, helping power a Yankees offense that was lacking both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez due to injuries.
“We do have some guys out, there’s no doubt about that, and obviously you know the situation,” Swisher said. “You want to be the guy to try and step up. I know everyone in the lineup is stepping their game up a little bit.”
Garcia hadn’t pitched since Aug. 7, the result of a kitchen mishap that sliced his right index finger and kept the right-hander from throwing his splitter, a key pitch for him.
After tossing only a four-inning Minor League rehab start as preparation, Garcia somehow looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat, dispatching the Baltimore lineup with relative ease.