Daily Archives: September 2, 2011
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano DH
Nick Swisher 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Andruw Jones RF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Blue Jays Lineup
Yunel Escobar SS
Eric Thames LF
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Kelly Johnson 2B
Brett Lawrie 3B
J.P Arrencibia C
Mike McCoy CF
Brandon Morrow (9-9, 4.79 ERA) v.s Ivan Nova (14-4, 3.96 ERA)
Enjoy the game!
Both A-Rod & Teixeira Sit Out Opener:
Alex Rodriguez & Mark Teixeira are sitting out of the opener between the Yankees and Blue Jays. Rodriguez is still dealing with a sprained thumb and Teixeira is dealing with a swollen knee after a HBP in Boston last night. A-Rod’s return time could be as early as tomorrow, but Girardi wants to make sure that Rodriguez is 100%. Teixeira will most likely not play tomorrow if his knee hasn’t improved.
Yankees are back home and welcome the Toronto Blue Jays. To here Ricky’s podcast of the series preview which is always a good listen full of tons of information please CLICK HERE.
Morrow (9-9) vs. Nova (14-4)
Romero (13-9) vs. Colon (8-9)
Cecil (4-7) vs. Garcia (11-7)
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Story by Bryan Hoch MLB.com
BOSTON — Russell Martin slammed his hands together after a hard slide into third base as his teammates spilled out of the visiting dugout, celebrating a hit that felt like a tease of the month to come.
As the rivals begin their September push toward the playoffs, Martin’s two-run double off Daniel Bard highlighted a three-run seventh inning as the Yankees bested the Red Sox, 4-2, on Thursday at Fenway Park.
The victory gave New York its first series victory of the year against Boston, winning for just the fourth time in 15 head-to-head meetings but inching within a half-game of the lead in the American League East.
“I got in a situation where he didn’t want to walk me, so he threw me a strike,” said Martin, who took third as the Red Sox tried to cut down the go-ahead run at the plate. “He threw me a fastball up and over, and I put a good swing on it.”
By the time Martin was dirtying his uniform with infield clay, A.J. Burnett was out of the game and wouldn’t figure in the decision, but his performance was all the Yankees wanted to talk about.
Eagerly starting a new month after posting an 11.91 August ERA, Burnett may have saved his place in the rotation, limiting the potent Sox lineup to just Dustin Pedroia’s two-run homer over 5 1/3 innings.