Daily Archives: September 2, 2011

Game 136 I Blue Jays v.s Yankees

Ivan Nova is 6-0 since returning from Triple-A in June. Can he keep his streak going as he takes on the Blue Jays tonight?

Yankees Lineup

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

Pitching Matchup:

Brandon Morrow (9-9, 4.79 ERA) v.s Ivan Nova (14-4, 3.96 ERA)

Enjoy the game!

Yankee News

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.

 

Series Preview Toronto @ NYY 9/2 – 9/4

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.

Friday 7:05

Morrow (9-9) vs. Nova (14-4)

Saturday 1:05

Romero (13-9) vs. Colon (8-9)

Sunday 1:05

Cecil (4-7) vs. Garcia (11-7)

Morning Bits: Burnett, Proctor, Montero

Nice to see Yankees finally take a series from Boston.  New series starts tonight at home against Toronto.  Have a good holiday weekend everyone.

and here are your morning links…

* Burnett, Yanks not so bad after all.

* Here is an article about Proctor rejoining the Yankees.

* Montero enjoys amazing day in his Yankee debut.

 

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
Boston 83 53 .610 41-27 42-26 731 569 +162 Lost 1 6-4 99.6
NY Yankees 82 53 .607 .5 41-26 41-27 736 540 +196 Won 1 5-5 99.0
Tampa Bay 74 62 .544 9 35-31 39-31 577 518 +59 Lost 1 5-5 1.1
Toronto 69 68 .504 14.5 33-34 36-34 648 629 +19 Won 2 4-6 0.1
Baltimore 54 81 .400 28.5 32-39 22-42 573 714 -141 Lost 2 6-4 0.0

Martin, Yankees double their pleasure against Boston

Martin concecting last night

 

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 0 1 2 1 .297
Granderson, CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .275
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .248
Gardner, LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265
Cano, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 3 .307
Swisher, RF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .270
Jones, An, LF 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 .252
1-Dickerson, PR-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Montero, DH 4 1 0 0 0 1 6 .000
Martin, C 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 .240
Nunez, E, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
a-Chavez, Er, PH-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .283
Totals 35 4 11 4 6 10 18 .269

 

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 5.1 5 2 2 2 4 1 5.25
Logan 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.78
Wade(W, 3-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.17
Soriano, R(H, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.39
Robertson(H, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.33
Rivera, Ma(S, 36) 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 2.08
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 6 10 1 3.68

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.

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