Daily Archives: September 4, 2011
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Jesus Montero DH
Brett Cecil (4-7, 4.51 ERA) v.s CC Sabathia (18-7, 2.99 ERA)
Enjoy the game!
Mark Teixeira Back In Lineup:
Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup after missing 2 days with a bruised knee. Teixeira spoke to Girardi before Girardi even asked about his knee which led to the decision to put Texieira back in the lineup
Jesus Montero Made In Game Adjustments:
Joe Girardi spoke about how Jesus Montero made some in game adjustments which led to his first hit last night. Girardi feels that Montero should calm down a bit after having his first Major League Hit.
Curtis Granderson Gets The Day Off:
Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see Curtis Granderson’s name in the lineup. Girardi assured that it was just a day-off and nothing more. Granderson’s day-off gives Gardner a chance to play his original position in CF.
Girardi Makes Rotation Decision:
Joe Girardi has decided who is going to be dropped from the rotation. He didn’t reveal which player as he wants to speak to the player before he reveals it to the media.
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a-Grounded out for Montero in the 8th.
Article by Thomas Boorstein MLB.com
NEW YORK — After seeing a total of four pitches in his first three plate appearances — and going 0-for-3 in the process — Robinson Cano tried for a more patient approach in at-bat No. 4 in the bottom of the seventh. His change in strategy paid off.
Cano fell behind 0-2 but ripped the sixth pitch he saw from Toronto reliever Casey Janssen into the right-center-field gap. The two-run double erased a one-run deficit and lifted the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. With the win, the Yankees (84-53) maintained their position ahead of the Red Sox in the American League East.
“I talk to my dad all the time,” Cano said of his father, Jose, who pitched for the Astros in 1989. “He always says, ‘You’re chasing pitches. You’re swinging at bad pitches. You’ve got to be more patient because when you swing at strikes, you’ll be able to make some damage.'”
Saturday’s damage accounted for Cano’s 40th double of the season and prevented a loss for Bartolo Colon, who allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings and is winless since July 30. It also earned Cano his 100th and 101st RBIs this season to put him over the century mark for the second time in his career.
“He just never chased,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “He made Janssen throw strikes. Robbie’s dangerous at any point in the count, whether he’s down or not, he can get the head [of the bat] to it.”