Daily Archives: September 4, 2011

Game 138 I Blue Jays v.s Yankees

CC Sabathia takes the mound in an attempt to sweep the Blue Jays. Will Sabathia get his 19th win and the series sweep?

Yankees Lineup

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

Pitching Matchup:

Brett Cecil (4-7, 4.51 ERA) v.s CC Sabathia (18-7, 2.99 ERA)

Enjoy the game!

Yankee News

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.

Morning Bits: Teixeira, Cashman, Rivera, Hughes, Burnett

Good win for the Yankees yesterday as Gardner had a great game.   Same time again today.   Enjoy the day everyone. Yankees Magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 25.

and here are your morning links…

* Mark Teixeira says he is ready to return to the lineup which is great.  That injury could have been a lot worse.

* Brian Cashman deserves high praise for the additions he added to the Yankees in the off-season.

* This article talks about how come Rivera’s pursuit of the all time saves record isn’t getting the same attention that Jeter’s pursuit of 3.000 hits did.

* Hughes or Burnett?  The Yankees plan to announce the trimming of the rotation soon.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
NY Yankees 84 53 .613 43-26 41-27 745 546 +199 Won 3 7-3 99.8
Boston 84 54 .609 .5 42-28 42-26 743 586 +157 Won 1 6-4 99.6
Tampa Bay 75 63 .543 9.5 36-32 39-31 585 524 +61 Won 1 5-5 0.5
Toronto 69 70 .496 16 33-34 36-36 654 638 +16 Lost 2 3-7 0.1
Baltimore 55 82 .401 29 32-39 23-43 579 722 -143 Lost 1 5-5 0.0

Cano comes through for Yanks in win

Yankees Win!!

 

 

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .269
Granderson, CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .271
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .289
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 .307
Swisher, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .268
Jones, An, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .252
Montero, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .143
a-Posada, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Nunez, E, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .263
Cervelli, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .274
Totals 31 6 10 6 4 5 12 .268

a-Grounded out for Montero in the 8th.

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon 6.1 7 4 4 1 7 2 3.72
Logan(W, 5-2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.72
Robertson(S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.28
Totals 9.0 8 4 4 1 11 2 3.67

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.”

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