Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

Minor Night Cap 8/5/11

SWB W 5-1

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (20, Cohoon).
HR: Vazquez (32, 3rd inning off Cohoon, 0 on, 2 out), Parraz (9, 6th inning off Cohoon, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Russo; Pena, R 2; Romine; Vazquez 6; Parraz 6; Golson; Nunez, L.
RBI: Vazquez 3 (93), Parraz 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Vazquez.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitchell (W, 13-9) 8.0 6 0 0 2 7 0 3.18
Kensing 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.28

Trenton W 5-3 F/11

BATTING
2B: Gil (17, Hauser).
3B: Krum (4, Martin).
TB: Krum 3; Joseph, Co; Lyerly 2; Almonte, Z; Sublett; Gil 3; Maruszak 2.
RBI: Almonte, Z (23), Joseph, Co (58), Gil (35), Krum 2 (30).
2-out RBI: Almonte, Z; Joseph, Co; Gil.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garrison, St 7.0 5 1 0 1 4 0 5.95
Schmidt (BS, 2)(W, 3-2) 3.0 4 2 2 1 6 0 1.83
Arias, W (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.31

Charleston W 5-0

BATTING
2B: Brown (8, Slaats), Mojica (25, Perez, Jn).
TB: Brown 4; Higashioka; Ferraro; Mojica 3; Wilson, W 2.
RBI: Rosario, J (2), Brown 2 (15), Wilson, W 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Brown 2.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gerritse (W, 1-0) 5.0 6 0 0 0 5 0 2.40
Kahnle (H, 7) 2.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 4.22
Forer 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.13

Yankees Profile: David Robertson

New York Yankees reliever David Robertson

You could say that this season, David Robertson has been the unsung hero of the New York Yankees. No one, not even Robertson himself could picture the tremendous year that he was having. Not only has Robertson done the job for the Yankees, but he was labeled an All-Star and went to the 2011 All-Star game. Yes, David Robertson has been a key player for the Yankees, in what looked as an unpromising season is now turning into a full force postseason run.

If you say David Robertson’s numbers are great, that would be an understatement. Robertson is having the best year of his career, with a 3-0 record and a 1.26 ERA. In 59 games, he’s pitched 56.1 innings giving up only 37 hits, 9 runs (8 earned), 30 BB and 85 K’s. Not only that, but Robertson is holding players to a .181 AVG.

Not only is Robertson superb on the field, he’s also superb off the field. As you all know Robertson’s hometown Tuscaloosa Alabama was hit by a tornado which destroyed almost everything. Along with his wife Erin, Robertson started the High Socks For Hope Foundation which donates money towards the damages and people affected by the tornado. Robertson not only decided to help off the filed, but also on the field. For the rest of the 2011 season, every batter that David Robertson strikes out $100 will go towards High Socks For Hope.

Robertson has quietly been one of the Yankees most valuable pitchers, as he’s the one that keeps the bullpen together after the injuries to Joba Chamberlain & Rafael Soriano (who has since returned). In the beginning, Joe Girardi saw Robertson as the 6th inning guy, meaning that if a pitcher had run out of gas by the 5th inning that was when Robertson would go in, but after the injury to Joba Chamberlain there was no one to pitch the 7th inning until Girardi went to David Robertson. Robertson took the task and became unbeatable, getting out of bases loaded jams and earning the nickname Houdini.

In the beginning of the year no one expected the Yankees bullpen hero to be David Robertson but he has formed a mold of his own and has earned the title as one of the best in the bullpen (behind Mariano Rivera that is). Who knows, when Mariano Rivera retires maybe the ball will go to David Robertson. He sure knows a thing or two about closing games.

Game 139 | Yankees vs. Orioles

Game face.

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Russell Martin C
Jesus Montero DH
Brett Gardner LF

Pitchers:

Freddy Garcia (11-7, 3.09) vs. Brian Matusz (1-7, 9.07)

Pregame Notes:

— Although rain is in the forecast, the game is scheduled to begin on time.

 

Enjoy the game.

Series Preview: G139-G142 | Yankees vs. Orioles

Mon., 8/5/11, 1:05PM EST

Freddy Garcia (11-7, 3.09) vs. Brian Matusz (1-7, 9.07)
Garcia’s Last 3 Starts: 2-0, 2.12, 11 K in 17.0 IP
Matusz’ Last 3 Starts: 0-3, 9.56, 12 K in 16.0 IP

Tues., 8/6/11, 7:05PM EST

Phil Hughes (4-5, 6.75) vs. Tommy Hunter (2-1, 6.21)
Hughes’ Last 3 Starts: 1-1, 7.31, 11 K in 16.0 IP
Hunter’s Last 3 Starts: 1-0, 6.98, 7 K in 19.1 IP

Wed., 8/7/11, 1:05PM EST

A.J. Burnett (9-11, 5.25) vs. TBA
Burnett’s Last 3 Starts: 0-2, 13.50, 10 K in 12.0 IP

Thurs., 8/8/11, 1:05PM EST – (This game isn’t really a part of the series as it is a makeup game in Baltimore, but I decided to include it anyway)
Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.89) vs. TBA
Nova’s Last 3 Starts: 3-0, 2.14, 16 K in 21.0 IP

And here is Ricky’s podcast:: Yankees-Orioles Preview Podcast

Be sure you check it out. It is jam-packed with great stuff.

 

Morning Bits: Rotation, Montero

Good morning all. The Yankees are looking good, coming off a 3 game sweep of the Blue Jays. A new series begins today versus the Orioles. The Yankees Magic number now to clinch a playoff spot is 23.

Here are your morning links:

— Jeff Bradley of the Star Ledger says the Yankees excess of pitchers is the only hint of drama taking place in the Bronx.

— Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post argues that although the Yankees rotation looks like a mess, it doesn’t mean that it cannot be successful.

— Jesus Montero went 2-3 yesterday. George King writes that Montero’s power hasn’t been present yet, but he is still making adjustments.

Have a great final day of Labor Day weekend everyone. The game starts at 1:05pm.

AL EAST STANDINGS

 

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
NY Yankees 85 53 .616 44-26 41-27 754 549 +205 Won 4 7-3 99.8
Boston 84 55 .604 1.5 42-29 42-26 747 597 +150 Lost 1 5-5 99.2
Tampa Bay 76 63 .547 9.5 37-32 39-31 593 525 +68 Won 2 6-4 0.9
Toronto 69 71 .493 17 33-34 36-37 657 647 +10 Lost 3 3-7 0.0
Baltimore 55 83 .399 30 32-39 23-44 580 730 -150 Lost 2 4-6 0.0

Recapping Yesterday’s Action in the Minors

Scranton Yankees (Game 1) L 5-1

BATTING

2B: Molina (6, Sweeney), Nunez, L (14, Sweeney).
HR: Golson (8, 5th inning off Sweeney, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lamb; Golson 5; Kruml; Molina 2; Nunez, L 2.
RBI: Golson (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kruml; Pena, R; Russo.
GIDP: Vazquez.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances (L, 0-3) 5.0 6 5 5 2 7 0 5.14
Brackman 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.00

Scranton Yankees (Game 2) W 2-0

BATTING

3B: Golson (7, Egbert).
TB: Russo 2; Kruml; Vazquez; Golson 3.
RBI: Golson (33), Nunez, L (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Romine; Parraz 2.
SF: Nunez, L.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Phelps, D (W, 6-6) 6.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 3.19

Trenton Thunder L 12-9

BATTING

2B: Sublett (8, Lanigan), Lyerly 2 (16, Lanigan, Albers), Krum (10, Schuld), Maruszak (22, Schuld).
HR: Joseph, Co (5, 7th inning off Schuld, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Krum 3; Joseph, Co 6; Lyerly 5; Mesa 2; Sublett 3; Gil; Maruszak 2.
RBI: Mesa 2 (46), Sublett 3 (28), Joseph, Co 2 (57), Maruszak (47), Lyerly (34).
2-out RBI: Mesa; Sublett 2; Maruszak.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pirela; Gil; Krum 2; Sublett.
Team RISP: 6-for-16.
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stoneburner 5.0 9 5 4 1 4 0 4.17
Venditte (L, 3-7) 3.0 10 7 7 1 3 0 3.40

Tampa Yankees L 2-3

The season is now over. In the FSL North Division, the Tampa Yanks finished in 4th place, going 74-64.

BATTING

2B: Mustelier 2 (13, Wesson, Wesson).
TB: Landoni; Mack; Mustelier 4; Medchill; Segedin; Johnson, C 2; Murton.
RBI: Mustelier (24), Segedin (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Segedin; Murton.
GIDP: Murton; Landoni.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sneed 4.0 4 2 2 1 5 0 3.69
De La Cruz, Jo (L, 0-1) 3.0 2 1 1 1 3 0 3.00
Burawa 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.66

Charleston RiverDogs W 8-1

BATTING

2B: Flores (26, Mueller), Mojica (24, Mueller), Brown (7, Hungerman).
3B: Mahoney (3, Hungerman).
TB: Rosario, J; Flores 3; Brown 3; Mahoney 3; De Leon, K; Mojica 3; Farnham 2; Lopez, Da.
RBI: Toussen (23), Flores (59), Farnham (12), Lopez, Da (1), Mahoney (31), De Leon, K (60), Rosario, J (1).
2-out RBI: Flores; Rosario, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown; Toussen; Mahoney; Flores; Mojica.
SAC: Lopez, Da.
GIDP: Rosario, J; Toussen.
Team RISP: 6-for-20.
Team LOB: 14.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greene (W, 5-14) 6.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 4.37
Rondon 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4.67
Reyes, Y 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.78

Staten Island Yankees L 7-4

The regular season for Staten Island is over. They finished at 45-28, the best record in the league. The first playoff series, a best of 3, begins tomorrow versus Brooklyn.

BATTING

2B: Culver (14, Vazquez, C), Austin (10, Vazquez, C), Wilson, Z (15, Chism).
HR: Wilson, Z (10, 4th inning off Montero, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Williams, M 3; Culver 2; Austin 2; Gumbs; Wilson, Z 7; McCoy.
RBI: Culver (33), Austin (14), Gumbs (29), Wilson, Z (31).
2-out RBI: Gumbs; Wilson, Z.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nunez, R; Williams, M.
GIDP: McCoy.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oliver 2.2 3 2 1 2 0 0 3.42
Hobbs (L, 4-1) 1.1 3 4 4 1 0 0 6.91
Arneson 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.57
Wetherell 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.40
Pinder 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.16

Jeter contributes 5 RBI, CC reaches win 19 in 9-3 victory

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TOR
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 3
NYY
1 0 3 0 0 1 0 4 x 9 9 1
W: Sabathia (19-7)
L: Cecil (4-8)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, CF 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 .268
Jeter, SS 5 1 2 5 0 1 4 .298
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .247
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .289
Laird, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .306
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .268
Jones, An, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .245
Dickerson, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Martin, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .237
Montero, DH 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .300
1-Nunez, E, PR-DH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .266
Totals 34 9 9 8 4 5 12 .268
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia(W, 19-7) 7.1 6 2 2 1 10 0 2.97
Soriano, R(H, 19) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 4.45
Wade 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.10
Totals 9.0 8 3 3 2 12 1 3.66

Notes:

With this win, the Yanks increased their lead over Boston to 1.5 games atop the AL East.

— Joe Girardi, before the game said he would announce his rotation decision after the game. Instead of what we thought we would here (about which pitcher would be taken off), Girardi said he wants to take one more turn through the 6 man. Garcia will pitch today, Hughes tomorrow, and A.J. on Wednesday.

And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Thomas Boorstein:

NEW YORK — His rotation mates may have other questions surrounding them, but CC Sabathia has not left much doubt about his pitching this season. On Tuesday, he proved he could in fact beat the Red Sox, and on Sunday, he proved that the 128 pitches he needed in that Boston start wouldn’t have an adverse effect on his next outing.

The left-hander pitched 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball to bag his 19th win of the season as the Yankees downed the Blue Jays, 9-3, to complete a three-game sweep in the Bronx.

Sabathia struck out 10, walked one and threw 111 pitches, and he retired 13 of the final 14 batters to face him. The Yankees have won seven of eight and now sit 1 1/2 games ahead of the Red Sox in the American League East.

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