Daily Archives: September 7, 2011
Well, a tough 5-4 loss today against Baltimore. Burnett pitched 6 innings with 7 strikeouts, but he also gave up 7 hits, 4 walks, and 4 runs. An error by Nunez in the 11th led to Noesi giving up the Orioles’ 5th run which sealed the deal for the loss.
They travel tomorrow to Baltimore for a makeup game at 1pm. Ivan Nova will face Alfredo Simon.
In world news beyond baseball, a jet carrying a Russian professional hockey team tragically crashed earlier today, killing 43 out of the 45 people aboard the aircraft.
The MLB has never encountered a plane crash this large in scale. You can be sure with this horrible news that all professional sports players across the globe will think twice about taking safe flights for granted.
and here is the lineup. Yes seriously this is the lineup!!!!
1. Nunez SS
2. Martin C
3. Swisher RF
4. Rodriguez 3B
5. Jones LF
6. Montero DH
7. Laird 1B
8. Golson CF
9. Pena 2B
Yankees sent RHP Ryan Pope outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Pope was designated for assignment last week as the Yankees did some housecleaning on their 40-man roster. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a 5.12 ERA and 45/14 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings this season between High-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:
NEW YORK — Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner blasted back-to-back seventh-inning homers, leading the Yankees past the Orioles, 5-3, and ensuring a soggy Tuesday turned into a successful Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Cervelli broke a tie off Baltimore starter Tommy Hunter with a video-reviewed home run, which was touched by a fan leaning over the left-field wall. But the original call was upheld by the umpires after the replay.
“When you come here, you’ve got to be ready for anything,” Cervelli said. “I saw the replay, thought it was a homer and you’ve just got to cross your fingers. That’s it.”
Gardner then left no doubt with his blast, rocketing a laser off the right-field foul pole to give the Yankees a two-run lead in a contest that was played in inclement conditions.
New York won its sixth straight game and maintained a 2 1/2-game lead over Boston in the American League East.