Daily Archives: September 20, 2011

Game 153 | Yankees vs. Rays

Lineup:

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Chavez 3B
Martin C
Gardner LF

Pitchers:

Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.81) vs. Wade Davis (10-9, 4.41)

Pregame Notes:

— It looks like Frankie Cervelli will not be able to be on the Yankees’ postseason roster because of his concussion.

— Phil Hughes is tentatively scheduled to pitch in tomorrow’s first game. Note the tentatively part… so we’ll see.

Enjoy the game.

Series Preview: G153-156 | Yankees vs. Rays

Tues., 9/20/11, 7:05PM EST

Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.81) vs. Wade Davis (10-9, 4.41)
Nova’s Last 3 Starts: 1-0, 2.75, 11 K in19.2 IP
Davis’ Last 3 Starts: 2-1, 3.68, 16 K in 22.0 IP

Wed., 9/21/11, 1:05PM EST

Phil Hughes (5-5, 6.00) vs. James Shields (15-11, 2.78)
Hughes’ Last 3 Starts: 1-1, 4.71, 12 K in 17.2 IP
Shields’ Last 3 Starts: 2-1, 2.22, 15 K in 24.1 IP

Wed., 9/21/11, 7:05PM EST

C.C. Sabathia (19-8, 3.01) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.91)
Sabathia’s Last 3 Starts: 1-1, 3.32, 23 K in 19.0 IP
Hellickson’s Last 3 Starts: 2-0, 2.18, 7 K in 20.2 IP

Thurs., 9/22/11, 7:05PM EST

Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.81) vs. Jeff Niemann (11-7, 3.95)
Colon’s Last 3 Starts: 0-0, 5.19, 15 K in 17.1 IP
Niemann’s Last 3 Starts: 2-1, 5.71, 14 K in 17.1 IP

Spanning The Yankee Blogs: Cashman, DJ3K, Tampa or Boston, Teixeira

Hello everyone and welcome to a new feature on the site which will be a regular feature every Tuesday.   We feel at Yankees Fans Unite that you can never have too much Yankee information and with all the great blogs out their we want to do a feature that shares some of the other good articles that are out there.  Enjoy.

From the Baseball Blawg Robbie Clark posted some of the more interesting quotes from John and Suzyn for the month of August.   Some good stuff here.

Dana from Pinstripe Love has an article about HBO’s DJ3K special.  If you haven’t seen that special it was very good.

Jacob from Yakov Sports talks about the reasons to want Tampa or Boston in the playoffs.

The Bleacher Report suggests 5 Off season moves Brian Cashman should make.

The Yankee Analysts talks about the Ugly truth about Mark Teixeira.

The Gospel of Smoov looks into the Postseason possibilities.

If you have a Yankees blog and want to be featured in this weekly post please email us your articles at msmircich@gmail.com

Morning Bits: Mariano, Rotation, Saves Record

Yankees got the win and lowered their magic number but the big story is Mariano becoming the all time saves leader with 602 saves passing Trevor Hoffman.  The Yankees open a new series tonight against Tampa at 7:05pm.

The Yankees Magic number is now 5.

And here are your morning links…

* Yankees Mariano sets the all times saves record with his 602 save.

* The Yankees 4th and 5th starters are struggling at the wrong time.

* Mariano’s record will be unbreakable.

AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
NY Yankees 92 60 .605 47-27 45-33 815 610 +205 Won 1 5-5 99.6
Boston 88 66 .571 5 45-34 43-32 842 688 +154 Won 1 3-7 90.7
Tampa Bay 85 67 .559 7 42-33 43-34 658 572 +86 Won 2 7-3 8.9
Toronto 78 75 .510 14.5 41-37 37-38 715 721 -6 Won 2 7-3 0.0
Baltimore 63 90 .412 29.5 37-41 26-49 657 813 -156 Lost 1 5-5 0.0

Rivera makes history in Yanks’ 6-4 win over Minnesota

Rivera surpassed Trevor Hoffman for the all-time saves record, with his 602nd save.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIN
0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
NYY
2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 6 15 1
W: Wade (6-1)
L: Diamond (1-5)
SV: Rivera (43)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 .295
Granderson, CF 4 2 1 2 1 1 5 .268
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 .247
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 .283
Cano, 2B 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 .305
Swisher, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 7 .261
Dickerson, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Jones, An, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .243
Gardner, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Montero, DH 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .286
a-Posada, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Martin, C 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .236
Totals 36 6 15 6 6 4 27 .265
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 4.0 9 4 4 1 8 2 5.28
Wade(W, 6-1) 1.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 2.06
Logan(H, 10) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Soriano, R(H, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.72
Robertson(H, 34) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.13
Rivera, Ma(S, 43) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.98
Totals 9.0 12 4 4 2 12 2 3.71
And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Aaron Taube:

NEW YORK — Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the numbers finally confirmed what most already knew.

Long thought the finest closer in the history of the game, the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera shattered any doubt to the contrary by breaking Trevor Hoffman’s all-time save record with the 602nd of his career. Rivera’s perfect ninth inning ended fittingly with a cutter on the outside corner that froze Chris Parmelee and closed out a 6-4 Yankees victory.

The win, coupled with a Boston afternoon loss, reduced New York’s magic number to earn a playoff berth to four and its magic number to clinch the American League East to five.

After Rivera completed his 43rd save in a season for the seventh time in his career, teammates Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada pushed him back onto the mound to stand alone as he received a standing ovation that even someone as humble as Rivera couldn’t help but enjoy.

“For the first time in my career, I am on the mound alone,” Rivera said. “There was nobody behind me, nobody in front of me, and I’m still surrounded by so many people. I can’t describe that feeling. It was priceless. It was a moment I didn’t know could be like that. I was thanking God in that moment.”

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