Daily Archives: September 25, 2011

Game 159 | Yankees vs. Red Sox

Nova looks to have another great start tonight.

Lineup:

Eduardo Nunez SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jesus Montero DH
Chris Dickerson LF
Austin Romine C

Pitchers:

Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.62) vs. John Lackey (12-12, 6.42)

Pregame Notes:

— Chris Dickerson is the only Yankee playing in both games of today’s doubleheader.

Enjoy the game.

Game 158 | Yankees vs. Red Sox

Burn baby Burn.

Lineup:

Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Chris Dickerson RF
Brandon Laird 1B
Ramiro Pena 2B

Pitchers:

A.J. Burnett (10-11, 5.28) vs. Tim Wakefield (7-7, 5.08)

Pregame Notes:

— C.C. Sabathia was throwing a simulated game this morning to prepare for the postseason. The ALDS Game 1 is on Friday, so C.C. will be on normal 4 days rest.

Enjoy the game.

Morning Bits: Maris, Hughes, Yankees Clinch best AL Record

Yankees won big yesterday over Boston with some help from Jeter and Montero.  Detroit lost so the Yankees clinched the best AL record.  Tampa and Angels both won putting pressure on Boston.  Today is a Day/Night Double Header.

and here are your morning links…

* Yesterday Roger Maris was honored at the stadium.

* Phil Hughes threw a bullpen session and eyes a return this week.

Yankees clinched home field through out the AL playoffs.

AL BEST RECORD

AMERICAN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
x-NY Yankees 96 61 .611 51-28 45-33 845 630 +215 Won 1 6-4 100.0
x-Texas 92 66 .582 4.5 51-29 41-37 826 665 +161 Won 2 8-2 100.0
x-Detroit 91 67 .576 5.5 46-31 45-36 749 695 +54 Lost 1 5-5 100.0
Boston 88 69 .561 8 45-36 43-33 852 710 +142 Lost 3 2-8 87.8
Tampa Bay 87 71 .551 9.5 43-34 44-37 684 600 +84 Won 1 5-5 9.8
LA Angels 86 72 .544 10.5 45-32 41-40 655 610 +45 Won 1 5-5 2.4

 

AL WILD CARD

AMERICAN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Boston 88 69 .561 45-36 43-33 852 710 +142 Lost 3 2-8
Tampa Bay 87 71 .551 1.5 43-34 44-37 684 600 +84 Won 1 5-5
LA Angels 86 72 .544 2.5 45-32 41-40 655 610 +45 Won 1 5-5

With rout, Yanks keep pressure on Boston

Hitting

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 3 0 1 0 .297
Dickerson, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .268
Laird, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Golson, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .277
Romine, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .305
Pena, R, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
Swisher, RF-1B 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 .263
Jones, An, LF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 .251
Gardner, LF-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Montero, DH 4 2 3 4 0 1 0 .346
Martin, C 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 .237
Nunez, E, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Totals 33 9 9 9 2 8 2 .265

Pitching

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(W, 12-8) 6.0 6 0 0 1 3 0 3.62
Valdes 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.12
Wade 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.98
Logan 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.88
Ayala 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.67
Kontos 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
Totals 9.0 9 1 1 1 6 0 3.69

Story by Bryan Hoch

NEW YORK — Jesus Montero’s powerful bat has had the Yankees buzzing for quite some time, and now the Red Sox can consider themselves introduced to the young slugger’s potential.

The 21-year-old Montero homered and drove in four runs in a three-hit performance as New York trounced Boston, 9-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

“I’m really happy to win against them and do a good job to help the team win,” Montero said. “I put really good swings today on the ball and had fun today.”

The drubbing dealt another blow to the gasping Sox, who saw left-hander Jon Lester pounded for eight runs and chased in the third inning, with Derek Jeter’s three-run homer highlighting a six-run second.

New York has already locked up home-field advantage for the American League Championship Series, thanks to the win over Boston and Detroit’s 6-5 loss to the Orioles at Comerica Park.

“We’d like to have home-field advantage, but we’re not thinking about it,” Jeter said. “We’re thinking about playing well and staying sharp. That’s what you’ve got to concern yourself with. We’re in a position now where if we play well, the rest will take care of itself.”

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