Daily Archives: September 28, 2011

Game 162 | Yankees @ Rays

Dellin Betances

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jesus Montero C
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Brandon Laird 3B

Pitchers:

Dellin Betances vs. David Price (12-13, 3.35)

Pre-Game Notes:

— Alex Rodriguez was scratched from the lineup today with a sore right knee. There is no time-able given as to when A-Rod can return.

Enjoy the game.

This just in….

This just in….

Dellin Betances will start Wednesday’s season finale against the Rays.

Wednesday’s starter has been TBA until now. Betances struggled in his major league debut against the Rays last week, throwing just seven out of 27 pitches for strikes while walking four and hitting a batter. The Yankees are expected to rely heavily on their bullpen in this game, mostly with pitchers who will not be on the playoff roster.

Morning Bits: Mets Block Yankees, Cano & Tex flip flop, Postseason, Joba

Today is the last day of the regular season.  Teams to keep a close eye on tonight are Tampa and Boston who are still both tied for the wild card.  Also last night Atlanta lost and the Cardinals won so now they are tied as well.   Enjoy the exciting last day of the season everyone.

and here are your morning links

* Yankees were blocked by the Mets from putting their AAA team in Newark for one season while their stadium got redone.  If you hated the Mets before now you will really hate them for this.

* With only a couple days left in the season Girardi has flipped flopped Cano and Teixeira in the batting order.  Looking forward to hearing what all you think of this move.

* The Yankees are very eager for the postseason to start.

* Joba helps build a walking track in his home state.

AL East Wild Card

AMERICAN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Tampa Bay 90 71 .559 46-34 44-37 699 607 +92 Won 4 6-4
Boston 90 71 .559 45-36 45-35 872 733 +139 Won 1 3-7

NL East Wild Card

NATIONAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
St. Louis 89 72 .553 45-36 44-36 754 692 +62 Won 1 7-3
Atlanta 89 72 .553 47-33 42-39 638 601 +37 Lost 4 3-7

Soria-NoNo, Yanks fall to Rays, 5-3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NYY
0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 7 2
TB
0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 x 5 9 0
W: McGee (4-2)
L: Soriano (2-3)
SV: Farnsworth (25)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Nunez, E, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .266
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .304
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 .276
Pena, R, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .246
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .260
Posada, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .237
Martin, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .237
Gardner, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .259
Totals 31 3 7 2 5 4 13 .264
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon 5.1 7 2 2 2 3 1 4.00
Wade(H, 9) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.85
Soriano, R(BS, 3)(L, 2-3) 1.0 1 3 3 2 1 1 4.12
Robertson 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.08
Rivera, Ma 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.91
Totals 8.0 9 5 5 4 6 2 3.71
And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

ST. PETERSBURG — Serving as playoff spoilers doesn’t seem to be among the Yankees’ strengths, as they have opened the door for a thrilling conclusion to the American League Wild Card race.

As Tampa Bay tries to pull off a comeback that would rank among the game’s most memorable, the Yankees aren’t fretting about their role in the situation, accepting a 5-3 loss on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

It came in dramatic fashion: One inning after the Rays turned the third triple play in franchise history, Matt Joyce crushed a three-run homer off former teammate Rafael Soriano that proved to be the game-changer.

“We’re professionals,” said Martin, who hit into the sixth-inning triple play facing Jeremy Hellickson. “We go out there and try to win every game. It would have been fun to try to get to 100 [wins], and we can’t do that anymore. We want to play these guys tough.”

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