Daily Archives: April 17, 2012

Minor Night Cap: J.R. Murphy walk off win, Brett Marshall, River Dogs win in 11

Empire State Yankees L 4-2

PTF Romine (DL)

Francisco Cervelli – 1R, 3H, 1K

Ramiro Pena – 1H (double), 1RBI, 1BB, 1K

PTF Dellin Betances (N/A)

Michael O’Connor – 3.2IP, 1H, 0ER, 2BB, 3K,

Chase Whitley – 2.2IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 4K

Juan Cedeno – 1.2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K

Jason Bulger – 1.0IP, 1H

Trenton Thunder W 6-2

PTF Zolio Almonte – 1R, 1H (Double), 1RBI, 2K, .273

Abraham Almonte – 3R, 3H (Double, Solo Homer), 1RBI, 2BB

Walter Ibarra –  1R, 2H (double), 1RBI

PTF Brett Marshall -6.0IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 3K, 5.40 ERA

Francisco Rondon – 1.0IP, 2BB, 1K

Lee Hyde – 1.0IP, 2H, 1K

Ryan Flannery – 1.0, 1BB, 1K

Tampa Yankees W 2-1

PTF J.R. Murphy – Had the winning hit in the bottom of the 9th. 1R, 3H, 1RBI

Eduardo Sosa had the other RBI in the game.

PTF Nik Turley (N/A)

Shane Greene – 5.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 4BB, 5K

Branden Pinder – 2.1IP, 3H, 0ER, 1BB, 3K

Mark Montgomery (W1-1)  – 1.0IP, 1H, 1K

Charleston River Dogs W 7-3 F/11

The River Dogs scored 4 runs in the top of the 11th to win.

PTF Dante Bichette Jr. – 1H, 1RBI, .311

Mason Williams – 2R, 1H, .315

Tyler Austin – 1R, 2H, 1BB, .450

Benjamin Gamel – 2H (Double), 2RBI, 1K

PTF Bryan Mitchell (N/A)

Caleb Cotham – 4.0IP, 4H, 0ER, 5K

Wilton Rodriguez – 4.0IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 3K

Phillip Wertherell – 3.0IP, 2BB, 2K

Game 11 Lineup: Twins vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Twins:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Brett Gardner LF
Chris Stewart C

CC Sabathia LHP

Start Time: 7:05pm
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
T.V: YES Network
Radio: WCBS

Yankees Fact: The two Yankees with very good numbers off of Francisco Liriano are Derek Jeter (.353, 6 for 17) and Brett Gardner (.417, 5 for 12).

Enjoy the game everyone! 

Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Hughes, DJ4K, Teixeira, Nunez, The Shift

Check out these other great article’s from around the Yankee Blogs.

* An A-Blog for A-Rod is Phrustrated with Phil Hughes.

* Bleeding Yankee Blue asks why not make Nunez and outfielder.

* Bronx Baseball Daily has a story on the Yankees bringing back Jim Leyritz to work for the organization.

* It’s About the Money Stupid takes a look at Russell Martin’s odd offensive start.

* Lady Loves Pinstripes writes how the Yankees are out of Phil Hughes excuses.

* New York Baseball Digest asks where does Derek Jeter’s ascent up the hit chart take him?

* Pinstripe Alley asks what makes a good baseball broadcast?

* River Ave Blues has a great article analyzing Teixeira’s performance as a right-handed batter.

* The Captain’s Blog ponders if Ivan Nova is lucky or good.

* The Greedy Pinstripes writes about whether or not the shift is just a fad.

* The Yankee Analysts asks if Jeter’s hot start will last.

* Yanks Go Yard writes to not bet on DJ4K.

Morning Bits: Pettitte, Granderson, Jeter,

Good morning all. Who is worried about the starting pitching? I know I am. Garcia and Hughes are not giving the Yankees what they need.  Today is a new day though; hopefully they get a win tonight.

On to the morning links…

Tim Smith of The Daily News writes that Pettitte can give the Yankees rotation a positive spin.

The Daily News also mentions how Curtis Granderson pays tribute to a student from the Virginia Tech massacre.

The Washington Post reports how you can now refer to Jeter as captain or doctor.

Barry Bloom of MLB.com writes that 4,000 hits for Jeter is not out of the question.

— MLB.com also reports on Pineda’s bullpen session from yesterday.

— One more from MLB.com– they write that Sabathia can make a statement with a win tonight.

Garcia struggles once again as Yanks fall to Twins 7-3

This seems to be an ongoing pattern for Freddy Garcia & the Yankees. After a start where he threw 5 Wild Pitches, Garcia kept giving up runs. Lots and lots of runs in a 7-3 loss to the Twins.

GARCIA: THE ODD MAN OUT?: Freddy Garcia just didn’t have it. He gave up 2 runs in the first inning before settling down until the fifth. Then Garcia gave up another 2 runs in the fifth and another run in the 6th before he was lifted in favor of Boone Logan. The way that Freddy Garcia (and Phil Hughes) are pitching, it looks as if the rotation will shape itself up as soon as Michael Pineda & Andy Pettitte return.

OFFENSE STARTED…THEN STOPPED: The Yankees easily came back from their first inning deficit with 2 back to back homers from Derek Jeter & Curtis Granderson but after the Yankees scored 3 runs in the first…the offense just stopped. The Yankees bats were shut down by Carl Pavano (really Yankees?) and the Twins bullpen (again…really Yankees?).

GRANDY FLASHES SOME LEATHER: Curtis Granderson didn’t just have a HR. He also made some flashy plays in the outfield. Then again, when your left field teammate is as fast as you are, you end up feeling like a daredevil going after baseballs when you know he has your back.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees will try round 2 with CC Sabathia on the mound. Francisco Liriano will pitch for the Twins. The game is on YES Network and first pitch is at 7:05pm.