Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

Minor Night Cap: Charleston wins again

Empire State Yankees W 6-4

PTF Romine (DL)

Steve Pearce – 2R, 3H (2 Doubles), 1RBI, .345

Jack Cust – 1R, 2H (Triple), 1RBI, 2K, .309

Kevin Russo – 2H

Ramiro Pena – 2H, 1R, 1RBI

PTF Dellin Betances (DNP)

Ramon Ortiz – 7.0IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HR

Pat Venditte (W, 1-1) – 1.0IP, 1H, 1BB

Juan Cedeno (S, 1) – 1.oIP, 2H, 1K

Trenton Thunder W 6-5 F/12

PTF Zoilo Almonte (DNP)

Abraham Almonte – 1R, 3H (Triple), 1BB, .286

Ronnier Mustelier – 1R, 3H (Triple), 2RBI, 2K, .345

Kevin Mahoney – 1R, 2H (Triple), 1RBI, 2BB, .286

PTF Brett Marshall (DNP)

Craig Heyer – 6.0IP, 7H, 3R, 2Er, 1BB, 2K, 1HR, 2.16era

Preston Claiborne – 2.0IP, 1H, 1K

Ryan Flannery – 2.oIP, 1H, 1BB

Lee Hyde (W, 1-0) – 2.0IP, 2H, 2R, 2Er, 1BB, 1K

Tampa Yankees L 9-2

PTF J.R. Murphy –  1H, .250

Eduardo Sosa – 1R, 2H (double), .259

Kelvin Castro – 1R, 3H

PTF Nik Turley (DNP)

Kramer Sneed (L, 0-1) – 1.2IP, 4H, 6R, 5Er, 3BB

Rigoberto Arrebato – 1.2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1HR

Aaron Dott – 2.2IP, 1H, 6K

Sean Black – 2.oIP, 2H, 1R, 1ER

Charleston River Dogs W 4-3

PTF Dante Bichette Jr. (DNP)

Mason Williams – 1RBI, 1BB

Tyler Austin – 1R, 1H, .417

PTF Bryan Mitchell (DNP)

Scottie Allen – 6IP, 6H, 2R, 1Er, 3K

Fred Lewin (W, 2-0) – 1.0IP 1K, 1BB

Ben Paullus (S, 2) – 2.0IP 4H, 1R, 1Er

Game 14 Lineup: Yankees @ Red Sox

Happy throwback day Yanks!

Lineup vs. Red Sox:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C

Ivan Nova RHP

Start Time: 3:05pm
Stadium: Fenway Park
T.V: YES Network
Radio: WCBS

 Pregame Notes:

— The Yankees are going to wear throwback jerseys today in honor of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

— Happy Birthday to former Yankee Don Mattingly!

Enjoy the game everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees at Red Sox | 4/20/12-4/22/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 4/20/12, 3:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 2-0, 4.15 ERA / 4.07 FIP / 2.58 xFIP, 10.38 K/9, 1.38 BB/9 in 13.0 IP

Pitching for the Twins: Clay Buchholz, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 5 K, 3 BB
On the Season: 1-0, 9.82 ERA / 4.46 FIP / 5.19 xFIP, 5.73 K/9, 4.09 BB/9 in 11.0 IP

Saturday, 4/21/12, 4:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Start: 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 5 K, 0 BB
On the Season: 0-1, 6.97 ERA / 5.05 FIP / 3.61 xFIP, 6.97 K/9, 2.61 BB/9 in 10.1 IP

Pitching for the Twins: Felix Doubront, LHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 7 K, 1 BB
On the Season: 0-0, 5.40 ERA / 2.82 FIP / 3.06 xFIP, 11.70 K/9, 3.60 BB/9 in 10.0 IP

Sunday, 4/22/12, 8:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 1 BB
On the Season: 1-0, 5.59 ERA / 3.59 FIP / 3.02 xFIP, 10.24 K/9, 2.79 BB/9 in 19.1 IP

Pitching for the Twins: Daniel Bard, RHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 7 BB
On the Season: 0-2, 4.63 ERA / 3.00 FIP / 3.72 xFIP, 10.03 K/9, 6.17 BB/9 in 11.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Derek Jeter – 12 for 32 with 3 HR, 2 doubles and 8 RBI in the last 7 days

— Mark Teixeira – 9 for 24 with 1 HR, 1 double, 4 RBI and 2 BB in the last 7 days

— Curtis Granderson – 10 for 28 with 5 HR, 7 RBI, and 4 BB in the last 7 days – These excellent stats are almost solely because of his impressive 5 for 5, 3 HR game last night.

— Raul Ibanez – 7 for 20 with 1 HR and 3 RBI in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Russell Martin – 1 for 15 with 4 BB, 1 SB and 3 K in the last 7 days

BOS Offense

Who’s Hot

— David Ortiz – 11 for 24 with 1 HR, 5 doubles, 2 BB and 8 RBI in the last 7 days

— Adrian Gonzalez – 8 for 25 with 1 HR, 1 double, 2 RBI and 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1 for 12 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, and 1 K in the last 7 days

— Darnell McDonald – 1 for 15 with 1 double, 4 BB, and 3 K in the last 7 days

Morning Bits: Granderson, Jeter, Gardner, Nunez, Winfield

Good morning all.  Happy Friday.  Nice to see a win last night but not good to see Hughes struggle.   I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Let’s get to the links…

— Granderson homers powered the Yankees past the Twins writes Mark Viera of The New York Times.

Filip Bondy of The Daily News writes how Jeter understand the rivalry with the Red Sox, holds respect for Fenway Park on it’s 100th anniversary.

— Brett Gardner says rest is the only way to heal elbow writes Jorge Castillo of The Star Ledger.

Castillo also writes about Eduardo Nunez and his continuing struggles on defense.

— Tied by Jeter on the hit list, Winfield honored writes Barry Bloom of mlb.com.

Watch the 5 for 5 from last night from Granderson.

Granderson homers thrice as Yankees split series with 7-6 win over Twins

The Yankees game started almost the exact same way that it began yesterday. Phil Hughes gave up unearned 4 runs in the first inning and the Yankees went to play catch up in the bottom half. The difference between this game and the night before was Hughes was able to hold on to get his first win of the season with a 7-6 win over the Twins to split the 4 game series.

HUGHES PITCHES OKAY: Phil Hughes had troubles in the first and sixth innings of the game. In the first inning after an Eduardo Nunez error, Phil Hughes gave up 4 runs (all of them unearned). He settled down from innings two through five and was in line for the win although he gave up a 2 run homer in the sixth. That was when the ball was handed to Boone Logan. Man, Boone Logan comes out of the bullpen a lot, doesn’t he?

GRANDERSON HOMERS THRICE: Curtis Granderson put on a show today at the stadium with 3 home runs. He homered in the first inning, the second inning and the fourth inning. This was Curtis Granderson’s 12th multi-homer game in his career and the first with three homers in a game. The last Yankee to homer three times in a game was Alex Rodriguez on August 14, 2010 vs. the Royals. On the day, Granderson was 5 for 5.

GARDNER SHUT DOWN: A day after being put on the 15 day DL, Brett Gardner was completely shut down by Joe Girardi–at least until next week. Gardner was unsure what triggered the elbow injury since he only complained about his wrist, but he feels that he made it worse by taking 2 batting practices before the game. Gardner had a brace on his arm and will keep it on until next week. He expects to start hitting again in 8 to 10 days but for now, he’s not allowed to pick up a bat, a baseball or a glove for any reason.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees are going on another road trip! The Yankees will head to Boston where they will play the Red Sox tomorrow afternoon. The Red Sox are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park and to keep in tradition, the Yankees are going to wear throwback jersey’s that are a replica of the 1912 ones (minus the wool). Players like Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira were excited about the fact that they were going to participate in the game and the fact that they will be apart of history. Here’s a fact for you guys. Tomorrow’s start time is at 3:05pm. 100 years ago when the Red Sox first played their game at Fenway, the start time for the game was at 3:05pm. History loves to repeat itself, doesn’t it? Ivan Nova will take the mound tomorrow for the Yanks.