Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Minor Night Cap: Pettitte starts for Trenton, Empire State & Tampa both win

Empire State Yankees W 8-6

PTF Romine (DL)

Colin Curtis – 1R, 2H, 1BB, 2SB, 2K, .227

Francisco Cervelli – 1R, 2H, 3RBI, 1BB, 1K, .173

Jack Cust, 1R, 1H (3-Run Homer), 3RBI, 2BB, 1K, .308

PTF Dellin Betances (DNP)

Adam Warren 5.0IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 1BB, 6K, 3HR, 6.10era

Adam Miller 1.0IP, oH, 1K, 0.00era

Chase Whitley (W, 3-1)  2.0IP, 1H, 2K, 2.79era

Kevin Whelan (S, 5) 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 3.00era

Trenton Thunder

PTF Zoilo Almonte (DNP)

Ronnier Mustelier – 2R, 2H (double, triple), 1BB, .371

Cody Johnson – 1R, 2H, (double, 3-run homer) 4RBI, 1BB, .308
PTF Brett Marshall (DNP)

Andy Pettitte (L, 0-1) – 5.oIP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 3K, 5.40era

Preston Claiborne – 1.2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, 3.86era

Kelvin Perez – 1.oIP, 2H, 3R, 1ER, 4BB, 2K, 0.87era

Ryan Flannery – 1.1IP, 1H, 2K, 0.87era

Tampa Yankees W 7-2

PTF J.R. Murphy -1R, 1H, 1RBI, .250

Rob Segedin – 2R, 2H, (2, Doubles), SB,  2RBI, 1BB, 1K, .315

Shane Brown – 1H (double), 2RBI, .250
PTF Nik Turley (DNP)

Zachary Nuding (W, 2-0) 6.0IP, 7H, 2R, 2Er, 3BB, 7K, 1.29era

Sean Black (S, 1) 3.0IP, 2H, 1BB, 3K, 1.80era

Game 18 Lineup: Yankees @ Rangers

Lineup vs. Rangers:

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

Phil Hughes RHP

Start Time: 8:05pm
Field: Ballpark of Arlington
Radio: WCBS

Pregame Notes:

— Mike Francesca reported that there is bad news about Michael Pineda. More to come when I get more information.

UPDATE ON PINEDA: Michael Pineda has a Labrum tear and will get arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Altchek, the New York Mets team doctor. Pineda will miss the entire 2012 season and is set to return to the mound in May of 2013.

Enjoy the game everyone!

Michael Pineda to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Michael Pineda to have season-ending shoulder surgery

By Brian D.

For one reason or another, this isn’t too shocking. The Yankees have confirmed that the big offseason acquisition Michael Pineda will have to wait until 2013 to make his Yankees debut. The 22-year old has a torn labrum and it will require season-ending surgery.

Pineda still had a decent spring minus his last start where he got injured. Though his velocity was not able to get up to 97 and 98 like it did last season, I still believed he’d be okay whether or not he ever regained the blazing fastball.

Anyway, now that this headache has finally settled, the Yanks are caught in a pretty tough spot. The rotation is already under-performing, and if Andy Pettitte wasn’t coming back, this would’ve been a much more catastrophic hit to the Bombers.

Charleston Wins behind strong outing from Bryan Mitchell & HR’s from Austin, Williams, Feliz

Charleston River Dogs W 9-4

PTF Dante Bichette Jr. – 1BB, 1K, .254

Mason Williams – 2R, 4H (double, solo homer), 1RBI, 1BB, .347

Anderson Feliz – 2R, 2H (solo homer), 1RBI, 1K, .296

Tyler Austin – 1R, 1H (solo homer), 1RBI, 2K, .354

Angelo Gumbs – 1R, 2H (double), .232

Kelvin De Leon – 2R, 2H (double), 1RBI, .222

Cito Culver – 1H, .185

Reymond Nunez – 1R, 1H, . 237

Francisco Arcia – 2H, 2RBI, 1K, .333

PTF Bryan Mitchell (W, 1-1) – 5.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 7K, 2.45era

Pedro Guerra – 2.0IP, 1H, 1BB, 3K, 1.50era

Ben Paullus – o.2IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 7.59era

Fred Lewis – 1.1IP, 1H, 1K, 6.75era

Nunez To The Outfield?

Eduardo Nunez‘ bat has seemed to have taken another step forward this year.  Nunez is hitting .385 on the year with an .856 OPS. I saw this potential in Nunez’s bat last year, but he has taken it up even another level so far this year. Despite all of this Nunez still receives criticism for his shaky defense. Nunez is an adventure out there and you have no idea what he is going to do out there. While Brett Gardner is on the DL I think the Yankees should give Nunez a chance to play left field.

I still think Nunez has the tools to be a good defensive infielder. He has good range and a very strong arm. So why is he struggling so much defensively now? Maybe it is because he is playing 3 infield positions or it still may be in his head. People forget even Derek Jeter made 22 errors in his rookie year and it is not uncommon for young players to make these mistakes. It is part of their growth. I think a move to left field for the short term while Gardner is on the DL makes plenty of sense. Nunez has skills that make you think he could play the outfield. He has the speed and a very strong arm. He has a wider margin for error with his throws in the outfield than he does in the infield. Read the rest of this entry

Morning Bits: Pineda, Swisher responds to Kruk, Pettitte, Stubhub

Good morning all.  Nice start for Kuroda but with no run support things don’t go in his favor.  Last game of the series tonight.

Away with the links….

Chad Jennings of Lohud has the Yankee notebook: He writes about Pineda, Pettitte, and Hughes.

— Yesterday I posted an article about Kruk lashing out at Swisher.  Well Swisher has a response back to him writes Mark Feinsand of The Daily News.

Bryan Hoch writes that the Yankees are eyeing Pettitte’s stamina after starts.

— Yankees, StubHub are in a big spat over ticket prices.

Bats fall silent as Rangers blank Yanks 2-0

Hiroki Kuroda went on the mound and gave the Yankees 6.2 strong innings of 2 run ball, but unfortunately Yu Darvish was better. Darvish blanked the Yanks 2-0 as the Yankees dropped the second game of the three game set.

ANYTHING YU CAN DO, YANKS CAN’T DO BETTER: Hiroki Kuroda had a good outing and did exactly what the Yankees wanted, but in the end Yu Darvish was what would decide the game. Darvish struck out 10 Yankees on a night where runs were a premium. Well the only thing we can really take away from the game was that Kuroda gave a good outing but Yanks couldn’t cash in. Hmm…this sounds oddly familiar to A.J Burnett last year where he would pitch well but Yanks couldn’t cash in. Oh well.

JETER HITS 14 IN A ROW: Derek Jeter extended his hit streak to 14 games tonight, giving Jeter one of his best April’s of his career. Jeter is batting .416 in the month of April and is giving pitchers a hard time in getting him out. Hey Jeet, can you keep this up for like…the whole year? We like it.

IBANEZ ENDS THE GAME…DP STYLE: Raul Ibanez had a chance to continue the inning…but of course he made things easier for Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers. Nathan threw one pitch, and that was all that was needed to end the game as Ibanez bounced into a DP. That may be how they end games in Philly, but we don’t end games like that in New York, Raul.

PINEDA GETS SECOND OPINION: Michael Pineda will get a second opinion on his shoulder after getting an MRI today. Pineda’s agent spoke with reporters and said that the reason that they are getting a second opinion is not because of the MRI results. Pineda will meet with the New York Mets team doctor and get further evaluated before the press gets the prognosis & diagnosis.

WHAT’S NEXT: The final ball game in the Ballpark in Arlington comes near and Phil Hughes will get the mound. Hughesy needs to give the Yankees some depth (and not give Texas a lot of runs). First pitch is at 8:05pm.