Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Minor Night Cap: Trenton with a 10 spot in a win / The other 3 teams come up short.

Empire State Yankees L 8-2

PTF Romine (DL)

Eduardo Nunez – 1H, 1RBI, 1K, .222

Kevin Russo – 1H, 2K, .275

Steve Pearce – 1BB, 1K, .341

Jack Cust – 1R, 1H, 1BB, 1K, .275

Brandon Laird – 2H, 1K, .242

Colin Curtis – oH, .172

Francisco Cervelli – oH, .225

Cole Garner – 1R, 1H, 2K, .127

Ramiro Pena – 1K, .222

PTF Dellin Betances – 3.2IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 6BB, 7K, 1HR, 5.40era

Jason Bulger – o.2IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5.17era

Juan Cedeno – 2.1IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 3K, 2.70era

Kevin Whelan – 1.1IP, 3H, 2K, 1.93era

Trenton Thunder W 10-1

PTF Zoilo Almonte (DNP)

Abraham Almonte – 1R, 1H, 1RBI, .286

Corban Joseph – 1R, 3H (Double, 2-Run Homer), 3RBI, .344

David Adams – 1R, 1H, 1K,  .222

Luke Murton – 1R, 1H ( 2-Run homer), 2RBI, .272

Melky Mesa – 1R, 2H, 1K, .261

Kevin Mahoney – 2R, 3H (Double), .293

Dan Brewer – 0H, .207

Jose Gil – 2R, 2H (2, Doubles), 2RBI, 1K, .233

Yadil Mujica – 1R, 2H (Double), 2RBI, .433

PTF Brett Marshall (DNP)

Shaeffer Hall (W, 3-4) – 6.2IP, 5H, 4K, 3.59era

Kelvin Perez – 1.1IP, 2H, 1R, 1Er, 2K, 0.82era

Michael Dubee – 1.oIP, oH, 2BB, 1K, 4.32era

Tampa Yankees L 5-3

PTF J.R. Murphy – 1H, 1BB, .208

Ramon Flores – 1R, 2H (Double), 1BB, 1K, .247

Rob Segedin – 1H (Double), .299

Kyle Roller – 1RBI, 1BB, 1K, .232

Kyle Higashioki – 1H, .208

Neil Medchill – 1R, 1H (solo homer), 1RBI, 1K, .259

Kelvin Castro – 1R, 2H (Triple), 1K, .211

Eduardo Sosa – 1H, 1K, .245

Jose Mojica – 1H, 1RBI, 1K, .263

PTF Nik Turley (DNP)

Jose A. Ramirez – 6.oIP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, 1BB, 8K, 4.43era

Branden Pinder (L, 1-2) – 2.oIP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 4.15era

Mark Montgomery – 1.oIP, 1H, 1K, 1.56era

Charleston River Dogs L 4-3

PTF Dante Bichette Jr. –

Mason Williams – 1H, .301

Cito Culver – 1H, 1RBI, 1BB, .211

Gary Sanchez – oH, .330

Tyler Austin – 1K, .289

Benjamin Gamel – 1R, 2H (Double), 1K, .248

Angelo Gumbs – 1K, .262

Reymond Nunez – 1RBI, 1K, .243

Kelvin De Leon – 1R, 1BB, .287

PTF Bryan Mitchell (DNP)

Brett Gerritse (L, 0-1) – 4.2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 1HR, 4.08era

Mariel Checo – 2.1IP, oH, 2BB, 4K, 2.12era

Ben Paullus – 2.0IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 9.58era

Game 36 Lineup: Yankees @ Orioles

Lineup vs. Orioles:

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

CC Sabathia LHP

Start Time: 7:05pm
Stadium: Camden Yards
T.V: YES Network
Radio: WCBS 880

 David Robertson is not listed as an available pitcher. Cody Eppley is. Robertson might be going to the DL.




Enjoy the game everyone 

Do the Yankees rely on the HR ball to win games?

Yankees CF Curtis Granderson

The New York Yankees have a lot of nicknames: “The Evil Empire”, “The Yanks” and “The Bronx Zoo.” All great nicknames that describe our Yankees, but to me there is one that describes the Yankees all too well: “The Bronx Bombers.” The Yankees are a team that is equipped with power. From the #1-#8 hitters in the lineup (sorry Brett Gardner), the Yankees have the ability to hit baseballs out of the park. But do the Yankees abuse their home run power to rely on winning games?

Curtis Granderson: 11 HR’s, 20 RBI’s

Robinson Cano: 3 HR’s, 11 RBI’s

Alex Rodriguez: 5 HR’s, 14 RBI’s

Mark Teixeira: 4 HR’s, 17 RBI’s

Derek Jeter: 5 HR’s, 15 RBI’s

Raul Ibanez: 7 HR’s, 21 RBI’s

Here are a couple of Yankees that are on the team with HR power. As you noticed, the Yankees  RBI numbers are either close to 20 or over 20. The reason? Take a look at the HR numbers. Curtis Granderson has 11 and it’s only May. Raul Ibanez has 7. Both Mark Teixeira & Derek Jeter have 5. A-Rod has 4. And Robbie has 3.

Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira

Here’s an interesting stat about the Yankees and HR’s: The game on Sunday was the 7th game that the Yankees did not hit a HR this season. What is the Yankees record when they don’t hit a HR in a game? 0-7. Not only do the Yankees rely on the HR ball but they aren’t specialized in clutch hitting unless they are leading by 5 runs for example (after the Yankees get 5 runs off of HR’s).

Hitting HR’s once in a while is fine. Sure, who wouldn’t get excited to see a ball go out the park and watching one of the Yankees circle around the bases. But when you find yourself every game saying,: “If we get [Insert number here] more runners on base then [Insert player here] could try to get it out so we can get the lead/tie the game”, then we have a serious problem.

One of the Yankees best players at playing ABC baseball Brett Gardner is currently is still on the disabled list, so until he comes back the Yankees better learn how to get clutch hits when needed. In the playoffs, starting pitching and offense is what wins you games, so don’t expect players like Justin Verlander or James Shields to throw a ball down the middle, because the HR supply will be limited. Very limited.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Rotation, Closer Dilemma, Gumbs, Ibanez

Time to check out all the Yankee Blogs around the web.  Give them all a read.  Enjoy.

* An A-blog for A-Rod is looking at a brighter turn through the rotation.

* Bleeding Yankee Blue looks at the future shortstop Eduardo Nunez.

* Bronx Baseball Daily has the details of Pettitte’s contract.

* It’s about the Money Stupid asks if where Tex hits in the order actually matters?

* Lady Loves Pinstripes writes that the Yankees are wounded but are still winning.

* NYY Universe writs about the Yankee closer Dilemma.

* Pinstripe Alley is giving some credit to unappreciated Yankees.

* River Ave Blues writes RISP: Where Yanks big guns go to die.

* The Captain’s Blog has a write up about Ibanez making an early Impact with his bat.

* The Greedy Pinstripes are taking a look at Yankee prospect Angelo Gumbs.

* The Yankee Analysts take a look at Hiroki and the lack of strikeouts.


Morning Bits: Robertson, Soriano, Trenton Thunder, Jeter

Good morning all.  Yanks get a win but with some downside with a bunch of injuries.   Stay tuned to the site later as we will have the updates of all the injury news.  Same time same team tonight.

Let’s get right to the links…

— Last night Girardi gave Soriano a save opportunity over Robertson who had soreness reports Mark Feinsand of The Daily News.   The Yankees are surely getting tested with injuries lately.

— Here is a good article from writer John Nalborne of The Star Ledger about the Trenton Thunder (AA) power surge that has manager Tony Franklin & the Yankee Brass pleased.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY writes that Robertson is not to concerned about his upcoming MRI.

— Last night Jeter passed Yount with hit # 3,143 writes Bryan Hoch of MLB.COM.

Yanks & Orioles induce in slug-fest; Yanks come out on top 8-5

The way that it was looking at around 6:30pm, it looked as if the Yankees weren’t going to get to play vs. the Orioles. However for the rest of the night, the rain seemed to be quite calm. That was the only thing that wasn’t calm throughout the game as the Yankees and the Orioles started getting into a slug-fest to see who could come out on top. 9 innings later, the Yankees came out on top 8-5 with the help of David Phelps after Ivan Nova got injured in the 6th inning.

Nova was hard hit throughout the game going 5.1 IP, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts. Nova’s night was shortened when he suffered an ankle injury trying to field a comeback liner. The diagnosis revealed that Nova had a sprained right ankle and the Yankees were to do more tests on Nova. Nova’s next start could be in jeopardy, which could go to David Phelps if Nova would miss some time.

Clay Rapada came in the game today but came out as quickly as he came as he had a viral infection. Rapada will not be used tomorrow since he wasn’t scheduled to pitch anyway.

The biggest blow however was David Robertson. Robertson has a sore oblique/rib cage  ever since May 11 and that was the main reason that he was unavailable. Robertson tried to play catch today, but he was still sore. Girardi will see how Robertson feels tomorrow and if it is still sore then Robertson will go and get more tests.

WHAT’S NEXT: CC Sabathia will take the mound in the season finale for the Yankees. After the game tomorrow, the Yankees will head to Toronto at the Rogers Center against the Blue Jays.