Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

Game 57 Lineup: Mets vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Mets:

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

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

The Subway Series: History in the Series

It’s the time of year that Yankees and Mets fans get excited about. The battle for New York. The battle to see which team is the best team in the New York area. The battle between the American League and the National League. The battle that has everyone in New York in a frenzy. The Subway Series.

The Subway Series has some history going back to 1997 and there are some interesting facts that go with the historic series that kicks off the 2012 inter-league play. Let’s look at some facts, shall we? (Facts are of courtesy from Newsday):

1. The Mets won the first ever Subway Series 6-0 on June 6, 1997 (Eh…). Andy Pettitte took the loss in that start.

2. The Yankees swept the Subway Series (both in Yankee Stadium & in Shea Stadium) in 2003 and it was the only time that the Yankees swept the Mets.

3. In the old Yankee Stadium, the Mets are 13-20. In Shea Stadium the Yankees were 17-16.

4. Only one player has 20 wins with both the Yankees and the Mets and he is currently retired and an analyst for YES Network: David Cone. With the Mets Cone was 20-3 and with the Yankees he was 20-7.

5. Mariano River’as 500th save came at Citi Field on June 28, 2009. That was also the game where former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez walked Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded and forced a run to score. That was Mariano Rivera’s only career RBI.

6. The Yankees and Mets finished in first place in the same division only once. In 2006 when they were 97-65.

7. Currently to ride B, D, 4 & 7 trains it is 2.50 on the subway. Back in 2000 to ride the train it was 1.50.

What will the Yankees and Mets do when the first pitch happens at 7:05pm tonight? Well, we’ll see. Maybe history will be made.

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Mets | 6/8/12-6/10/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 6/8/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-6, 3.82 ERA / 4.93 FIP, 4.25 xFIP, 5.40 K/9, 2.90 BB/9 in 68.1 IP

Pitching for the Mets: Johan Santana, LHP
Last Start: 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 8 K, 5 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 3-2, 2.38 ERA / 2.72 FIP / 3.52 xFIP, 9.00 K/9, 2.78 BB/9 in 68.0 IP

Saturday, 6/9/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 9.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 8 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 5-5, 4.96 ERA / 4.84 FIP / 4.25 xFIP, 8.32 K/9, 2.34 BB/9 in 61.2 IP

Pitching for the Mets: Dillon Gee, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 4-3, 4.48 ERA / 3.59 FIP / 3.17 xFIP, 8.32 K/9, 2.43 BB/9 in 70.1 IP

Sunday, 6/10/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Andy Pettitte, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 10 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 3-2, 2.78 ERA / 4.01 FIP / 2.90 xFIP, 8.07 K/9, 1.77 BB/9 in 35.2 IP

Pitching for the Mets: Jonathan Niese, LHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 4-2, 4.11 ERA / 4.26 FIP / 3.49 xFIP, 8.95 K/9, 3.82 BB/9 in 61.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Eric Chavez – 5 for 12 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Russell Martin – 6 for 15 with 1 double, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Nick Swisher – 6 for 20 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Raul Ibanez – 2 for 15 with 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K in the last 7 days

— Mark Teixeira – 3 for 21 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

— Derek Jeter – 4 for 24 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

— Curtis Granderson – 5 for 28 with 1 double, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

NYM Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Scott Hairston – 3 for 8 with 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 BB in the last 7 days

— David Wright – 9 for 26 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 3 RBI in the last 7 days

— Lucas Duda – 7 for 24 with 1 double, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 4 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

—Ike Davis – 2 for 21 with 1 double, 6 BB, 8 K in the last 7 days

— Daniel Murphy – 7 for 31 with 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBI, 3 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the Subway Series!

Morning Bits: Santana, Subway Series, Joba, Garcia, Igarashi

Good morning everyone. Here are your morning links…

— The Yankees are ready for Johan Santana at his best.

— The Daily News has the top ten moments from the last 15 years of the Subway Series.

— Joba Chamberlain surprised Joe Girardi by tweeting that he would be throwing a bullpen tomorrow (meaning today).

— Nelson Figueroa gave the Yankees yet another quality outing at the Triple-A level.

— The Yankees placed Freddy Garcia on the bereavement list and have called up RHP Ryota Igarashi.

Have a nice day!

Errors & RISP struggles sink Yankees with 7-3 deficit to Rays

You had to figure coming into tonight that the Yankees were going to have a tough match-up with David Price on the mound, and that was exactly what David Price gave the Yankees; a tough match-up. The Yankees were only able to muster 1 run off of Price but it could have been more if the Yankees hadn’t blown their chances.

In the 5th inning the Yankees had a great chance to get back into the game when it was 5-1 at the time with the bases loaded and one out, but Alex Rodriguez & Robinson Cano didn’t get the job done which sealed the Yankees fate. An Alex Rodriguez error also played a big part of the night which allowed a runner to score early. A Nick Swisher error in the top of the 9th gave the Rays a chance to seal the deal and finish the night scoring 7 runs. Curtis Granderson had an abysmal day at the plate going 0 for 5 with 4 K’s & a ground ball out to the pitcher. Yep, the Rays made the Yankees look like the way the Rays were playing when they entered Yankee Stadium.

Chris Stewart (who is not “CC’s personal catcher”) grounded out to bring home one run, Raul Ibanez (who pinch hit for Andruw Jones) lined a base hit to get another run home and Russell Martin (who pinch hit for Chris Stewart) hit a HR in the 9th and was able to keep the Yankees record of not hitting HR’s in a game to 0-12.

The crosstown rival New York Mets come to the Bronx tomorrow to kick off interleague play in the month of June (still don’t really consider it a  “road ” game for the Mets since they are in New York after all.)  Tomorrow’s match-up is Johan Santana vs. Hiroki Kuroda and first pitch (weather barring) is at 7:05pm.