Daily Archives: July 3, 2012

Minor Night Cap: Trenton Thunder Mash, Staten Island gets blown out

SWB L 6-5

CF – Chris Dickerson – 1R, 2H, 2K, .310

C – Francisco Cervelli – 1R, 2H, 2RBI, .248

DH – Jack Cust – 1R, 1H (2-Run Homer), 2RBI, .260


John Maine (ND) – 7.0IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 3K, 1HR, 6.00era

Trenton W 11-3

3B – Addison Maruszak – 2R, 3H (solo homer), 2RBI, 1K, .285

DH – David Adams – 1R, 2H, 1K, .284

RF – Zoilo Almonte – 1R, 3H (3-run homer), 3RBI, 1K, .266

CF – Melky Mesa – 3R, 3H, (2, Doubles), 1K, .280

1B – Luke Murton – 2R, 2H (2-Run Homer), 2RBI, 1K, .260


Shaeffer Hall (W, 7-6) – 6.2IP, 6H, 3R, 1ER, 4BB, 4K, 3.79era

Tampa L 10-6

CF – Mason Williams – 1H, 1RBI

LF – Ramon Flores – 1R, 2H, 1RBI, 1BB, 1K, .296

DH – Slade Heathcott – 1H, 1RBI, 2BB, 1K, .263

C – Gary Sanchez – 1H (Double), 1RBI, 3K


Caleb Cotham (L, 1-3) – 5.0IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, 1BB, 2K, 1HR, 6.44era

Charleston W 3-2

Ben Gamel, Francisco Arcia, Cito Culver and Cody Grice all with 2 hits. Rbi each by Culver, Arcia and Castillo

Staten Island L 21-7

LF – Taylor Dugas – 2R, 1H, 1RBI, 1BB, .400

1B – Matt Snyder 1R, 2H (Double), 4RBI, 2BB, .178

CF – Ravel Santana – 1R, 1H, .175

DH – Fu-Lin Kuo – 1H (double), 2RBI, 1K, .400

Gulf Coast L 4-3

Yankees second round draft pick catcher Peter O’Brien had 1 run scored, two hits, and one RBI.

Other Notes: RF Eric Leonora – 2H, 1RBI, 1K, .340

1B – Austin Jones – 1H, 1RBI, 1K, .333

P – Graham Stoneburner started the game and only went 2 Innings giving up 1H, 1R, 0ER, and 1K.

Game 80 Lineup: Yankees @ Rays

Lineup vs. Rays:

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

Ivan Nova RHP


— It’s obvious: Girardi sat down Teixeira. Guessing it’s another off-day.

— Also I will be on Sports Rantz radio tonight at 7:45pm talking about the Yankees, so make sure to tune in if you can.


Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Hughes, Garcia, Granderson

* An A-blog for A-Rod is giving out awards for the month of June.  See who they picked.

* Bleeding Yankee Blue has an article asking who is your all time favorite Yankee second-baseman.

* Bronx Baseball Daily has an article about over managing.

* It’s about the Money Stupid has a minor league review for the month of June.

* Pinstripe Alley asks was the Yankees dominant June real or just an illusion?

* River Ave Blues has an article about the recent signings of international prospects for the Yankees.

* The Captain’s Blog writes that Garcia is getting a second chance because of the Pettitte injury.

* The Yankee Analysts think the Yankees should move Granderson to left field.

* Yanks Go Yard is revisiting Phil Hughes.

Morning Bits: Joba, Ibanez, International Prospects, Luis Sojo, Prospect Promotions.

Let the over managing comments begin.   The team does have a winning record so I do feel 9 out of 10 times Girardi does get it right.  Though last night felt like a lot over managing though.  Anyone else agree with that?  First pitch tonight is for 7:10pm on the mound will be Shields vs. Nova.

Enjoy the day.  Now onto the links…..

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY has the scoop on Joba’s rehab.

Matthews also has the rapid reaction from last night’s game.

Adam Berry has a bunch of tidbits in his article from mlb.com: Ibanez stitches, Yankees signing three international prospects, etc.  (def worth a read).

Luis Sojo who is the manager of the Tampa Yankees tied for a record with 418 wins in the Florida State League.  Good for Sojo always a good guy.

— Huge promotions happened in the minor league system for the Yankees check this article out Josh Norris.

Rare error by Teixeira pushes Rays past Yankees in 4-3 deficit

The Yankees had gotten everything that they wanted from Freddy Garcia who pitched 5.1 IP of 2 run baseball, but RISP failures and a rare error by Mark Teixeira handed the Yankees their 8th loss in Tropicana Field this season as the Rays defeated the Yankees 4-3.

Fans were worried that Freddy Garcia might have put the game in jeopardy before the game even started but he had pitched very well. He only had given up 2 runs; both on solo HR’s (one to B.J Upton and one to Carlos Pena). He was lifted in the 6th inning for Cody Eppley who had gotten the Yankees out of the inning tied. What looked promising after the Yankees scored another run in the 7th turned horrible when in the bottom half in the inning Boone Logan walked Sean Rodriguez and let him advance to 2nd on a wild pitch. David Robertson gave up the tying run after coming in the game (the run was charged to Logan). Robertson seemed to have gotten the Yankees out of the inning on a ground ball–until Mark Teixeira let the ball skip under his glove all the way down the right field line allowing the 4th and final run to score.

The Yankees scored their 3 runs by playing ABC Baseball. They got 2 runs in the 1st inning on a RBI by Teixeira and a RBI on Robinson Cano. The Yankees scored their 3rd and final run on excellent base running by Chris Stewart which ended with Curtis Granderson hitting a SAC Fly.

The Yankees can take some positives away from the outing. Freddy Garcia pitched well again, Chris Stewart knows how to play ABC Baseball which reminds us of Brett Gardner and Chad Qualls was able to retire both batters he faced after arriving in the visitors clubhouse at 5:30 in the afternoon.

Tomorrow the Yankees will face James Shields and they will put Ivan Nova on the mound. This game is bound to be good. First pitch is at 7:05pm.