Daily Archives: July 4, 2012
SWB W 8-5
2B – Corban Joseph – 2H (Double), 1RBI, 1K, .266
LF – Ronnier Mustelier – 1R, 2H, 1K, .301
1B – Russell Branyan – 2R, 2H (Solo- Homer), 1RBI, 1BB, 1K, .304
3B – Brandon Laird – 2R, 2H (3-Run Homer), 3RBI, .231
Nelson Figueroa (W, 6-2) 6.0IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 1K, 1HR, 4.10era
Trenton L 3-2
3B – Addison Maruszak – 2R, 3H (Double, Solo Homer), 1RBI, .294
1B – Luke Murton – 1H, 1RBI, 1BB, .262
Mikey O’Brien (ND) – 6.0IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HR, 3.88era
Tampa L 5-4
CF – Mason Williams – 1H, 1K, .200
LF – Ramon Flores – 2H (Double), 1RBI, 2K, .297
DH – Slade Heathcott – 1R, 1H (Double), 2BB, .275
C – Gary Sanchez – 1R, 1H, 2K, .222
1B – Kyle Roller – 1R, 1H (2-Run Homer), 2RBI, 2K, .247
Matt Tracy (ND) – 5.0IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 1K, 2.63era
Charleston W 3-2
2B – Ali Castillo – 2H (Double), 2RBI, .355
SS – Cito Culver – 2H, 1K, .212
DH – Francisco Arcia – 1R, 1H, 1BB, 1K, .305
Bryan Mitchell (W, 6-6) – 5.0IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR, 4.44era
Staten Island L 5-3 F/12
DH – Saxon Butler – 1R, 1H (Triple), 1RBI, 1BB, 2K, .357
RF – Danny Oh – 1R, 2H (Double), 1BB, 1K, .188
2B – Fu-Lin Kuo – 3K, .333
Gulf Coast W 8-3
C – Peter O’Brien – 2H (Double), .571
CF – Kelvin Duran – 3R, 3H (Double), 1RBI, .216
2B – Jerizon Lopez – 2H, 2RBI, .411
Lineup vs. Rays:
David Phelps RHP
— Today marks the halfway point of the season! Only 81 games to go before postseason baseball!
This just in….
When the 2012 All-Star game roster was released on Sunday, I scanned it to see which Yankees had made the roster. Of course there was the face of the Yankees, Derek Jeter who mad the roster 13 times in his career. Curtis Granderson after hitting 23 HR’s made the roster for the 2nd year in a row (he also seems to be a good candidate for the Home Run Derby). Robinson Cano who had made it to the All-Star Game 3 previous times in his career and who is the AL Home Run Derby captain made it for the fourth time in his career. CC Sabathia made the roster although he can’t pitch due to being on the DL. But after I had scanned the roster, I noticed that Rafael Soriano hadn’t made the roster, something that I felt like was a shocker since he has pitched so well this year.
Soriano started the year as the 7th inning man for the Yankees but all that had changed when Mariano Rivera went down for the year. Soriano moved into the closer role and had excelled there, saving 18 games in 19 save opportunities. Soriano in 30.1 innings has only given up 6 runs which equals a 1.78 ERA. So if Soriano has great numbers, then why didn’t he make the roster? It can’t be the reason that the Yankees can only have a certain number of players on the team since the Texas Rangers have 7 players (8 if Yu Darvish wins the Final Vote) heading to Kansas City.
This is supposed to be a game of the best of the best, and Rafael Soriano not being on the roster for a game of the best of the best is a gigantic snub. What more does Soriano have to do? Never give up runs again? It’s not going to happen since pitchers do make mistakes every once in a while. If Soriano doesn’t make it to the All-Star roster by the time the final game ends on Sunday before the break, then this will prove that Soriano is one of the most underrated closers in baseball; and he won’t even be recognized by Major League Baseball.
Yesterday it was Mark Teixeira’s error that cost the game. Tonight it was Russell Martin and his 2 errors that cost the Yankees the game as they fell to the Rays 7-4.
Ivan Nova started the game for the Yankees, but he wasn’t at his sharpest giving up 6 runs (3 were earned) in 6 innings plus. 3 of the runs should not have scored but Russell Martin botched a throw home by Dewayne Wise in the 3rd which helped the Rays tie the game. Later in the 7th inning, Martin threw a ball into center field which allowed another run to score. Not only has Martin been dismal at the plate but his defense was off tonight as well.
Chad Qualls allowed a run of his own to score in the 7th inning which led to the Yankees falling behind to the Rays. The Yankees originally had given Nova a 3 run lead after the first two innings on Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano RBI doubles and a Dewayne Wise HR. The 4th run scored on an Eric Chavez double.
Tomorrow the Yankees play an afternoon game at 3:10pm where it’s the battle of the David’s. David Price will go for the Tampa Bay Rays and David Phelps will go for the Yankees in hopes to prevent the Rays from sweeping the Yankees.