Daily Archives: July 8, 2012

Game 85 Lineup: Yankees @ Red Sox

Lineup vs. Red Sox:

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

RHP Ivan Nova


Morning Bits: 42 games, Martin, Autographs

Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday. Yesterday’s second game vs. the Red Sox was very embarrassing and still has a lot of fans angry. Hopefully Yankees can take the series tonight. Here are the morning links.

— On May 21, the Yankees were 21-21 and had a lot of questions going on about their rotation, their hitting etc. 42 games later and the Yankees are at the top of the AL East and the questions just seemed to vanish.

— One of the very few things that went good for the Yankees in the nightcap of the game–Russell Martin got a hit which ends his 0 for 30 skid. Nick Swisher broke his 0 for 17 skid in the day game after hitting a HR.

— Joe Girardi, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, David Robertson, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira (and some of the New York Mets) recall the first time they ever had to sign an autograph.

Yankees and Red Sox split double header

In Game 1 the Yankees had control of the board. In Game 2, the Red Sox had complete control of the board. In the end, the Yankees won game 1, 6-1 and the Red Sox won game 2, 9-4.

GAME 1:  On Friday night’s game, the Yankees scored all 10 of their runs without hitting a HR. In the afternoon game of the Day-Night DH, all of their runs happened via the HR ball. In the first game Andruw Jones hit 2 HR’s, Jayson Nix hit 1 homer (his actually left the stadium) and Nick Swisher hit a 3 run homer which summed up the Yankees 6 runs. Freddy Garcia was also very effective for the Yankees as he had pitched into the 7th inning with only giving up 1 run. It seems that ever since the Yankees banished Garcia into the bullpen, he became a completely different pitcher. Derek Jeter also had a 3 hit day and we saw Robinson Cano extend his hitting streak to 13 games. We also saw his RBI streak disappear snapping his RBI streak to 9 games.

GAME 2: The Yankees once again got off to a fast start in the 2nd game when Mark Teixeira hit a 3 run homer which plated Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson. Andruw Jones hit a HR in the 7th which gives him 3 HR’s throughout the entire day. Phil Hughes (who was scheduled to show up at 5pm at Fenway Park) gave up 3 earned runs (5 in total to the Red Sox) after a wild 6th inning kicked him out of the game in favor of Boone Logan. Joe Girardi decided to lift Boone Logan in favor of Cory Wade and let’s just say that he was horrible (again). Wade gave up 4 earned runs on 3 hits which is why he’s going back to Scranton.

Tomorrow the Yankees send out Ivan Nova to the hill in hopes to get the series win. Jon Lester goes for the Red Sox.