Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

All-Star Game Lineups

Lineup vs. National League:

Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Josh Hamilton LF
Jose Bautista RF
Prince Fielder 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli C
Curtis Granderson CF

RHP Justin Verlander

Lineup vs. American League:

Carlos Gonzalez DH
Melky Cabrera CF
Ryan Braun LF
Joey Votto 1B
Carlos Beltran RF
Buster Posey C
Pedro Sandoval 3B
Dan Uggla 2B
Rafael Furcal SS

RHP Matt Cain

And now onto today’s top stories in Yankees Universe:

Joba Chamberlain pitched early this morning for the Gulf Coast Yankees and looked impressive. He went a hit-less inning giving up 1 unearned run and 2 strikeouts. This was the first time Chamberlain got into game action since having Tommy John Surgery last season. He believes he could be back to the Yankees by August 1st.

David Aardsma got the results from his tests from his doctor and according to him all is well. Aardsma is just waiting for the doctor to give him the green light on when he can throw again.

— It didn’t seem like it was a possibility but today Mariano Rivera‘s rehab doctor Dr. Pyne revealed that Mariano Rivera might be able to pitch in 2012 after all. He says that since Rivera had did some pre-rehabilitation work before the surgery, he is in an advanced recovery state where he could possibly get on a mound by the end of the year.

— Well that didn’t last long. After telling Reggie Jackson to stay away from the Yankees indefinitely, Brian Cashman is now saying that Reggie Jackson could be back with the team on Friday.

— And last but not least, Brett Gardner will most likely be back in the next 2 weeks. Cashman and Gardner both gave the target date of July 27  in which he could return to the majors. Gardner had already been shut down twice during his rehab.Maybe third times a charm?

2012 5th Round pick Robert Refsnyder to start career in Charleston

2012 5th Round pick Robert Refsnyder to start career in Charleston

by Matt S.

From the Yankees MILB.com page, 2012 5th round pick Robert Refsnyder is to start his career with the Charleston River Dogs. He was just named the Most Outstanding Player in the College World Series. Here is some information on Refsnyder from the article:

Refsnyder was selected by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 2012 Draft with the 187th overall selection following his junior year, and is expected to make his professional debut Tuesday night with the RiverDogs.  This past season he batted .364 with eight home runs and 66 RBIs and also stole 14 bases in 65 games, earning a spot on the Pac-12 All-Conference squad.  He was also named to the All-Pac-12 Conference first team following a sophomore season that saw him tie for the conference lead in RBIs.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Sabathia, Midseason reviews, Trading Phelps

* An A-blog for A-Rod is taking it easy with C.C. Sabathia.

* Bleeding Yankee Blue takes a look into the Reggie Jackson situation.

* It’s about the Money Stupid writes we have only ourselves to blame for the All-Star situation.

* Lady Loves Pinstripes has a first half report.

* Pinstripe Alley looks into why the mainstream media celebrates journeymen players.

* River Ave Blues has a great midseason review.

* The Captain’s Blog takes a historical looks at past Yankees performances in the All-Star game.

* The Greedy Pinstripes has an interview with Alan Horne.

* The Yankee Analysts wonder if David Phelps is the most tradable piece this July.

* Yanks Go Yard has a mid-season round table review.

Morning Bits: Jeter doesn’t like All-Star Game deciding home field, Cano homerless in homerun derby

Good morning Yankee fans.  This morning and last night many Yankee fans were ticked off that Robinson Cano was treated badly last night.  To me I say so what.  The Yankees have won for so long and have a target on them and this happens.  Also if you have been to Yankee games before we as fans don’t treat opposing players that well.  So you can’t have it both ways.

What is your thoughts on this?

Tonight is the all star game I’m pretty sure the fans will be booing Jeter, Granderson and Cano.

Enjoy the game tonight let’s get to the links…..

— Jeter doesn’t like the All-Star game deciding who get’s home field advantage.  Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY has the story.

Katie Sharp who works for the ESPN stats department always does a great job with the Yankeemetrics.  Check out the version for the Red Sox series for all the stats you need to see.

Mark Feinsand has the story from the homerun derby.  Again if K.C. is mad because he left Butler off the homerun derby team then so be it.  But Cano’s team you really can’t argue with.