Daily Archives: July 22, 2012

Game 95 Lineup: Yankees @ Athletics

Lineup vs. Athletics:

Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jayson Nix SS
Dewayne Wise RF
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia

Week 14 Yankees Player of the Week

The Yankees started off the week hot by dropping the final game of the series vs. the Angels but sweept Toronto. However, they ran into a hot Oakland team and have lost 3 straight to go 3-4 on the week. Oakland’s pitching has shut down the hot Yankees bats by throwing tons of strikes and by not walking anybody. The Yankees were due for a loosing streak so it is nothing really concerning. Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Phil Hughes, and Alex Rodriguez are your Week 14 Yankees Player of the Week nominees.

The Case For Teixeira: Teixeira continued hit hot July by hitting .333 this week, with 2 HR’s, and 5 RBI.

The Case For Cano: Cano kept up his career high 23 game hit streak going until last night’s game in Oakland. Cano hit .360 on the week, with 1 HR, and 2 RBI. Cano hit a game tying HR on Friday at Oakland before the Yankees lost in the bottom of the 9th.

The Case For Hughes: Hughes had 2 great starts this week. He beat Toronto on Monday and pitched 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 4 hits, and struck out 4. He pitched great yesterday, but lost due to a lack of support from the offense. Hughes pitched 7.2 innings, allowed 2 runs, 4 hits, and struck out 6 in the loss.

The Case For Rodriguez: A-Rod had a nice week hitting .321, with 1 HR, and 3 RBI. A-Rod had multiple hits in 4 games this week.

The Yankees Week 14 Player of the Week is Robinson Cano. As you may expect Cano now leads the Yankees in Player of the Week wins. As always vote for your pick in the poll and discuss in the comments.

Morning Bits: Sabathia looks to stop skid, Soccer at the Stadium, Joba to throw Tuesday

Good morning all.  Now it’s 3 games.  It’s considered a losing streak now.  Only 2 earned runs for Hughes last night but both runs were home runs.  Also Cano’s hit streak is now over. Let’s see if C.C. Sabathia can stop the Yankees from getting swept as he is up against Bartolo Colon.  Game time is 4:05EST.

Enjoy the day.  Now onto the links….

Jeff Fletcher of ESPN NY writes that Swisher’s return for the Seattle series is uncertain.

Quinn Roberts of mlb.com has the pregame review of today’s game as C.C. looks to go for his 11th win.

— Today at Yankee Stadium will be a soccer game.  While Mariano was rehabbing he got to meet some of the players writes Ethan Asofsky of mlb.com.

Evan Drellich of mlb.com has a bunch of tidbits for the Yankees such as Joba will throw again Tuesday with the Tampa Yankees.

David Waldstein of The New York Times writes that the Yankees will turn to Dewayne Wise to fill in for Nick Swisher.