Daily Archives: July 30, 2012

Game 102: Baltimore @ Yankees

Jeter warming up via Bryan Hoch of MLB.COM

Good evening all. Here is the lineup.

Derek Jeter SS

Curtis Granderson CF

Mark Teixeira 1B

Robinson Cano 2B

Nick Swisher DH

Raul Ibanez LF

Eric Chavez 3B

Ichiro Suzuki RF

Chris Stewart C

Pitching – Freddy Garcia RHP


Kuroda’s exceding expectations

Kuroda went 8 strong last night in ND vs Boston

When Brian Cashman signed Hiroki Kuroda in January on Friday the 13th, the move was totally overshadowed  by the trade of Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda announced on the same day.  While most were patting Cash on the back for acquiring a possible #2 for the Yankee rotation, they were talking about Pineda.  Kuroda was thought to be a decent veteran pick-up who could eat innings as a back-end starter.  While we all know what happened to Pineda, Kuroda has done his utmost to pitch like that #2 starter the team was looking for.

While Kuroda had some ups and downs early in the season, he’s found his groove and is currently one of the top pitchers in the American League.  He leads the team and ranks in the Top 10 in Wins (8th), ERA (10th) & WHIP (8th).  Coming from the NL West to the AL East, most thought his numbers would suffer as the competition is greater and the ballparks are smaller.  However, thus far his numbers are nearly identical to his career numbers in the N.L. in almost every category.  This is astounding since even if he wasn’t facing better lineups (which he is), just moving from Dodger Stadium to Yankee Stadium should cause a stark change in his performance. But Kuroda has been even better in his new, smaller home park going 7-3 with a 2.63 era, 1.02 whip and tidy 0.77 HR/9. Read the rest of this entry

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Orioles | 7/30/12-8/1/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 7/30/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 8 K, 0 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-4, 5.16 ERA / 4.02 FIP / 3.98 xFIP, 7.38 K/9, 2.51 BB/9 in 61.0 IP

Pitching for the Orioles: Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
Last Start: 2.2 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 K, 2 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 4.28 ERA / 5.50 FIP / 5.20 xFIP, 7.49 K/9, 4.28 BB/9 in 33.2 IP

Tuesday, 7/31/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 6 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 10-4, 4.08 ERA / 4.44 FIP / 3.98 xFIP, 8.02 K/9, 2.95 BB/9 in 128.0 IP

Pitching for the Orioles: Chris Tillman, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 4 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 3-1, 1.66 ERA / 3.34 FIP / 4.65 xFIP, 7.06 K/9, 3.74 BB/9 in 21.2 IP

Wednesday, 8/1/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 3 HR On the Season: 10-8, 4.08 ERA / 4.77 FIP / 4.30 xFIP, 7.94 K/9, 2.15 BB/9 in 121.1 IP

Pitching for the Orioles: Zach Britton, LHP
Last Start: 5.2 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 3 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 1-0, 5.74 ERA / 5.81 FIP / 5.28 xFIP, 4.60 K/9, 6.32 BB/9 in 15.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Russell Martin – 5 for 13 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 6 for 22 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Eric Chavez – 0 for 12 with 2 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Andruw Jones – 3 for 17 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

BAL Offense

Who’s Hot:

Omar Quintanilla – 11 for 26 with 3 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Nick Markakis – 9 for 29 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Chris Davis – 7 for 23 with 1 double, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Matt Wieters – 1 for 19 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

Taylor Teagarden – 1 for 12 with 7 K in the last 7 days

Mark Reynolds – 3 for 21 with 3 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Morning Bits: Joba news, Pettitte injury, Bobby V. says Yankee could miss playoffs

Good morning all.  Losing a series to the Red Sox always stinks.  New series tonight against Baltimore who is fighting to be one of the wild card teams.  The series should be good one.  Also this week we might be seeing Joba back with the team.

Let’s get right to the links….

Steven Miller of mlb.com has the story of Joba’s outing yesterday.  He notes that Joba will be playing catch in the Bronx today.

Bryan Hoch of mlb.com has all the latest on Pettite’s ankle.

Ian O’Connor of ESPN NY has the story on how Bobby Valentine says the Red Sox can make the playoffs & Yankees could miss it.

John Harper of The Daily News writes that Mark Teixeira reveals he snapped out of his funk by defying order to change swing.