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Games 136 & 137. Despite depleted lineups, Yanks sweep Twins. Judge hits #55, IKF, Peraza, Cole star.
The Yanks got 2 RBI each from the #8 and 9 hitters in their lineup tonight to beat Toronto 4-2 to go to 2-0 on the season.
In the second, Didi led off with a triple but was thrown out at the plate on a ground out by Gary Sanchez. Bad base running move.
But with two out, Billy McKinney singled in his first MLB at bat, and Brandon Drury doubled home Sanchez for a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, Masahiro Tanaka made his only mistake, giving up a HR to tie the game.
Tanaka, if he throws a fastball, has to make sure it isn’t a strike. It has to be a “show you the fastball” pitch that is off the plate. His fastball is what is being hammered for HRs. He has to show it, make sure it’s off the plate, because he can’t blow it past people. He has to rely on his splitter and breaking pitches.
Which is what he did after the HR. He adjusted.
In the fourth, Didi doubled, and after an out, Walker walked. With two out, Drury singled to make it 2-1 Yanks.
In the sixth, Didi walked. With one out, Walker singled, and with two out, Drury walked to load the bases. Wade doubled in two for the deciding hit of the ballgame.
In the ninth, with two outs, Aroldis Chapman gave up back-to-back doubles for a run before recording the final out.
Didi 2 for 3, double & triple. Walk. Scored 2 runs.
Drury 2 hits, 2 RBI and a walk. Double.
Wade 2 RBI. Double.
Tanaka (Win) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 8 K.
Kahnle (H) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Robertson (H) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Chapman (S) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
12 K for the Yanks’ pitchers today, and I believe 12 on Opening Day. 3 runs given up in 18 innings.
For opening day at the Stadium, Mickey Rivers and Bucky Dent will be throwing out the first ball to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 WS Champs. Surprised Guidry cannot do it.
Also, can the Yanks please honor Graig Nettles with a plaque in Monument Park? Without his D in Game 3 of that 1978 WS, the Yanks don’t win that title.
I just finished reading Harvey Araton’s wonderful book about baseball, bridging the generations and most of all, friendship and love, Driving Mr. Yogi.
For those of you who may not know, Ron Guidry, the one and only Louisiana Lightning or Gator if you will, has acted as more or less Yogi Berra’s personal valet since Yogi broke his exile and returned to the Yankees in 1999. Yogi will be 87 in May, and needs some help as he makes it around spring training each year. How much longer he’ll be able to make it is anyone’s guess.
In the course of taking care of Yogi, a deep friendship developed, to where Guidry calls Berra his best friend. The depths of their love, respect and friendship for each other resonate throughout the pages.
A link to the Amazon website for the book is on the right.
I don’t know when it’ll be out, but apparently Ron Guidry will have a book out called “Driving Mr. Yogi” about his experiences be Yogi’s “chauffeur” during spring training. I’ve read interviews with Guidry about this and his stories are funny…and touching.
Yogi should be getting to Tampa next week. Since Yogi turns 87 in May, you wonder how many more spring trainings he’ll be able to attend.
Coming out this spring is a book by Marty Appel. Here is a release from Bloomsbury Publishing, with some quotes:
“For baseball fans this is a great read that takes you on an intimate trip into the Yankee Universe. For Yankee fans this is a gift that only Marty Appel could give us.”
“An opus. Marty Appel brings a fan’s passion and a historian’s dispassion
to bear on the Pinstripe Empire.
He makes familiar terrain new again and uncovers original material where
no one else thought to look.
This is the definitive history of the
New York Yankees.”
—Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the
End of America’s Childhood
Love them or hate them, the Yankees are undeniably the world’s most recognizable sports team. Though some would never dare admit it, their history is indelibly intertwined with the history of 20th century America.
It has been almost 70 years since Frank Graham wrote The New York Yankees and not since then has there been a truly narrative, traditional history of the team. Thankfully historian Marty Appel, the Yankees’ former PR director, definitively updates their storied history in PINSTRIPE EMPIRE: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss (May 8, 2012; Bloomsbury hardcover; ISBN 978-1-60819-492-6; $28.00; 640 pages).
While the book hits every important historical milestone in the team’s history, it is the backstage anecdotes and the personalities of players, managers and executives that make the story great reading. The reader is in the clubhouse as the team finally celebrates its first championship – and in the dugout at Fenway Park when they learn their manager, Miller Huggins, has died. There is Bob Shawkey’s bitterness over being fired as manager after one season, and the romp upending tradition produced by Larry MacPhail as his three-year reign as owner ends with a punch-out. There is the day scout Tom Greenwade first laid eyes on Mickey Mantle. There is Gene Michael pondering trading Mariano Rivera for Felix Fermin to play shortstop instead of Derek Jeter. And all the while in the background is New York City – a character in its own right in the story of this colorful team’s history.
With a touching special introduction by Frank Graham, Jr., a foreword by Yogi Berra, and an introduction by Bernie Williams, PINSTRIPE EMPIRE is certain to be a classic in sports literature.
Marty Appel is the author of many books, including most recently the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees’ public relations director, he became an Emmy Award–winning television producer and director of Marty Appel Public Relations. Appel lives in New York City and appears frequently on ESPN, HBO, the MLB Network, and the YES Network. His website is www.appelpr.com.
Today’s game is an afternoon game. The Yanks have off tomorrow.
I’ll be at work today, so there will be nothing here except a recap when I get home tonight.
Phil Hughes will be up against King Felix.
Given the matchup, and the fact that Seattle has lost 17 in a row, it looks good for the M’s to end their streak. Sooner or later, they’ve got to win one.
Yesterday’s combined 18-k (14 CC, 2 each by Robertson and Mo) tied the Yankees record for the most by the Yanks in a game. Of course, the record they tied was the one set by Ron Guidry in June 1978 when the Gator struck out 18 Angels by himself.
Phil Hughes rebounded and pitched well, 2 R in 6 ip, but he took the loss in a 9-2 Mariners win that snapped Seattle’s 17 gm. losing streak. Hughes goes to 1-3, 8.24 (6 IP, 2 R, 9 H, 1 walk, 3 K ).
Seattle scored a run in the third when Ichiro singled and scored on a triple by Dustin Ackley. They put four singles together in the fifth to make it 2-0, with one runner being thrown out at the plate.
The Yanks cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth on a SF by Jeter.
After Hughes departed, the Mariners broke it open with five in the seventh. Wade came in, GO, double, single. 1st and 3rd, one out and Logan replaced Wade. Cano made an error on a force attempt, a run scored. The error would prove to be very costly. A walk loaded the bases, then Logan got a K, which should have been the third out, limit the damage to 3-1. It was the second out however, and Mike Carp’s triple cleared the bases to make it 6-1. Luis Ayala came in and gave up a double to make it 7-1 before getting the last out of the inning. The game had gotten away from the Yankees.
Cano’s RBI groundout made it 7-2 after eight, but Hector Noesi gave up two runs in the ninth for the final of 9-2.
Wade 1/3, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks or K. ERA to 1.88.
Logan 1/3, 3 R, all unearned, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K, ERA to 3.29.
Ayala 1 1/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K, ERA to 1.47.
Noesi 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K, ERA to 3.34.
Congats to Ervin Santana of the Angels. A no-hitter today vs. the Indians.
The Reds sent Johnny Gomes to the Nats yesterday (.211-11-31 OPS+ 100).
The White Sox, Blue Jays and Cardinals completed what amounted to a three-team trade on Wednesday that sent right-hander Edwin Jackson (7-7, 3.92, ERA+ 104, CWS) to St. Louis and outfielder Colby Rasmus (StL .246-11-40, OPS+ 111) to Toronto, and nine other players changing teams, with as many as three more to be named later.
The White Sox got reliever Jason Frasor (2-1, 2.98, ERA+ 137) and pitching prospect Zach Stewart from Toronto in exchange for Jackson and third baseman Mark Teahen (. About two hours later, the Blue Jays sent Jackson to the Cardinals, along with relievers Octavio Dotel (2-1, 3.68) and Marc Rzepczynski (2-3, 2.97) and outfielder Corey Patterson (.252-6-33, 13 sb) and three players to be named later or cash, and received Rasmus, left-handers Brian Tallet (0-1, 8.31) and Trever Miller (0-1, 4.02) and right-hander P.J. Walters (0-0, 9.00).
who’s going where? From MLB.com:
|Cardinals||Blue Jays||White Sox|
|Octavio Dotel||Trever Miller||Jason Frasor|
|Edwin Jackson||Colby Rasmus||Zach Stewart|
|Corey Patterson||Brian Tallet|
|Marc Rzepczynski||Mark Teahen|
|3 PTBNL or cash||P.J. Walters|
In another deal, the guy I wanted but the Yanks werent’ pursuing (and Beltran didn’t want to DH anyway) looks to be going to SF. Click the link for details.
From Twitter: Yanks tried for Nolasco. Marlins not ready to deal him (7-7, 4.04).
The Cubs called the Yanks on Carlos Zambrano. Yanks not interested.
Wang back in majors. Starts for Wash. Friday vs. Mets.
Hurting M’s sign Wily Mo Pena. Matt Stairs DFA’d by Nats.
Lots of info. One last thing: A-Rod turned 36 today.
It’s “getaway” day, even though the Yanks will only be getting from the Bronx to Queens (don’t know about the Brewers) .
So it’s an afternoon game.
It is some different lineup today, with A-Rod, Granderson and Martin out.
Yanks 47-31, 1st by 2 1/2 in AL East.
Three games worse than the Pythagorean record.
OPS+ 114, ERA+ 115
Gardner CF .277-4-18 17 sb/27 att OPS+110
Swisher RF .250-10-43 1/3 117 up to .250, and higher than Teix!
Teixeira 1B .243-24-62 2/3 137 next HR is #300
Cano 2B .289-14-49 6/7 124
Posada DH .240-9-27 0/2 103 finally, from .160 to .240, and the OPS+ is over 100. 270 HR
Jones LF .213-4-12 0/0 85 411 career HR
Nunez SS .243-2-12 10/14 76
Cervelli C .197-1-11 3/3 45
Pena 3B .133-1-1 0/0 53 2 for 15
Sabathia P 10-4, 3.25 ERA+ 125
Coming through on Twitter: The Red Sox release Mike Cameron. (.149-3-9 in 94 AB, OPS+ 30). Career .249, 272 HR. OPS+ 105. Would average about 23 HR, 25 SB but whiff a ton. Good, Gold Glove defender but now 38 years old and most likely done.
Good start for the Yanks. CC has a 1st of K, K, single, K. In the Yanks’ half Gardner walks, SB #18, Walk to Swish. Double steal (19 for Gardner, 2 for Swish), & after Teix whiffs, Cano doubles in two. Posada whiffs but Jones walks. Nunez pops up. 2-0 Yanks after one.
2nd: Walk, DP, K for CC. Cervelli singles to lead off the inning, Pena sacs, but Cervelli is stranded. 2-0 Yanks after two.
3rd: Trouble for CC. With one on and two out, a swinging bunt single then a walk. Bases loaded, two out and Fielder up. Potential for danger. CC strikes out Fielder. In the Yanks half, Teixeira hits #25, and it is the 300th HR of his career. 3-0 Yankees. Cano then gets plunked. Singles by Jones and Cervelli plate Cano. 4-0 Yankees after three.
4th: CC is on. 1-2-3, his 7th K. The Yanks get a one-out hit but a DP erases him. Still 4-0 Yankees.
5th: 1-2-3 with 2 K for CC. He has 9 K in 5 IP. A hit but nothing in Yanks’ half.
6th: CC gives up a hit, gets two more K. Nothing for Yanks in the 6th. Still 4-0.
7th: CC gives up a hit, gets two more K. That’s 13. The Yankees record (and I watched it on Ch. 11) is 18 by Ron Guidry
vs. the Angels on 6/17/78. The major league record (nine innings) is 20. You wonder how long CC will go. The Yanks go down 1-2-3.
8th: CC gets two outs, gives up a hit and is removed. Great job today by the big man. Logan comes in and whiffs Fielder.
CC 7 2/3, 0 R, 6 H, 2 walks and 13 K. ERA to 3.05.
A good day for Cervelli. After Dickerson (in for Jones, defense) gets on via error, steals second and goes to third on a groundout, Cervelli gets a two-out hit to make it 5-0. His 3 for 4, 2 rbi day bring his average up to .231.
9th: Ayala in for Logan.
Logan 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks 1 K (just one batter). ERA 3.26.
Ayala has a 1-2-3. Three groundouts. ERA to 1.42.
CC goes to 11-4.
Yanks to 48-31.