Yanks 53-35, 1 gb of Boston in AL East.
Three games worse than Pythagorean record. OPS+111. ERA+119
Jeter SS .270-3-24 8 sb/11 att OPS+ 86 3004 hits.
Granderson CF .269-25-63 15/22 149
Teixeira 1B .244-25-65 2/3 133
Cano 2B .296-15-57 6/7 130
Swisher RF .249-10-49 2/4 112
Martin C .220-10-36 7/8 91
Jones DH .195-4-12 0/0 71
Nunez 3B .279-3-14 10/14 102
Gardner LF .265-4-18 23/33 101
Colon (6-4, 3.20) ERA+128
Baseball news today. J.C. Romero did sign a AAA deal with the Yanks, we’ll see if he has anything left to be a LOOGY.
Greg Golson brought up from AAA to take A-Rod’s roster space. He was .296-5-25 at SWB.
Mark Prior is back pitching after missing almost
three months because of a strained groin. He allowed an unearned run and one hit over two innings for the Gulf Coast League Yankees against Atlanta minor leaguers.
Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano threw 25 pitches during his second batting
practice session since going on the disabled list May 17 because of right elbow
Left-hander Pedro Feliciano, hoping to avoid surgery for a left shoulder
tear, has resumed a light throwing program.
Reliever Damaso Marte, coming back
from left shoulder surgery, is continuing to throw off a bullpen mound.
An awful outing for Colon, his second in a row after being so good this year. And when I say awful, I mean COYOTE UGLY.
Colon lasted just 2/3 of an inning. 8 R, just 3 ER (error by Nunez at 3B. His D really needs improvement), 6 hits, 2 walks, 0 K. ERA from 3.20 to 3.47, but it probably should have been worse. Ayala finished the first and pitched the second. 1 1/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and K. ERA 1.59. It didn’t help matters that when Ayala relieved Colon in the first, that he balked home a run.
The Yanks got four back in the third. Jones HR’d (5, 412 career). After an out, Gardner singled, Jeter walked, Granderson tripled in two and Teix got an RBI groundout. 9-4.
Noesi in for Ayala for the 3rd.
Bautista left the game with an injured ankle. In the 6th, Andruw Jones finally does something (outside of one 2-hr game he had earlier this year). He hits a 3-run HR (6, 413 career) to have another 2-HR game this year and bring the Yanks to 9-7 down. They were down 9-0 after two innings.
From Buster Olney: Looks like Colon not completely healed with his hammy;wincing when covering first base. If Yankees stay to form, he’s probably headed to DL. Return of Nova?
After Jones’ HR, Gardner and Jeter singled (3005 for Derek) but were left stranded. After 5 1/2, 9-7 Toronto.
…and that’s as close as they got. 16-7 loss.
Noesi, their best pitcher of the night, went 3 1/3, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk and 4 K. Toronto got two in the sixth to make it 11-7. Noesi’s ERA went to 3.45.
Logan got the last two outs in the sixth, none in the seventh. 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 0 K. ERA to 3.63.
Then, the white flag of surrender. Mitre. Once again, the Meat Tray served meat balls. 2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER (the Yanks made 3 errors tonight, Nunez, Martin and Jeter), 5 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Overall ERA? 4.58. ERA since back with the Yankees? A whopping 14.54.
Toronto got two in the seventh, 13-7, then three in the eighth for the final of 16-7.
Colon goes to 6-5, 3.47.
Jeter and Posada have now played in more games together than any other pair of Yankees’ teammates.