Yanks Sign Scott Proctor

Via Mark Feinsand, the Yankees have signed Scott Proctor to a minor league contract. He will apparently report to Triple-A Scranton early next week. More depth I guess.


Game 118: Hip Hip!

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Look who’s back in the lineup as the designated hitter. Hopefully, he takes advantage of it. Here’s the lineup:

  1. Brett Gardner, LF
  2. Derek Jeter, SS
  3. Curtis Granderson, CF
  4. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  5. Robinson Cano, 2B
  6. Nick Swisher, RF
  7. Eric Chavez, 3B
  8. Jorge Posada, DH
  9. Russell Martin, C

And it will be Phil Hughes on the bump. This one will start a little after 4 pm and can be seen on FOX. Let’s Go Yanks!!


Game 117: Start Strong

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This series could help the Yankees completely knock the Rays out of the playoff hunt. Let’s get off on the right foot. Here’s the lineup:

  1. Derek Jeter, SS
  2. Curtis Granderson, CF
  3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  4. Robinson Cano, 2B
  5. Nick Swisher, RF
  6. Andruw Jones, DH
  7. Russell Martin, C
  8. Eduardo Nunez, 3B
  9. Brett Garnder, LF

And it will be CC Sabathia on the bump. This one will start a little after 7 pm and can be seen on YES. Let’s Go Yanks!!


Rays @ Yankees Series Preview

After taking two out of three from the Angels, the Yankees will host the Rays in a three game set this weekend. The Rays come to the Bronx 9.5 games out of the American League East and 8.5 behind the Yankees for the Wild Card. They’ve also won seven of their last ten, including their last four straight. Here are the projected pitching match-ups:

Friday

David Price (9-10, 3.89 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (16-6, 2.81 ERA)

Saturday

Jeremy Hellickson (10-7, 3.05 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes (2-4, 7.11 ERA)

Sunday

James Shields (11-9, 2.80 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.16 ERA)

Look out for Desmond Jennings who was just called up recently has been on a tear of late and of course Evan Longoria and Casey Kotchman in the lineup.

Click here for a fuller preview that I wrote a few weeks ago.


Yankees Farm Report: August 11, 2011

Today’s notes:

  • The Yankees signed their 25th round draft pick, Adam Smith.
  • Dan Brewer is back on the disabled list, Terry Tiffee was activated and Wilkins Arias was promoted to Triple-A Scranton.

Triple-A

Scranton 0 – Gwinnett 1

Jesus Montero went 1 for 4, Jorge Vazquez went 1 for 3 with a double, and Mike Lamb and Jordan Parraz each walked twice. On the mound, Lance Pendleton got the start and allowed a run on six hits and a walk while striking out two in five innings. Andrew Brackman followed him with three scoreless innings and allowed a hit and struck out two in three innings, which is really good to see and hopefully he can build on it. Buddy Carlyle also added a scoreless inning of relief.

Double-A

Trenton 8 – Binghamton 5

Austin Krum homered, walked, and drove in two, Jose Pirela went 2 for 4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored, and Rob Lyerly went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Melky Mesa also went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored, Zoilo Almonte doubled and drove in two, and Yadil Mujica went 2 for 3 with a walk, a stolen base, two ribbies, and a run scored. Corban Joseph did go 0 for 5 with two whiffs. Steve Garrison scattered eleven hits and allowed five runs in five innings. Brad Halsey added two scoreless innings in relief, Kanekoa Texeira one scoreless, and Ryan Pope nailed down the save.

High-A

Tampa 4 – Clearwater 0

Luke Murton went 2 for 4 with a run driven in, DeAngelo Mack went 1 for 3 with a walk, drove in a run, scored one, and stole a base, and Kyle Roller went 1 for 2 with two walks, two run scored, and a stolen base. Brett Marshall hurled five scoreless innings while allowing one hit and striking out four. Kramer Sneed followed with 1.2 innings of scoreless ball while striking out two and Reiner Casanova struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings.

Low-A

Charleston 0 – West Virginia 4

Jose Toussen went 1 for 4, Kelvin DeLeon went 2 for 3, and Kevin Mahoney went 1 for 3. The rest of the team went hitless. Jose Ramirez got the start and allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out four in six frames. Francisco Rondon struck out three in two hitless innings. Not much more to report on for this game.

Short Season-A

Staten Island 7 – Williamsport 5

Mason Williams went 2 for 3 with a triple, three ribbies, a run scored, and a walk, Cito Culver went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a run driven in, two scored, and a stolen base, and Ben Gamel went 2 for 5. Cody Grice also had a big game going 2 for 5 with with a double, a run scored, one driven in, and a stolen base. Ali Castillo also added two hits, and Reymond Nunez and Tyler Austin each collected one each as well. On the hill, Will Oliver struck out five and walked four in 4.2 innings. Bill Gerritse struck out one and walked one in 4.2 innings, Phil Wetherell tossed two perfect innings, and Zach Arneson allowed a run in an inning of work.

GCL

GCL Yankees 6 – GCL Phillies 4

Claudio Custodio went 3 for 4 with two runs driven in, one scored, and a stolen base, Bubba Jones went 1 for 3 with a walk, and Jackson Valera went 2 for 2 with two walks. Dante Bichette went 0 for 4, Matt Duran went 0 for 3 with a walk, and Ravel Santana went 1 for 4 with a run scored. On the bump, Gabe Encinas allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two in five innings. Cory Cowsert added a scoreless inning while striking out two and Joaquin Hinojosa allowed an unearned run in one inning of relief.

GCL Yankees 7 – GCL Phillies

Ravel Santana went 3 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases, two runs scored, and one driven in, Dante Bichette went 2 for 2 with two walks, and Isaias Tejada went 2 for 4 with a double, three ribbies, and a run scored. Matt Duran also went 1 for 3 with two ribbies and Justin James went 0 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored. Taylor Morton got the start and allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three in four innings. Edwin Rodriguez tossed three scoreless innings in relief while only allowed a hit.


Cano Slams Yanks Past Angels

Today, the Yankees played the rubber game of a three game set with the Angels and were able to take it by a score of 6-5. Let’s recap:

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  • Bartolo Colon was very good besides one pitch he made to Alberto Callaspo that turned into a 2-run homer. He was pounding the strike zone with his fastball and threw a lot of strikes. He actually only needed 90 pitched to get through the six frames, but with the solid back end of the pen that Joe Girardi now has to play with, he was taken out. It’s good because you don’t want to push him too much at this point in the season because of his innings.
  • In the early-going, the Bombers had some opportunities against the LA starter, Tyler Chatwood, but were not able to capitalize. In the first, there was a runner on first with one out for Curtis Granderson grounded into a double play. In the second, Eduardo Nunez fouled out with runners on first and second and two outs. In the third, Granderson came up again with runners on the corners and one out and once again grounded into a double play.
  • The Grandy Man would make up for his unclutchness (I don’t care if that’s not a word) in the sixth, however, with a 2-run homer to tie the game at two. Later in the inning, the Yanks put runners on first and second with one out and Eric Chavez and Eduardo Nunez both struck out to end the threat.
  • In the seventh, after some walks and an error, Robbie Cano came to the plate against Scott Downs and laced a Grand Slam into the right field seats to make it a 6-2 game. Downs hadn’t allowed a homer to a lefty since June of last year to Carl Crawford.
  • The bullpen basically took care of the rest. Rafael Soriano threw a scoreless seventh and David Robertson a perfect eighth. Cory Wade started the ninth and got an out, but also two hits which made Girardi go to Mariano Rivera. Mo would give up a 3-run homer to Russell Branyan before getting the last two outs to nail down the save and the win. His cutter has just been way to flat and has been catching too much of the plate.
  • Derek Jeter went 3 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored, Cano went 3 for 4, and Mark Teixeira went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner each collected hits as well.

So this was a nice series win and now the Rays come to town for a three game weekend set that starts tomorrow.


    Game 116: Take The Series

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    The Yankees have split the first two games of this series with Angels and they play the rubber game today. A series win would be nice. Here’s the lineup:

    1. Brett Gardner, LF
    2. Derek Jeter, DH
    3. Curtis Granderson, CF
    4. Mark Teixeira, 1B
    5. Robinson Cano, 2B
    6. Nick Swisher, RF
    7. Eric Chavez, 3B
    8. Eduardo Nunez, SS
    9. Francisco Cervelli, C

    And it will be Bartolo Colon on the bump. This one will start a little after 1 pm and can be seen on YES. Let’s Go Yanks!!