It’s about damn time!
Here is your game thread.
Grady Sizemore DH
Joey Butler RF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Logan Forsythe 2B
David DeJesus LF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Rene Rivera C
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Garrett Jones RF
Chris Young LF
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B
Enjoy the game!
This time last year, I was bumming because I had to stick around the Milwaukee area and miss out on going to DC for 4th of July with my best friends. I had to fly to Germany on July 5th to start a work training program, so it was a mostly tame 4th of July celebration. Not the case this year. No Germany, no training, and I got into DC on Thursday, so this weekend is already setting up to be a spectacular one. Hope everybody else has something good planned for tomorrow. Now onto the links!
– On Tuesday, el duque of It Is High… commented on the Adam Warren situation and the troubling trend that it follows with other less-heralded homegrown guys.
– Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley mused on the possibility of the Yankees trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels. It’s a major longshot, but there’s a lot about the deal that would make sense for both sides.…
Quick hit: CC start pushed back
Per Sweeny Murti of WFAN, CC Sabathia’s next start has been pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday. He’s been working on some stuff in his bullpen sessions and he needs some rest.
Hopefully the work and extra rest will result in a better outcome in his next start.
Beltran to the 15-day DL, Flores and Petit up from AAA
Carlos Beltran is headed to the 15-day DL with an oblique strain, the Yankees say. They've called up OF Ramon Flores & INF Gregorio Petit.
— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) July 3, 2015
Taylor Dugas was optioned to AAA.
Quick hit: Yankees and A-Rod come to an agreement on his milestone bonus money
This is quite a day for Alex Rodriguez and various baseball charities!
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 3, 2015
Glad that’s over. Play ball.
Well, I don’t know about you all, but June flew by for me. I can’t believe we are already in July, but here we are. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees’ farm teams did last month and what the rest of their season may hold.
The RailRiders currently hold a half game lead over Rochester for the top spot in the North Division of the International League. They went 18-11 in June, including five-game and seven-game win streaks. They ended June on a sour note, however, taking five straight losses. They lost their first game of July as well, but managed to turn around and stomp Pawtucket last night to stop the skid.
The RailRiders continue to find success primarily through their batting. While they have some strong pitches both in the rotation and in the bullpen, Scranton’s overall pitching numbers has them generally in the middle of the pack. Batting is another story entirely. As a team, Scranton is hitting .271/.342/.384, for the highest average and on base percentage in the IL.…
Quick hit: A-Rod gets his ball back
The Yankees will be donating $150K to Pitch In For Baseball in exchange for Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit ball.
From NJ.com: The fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit, [name removed because his 15 minutes of fame were up nearly two weeks ago], will return it to the slugger at a press conference at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to the team.
I have so many comments to make but I will be nice and say that I am glad the money is going to a charity. Especially one that donates baseball equipment to people in need.
So with the off day yesterday and not much to write about, I figured I’d do a flashback post. I know, nice cop out.
I decided on the game from five years ago today because I looked back further and the Yankees lost in the other years and I wanted to write about a win. Truth be told, I looked at this boxscore and was slightly disturbed because I do not recall the game at all. And if I can’t remember things from five years ago but can remember things from 20 years ago, does it mean I am becoming like an old person? Oh dear.
In the first inning, the Blue Jays jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to a Jose Bautista two-run shot. Shocking. Doesn’t he always hit home runs?
After a scoreless bottom of the first, second inning and top of the third, the Yankees came up and this happened: