Subway Series Live Blog

They’re determined to get this one in and its currently raining hard enough to make Sandy jealous, anyway looks like we’ll be in for a long night and I’ll be with you guys every step of the way, live blogging (or at least trying to) my heart out.



6:44 PM: Cats and Dogs aren’t large enough...

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Game 51: Subway Series Game Two

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game in Queens.

Gardner CF
Cano 2B
Wells LF
Overbay 1B
Adams 3B
Ichiro RF
Brignac SS
Stewart C
Kuroda P

Tejada SS
Murphy 2B
Wright 3B
Duda LF
Byrd RF
Ankiel CF
Buck C
Davis 1B
Harvey P

Mariano Rivera was invited by Mets ownership to throw out the first pitch tonight and he accepted the offer. Michael Kay tweeted that retired Mets closer John Franco will be receiving the pitch.

Some Mets fans have voiced outrage at this move but in 2001 when Cal Ripken Jr. played his last game in Yankee Stadium and he was honored before the game and threw out the first pitch. So it’s not an unprecedented move and some people need to calm down.

Some Yankees roster news:

  • Joba Chamberlain will be activated for tonight’s game while David Huff who was claimed off waivers last week will be DFA
  • Both Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis will be playing in Trenton this week and could possibly return to the big club in time for the weekend series against the Red Sox.
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Draft Notes: Manaea, Kaminsky, Crawford, And McKinney

We’re just a little bit more than a week away from draft day and the Yankees still haven’t spilled the beans. This is pretty standard for the organization, but while the news continues to come in about the Astros and Cubs meeting with projected top picks, the Yankees are remaining completely quiet. Most of what we’ve gathered about the Yankees’ draft is speculation, but there is a consensus around several mock drafts.

In my last draft post, I had a ton of links to rankings, scouting reports, and mock drafts. In most of them, the Yankees were heavily favored to take high school players, LHP Rob Kaminsky and C Jon Denney. College SS Tim Anderson has shown up in quite a few mocks as well, though the last time the Yankees took a college bat in the first round was 2001. HS OF Ryan Boldt was also named quite a few times as a possible high-risk pick for the team, as Boldt’s stock has fallen dramatically due to injury issues.…

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Stat of the day: 5/28/13

And how will the Yankees be rewarded tonight while on the verge of suffering through their first three-game losing streak of the season? By facing the Mets’ ace Matt Harvey.

The good news for them is that their own ace, Hiroki Kuroda, is also starting tonight.

So will there be another pitcher’s duel tonight in Queens? We’ll find out in a few hours.

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Recent Offensive Struggles Shine A Light On The Need For Injured Bats

It was bound to happen with the way the Yankees have played and the positive contributions the new guys have made this season, but it doesn’t make the notion any less silly.  With Curtis Granderson having already returned (and get hurt again) and Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis possibly set to do the same soon, the idea among fans that the team would be “better off without those high-priced guys” has grown.  It’s sure to grow even more when A-Rod gets ready to come back, as it always seems to do when he’s coming off the DL.  This is obviously incredibly flawed logic, something the MSM likes to throw out there to stir up fake controversy and sell papers.  Almost as if in anticipation of that issue, the team’s production recently has shown exactly why the Yankees are still very much in need of their injured stars’ services.

The Yanks are 6-6 in their last 12 games.  The last 2 losses have been especially troubling for different reasons, but the one constant in those games was the lineup’s inability to score runs.  …

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The Farm Report: Memorial Day Edition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre blanked Norfolk 8-0:
The RailRiders used a big second inning to storm out ahead of the Tides. Ronnier Mustelier got it started by lining a single to left. Dan Johnson followed with a ground-rule double and Josh Bell singled in Mustelier for the first run of the game. With two outs, Bobby Wilson drew a walk to load the bases. Corban Joseph was hit by a pitch, pushing another run across the plate. Thomas Neal lined a single to left, plating Bell and Zoilo Almonte singled in Wilson and Joseph, putting Scranton ahead 5-0. Johnson and Bell drew walks to start the third, with the former scoring on a single by Addison Maruszak. The RailRiders added a run in the seventh and the ninth, with Mustelier playing a role in both as he was swinging a particularly hot bat en route to the Scranton 8-0 victory.

Mustelier ended the day 3-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. Almonte went 3-4 with a pair of RBIs and a walk.…

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Quick recap: Mets 2, Yankees 1

Well, someone had to lose tonight and unfortunately it was the Yankees.

The game was flying by because neither team could get a run across until the Yankees finally scored in the top of the sixth when Brett Gardner hit a triple which was followed by a Jayson Nix RBI single to make it 1-0 Yankees.

Gardner would factor in a big play in the bottom of the frame when Daniel Murphy took Phil Hughes deep to the 385 sign in the outfield. Gardner jumped up and robbed Murphy of what could have been a two-run home run. The Mets ended up not scoring that inning.

They got their first run on a solo shot by David Wright off Hughes in the bottom of the seventh. Hughes was fine tonight throwing seven innings of one run ball. He held the Mets to four hits – two by Wright and two by fellow starter Jonathon Niese – and struck out six.

The Mets took the lead in the eighth off of David Robertson who clearly didn’t have anything working tonight.…

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