When there’s pitching, there’s no hitting, and when there’s hitting, there’s no pitching. This best summarizes the Yankees 6-12 record since landing in Oakland on July 19th. While it’s clear that Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano have started to hit over the last week, Russell Martin...
The last two weeks of Yankee baseball have been, well, frustrating is really the only word for them. They can’t see to pitch all the way right or hit all the way right and it’s led to more losses than wins. Let’s ramble a bit, just to get the verbal diarrhea out there and into...
Both pitchers started the game with three effective and scoreless innings. The Yankees got two hits in the top of the second off of Tigers’ starter, Rick Porcello, but an Eric Chavez double-play ball kept those hits from doing any damage. Curtis Granderson struck out in the first and the third. Phil Hughes looked on fire the first three innings. His fastball gave him two strikeouts to lead off the bottom of the first and then threw a wicked inside fastball to Miguel Cabrera and the great Tiger hitter fouled out. Great inning. In the second, Hughes worked easily around a single. Great inning. Hughes worked again around a single in the third and looked in complete control. Then the Yankees scored. Dang.
Derek Jeter led off the top of the fourth with a bounding single through the left side of the infield. But Robinson Cano grounded into a double play. For the second time in the game, Mark Teixeira beat the shift with a screamer to right for a single.…
Dickerson went 3-5 with a run scored, two stolen bases and two RBIs. As a team, the Yankees were 1-13 with runners in scoring position, leaving eleven on base. Adam Warren had an incredible game and held Rochester hitless through seven innings. He ended the day going eight innings, allowing one run on two hits, two walks and striking out nine. Cory Wade pitched two hitless innings, walking one and striking out one. Ryota Igarashi picked up his seven save, pitching a hitless eleventh and striking out two.
Trenton beat Reading 4-3:
The Phillies took an lead as Darin Ruf and Tug Hulett hit back-to-back doubles in the fourth for a 1-0 edge. Trenton got the run back in the bottom of the inning, as Zoilo Almonte got it started with a single to left. Luke Murton was hit by a pitch and Adonis Garcia reached on an error by Cody Asche, scoring Almonte. Reading retook the lead in the fifth on a RBI single by Asche. …
|New York Yankees||Detroit Tigers|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Omar Infante, 2B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Miguel Cabrera, 3B|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||Prince Fielder, 1B|
|Eric Chavez, 3B||Brennan Boesch, RF|
|Nick Swisher, RF||Delmon Young, DH|
|Raul Ibanez, DH||Jhonny Peralta, SS|
|Ichiro Suzuki, LF||Alex Avila, C|
|Russell Martin, C||Andy Dirks, LF|
|Phil Hughes, SP||Rick Porcello, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05...