Game 10: At least it’s not a Fox game

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I wonder what will happen in today’s game. Will there be another set of crazy play that change the complexion of the game? Or will it be an ordinary, run of the mill, Saturday late afternoon game?

I’m hoping if something crazy happens, it will be in the Yankees’ favor again.

We posted the Yankees’ lineup earlier but here it is again, along with Baltimore’s.

YANKEES
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS

Phil Hughes RHP

ORIOLES
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Nolan Reimold DH

Jason Hammel RHP

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Today’s Yankee lineup: 4/13/13

Here’s the Yankee lineup that will be facing Jason Hammel:

Gardner 8
Cano 4
Youkilis 5
Hafner dh
Wells 7
Ichiro 9
Cervelli 2
Overbay 3
Nix 6

Phil Hughes will be making his second start of the year. In his first outing, Hughes lasted only four innings and took the loss against the Tigers April 6.

Eduardo Nunez is sitting after being plunked last night. The diagnosis after x-rays were negative was a bruised wrist. He’s day-to-day. Continue reading Today’s Yankee lineup: 4/13/13

The Farm Report: 4/12/13 – Bichette plays hero in extra innings

Tampa was the only Yankee affiliate to come up completely empty tonight, as they struggled against Daytona. Meanwhile, Dante Bichette had the game-winning hit for Charleston who defeated Augusta in extra innings. Of course, while Charleston was seeing extra baseball, Trenton’s game got called an inning early as the rain held off just long enough for them to get the comeback win over Richmond. Unfortunately, Slade Heathcott was scratched before the game and it looks like he is headed to the DL – and we haven’t even gotten through April.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out – again.

Trenton beat Richmond 5-3(8 innings due to rain):
The Flying Squirrels struck early when Adam Duvall doubled in the top of the second. Mark Minicozzi drew a walk and Andrew Susac doubled in Duvall for the first run. A sac fly by Brett Krill put Richmond up 2-0. Jose Pirela flew a double to center in the third, scoring on a line drive single by Tyler Austin. The score stayed 2-1 through five and Richmond added a run in the sixth. The Thunder put together a big rally in the bottom of the seventh, however, which would prove to be the difference in the game. Ramon Flores got Trenton started with a single to left, moving to second on a ground out by Pirela. Austin drew a walk and JR Murphy doubled in both runners, tying the game 3-3. Kyle Roller struck out, but Rob Segedin kept the rally going by flying a double to left that plated Murphy. A wild pitch moved Segedin to third and Neil Medchill grounded a RBI single to left, giving Trenton a 5-3 lead. Richmond started the eighth with a double and a single, but the next three batters went down in order before the rain came and ended the game an inning early, giving Trenton a 5-3 victory.

Pirela went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Medchill went 3-4 with a RBI. Segedin went 2-4 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI. Austin went 1-3 with a run scored, a RBI and a walk. Francisco Rondon got the start, throwing four innings and allowing two runs on three hits, four walks and five Ks. Jeremy Bleich went 2.2 and gave up one unearned run on two hits and two walks, striking out one batter. Josh Romanski threw 1.1 innings of scoreless ball, giving up two hits, a walk and getting one K.

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Yankees 5, Orioles 2: You score that a 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play

I know other stuff happened in this game but the triple play was extremely important and occurred in a spot where it was desperately needed. In the seventh inning of a tied game, with men on first and second, with no outs and with a 3-2 count on Manny Machado, CC Sabathia looked like he was going to be in trouble. Then, it happened.

And this time when the play was over, it really was a triple play, unlike the play in the July 1, 2004 game that Michael Kay mistakenly called a triple play. Ahem.

Sabathia pitched eight strong innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits with nine strike outs. He didn’t walk a batter. The unearned run happened in the top of the seventh after Youkilis made an error at third and then first base umpire called a balk on Sabathia and the runner who advanced to second scored on a single.

Sabathia was angry and called the call “horse sh*t,” and he was right. It was. I’m not sure what Larry Vanover was thinking with the call but the Yankees struck back in the bottom of the inning thanks to a big miscue by a gold glove winner.

(Don’t you love when that happens?)

With the bases loaded and two outs, Vernon Wells stepped in agains Pedro Strop and launched a 2-0 offering to dead center field. It looked as if it were going to be a sure out but Adam Jones closed his glove before the ball actually reached it and it dropped. That miscue results in three runs scoring and Wells making it to second.

The Yankees were up 5-2 and thanks to that big triple play, that’s the way it would remain.

Some notes:

  • The last Yankees’ triple play was April 22, 2010 in Oakland and it was only a 5-4-3.
  • Before that, it was 1968 when they made a 1-5-3 triple play.
  • Oh and by the way, CC Sabathia was pitching in that April 22, 2010 as well.
  • The last time the Orioles had a triple play against them was in 1996.
  • Eduardo Nunez was hit by a pitch and thankfully only has a bruised wrist.
  • The 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play was the first in MLB history (or at least the first since the 1870s)
  • Kevin Youkilis had three hits and Brett Gardner and Francisco Cervelli had two walks apiece.
  • That Mariano Rivera guy earned a save.

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Game 9: Take 3

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Having two rain outs in a row has stunk, and it’s possible that tonight could be a third. The weather is shaping up decently though, and the radar looks like nothing more than short patchy storms until later tonight.

The Yankees have skipped Ivan Nova and Phil Hughes, although Hughes will start tomorrow due to Andy Pettitte‘s back spasms, and this means CC Sabathia gets the ball against the Orioles tonight. I’m sure the left-hander will have his velocity heavily scrutinized, but all I care about at this point is his effectiveness. Meanwhile, Miguel Gonzalez will take the mound for the Orioles.

Here’s tonight’s lineup.

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Francisco Cervelli C

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Report: A-Rod tried to purchase Biogensis documents

A report came out earlier today that said MLB was trying to purchase documents from Biogenesis, the Miami anti-aging clinic:

Major League Baseball’s investigation of an anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs has taken a new turn, with the commissioner’s office paying a former employee of the facility for documents related to the case. At the same time, two people briefed on the matter said, at least one player linked to the clinic has purchased documents from a former clinic employee in order to destroy them.

And now, we know who that one player is, allegedly.

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Back spasms, bobbleheads and rain, oh my!

It has been an eventful day in Yankeeland. Okay, I’m lying, it has been an eventful past hour or so.

If you missed it, Carlos Carrasco was suspended for throwing at Kevin Youkilis and now there’s more news from the Bronx.

First up, Andy Pettitte‘s start on Sunday has been moved. Hiroki Kuroda will be pitching in his place. The reason? Pettitte’s back had been bothering him the past few days and it locked up on him last night.

I’ve had back spasms many times. They’re not fun. So the rotation for this weekend’s series against the Orioles will now be CC Sabathia tonight, Phil Hughes tomorrow and Kuroda on Sunday night.

Next, the Yankees are offering a pretty cool ticket package. From yankees.com:

The New York Yankees announced they have added four limited-edition collectible player bobblehead dates presented by AT&T to their 2013 promotional calendar. The set of four is the first series in a three-year collection of 12 Yankees bobbleheads. This marks the first time in 10 years the Yankees will hold a player bobblehead promotion.

The list of games for 2013 are:

And finally, the Yankees seem to have a rain cloud following them this week. After two rained out games in Cleveland, that same dreary weather has made its way to the NYC area and tonight’s game may be in jeopardy. If the weather does affect tonight’s game, the rotation they announced earlier today will more than likely be pushed back.

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Quick Hit: Carrasco disciplined for throwing at Youkilis

Here’s the press release from MLB:

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has received an eight-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at and hitting Kevin Youkilis of the New York Yankees in the top of the fourth inning of the Tuesday, April 9th game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards and On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Unless appealed, Carrasco is scheduled to begin serving his suspension during Cleveland’s home game tonight against the Chicago White Sox. If Carrasco elects to file an appeal, then the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

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