Nick Swisher‘s fourth year with the Yankees has been productive, just like his first three. He’s been the same high-walk and high-power guy since 2009, though in 2010, he was a little more contact and a little less walk. As a switch hitter, Swisher has always been strong from both sides of...
The big question on everyone’s mind right now is what to do about Ivan Nova. The question came up several times on Twitter this evening. Once again, questionable pitch selection and location did Nova in. For example, in the bottom of the second, Alex Rios led off for the White Sox. Nova buckled him with a couple of curves. But then Martin and Nova decided to throw a fastball that rode high in the strike zone. Rios rifled it to right-center for a triple. He later scored on a sacrifice fly.
A similar scenario occurred in the fourth with Paul Konerko. Nova threw two curves. The first one missed just outside and the second one made Konerko look silly as he swung and missed. The third pitch? A high fastball that Konerko crushed into the seats for a homer. The three outs Nova recorded in the fourth inning were all line drives.
The killer though was the grand slam by Youkilis.…
Trenton lost to Altoona 5-0:
The Curve scored the first run of the day on a single by Matt Curry in the first. JR Murphy doubled in the bottom of the inning, but Zoilo Almonte hit into a double play to end the inning. Curry came through for Altoona again in the third, hitting a two-run double for a 3-0 lead. Almonte and Luke Murton hit back-to-back singles in the fourth, but once again came up short. Walter Ibarra singled in the sixth, Adonis Garcia drew a walk and Almonte walked to load the bases, but Murton hit into a double play, once again leaving the Thunder empty handed. In the end, Trenton lost 5-0 to the Curve.
Trenton managed just five hits. Murphy went 1-4 with a double. Almonte went 1-2 with a pair of walks. Ibarra went 1-2 with a walk. Brett Marshall went six and gave up four runs on nine hits, no walks and seven Ks. Francisco Rondon went 2.2 and allowed one run on two hits, a walks and five Ks.…
|New York Yankees||Chicago White Sox|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Dewayne Wise, CF|
|Nick Swisher, RF||Kevin Youkilis, 3B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Adam Dunn, DH|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||Paul Konerko, 1B|
|Andruw Jones, LF||Alex Rios, RF|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||A.J. Pierzynski, C|
|Jayson Nix, 3B||Dayan Viciedo, LF|
|Casey McGehee, DH||Alexei Ramirez, SS|
|Russell Martin, C||Gordon Beckham, 2B|
|Ivan Nova, SP||Francisco Liriano, SP|
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Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you’re having a good day. Here are some links for you to look at before the game.
This afternoon, Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blues writes about David Robertson’s missing curveball. I had noticed something different about Robertson’s appearances of late and how he seems to be going...