9/3 – Yankees at Blue Jays

Updates for you from the Rogers Centre, as the Yankees and Blue Jays get set to play the first of four here with the roof open on a very pleasant evening for baseball…

RHP Jonathan Albaladejo is here from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre sporting not one but two very nice shiners courtesy of an Edwar Ramirez thrown ball during batting practice on Tuesday. The swelling is going down and Albaladejo pitched an inning yesterday, which is good because the Yankees might need a little help with Chad Gaudin going tonight and Joba Chamberlain on the ‘Rules’ tomorrow.

RHP Mariano Rivera played long toss and felt better, and thinks he will be able to throw a light bullpen tomorrow to test his sore left groin. If all goes well, Rivera would be available, but more likely Joe Girardi will play it safe and try to use Rivera on Saturday if needed. Girardi acknowledged, “It’s uncomfortable not having Mo.”

Down at Triple-A, Brett Gardner went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base. He felt OK, which is good news to the Yankees, who plan to re-evaluate him on Sunday. Gardner will probably be in New York for Monday’s Labor Day doubleheader against Tampa Bay.

Oh, by the way, Derek Jeter needs only eight hits to tie Henry Louis Gehrig on the Yankees’ all-time list. They’d love for Jeter to get them all in Toronto, but if he does it at home that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world either.

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: George Steinbrenner spoke to the AP’s Mark Didtler down in Tampa, Fla. and had this to say: “Let’s keep it going.” Big Stein is planning on attending playoff games in the Bronx in October.

YANKEES (85-48)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cani 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Pitching: RHP Chad Gaudin (1-0, 3.21)

BLUE JAYS (59-73)
Scutaro SS
Hill 2B
Lind LF
Overbay 1B
Wells CF
Ruiz DH
Snider RF
Bautista 3B
Chavez C


Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (11-6, 3.95)

16 Comments

Skull,
This year Girardi has exceeded my expectations which were lowered after 2008.

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Ok, I gotta be honest. In the beginning of the year I thought Girardi was over his head. I couldn’t be more wrong to date. He manages this club. Say what you will about payroll and talent, but this guy manages this club. Dare I say better than Torre? Well, we will see about that. But he has this team on the right track. Actually, I think ownership has a lot to do with the positive changes around here. I like it. What say yous guys?

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Good job Marte. Another win for the good guys!!!

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After Aceves, Hughes and Mo this bullpen is scary.

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Geez Bruney throw a strike for heaven’s sake.

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A Bomb and Posada Bomb in the 9th.

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Jeter is at 17 as well. Consider Melky’s clutch hits and he is the best 9-hole hitter in my opinion. This is truly Murderer’s Row.

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Posada becomes the 7th Yankee to hit 20HR. That is a new franchise record, right?

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Hold your breathe it’s Bruney!

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Now Robertson, hold on to your pants Yankee fans it’s get nervous time.

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It would be an amazing story if Dunn takes the win tomorrow. Of course taking the field as a major league ballplayer would be a victory for him I would imagine.

By the way, Jeter looked safe by a mile there.

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The long awaited MLB debut of Mike Dunn tomorrow?

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That stat got a bit of a boost today.Still, unfortunate that Gaudin coudn’t get out of the 4th. With Joba pitching tomorrow I was hoping Aceves could have been saved. I think tomorrow we could see some September callups get pitching time.

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Well Bryan they have gotten him 5 so far and right now in the 4th I’m thinking Girardi better have Aceves or someone else up in the bullpen.

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Chad Gaudin had received just 3.17 runs per 9.0 IP of support this season, ranking him 162nd of 165 MLB starters w/ 10 or more starts.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 2, 2009

Scranton/WB 8
Buffalo (Mets) 6
W: Claggett (7-7, 3.04); L: Pettyjohn (4-10, 4.20); SV: Whelan (1)
HR: BUF: Dubois 2 (5), Petersen, J (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_02_swbaaa_bufaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Trenton 3
Portland (Red Sox) 5
W: Maxwell (6-8, 5.28); L: Bartleski (0-1, *.**); SV: Cox, B (12)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_02_treaax_prtaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) 4
Tampa 5
W: Ortiz, J (2-3, 5.04); L: Farina (1-3, 6.51)
HR: DUN: Rodriguez, M (9).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_02_dunafa_tbyafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Charleston 4
Rome (Braves) 0 (13)
W: Barreda (1-0, 0.00); L: McMillan (2-3, 3.41)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_02_crdafx_romafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Aberdeen (Orioles) 4
Staten Island 5 (10)
W: Flannery (4-2, 1.49); L: Dowdy (1-3, 4.50)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_09_02_abeasx_staasx_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 3, 2009

Scranton/WB
Buffalo (Mets) 1:05 PM
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Trenton
Portland (Red Sox) 6:00 PM
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) 7:00 PM
Tampa
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Savannah (Mets) 7:05 PM
Charleston
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Aberdeen (Orioles) 7:00 PM
Staten Island
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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