7/4 – Yankees vs. Blue Jays

flag.jpgHappy Independence Day from Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees will send Phil Hughes to the mound this afternoon to complete their six-game homestand, looking to win the rubber game of their series with the Toronto Blue Jays.

It’s also All-Star selection Sunday, and Joe Girardi plans to tell his deserving players of that in just a few minutes, planning to bring a few of his guys out to Angel Stadium on July 13.

And now we know, as TBS has informed us, that Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano will be in the starting lineup for the American League. Alex Rodriguez has been named by Girardi as a reserve, and the Yankees pitching staff will be well represented by CC Sabathia (named by Girardi), plus Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera, who both went in on the player vote.

Sabathia is scheduled to pitch on Sunday in Seattle, which would make him ineligible to play in the All-Star Game. That could open the door for him to be replaced on the roster by Andy Pettitte.

Here’s what Girardi told TBS from the dugout: “I think the toughest part is you know you are going to leave somebody off that is extremely deserving of going, and they are going to be disappointed. … It’s kind of like the NCAA tournament pool, you can have 64 teams, increase it 128 and there still are going to be two teams that felt they are deserving of going. There are players who are deserving of going who are not, and that is tough.”


BLUE JAYS (41-41)
Fred Lewis LF, DeWayne Wise CF, Alex Gonzalez SS, Jose Bautista RF, Adam Lind DH, Edwin Encarnacion 3B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Jose Molina C, John McDonald 2B, Brandon Morrow RHP (5-6, 4.50)


YANKEES (49-31)
Derek Jeter DH, Nick Swisher RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Jorge Posada C, Curtis Granderson CF, Brett Gardner LF, Ramiro Pena SS, Phil Hughes RHP (10-2, 3.58)

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The Braves are a class organization. Looks like their fans are too!

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I think this team is special. It doesn’t take a genius to know it, but they have trouble scoring for a few games and what happens? Marcus Thames delievers. I am a die hard Braves fan, but this Yankee team has really caught my eye. I have suffered watching Melky so I guess I should check in on my favorite pitcher of the 09 season: Javy Vazquez. Yikes! He will turn it around. He may have wanted to over produce which the whole NY media crap could have gotten too him. Who knows? Anyone think he’s leaving NY in free agency following this year?

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON – JUL – 5 – at Athletics – 10:05 PM – YES
TUE – JUL – 6 – at Athletics – 10:05 PM – YES
WED – JUL – 7 – at Athletics – 10:05 PM – YES
THU – JUL – 8 – at Mariners – 10:10 PM – YES
FRI – JUL – 9 – at Mariners – 10:10 PM – YES
SAT – JUL – 10 – at Mariners – 10:10 PM – YES
SUN – JUL – 11 – at Mariners – 4:10 PM – YES

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 4, 2010

Scranton/WB 10
Rochester (Twins) 1
W: Redding (3-4, 3.70); L: Fox (4-7, 4.07)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_04_swbaaa_rocaaa_1
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Harrisburg (Nationals) 2
Trenton 5
W: Noesi (6-1, 1.83); L: Milone (6-4, 3.39)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_04_haraax_treaax_1
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Tampa
Brevard County (Brewers) POSTPONED
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Asheville (Rockies) 6
Charleston 4
W: Matzek (2-0, 2.41); L: Heredia (3-2, 4.40)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_04_ashafx_crdafx_1
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Staten Island 10
Auburn (Blue Jays) 3
W: Jernstad (1-0, 1.08) L: Mella (0-3, 13.50)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_04_staasx_aubasx_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 5, 2010

Scranton/WB
Rochester (Twins) 7:00 PM

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Trenton
Akron (Indians) 7:00 PM

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Tampa
Brevard County (Brewers) 7:00 PM

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Asheville (Rockies) 7:00 PM
Charleston

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Staten Island
Auburn (Blue Jays) 7:00 PM

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GCL Yankees
GCL Tigers, 12:00 PM

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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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And the “no out” argument for not sending Swisher is a good one. Had we been consistently scoring runs, I might think that also!

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Real time post out of order:
Vector,
You just met THE IMPOSTER!

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Bye Bye Moron!!!!!

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Vector,
You just met THE IMPOSTER!

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Who the hell cares what he is.

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crushed????

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I know we won today but we are not playing smart baseball.
EX: ARod s bad postioning last week, Andys bad throws, and I hope Joe fines the third base coach for costing us a big inning
today. No outs and the big bangers on deck and he sends Swisher home for an easy out. Should have been second and third with no outs. Not smart baseball and that will catchup with you eventually.

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Seeknay,
Don’t read too much in “go away.” It’s just the opposite of your “come on.”

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Marcus is the new Melky!!!

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Let’s go Marcus!

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Isn’t your sight part of the question?

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Perpetual losers…………no way I fit!

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You keep thinking that guy because I don’t see much improvement or evidence of that happening anytime soon.

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You ever thought of becoming a Cub fan robertg? You fit their fan profile

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No, only two of those three will be!

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yeah and I’m sure you think Robertson, Joba, Gaudin and company are great relievers.

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But, I have won three championships, and I would have sent all three!

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Well, to be honest I do resemble Costanza a bit!

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Luck against Lind……y?

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No you go away robertg. This team deserves a lot of criticism this year from the GM to the manager to the relief corps. What the *ell are you George Costanza and work for the Yankees?

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Tex just fast enough!

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Final in Boston: Os 6 Red Sox 1.

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Not a big Swish, but a start!

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This game should have been over by now. Mo. is NOT perect as we have just seen. I still go back to three guys thrown out at home, MISSED opportunities.

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No Wells but Wise does the damage, go figure!

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Snazzlefratz!

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The Os go to the bottom of the ninth at Boston up 6-0.

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Mo ‘em down!

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No, go away Seeknay!!!

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We have the Sun on our side and GOD will come in for the ninth!

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Perfect throws, a great catcher and SLOW base runners. I REPEAT SWISH, TEX, AROD, & JORGE ARE SLOW. You do not take a chance with them running when the Jays outfielders are catching the ball in short center and in short right. One out at the plate is OK, but Three come on robertg.

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POG Gardner easy!

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Perfect throws were required and the Jays made them.

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The Yankees should have been up by two or three runs instead of 1. Why didn’t Girardi use Mo for two innings. They need to win this game to win the series and stay ahead of the Sox and Rays.

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Joba CANNOT get people out one, two, three. GET MO. warming up NOW!!!!

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Please don’t tell me Joba is pitching with the yankees only ahead by a run and he gives up a single to the first batter. Is Girardi trying to blow this game? The opposing hitters are able to get around on Joba’s fast ball. There’s not enough action on his fast ball. it’s too straight and it’s too easy for good hitters to hit.

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They are good gambles robertg IF it’s Jeter, Gardner or Cano on base. NOT Swish, Tex, Jorge or AROD. It’s knowing who is on base and who the outfielders are. ONE its ok but three, please.

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Not really good gambles with the arm Bautista has and the lack of speed Swisher has.

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Three people thrown out at home today. What the *ELL is Thomsen thinking. Swish is SLOW, SLOW, SLOW!!! What is Thomsen the reincarnation of Boby Meachem????

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What’s going on with three guys being thrown out at the plate today? Is Thomson sending them or are they running on their own? Who does Swisher think he is, Gardner? Man they needed an extra run or two with the bases loaded and only 1 out. Not good enough.

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All good gambles to me!

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FIRE ROB THOMSEN NOW, SWISHER HAS NO SPEED!! YOU IDIOT!!!

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Bad call!

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Let’s go ‘Cisco!

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Yankees need to trade for an outfielder and reliever. They can’t go with Thames and rookie relievers, as good as someone like Moseley might be in the future. They need more bench strength and a stronger and more reliable bull pen. Looks like Gardner is starting to develop the power that Tex has been lacking this year. He sure is scarey on the bases. Hope Posada is only bruised and hasn’t got a broken finger. Didn’t look good.

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Looked like a twisted wrist.

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How bad is Jorge’s injury?

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Frackin computer!

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Spark plug!!!

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Gardner what speed!

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Get ‘em back!

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IF they lose today they go 2-4 in the last two series at home, not VERY good.

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How long is Girardi going to leave Hughes in? It’s obvious that the jays are getting to him. Better get him out before the game gets away on us and it will be too much of a hole to dig out of.

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Everyone notice that since that nine day holiday given by Girardi Hughes has NOT been the same pitcher. GREAT move by Girarid. STOP BABYING THESE YOUNG PITCHERS!!!

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Based on his last three starts, Hughes should not be an All Star. He is missing his spots AGAIN.

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Thomsen needs to know that Speed was not on the basepaths in that inning. One guy thrown out at home is bad but the 2nd one is VERY bad.

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Only thing worse is two out at home on the same play!

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Based on statistics this year, Hughes should only pitch through the lineup of an opposing team, especially a good hitting one, twice and then should get pulled. His ERA the first two times through is just over 2 while it jumps to 3.09 the third time through. Hughes does poorly when he gets near 75 pitches. Now a good hit gone to waste. Now two hitters thrown out. The Jays aren’t going to go away quietly today. if Hughes doesn’t get it done the next inning he needs to be taken out for a reliever. But who? That’s the question. Mosely is likely not available after pitching yesterday. The Yankees had a chance to get a run this inning and didn’t get it done.

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Note to Rob Thomsen: Swisher & Tex are SLOW!!!

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Double arghh!!!

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Arghh!

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Hate when that happens!

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Bring him in Jete!

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Funny run!

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Way to hang in there A-Rod!

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Atta boy Tex!

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Hughes really does have great stuff today.

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Morrow too!

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Philthy stuff!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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Nice to see Cano get the All Star start, he certainly deserves it considering he is having an MVP type year. A delegation of 6 Yankees is a good solid number, but the fact is injuries and poor performance are the only reason the Yanks don’t have a number closer to 10. So there is still room for improvement, and hopefully the Bombers find it because Boston are suddenly only a half game back.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 3, 2010

Syracuse (Nationals) 3
Scranton/WB 5
W: McAllister (7-5, 4.25); L: Severino (3-1, 3.20)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_03_syraaa_swbaaa_1
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Harrisburg (Nationals) 4
Trenton 6
W: Mitchell (7-3, 4.68); L: Thompson (4-10, 5.79)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_03_haraax_treaax_1
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Daytona (Cubs) POSTPONED
Tampa
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Charleston 6
Augusta (Giants) 7 (10)
W: Casilla (3-0, 1.10); L: Gil (0-1, 1.80)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_03_crdafx_augafx_1
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Staten Island 5
Brooklyn (Mets) 0
W: Greene (1-1, 4.43) L: Almonte (2-2, 3.63)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_03_staasx_broasx_1
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GCL Pirates 10
GCL Yankees 1
W: Sanchez (2-0, 2.25) L: Van Benschoten (0-1, 3.00)
HR: PIR: Avila, Er (3)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_03_pirrok_yanrok_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 4, 2010

Scranton/WB
Rochester (Twins) 7:00 PM

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Harrisburg (Nationals) 7:00 PM
Trenton

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Tampa
Brevard County (Brewers) 6:00 PM

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Asheville (Rockies) 6:30 PM
Charleston

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Staten Island
Auburn (Blue Jays) 6:00 PM

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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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