As August ends, Yanks alone at the top

The Yankees will enter September in sole possession of first place in the American League East, their 82-50 record good enough to advance one game in front of the Tampa Bay Rays, who lost to the Blue Jays in a 13-5 decision at Tropicana Field.

Mark Teixeira said that the Yankees have been doing “a little bit” of scoreboard watching, sneaking peeks at the big out-of-town video screens between innings to see what’s going on down in St. Petersburg.

“At the same time, we have to win,” Teixeira said. “We have to take care of our own business. It doesn’t matter what everyone else does if we don’t win. You check the scoreboard every now and then, but we’re really concentrating on what we have to do.”

August wasn’t especially kind to the Yankees, who were one game up on the Rays when play closed on Aug. 1 and will be right in that same spot on Sept. 1. But treading water was pretty good considering what the Yankees had to deal with.

“I thought we battled through a tough month, with some injuries, an extremely tough schedule physically, some guys we expected to get back that didn’t get back,” manager Joe Girardi said. “I thought our guys played extremely hard and found a way to have a winning month. In our division, that’s extremely important.”
 
The work wasn’t done for most of the Yankees after the final pitch. Tonight is the team’s fantasy football draft, which was being conducted into the late hours behind the scenes in the clubhouse.

3 Comments

After all the talk, let’s hope AJ pitches a strong game tonight. If he has another clunker Girardi has to seriously look at either putting him in the bull pen or trading him. probably won’t trade this late in the season given his contract but we can’t afford to lose every game AJ pitches and lately that’s been the case. You know before you get there what the outcome is going to be. Better to have Nova and Moseley than AJ the way he’s been pitching this year. And Hughes hasn’t been great shakes lately either. he was all over the map last night. The yankees were lucky to win and had to depend on its offence to get it done. He needs to get to work on his mechanics with Eiland for the stretch run. I hope ARod can ge back on Sunday and is game ready.

Like

Berkman is set to return. He went 0-3 in AA. I don’t think he’s ready.
I know the Yanks aren’t going to win everygame but, they shouldn’t lose every game BURNnet pitches.

Like

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 31, 2010

Scranton/WB 0
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 6
W: Robertson (1-1, 3.38); L: Pendleton (2-1, 5.00)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_08_31_swbaaa_lhvaaa_1
———————————–
Akron (Indians) 10
Trenton 4
W: Wright (2-1, 4.53); L: Arbiso (5-4, 4.37)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_08_31_akraax_treaax_1
———————————–
Brevard County (Brewers) 5
Tampa 6 (10)
W: Ortiz (7-1, 2.35) L: Frerichs (8-5, 3.24)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_08_31_breafa_tbyafa_1
———————————–
Greenville (Red Sox) 10
Charleston 7
W: Batista (6-5, 4.03) L: Tatis (2-3, 4.45)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_08_31_capafx_crdafx_1
———————————–
Staten Island 5
Hudson Valley (Rays) 2
W: Varce (1-1, 5.63) L: Almonte (0-2, 1.74)
S: Whitley (2)
HR: HV: Schwaner (1)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_06_22_staasx_hvrasx_1
———————————–
GCL Yankees
SEASON COMPLETE
———————————–
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
=========================================================================
YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 1, 2010

Scranton/WB
Buffalo (Mets) 7:00 PM

———————————–
Akron (Indians) 7:00 PM
Trenton

———————————–
Brevard County (Brewers) 7:00 PM
Tampa

———————————–
Greenville (Red Sox) 7:00 PM
Charleston

———————————–
Hudson Valley (Rays) 7:00 PM
Staten Island

———————————–
GCL Yankees
SEASON COMPLETE
———————————–
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

Like

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38,800 other followers

%d bloggers like this: