Game 16: Yankees at Blue Jays

Hello again from under the roof at Rogers Centre, where you’d have no idea it’s rainy and miserable outside in Toronto. In here, it’s 68 degrees and the guys are free to play in short sleeves if they wish.

Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup tonight for New York, having missed two starts with left oblique and lower back tightness. He had to promise Rob Thomson that he’d report any discomfort during batting practice, but obviously A-Rod felt ready to go and the Yankees weren’t about to argue.

Phil Hughes threw a 30-pitch bullpen today, which was watched by Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Hughes reported no discomfort and some encouragement. The next step is having him throw a bullpen on Friday, in which he may toss 15 pitches, sit down, and then toss 15 more to simulate an inning. After that,  a rehab assignment may not be far off.

Tonight is Bartolo Colon’s first start in the Major Leagues since July 2009, but the Yankees don’t think of it that way. He’s shown them enough this spring and in the first three long relief appearances that they don’t have any hesitation sending him out there, at least up until the 75 pitch mark or so, when they’ll have to evaluate how he’s going after guys.

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (9-6)
Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Andruw Jones LF, Jorge Posada DH, Russell Martin C, Curtis Granderson CF

Pitching: RHP Bartolo Colon (0-1, 3.97 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (8-9)
Yunel Escobar SS, Corey Patterson CF, Jose Bautista RF, Adam Lind 1B, Edwin Encarnacion DH, J.P. Arencibia C, Travis Snider LF, Jayson Nix 2B, John McDonald 3B

Pitching: LHP Brett Cecil (1-1, 6.19 ERA)

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I did post this nonsense, shame on those who believe my lies.

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I didn’t post this nonsense, Matt Bradley did.

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I must really be out of my mind to think that Nova is any good. I forgot he was exposed in the Rule 5 draft a couple of seasons ago and taken by the Padres who didn’t want him and sold him back to the Yanks.

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Although I do like Crawford more than Gardner at least Craford can hit while Gardner can’t even get a hit to save his life.

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I would have enjoyed seeing Manny Ramirez in pinstripes over Crawford or gardner. They both are lousy hitters. Nova is at best a mediocre pitcher. Unload his worthless carcass ASAP.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/25/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) @ SCRANTON/WB 1:05 PM
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TRENTON @ Richmond (Giants) 6:35 PM
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Clearwater (Phillies) @ TAMPA 7:00 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Lakewood (Phillies) 6:35 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/24/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) 2 @ SCRANTON/WB 3
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I am blocked from seeing non pinged replies.

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And BradSaik, Crawford all speed and even that speed isn’t helping him in Boston.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/24/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) @ SCRANTON/WB 1:05 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/23/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) 2 @ SCRANTON/WB 4 (7)
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Syracuse (Nationals) 2 @ SCRANTON/WB 0 (7)
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TRENTON 2 @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 8
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Clearwater (Phillies) 8 @ TAMPA 1
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Greenville (Red Sox) 9 @ CHARLESTON 8
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/23/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) @ SCRANTON/WB 1:05 PM
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Syracuse (Nationals) @ SCRANTON/WB Game 2
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TRENTON @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 7:00 PM
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Clearwater (Phillies) @ TAMPA 6:00 PM
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Greenville (Red Sox) @ CHARLESTON 7:05 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/22/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) @ SCRANTON/WB POSTPONED
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TRENTON 2 @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 3
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) 11 @TAMPA 4
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Greenville (Red Sox) 5 @ CHARLESTON 6
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/22/2011
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Syracuse (Nationals) @ SCRANTON/WB 6:35 PM
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TRENTON @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 7:00 PM
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) @TAMPA 7:00 PM
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Greenville (Red Sox) @ CHARLESTON 7:05 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/21/2011
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SCRANTON/WB 3 @ Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 0
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TRENTON 3 @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 4 (10)
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) 5 @ TAMPA 1
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Greenville (Red Sox) 3 @ CHARLESTON 5
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It’s like comparing a Cadillac and a Chevrolet that are both in the shop for repairs!

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Griffey is the Lac, Crawford the Pinto.

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Crawford will be broke down faster than Griffey = waste of $$$$$$$$$
By Bpark230 on April 21, 2011 11:18 am – Reply

Yeah like the team is really getting its money’s worth with “Pop Gun” Gardner who can’t even hit his weight He’s neither a leadoff hitter nor a starting OF, but rather a backup at best who could be used as part of a trade package down the road along with Nova who is nothing but an average prospect.

Crawford has played in less than 140 games once in his career other than his rookie year and that was in ’08. He’s played in 156, and 154 games respectively each of the last two seasons, there’s no risk of injury. As long as Pop gun continues to shoot blanks, it’s Gardner who is a waste of a roster spot and$$$$$. Even if Crawford were an injury prone player, I would rather have him on the roster for 81 games rather than have Pop gun on it for 162.

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Your arguments are flawed, you like Cabrara but hate Gardner. You love Kennedy but hate Nova. Gardner may lose his job at some point to Jones or a trade but Nova isn’t going anywhere unless Felix comes, he will only get better.

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It would really help if this team had a legit leadoff hitter to help get the offense going “Pop Gun” Gardner ain’t that nor is he the best option in LF. This team will regret passing on Crawford.
By yankeefan4ever on April 4, 2011 10:26 pm – Reply

Crawford will be broke down faster than Griffey = waste of $$$$$$$$$

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/21/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 7:05 PM
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TRENTON @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 7:00 PM
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) @ TAMPA 7:00 PM
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Greenville (Red Sox) @ CHARLESTON 7:05 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 4/20/2011
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SCRANTON/WB 6 @ Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 0
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Richmond (Giants) 3 @ TRENTON 6
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Dunedin (Blue Jays) 6 @ TAMPA 3
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Greenville (Red Sox) 2 @ CHARLESTON 4
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