Game 71: Yankees at Reds

Hello from Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, where the Yankees will play the fourth game of this six-game road trip, opening a new series after taking two of three from the Chicago Cubs out at Wrigley Field.

It was raining pretty heavily when half the beat touched down this morning in Covington, Kentucky, but the skies have cleared and we’re looking good as baseball gets underway. Consider this half of the beat the lucky ones; several others had a mysteriously missing aircraft and couldn’t get to Cincinnati until a couple of hours before first pitch.

Brett Gardner isn’t in the lineup tonight, Joe Girardi’s decision after the Reds scratched Johnny Cueto with a stiff neck. The Reds expect to have Cueto on the mound tomorrow against Brian Gordon; for tonight, it’s Ivan Nova’s ball as the Yankees look to keep this trip rolling on the right notes.

Here’s what Girardi’s suggestion is for Nova tonight: “I think you have to be able to throw off speed in fastball counts. That’s one of the things you have to do, locate and be ahead in the count. It’s a dangerous lineup. This is also a dangerous park and you can’t afford to give them extra outs or walk people.”

YANKEES (41-29)
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Ivan Nova RHP

Pitching: RHP Ivan Nova (6-4, 4.46)

REDS (38-35)
Drew Stubbs CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Joey Votta 1B
Jay Bruce RF
Scott Rolen 3B
Chris Heisey LF
Ryan Hanigan C
Paul Janish SS
Travis Wood LHP

Pitching: LHP Travis Wood (5-4, 5.11)

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I read where they have to make a decision on Flores or he can go to another team, I think he came to the Yanks knowing he had a shot with the injuries to get on the Major League roster.
i don’t know what the date is but you may see him come up just to keep him, even if they send him back down when marte and/or feliciano can get back, unless we grab another guy from somewhere, but lefties with control are really hard to come by and the ones that throw hard with control not available….we will see…

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yeah, he did have a good 2nd half last year and a real good year overall….and this year although his numbers are mediocre, it just seems he can’t get lefties out, they are hitting .300 against him. Hes actually getting righties out to the tune of a .167 average….he hit votto in the back tonight with his first pitch and girardi took him out…..he not only failed but the yanks may get hit tonite because of it…not good..

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I think the first half 2010 was mediocre as well. So they may be waiting to see if he comes around again or if Feliciano or Marte can jump in. Otherwise we have some options at AAA and AA. Not great ones but some options, and we’re still looking!

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Nice job LOGAN…..this team needs a second lefty bad…..wheres my Logan lover on here…does he ever get a lefty out!!!

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Wasn’t his second half good last year?

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 6/21/2011
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Norfolk (Orioles) @ SCRANTON/WB 7:05 PM
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TRENTON @ Portland (Red Sox) 7:00 PM
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TAMPA @ Clearwater (Phillies) 7:00 PM
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Hudson Valley (Rays) @ STATEN ISLAND 7:00 PM
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GCL YANKEES @ GCL Braves 12:00 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 6/20/2011
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Norfolk (Orioles) 0 @ SCRANTON/WB 2
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TAMPA 10 @ Clearwater (Phillies) 3
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STATEN ISLAND 8 @ Hudson Valley (Rays) 3
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GCL Braves 5 @ GCL YANKEES 6
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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON, JUN 20 – at Cincinnati – 7:10 PM – YES, ESPN
TUE, JUN 21 – at Cincinnati – 7:10 PM – MY9, MLBN
WED, JUN 22 – at Cincinnati – 12:35 PM – YES
THU, JUN 23 – – – – – –
FRI, JUN 24 – vs Colorado – 7:05 PM – YES, MLBN
SAT, JUN 25 – vs Colorado – 1:05 PM – YES
SUN, JUN 26 – vs Colorado – 2:05 PM – YES, TBS

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 6/20/2011
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Norfolk (Orioles) @ SCRANTON/WB 7:05 PM
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TAMPA @ Clearwater (Phillies) 7:00 PM
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STATEN ISLAND @ Hudson Valley (Rays) 7:05 PM
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GCL Braves @ GCL YANKEES 12:00 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 6/19/2011
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Columbus (Indians) 2 @ SCRANTON/WB 0
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TRENTON 10 @ Binghamton (Mets) 8
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CHARLESTON 7 @ Hickory (Rangers) 4
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STATEN ISLAND 3 @ Brooklyn (Mets) 5
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