Game 89: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

TORONTO  – Welcome, one and all, to the fake grass of Rogers Centre, where the Yankees begin the season’s second half. I, Alden Gonzalez, will be with the club for this eight-game road trip while Bryan Hoch gets some time off.

Today, I was greeted with the signing of lefty reliever J.C. Romero, the call-up of outfielder Greg Golson, the decision to have setup man Rafael Soriano throw one more BP session before going on a rehab assignment, and the confusion of Derek Jeter over criticism for skipping the All-Star Game.

You can find that all on Yankees.com soon, if not now. But here are your lineups, with Nick Swisher making his return (remember, the Yankees play eight straight games on artificial turf, so it’ll be interesting to see how Joe Girardi juggles the off days) …

YANKEES (53-35)                                                                            
Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Russell Martin, C
Andruw Jones, DH
Eduardo Nunez, 3B
Brett Gardner, LF

Pitching: RH Bartolo Colon (6-4, 3.20 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (45-47)
Yunel Escobar, SS
Eric Thames, RF
Jose Bautista, 3B
Adam Lind, 1B
Aaron Hill, 2B
Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Travis Snider, LF
J.P. Arencibia, C
Rajai Davis, CF

Pitching: LH Jo-Jo Reyes (4-7, 4.57 ERA)

Alden

23 Comments

Game to forget….THE SURGICAL MEAT TRAY…..just to expand on things….love that guy!!!

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I think we saw the ugly side of our pitching staff last night, you know things are going well for you when you have to bring in Mitre in mop-up duty – that’s when you basically look to avoid abusing arms. But on the plus side, atleast he reduced his Yankees season ERA from over 15 to 14.54 – progress anyone? Still, pick yourself, dust yourself off and go get ‘em tonight right.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/15/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Toledo (Tigers) 7:00 PM
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Reading (Phillies) @ TRENTON 7:05 PM
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Palm Beach (Cardinals) @ TAMPA 7:00 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Greensboro (Marlins) 7:00 PM
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State College (Pirates) @ STATEN ISLAND 7:00 PM
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GCL Blue Jays @ GCL YANKEES 12:00 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/14/2011
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SCRANTON/WB 2 @ Toledo (Tigers) 4
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Reading (Phillies) 5 @ TRENTON 9
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Palm Beach (Cardinals) 5 @TAMPA 3
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CHARLESTON 3 @ Greensboro (Marlins) 2
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State College (Pirates) 4 @ STATEN ISLAND 6
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GCL YANKEES 6 @ GCL Braves 5
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A version of this with BOX links is available directly. Please E-mail a request to me as below. You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com/post/category/minor-leagues-2/box-score-minor-leagues for BOX details.

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Nunez’s error in the 1st opened the floodgates. Sorry Eduardo my 6 year old granddaughter could have handled that grounder. What happened afterwards is on you. Someone explain to me again WHY Meat Tray is on the roster and Nova is in the minors??? Meat Tray is the reincarnation of Javier Vasquez. Release this BUM now!!!!

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not bad MEAT TRAY only let up 5 hits and 4 runs in 2 innings and allowed an inherited runner to score…his stuff was just electric….lol

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Your right Robert the elation they felt ..girardi and cashman to have him back…oh the humanity…they were so excited about it…its just laughable…lol

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1 inherited runner scored and he let up another one…in 1 inning

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had a good laugh at your Meat Tray Girardi comments itdibo. What has Meat Tray got on Girardi anyway? Why would Cashman bring him back again?

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Girardi’s fair haired boy Meat Tray comes in and does his usual thing, give up hits and runs. When we have to go to the bull pen early we are really exposed. What started out looking like a strong bull pen because of injuries is very weak and full of holes. Jays just too good and too strong for us tonight. Hopefully we can bounce back or we could be dropping further and further behind the Sox.

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And finally….wait for it…wait for it…yes its THE MEAT TRAY….on to save the day…….Girardi’s man-crush goes forward…its an eternal love…a love that will surpass the test of time…no matter what…they will always be hand in hand…weather the storms together…onward and upward until death do they part….its just so warm and fuzzy…i got to go I’m starting to wimper and weep…sorry!!

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Just left the TV briefly. Is that right? Logan gives up 2 runs? If so, he really is useless as a lefty. It’s the only one we have. We’ve got to deal for another left handed pitcher. One in the pen is not enough especially if he’s as unreliable as Logan.

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Jones with two home runs? What’s that all about. He hasn’t done much all year even against lefties. Anyway, more power to him. I hope he does it more often down the stretch. We’re still not there yet. Noesi did a nice job. Hopefully the pen can hold the Jays and we can get a few more runs.

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come on logan…3 batters…2 hits….2 runs on someone elses record…nice going…encarcion sucks and he rips a beebee….

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that a boy gardner…another hit…like to see martin and gardner make the bottom of this order productive…way to go…tying run at the plate and we knocked out their starter….still 4 innings left…

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Jones has left the building again…9 to 7 now….things getting tighter here…

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You’re right itdibo the umpire did not give strikes to Colon. There were some obvious strikes that he didn’t call. That’s not an excuse for Colon’s debacle but it can be frustrating and throw a pitcher off his game. Bad calls. Hopefully it will be the same calls for both teams.

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It makes me laugh when the player like Tex who should hit with power gets a little dribbler and scores a guy from third and everyone greets him in the dugout with a fist or a high five. Come on. You expect more than that from a hitter like Tex. Last time up he struck out. With ARod for a few weeks Tex needs to step up and get his –s in gear.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/14/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Toledo (Tigers) 7:00 PM
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Reading (Phillies) @ TRENTON 7:05 PM
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Palm Beach (Cardinals) @TAMPA 7:00 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Greensboro (Marlins) 7:00 PM
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State College (Pirates) @ STATEN ISLAND 11:00 AM
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GCL YANKEES @ GCL Braves 12:00 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/13/2011
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Palm Beach (Cardinals) 3 @ TAMPA 5
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CHARLESTON 6 @ Greensboro (Marlins) 11
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State College (Pirates) 2 @ STATEN ISLAND 9
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GCL Braves 2 @ GCL YANKEES 10
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A version of this with BOX links is available directly. Please E-mail a request to me as below. You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com/post/category/minor-leagues-2/box-score-minor-leagues for BOX details.

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Is it the 8th inning? 8-0. Not it’s just the first. Isn’t this a wonderful way to start the second half? What were these guys doing during the all star break? Too much wine and food I think. Colon is awful tonight. Is this the real Colon we’re seeing now? Other teams are on to his fas ball that tails in over the plate and they’re teeing off on it which forces him to use other pitches he can’t control. Nunez, error prone infielder. If he had got that ball the inning would have been over. This is going to be a long 6 weeks until ARod gets back. Not much point in watching the rest of this game. The outcome is inevitable.

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and andruw has left the building….

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wow what an inning…..we’ve had it all here…dribblers, tight strike zone, worm burners, an error that cost 5 runs, blooper that fell for a double, then after what looked like strike three, a bases loaded double, a balk…and colon is out…i guess he is our long relief guy this week…hehehe…ouch

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