Game 104: Yankees vs. Orioles – Game 1

Who’s ready for a long day of baseball? That’s what we’ve got on deck here this afternoon as the Yankees and Orioles get set for a day-night, split-admission doubleheader. Bartolo Colon and Chris Tillman are the starters in the first game; Ivan Nova and Zach Britton lock up in the night contest.

Technically, Nova isn’t even permitted in the Yankees clubhouse until later today, when they’ll make a move to add him to the roster. But after the game, how long could he stay? Perhaps a bit longer – Joe Girardi wouldn’t commit to anything beyond the stage of Nova slapping some ice on his right arm, but if he pitches well, you’d think it’s possible he could stick around longer than a spot start.

There’s a lot up in the air right now, and part of it is that no one wants to commit to anything with the Trade Deadline upon us. The starting pitching landscape could change drastically by the time 4 p.m. rolls around Sunday, or not at all. Brian Cashman has his war-room set up here at the Stadium; whether anything comes out of it remains to be seen.

Go figure on this: with last night’s 8:50 p.m. ET start time, the Yanks and O’s are scheduled to start all four of these games within a 41-hour period.

ORIOLES (42-60)
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Derrek Lee 1B
Mark Reynolds 3B
Felix Pie LF
Craig Tatum C
Blake Davis 2B

Pitching: Chris Tillman RHP (2-3, 4.69)

YANKEES (61-42)
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada 1B
Chris Dickerson LF
Francisco Cervelli C

Pitching: Bartolo Colon RHP (7-6, 3.29)

51 Comments

Logan is a white flag guy, if he had given up 2 runs, Rivera would step in.

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Another good win. Sure wish the Yankees would trade for another lefty reliever. Logan just concerns me. Come Ivan the Great we need to SWEEP!!!!

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That’s all folks!

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Unusual spot for Logan!

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Ceya Robert.

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Corey Wade county will soon be cut but again a good performance.

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8-2. Game 2 anyone?

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Hey Robert, my barber can trim those eyebrows for you. Just email me.

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The reliable Posada with the rbi groundout.

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And now two!

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Plated

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That’s one!

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It’ll be nice to plate these two!

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Robert: Colon’s pitch count could mean he’s done after 5.

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Another Swish just missed!

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Furcal is a Cardinal pending his approval.

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Nice inning Bart! Let’s give him a win!!!

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I hope your right Robert. Microcosm.

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Long rest is good for Bart!

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Microcrosm!! Runners left in scoring position all too often.

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Sisco!

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Dickerson or Golson?

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Yes Robert.

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Whenever I call Gardner a bum he all of a sudden hits. When I call Posada a bum, he has an asthma attack.

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I guess we lost Bill. Shame!

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Bustnett in Coors Field would be a comedy act.

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Keep ‘em coming Bob!

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As soon as I send off the last comment Swish hits a 2 run home run. We need more of that.

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Big Swish!

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Mediocre pitchers like Guthrie and today’s pitcher for the O’s and we can’t hit them. We make them look like Cy Young candidates. What’s with this? Don’t remember too many games this year where the Yankee offense really exploded for a lot of runs. That was the MO for this team in the past. Beginning of the year most of our runs came on home runs. Not as many of them now either, especially with ARod out of the lineup. But other guys need to step up besides Tex and Grandy.

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I don’t care how good out starters are. We’ve got to put some runs on the board. Today is a good example. Look at the lineup. And the Orioles played late last night too and they have to put a team on the field tonight and they have 2 runs too. We’ve got to get more hits and we’ve got to hit with men on base. The team is notorious for not getting the RISP home.

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SeEk: Like your comments about Colon and Garcia. They are experienced dudes who have adjusted to pitching with less speed because of age and injuries but still very effective. Reminded of Mike Mussina. Bustnet hasn’t learned that yet, however, I would be inclined to put some of the blame on the offense when AJ pitches. They seldom get more than 2 runs for him so when he gives up 4 he loses the game.

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Foo!

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Seek,
Can you convince Colorado to take Burnett?

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Nice!

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Hey RobertG. You know Colon’s pitch count might be up but one of the things I like about him and Garcia is their mental toughness, perserverance and their ability to get out of jams. Those characteristics seem to be foreign with AJ and Hughes. I realize Hughes is young and usually those things come with maturity. But in the case of Burnett there is NO youth excuse.

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Bad bounce!

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Robert, do you think we should have traded for my guy Fister? Detroit got Pauley too.

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I don’t like Bart’s pitch count of 55!

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Seek, see my AJ comment on yesterdays blog post.

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Hey Seek!

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Have to tell you I look at today’s Yankee starting lineup and not sure this strikes fear in the heart of anyone. Hope I am wrong and they score 13 runs.

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Offer the Rockies AJ and pay 1/2 his salary for Jimenez. You get a younger pitcher who might be more reliable. I saw Jimenez pitch in Tulsa for Colorado’s AA club. I like this kid.

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How many of Nunez’s 14 errors have been throwing errors this year? You CANNOT have these many E’s and expect to eventually replace a 1st Ballot Hall of Famer at SS. Way too many Errors and Walks by this team.

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Latest report is Colorado has lowered their asking price for Jimenez and we are all over him. Bedard might be untradeable now but I do like Mariners, they traded my boy Fister today.

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Better inning!

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Posada and Gardener could be ending their career in pinstripes today or tomorrow or hitting the pine.

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No, no, Nunez!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/30/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Rochester (Twins) 7:05 PM
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Richmond (Giants) @ TRENTON 7:05 PM
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Charlotte (Rays) @ TAMPA 6:00 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Greenville (Red Sox) 7:00 PM
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Jamestown (Marlins) @ STATEN ISLAND 7:00 PM
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GCL Phillies 6 @ GCL YANKEES 10

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/29/2011
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SCRANTON/WB 5 @ Buffalo (Mets) 8
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Richmond (Giants) 3 @ TRENTON 2
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Charlotte (Rays) 5 @ TAMPA 6 (14)
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CHARLESTON 1 @ Greenville (Red Sox) 4
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STATEN ISLAND 10 @ Batavia (Cardinals) 7
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GCL YANKEES 15 @ GCL Phillies 4
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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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