Game 107: Yankees vs. White Sox

CHICAGO — Greetings from U.S. Cellular Field, the first of a whopping 21 road games this month, and the first of a week that will finish at Fenway Park.

Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ lineup after being hit by a pitch in his right middle finger on Sunday, and the competition between Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova is seemingly on. The Yankees announced they were going with a six-man rotation this week, with Nova — who gave up two runs in seven innings during his big league return on Saturday — starting Thursday, Bartolo Colon sliding back to Friday, CC Sabathia pitching on normal rest Saturday and Freddy Garcia getting the nod on six days’ rest Sunday.

More on that later, but just know this: Hughes’ Tuesday start is a big one. He knows it, and they know it.

In other news, Alex Rodriguez (knee surgery) is slated to be in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday and plans to resume workouts by Thursday. How long would it take for him to get back once he starts those workouts? Joe Girardi wouldn’t say, but mid-August is at least looking good.

Here are your lineups …

YANKEES (64-42)
Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Jorge Posada, DH
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Francisco Cervelli, C

Pitching: LH Sabathia (15-5, 2.56 ERA)

WHITE SOX (52-54)
Juan Pierre, LF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Carlos Quentin, DH
Adam Dunn, 1B
Alex Rios, CF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Brent Lillibridge, RF
Brent Morel, 3B

Pitching: RH Jake Peavy (4-4, 5.27 ERA)

Alden

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Far as I am concerned this rotation is a no brainer. Nova starts, Hughes goes to the pen and Yankees probably deal him in the off season.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/2/2011
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Lehigh Valley (Phillies) @ SCRANTON/WB 7:05 PM
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Akron (Indians) @ TRENTON 7:05 PM
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TAMPA @ Clearwater (Phillies) 7:00 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Asheville (Rockies) 7:05 PM
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STATEN ISLAND @ Mahoning Valley (Indians) 7:05 PM
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GCL Tigers @ GCL YANKEES 12:00 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/1/2011
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Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 4 @ SCRANTON/WB 2 (8)
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Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 1 @ SCRANTON/WB 4 (7)
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Charlotte (Rays) 7 @ TAMPA 4
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CHARLESTON 9 @ Asheville (Rockies) 8
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Jamestown (Marlins) 0 @ STATEN ISLAND 5
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GCL YANKEES 4 @ GCL Tigers 0
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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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I hope this 6 man rotation isn’t permanent. Some starters get messed up when they pitch every 6 days instead of 5. They get used to a certain number of days rest and one extra day throws them off. Not sure why but it seems to happen. You wouldn’t want to mess up what Colon and Garcia have been doing. Maybe it’s a way of seeing which one of Hughes and Nova will be the 5th starter depending on the next outing or two and then the other one will be assigned to the bull pen. With Jeter out of the lineup and cervelli in we don’t look to have a strong lineup tonight. Hopefully CC will pitch his usual game and the Yankees won’t have to score too mkany runs.

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Personally, I don’t like a 6-man rotation either, but I think it’s temporary. I think the Yanks are trying to see who that 5th man will be, Nova or Hughes, plus I think they want to push Hughes as well.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/1/2011
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Lehigh Valley (Phillies) @ SCRANTON/WB 5:35 PM
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Lehigh Valley (Phillies) @ SCRANTON/WB GAME 2
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Charlotte (Rays) @ TAMPA 7:00 PM
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CHARLESTON @ Asheville (Rockies) 7:05 PM
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Jamestown (Marlins) 0 @ STATEN ISLAND 5
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GCL YANKEES 4 @ GCL Tigers 0

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 7/31/2011
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SCRANTON/WB 3 @ Rochester (Twins) 6
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Richmond (Giants) 5 @ TRENTON 0
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Charlotte (Rays) 7 @ TAMPA 0
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CHARLESTON 3 @ Greenville (Red Sox) 5
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Jamestown (Marlins) 5 @ STATEN ISLAND 11
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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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