Game 132: Yankees at Orioles

August 29, 2011 – Oriole Park at Camden Yards — 7:05 p.m. ET (YES, WCBS 880 AM)

YANKEES (79-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.16)

ORIOLES (53-78)
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Adams 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Robert Andino 3B

RHP Alfredo Simon (4-6, 4.30)

Umpires: HP – Vic Carapazza, 1B – Laz Diaz, 2B – John Hirschbeck (CC), 3B – Wally Bell.

57 Comments

Alternate way: Sign off then sign on again.

Like

Bob, where are you?

Like

Under recent posts.

Like

Look on the banner on the right. Click on Game 133. You’re still on Game 132!

Like

It’s amazing with all the trouble CC has been in every inning that the Sox only have 2 runs. Now the pen has to step up and hold onto this lead.

Like

What’s the new thread RGK?

Like

I’d take CC out now. Once he starts getting hit like this it just snowballs. The Sox could put the game out of reach here unless someone shuts it down. A 3-0 lead is quickly disappearing.

Like

Bob,
You’re still on the old thread!!!

Like

CC for some reason can’t dominate the Sox this year. They’re working the count and making him pitch a lot of pitches and then he makes mistakes. His pitch count his up so he’ll be lucky to finish 5 innings. Girardi can’t leave him too long with a slim lead. They need this game so when he starts getting into trouble they need to go to the pen. Stay with him too long and the game will be in jeopardy. It will be long relief for someone.

Like

Good OLD Posada hits into another DP. This guy has had his day. He’s struggling through the year. He’s being played out of loyalty and appreciation for all the good years he has given to the team. But the Yankees need to put the best team on the field and Posada is no longer able to get it done even as the DH. He’s one of the worst DH in the American League right now. it’s too bad we were not able to trade for a quality DH and we’re left with basically Posada and Jones as the two possibilities and both are well past their prime.

Like

NEW THREAD!

Like

There is an open roster spot for a third catcher since Gustavo Molina was DFAd.

Like

If i were AJ & Hughes i’d be somewhat concerned – while i doubt they’ll do this Thursday brings expanded rosters and could bring atleast one of them up to give them a kick in the pants! Similarly Cervelli might be watching his back if they chose to bring up Montero.

Like

Bill,
Did you see my note on all three “killer Bs”.?

Like

Our GM…Cashman …put a challenge out to the our 2 young hurlers banuelos and betances when he promoted them to AAA….he said boys now is the time to step it up….well they pitched in a doubleheader last night…banuelos a 1 hit shutout and betances a two hitter…I guess they took him serious!!!

Like

Can’t really blame A-rod for getting injured – i know probably better than most just how suddenly your body can sit you down and tell you “not today mate!”, just happens that he’s running into them a fair bit this weather! Posada did just GIDP but he’s definately not as bad now as he was at the start of the season, yeah it’s a rally killer but that could happen to anyone. Still you’re right, he does move slower than my 86 year old Gran and she’s had the knees done! Positives though, we’re up a run!

Like

Robert G….I agree with everything you said, enough is enough, get a hit with guys on, hit a fly or something…holy sh*t, this guy is done….Also, where is Martin, another day off??? Really?….put martin at dh then….Girardi is going into his rest mode now with players in the biggest series of the year….Martin is dangerous in Fenway…Period…need his bat in there…..also these passed balls by Cervelli would not happen with martin back there, plus martin has a cannon and quick release on stolen bases….one of the best in the league this year…stupid..

Like

Has CC lost the strike zone already?

Like

How many times do we have to watch dumb @ss Posada hit into a double play. He’s so #amn slow it’s not funny. Guys on 1st and 3rd with 1 out and sadly we have Posada at the plate. OK he’s been doing better lately but he’s still not where a regular DH should be. He doesn’t scare anyone and he seldom hits for power anymore and doesn’t often advance runners on the bases. Hopefully we can get someone up from the minors that might do a better job in the DH position. When you have the opportunities you’ve got to capitalize. Squandered what could have been at least a run with that at bat.

Like

Where’s tonight’s commentary and lineups? Still tagging onto the O’s series. Hopefully CC is going to get his act together tonight and break this stupid record he has had this year against the Sox. Has anybody figured out what ARod makes for each game and how much he has been paid for doing nothing since he was away for surgery and now away with a sprained thumb. It must add up into hundreds of thousands. it feels like he has been off more this year than he’s been playing and much of the time when he was playing he wasnb’t very effective. Only 13 HRs on the season. Is he really going to get it together down the stretch and in the polayoffs?

Like

RGK…Banuelos 1 hit shut out vs pawtucket (red sox) montero hr 3 to 0 win…2nd game Betances 2 hitter but lost 2 to 0….pretty impressive…both rooks 14 innings 3 hits vs AAA Red Sox….wow

Like

That kind of pitching bodes well for SWB in 2012. And Brackman’s recent outing have been excellent also!
.I hope they play their home games at a park closer to me than Scranton/WB next year while PNC Bank Park is being renovated!

Like

Brackman is a bust. most likely his future will be as a reliever not a starter.

Like

So far, but that may change, Matt!

Like

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/30/2011
.
.
SCRANTON/WB @ Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 7:05 PM
.
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) @ TRENTON 7:05 PM
.
TAMPA @ Daytona (Cubs) 5:05 PM
.
TAMPA @ Daytona (Cubs) GAME 2
.
CHARLESTON @ Savannah (Mets) 7:05 PM
.
Vermont Lake (Nationals) @ STATEN ISLAND7:00 PM
.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
GCL Marlins @ GCL YANKEES 12:00 PM
GCL YANKEES LEAD SERIES 1 – 0

Like

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/29/2011
.
.
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 0 @ SCRANTON/WB 3 (7)
.
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 2 @ SCRANTON/WB 0 (7)
.
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 10 @ TRENTON 4
.
Brevard County (Brewers) 13 @ TAMPA 3 (6)
.
CHARLESTON 9 @ Savannah (Mets) 6
.
Aberdeen (Orioles) 3 @ STATEN ISLAND 4 (7)
.
Aberdeen (Orioles) 0 @ STATEN ISLAND 5 (7)
.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
GCL YANKEES 12 @ GCL Marlins 3
GCL YANKEES LEAD SERIES 1 – 0
.
.
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.

Like

Seek,
32 is plenty good enough!

Like

One more save closer to Trevor. Way to go Mo. Gee whiz the two robertG’s make me look like a youngster in marriage years. I thought 32 was good. God Bless both of you.

Like

your right, not in the class of 2 hof’ers but im still glad we have them….can you imagine pena and cody ransom on the left side…lol

Like

Hey RGM…thats awesome…50 years….absolutely fantastic dude…congrats…

Like

Sorry Nunez hasn’t been hitting well lately with RISP. His BA has been gradually slipping. I’m not saying he’s not a good young prospect but don’t think he’s our 3rd base or SS of the future. I guess the reality is that Nunez and Chavez is all we have if two of our regular infielders are out and they’re not in the same class as Jeter and ARod. Anyway the sandman came through. We should have done better than split the series with a team who has lost as many games as the O’s have lost. But a split is better than a loss.

Like

WHAT? Nunez isn’t hitting at the same level he was before?

OH THE HORROR!!!!!!

Dude is only 12 for his last 52 AB’s with only 3 RBI’s in his last 71AB’s

Like

hey seek…I’ve been married 32 years also…we are a bunch of old dudes here…lol

Like

Tampa is losing 7 to 3..thats good, maybe cool them off a little….good win for yanks and freddy…11-7 now with a real nice era (3.09)….I didn’t know this but his lifetime record is 50 games over .500…i think hes like 144 and 94 or something…nice career…good win for yanks going into boston, we need to get the bats cranked up and pitch well….we will see…we are only 1 game back in the loss column…they are not really better than us….keep the faith….montero and a lot of other minor leaguers can come up for thursday’s game….want to see montero bat vs the lefty lester!!!

Like

That’s all folks! See ya guys!

Like

Anybody that thinks nunez has not been playing well either hasn’t look at the stats (nunez .343 with risp) or doesn’t watch the games…Pena…you can’t be serious?

Like

Mo ‘em down!

Like

Question to Joe Girardi…in the 9th inning with the yanks up 3-2 and 2 out nobody on…your not going to pinch hit andruw jones, who has been ripping the cover off the ball for Posada…really?

Like

Nunez.

Like

Yanks have number one offense in al…most hrs, most sb’s, best obp…bostons bullpen is not better than the yanks( logan/soriano, robertson and mo…) nor is their overall era, yanks are number 1 in overall era and number 1 in all of baseball in bullpen era….cc is better than both beckett and lester…I know he has not been good vs the sox, but cc’s overall record is better than both those guys..drop-off is more with the second pitcher, colon vs either beckett or lester….also bedard is a 4 or 5 inning pitcher…get the long reliever ready…which is aceves, who has saved the sox this year with his 9-1 record…wakefield sucks…miller is a question mark…youkilis is out with a bad back….lowrie has been playing third…if arod doesn’t play, sox have a slight advantage but not much really….cc vs lackey…hughes vs beckett…burnett vs lester….games 2 and 3 look bad for yanks….but its baseball and anything could happen…

Like

YAnks have #1 offense in AL. Ummmmm, you better check your stats again, ’cause you’re wrong. The Sox have the best offense in the AL AND the majors with a .279 ( Yanks .269) BA, .808 OPS (Yanks .803), .458 SLG ( Yanks .455), .349 OBP (Yanks .348), 1,303 hits ( Yanks 1209). Stolen bases don’t go far enough in terms of who has the best offense and neither do HR’s. So NO, the Yanks DON’T have the No.1 offense in the AL.

Normally I would agree, CC is better than Lester and Beckett, but not this year and that’s all that matters. Beckett has been lights out against the Yanks this season, and Lester has been tough on the Yanks in the past as well. Bedard is NOT a 4 or 5 inning pitcher. He has gone 6+ innings in 10 of his last 15 starts which is more than Colon has been able to do. If anything the Yankee staff is loaded with guys who can’t go 5-6 IP in Colon, BUSTnett and Garcia, less Garcia since he is coming off some rest. This team has been burning through its pen like crazy all season. Actually Boston’s pen is about equal with the Yankees they have a lot of guys who have been with their team for a cup of coffee and left with bloated ERA’s. Yanks’ pen has blown more save opportunities as well.

Unfortunately, as long as the Yanks have that natural disaster Hurricane BUSTnett in the rotation this team will be at a disadvantage.

Like

Yanks have 723 runs to the Red Sox 718. Percentages can be misleading!!!

Like

Posada should not be playing any more. He swings at anything and everything. He’s slower than my grandmother running the bases. My grandmother is dead by the way. One bad pitch by Robertson up in the strike zone and it gets cranked out of the park. Now Mo has to come in with 5 days rest and protect a 1 run lead. It certainly hasn’t been a hitter’s game tonight, other than the home runs.

Like

Great, 50 years is a big milestone. I was a late bloomer and only passed 34 years this past April. My wife still works so it’s not me tiring her out!

Like

Did you look at the stats Bob?

Like

I am RG. 50th anniversary next year. 4 kids and 12 grandchildren. No spring chicken here. My wife is exhausted too at times but not because of me(unfortunately). Anyway, getting back to baseball!

Like

2 regulars out of the lineup tonight and you have to play Nunez but he really hasn’t been getting it done at the plate. Is there noone else? What happened to Pena? I know he’s not great offensively either but not sure he’d be doing any worse than Nunez. We are really short of bench strength when we have two players out. Our starting infield is one of the best but when there are a couple of holes we have to fall back to pretty mediocre and inexperienced infielders.

Like

Thanks for the advice Bob, are you married?

Like

LEts hope the Yanks can pull this game out, no reason to think they can’t. The Yanks can’t afford to lose this game and fall even further behind the Sox in the standings. The Yanks are going to have a hard time staying up with the Sox if they lose with. Gonzalez is red hot for the Sox being named player of the week for the No.1 offense in the majors.

The Sox pitching staff is also better with Beckett, LEster and now Bedard. THe Yanks don’t even have a pitcher who can be relied on to go 7+ innings outside of CC. Colon is too old and fragile as is Garcia. There’s Nova but he’s too young and inexperienced and Hughes who is still trying to get himself straightened out. BUSTnett is a disaster. So Boston can throw a 1-2-3 combo while the Yanks can’t. Not too much difference in the pens either. Boston also has the psychological edge considering the Yanks have yet to prove they can even beat them.

It’s going to be a tough road if the Yanks hope to beat the Sox out for the division.

Like

robert g.–You shouldn’t keep your wife up at night! Hey guys. Freddy in the groove tonight. He is so smooth and so unpredictable. The batters aren’t sure what they are going to get and it keeps them off balance. Not power pitcher any more but crafty and mixes his pitches well. And he can throw strikes. One bad pitch to Reynolds. But hey, Reynolds can hit especially if you give him a pitch up in the strike zone. We haven’t got much of an offense laden lineup tonight especially in the bottom half. Guys like Nunez etc. need to step it up with Jeter and ARod out. Looks like ARod won’t play against the Sox so we’re missing an important piece. It’s going to be tough to beat the Sox with the way they’ve been playing. We’ve lost 10 of 12 games to them this year. And CC has been awful against them.

Like

Hey Bill! I’m joining this game because my wife is exhausted again.

Like

Let’s go YANKEES!

Like

Garcia reminds me of an old timer by the name of Pat Dobson who pitched for the O’s years ago with Palmer and won 20 games…nice relaxed motion and you never knew what speed he would throw pitches at, or whether it was a curve, slider, change-up or whatever….just a technician out there…

Like

marte and feliciano are shut down for now…wonder what their problems were? In any event time to bring a long reliever who is lefty into the fold here…Gorzealany from the Nats would be real nice, hes in that role right now for the nats and hes still fairly young..hated to see noesi go down, but I guess he will be back up in a few days here…wonder if we will see manny b or betances sept 1 also….Montero could help us with arod out, we need another right handed bat…just some thoughts..

Like

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/29/2011
.
.
Pawtucket (Red Sox) @ SCRANTON/WB 5:35 PM
.
Pawtucket (Red Sox) @ SCRANTON/WB GAME 2
.
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) @ TRENTON 7:05 PM
.
Brevard County (Brewers) @ TAMPA 7:00 PM
.
CHARLESTON @ Savannah (Mets) 7:05 PM
.
Aberdeen (Orioles) @ STATEN ISLAND 6:00 PM
.
Aberdeen (Orioles) @ STATEN ISLAND GAME 2
.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
GCL YANKEES 12 @ GCL Marlins 3
GCL YANKEES LEAD SERIES 1 – 0

Like

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/28/2011
.
.
Brevard County (Brewers) 7 @ TAMPA 15
.
CHARLESTON 5 @ Savannah (Mets) 1
.
PLAYOFF GAME
GCL YANKEES 6 @ GCL Orioles 2
.
.
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.

Like

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 37,696 other followers

%d bloggers like this: