Results tagged ‘ CC Sabathia ’

Game 155: Yankees vs. Rays

An odd rain delay to start the second game of the night here at the Stadium — only the mound and tarp were covered. We’re on target for an estimated 8:05 p.m. ET start time.

Here are tonight’s lineups for Game 2 —

September 21, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 7:05 p.m. ET (YES/ESPN, WCBS 880 AM)

RAYS (85-69)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Ben Zobrist 2B
Johnny Damon DH
Sean Rodriguez SS
Casey Kotchman 1B
Brandon Guyer RF
Kelly Shoppach C

Pitching: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (13-10, 2.91)

YANKEES (94-60)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jesus Montero DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Chris Dickerson RF
Eduardo Nunez SS

Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (19-8, 3.01)

Game 151: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

TORONTO — Will Canada see history? Well, there’s at least a chance. Joe Girardi was asked pregame today if there was any way he’d put somebody else in if there’s a save situation so that Mariano Rivera can get the saves record at Yankee Stadium (where the Yanks begin an eight-game homestand Monday). The answer was what you’d expect: Not a chance.

Girardi did nail down his rotation for early next week: Ivan Nova will pitch on Tuesday, CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes will start Wednesday’s doubleheader (not sure what order yet) and Bartolo Colon will go on Thursday. As for the lineup? Joe wants to give some guys a little rest.

“The guys have been going so hard, I figured we have an important 10 days coming up, try to give them a little bit of a blow,” Girardi said. “[Curtis Granderson] and [Derek Jeter] have really struggled against [Brandon] Morrow in their career, and I just thought today would be the day.”

Without further ado …

YANKEES (91-59)
Brett Gardner, LF
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Robinson Cano, DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Chris Dickerson, LF
Ramiro Pena, SS
Pitching: RH Freddy Garcia (11-7, 3.71 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (76-75)
Mike McCoy, SS
Eric Thames, LF
Jose Bautista, RF
Adam Lind, DH
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Kelly Johnson, 2B
Brett Lawrie, 3B
Colby Rasmus, CF
J.P. Arencibia, C
Pitching: Morrow (9-11, 5.23 ERA)

Some links from Saturday …

* Yanks win, Mo ties the save record, A-Rod goes deep, Grandy gets to 40

* Rivera one away from saves record

* Yankees Notebook, on A-Rod, Hughes, CC, Posada, etc.

* Mo can set record as Yanks try to lower number



With 6-man staff, rotation questions loom for Yanks

TORONTO — The decision to go to a six-man rotation isn’t as cut-and-dry as “it gives those veteran arms an extra day of rest.” Just ask Freddy Garcia, Sunday’s starter and a guy you’d think would be perfectly suited to get extra time in between starts. Talking to him Saturday, he sounded rather peeved at the idea that he has to wait so long to make his outings. Sure, he’s 34 and has probably already thrown more innings (136) than the Yankees expected to get from him all season.

But he doesn’t feel pitching on five- or six-days’ rest is in any way ideal.

“You want to pitch every five days, man,” Garcia (pictured left by The Associated Press) said. “You get used to pitching every five days. It’s too long. Seven days, it’s a long time. But, you know, that’s the way it is right now. You have to deal with that.”

Garcia and 38-year-old Bartolo Colon — who has thrown 156 innings so far — each have higher career ERAs on five days’ rest than they do with the standard four. But the bigest problem may be ace CC Sabathia, who has a 4.56 ERA in his last eight starts, with seven of those coming on extended rest.

“We have a six-man rotation, so what are you going to do?” Garcia said. “That’s what we got.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has kept his staff at six games for almost two months now, and he’ll keep it that way at least through Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Rays. After that, it’s time for some tough choices. Who will be sent to the bullpen? Who will make up the postseason rotation? And, perhaps most importantly, how is he going to make it so that CC starts Game 1 of the American League Division Series?

Girardi is dodging any postseason questions right now because he just wants to clinch first. But tough decisions are on the horizon.

If you had to pare the rotation down to four for the playoffs right now, who would it be? …


Game 144: Yankees at Angels

September 10, 2011 – Angel Stadium — 9:05 p.m. ET (YES, MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM)

YANKEES (87-56)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jesus Montero DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez RF
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (19-7, 2.97)

ANGELS (79-65)
Maicer Izturis 3B
Peter Bourjos CF
Howie Kendrick 2B
Torii Hunter DH
Mark Trumbo 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Mike Trout RF
Erick Aybar SS
Jeff Mathis C

Pitching: RHP Dan Haren (14-8, 3.20)

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON: LHP CC Sabathia is now 19-7 this season, reaching the 19-win plateau in each of his first three seasons with the Yankees (2009-11) and four times overall in his career (also 19W in 2007 w/CLE)…has become the first Yankee to win at least 19 games in three straight years since Vic Raschi had four straight seasons of at least 19 wins from 1948-51…is looking to become the first Yankee to win at least 20 games in consecutive seasons since Tommy John in 1979-80.

THREE AND OUT: The Yankees have lost three straight games marking their longest losing streak since dropping three consecutive games from 8/6-9…matches their second-longest losing streak this season (six in-a-row, 5/11-16).

CLOSE CALLS: The Yankees have had each of their last three games, four of their last five and five of their last eight games decided by one run…are 18-21 overall in one-run contests this season, going 6-12 in such games on the road.

ONE AND DONE: The Yankees have now lost each of their last three games, each by one run…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the first time the Yankees have had a streak of that kind since 7/2-4/93 (4-3, 5-4 and 7-6 losses at Oakland)…each of their last three losses have come in their opponent’s final at-bat.

Game 133: Yankees at Red Sox

August 30, 2011 – Fenway Park — 7:10 p.m. ET (MY9, WCBS 880 AM)

YANKEES (80-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP CC Sabathia (17-7, 2.99)

RED SOX (82-51)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie 3B
Carl Crawford LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald RF

RHP John Lackey (12-9, 5.98)

Umpires: HP Ed Rapuano, 1B Brian O’Nora, 2B Alfonso Marquez, 3B Mark Wegner.


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