Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Game 39: Reds @ Yankees

Here is tonight’s lineup from LoHud.  Joe finally gave a day off to the slumping Teixeira & Martin and went with Wise in LF.

1. Jeter SS
2. Granderson CF
3. Cano 2B
4. A-Rod 3B
5. Ibanez RF
6. Swisher 1B
7. Chavez DH
8. Wise LF
9. Stewart C
Pettitte LHP

On the mound for Cincy is old Boston nemesis Bronson Arroyo (2-1, 3.25)

Another day when Nunez could be in the lineup, either in LF or at DH with Ibanez in LF, Swish in RF and Chavez at 1B.

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Series Preview: Yankees vs. Reds | 5/18/12-5/20/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 5/18/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Andy Pettitte, LHP
Last Start: 6.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 K, 3 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 0-1, 5.68 ERA / 7.87 FIP / 4.84 xFIP, 2.84 K/9, 4.26 BB/9 in 6.1 IP (1 MLB start)

Pitching for the Reds: Bronson Arroyo, RHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 11 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 2-1, 3.25 ERA / 3.36 FIP / 3.67 xFIP, 6.70 K/9, 1.02 BB/9 in 44.1 IP

Saturday, 5/19/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 4 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-1, 5.44 ERA / 4.95 FIP / 3.78 xFIP, 8.37 K/9, 2.93 BB/9 in 43.0 IP

Pitching for the Reds: Homer Bailey, RHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 1-3, 4.35 ERA / 4.71 FIP / 4.34 xFIP, 5.88 K/9, 3.27 BB/9 in 41.1 IP

Sunday, 5/20/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 4 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 5-1, 3.77 ERA / 3.11 FIP / 2.92 xFIP, 9.26 K/9, 2.20 BB/9 in 57.1 IP

Pitching for the Reds: Johnny Cueto, RHP
Last Start: 4.0 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-1, 1.89 ERA / 3.32 FIP / 3.85 xFIP, 5.68 K/9, 1.72 BB/9 in 52.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Robinson Cano – 10 for 26 with 5 doubles, 4 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 8 for 27 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Russell Martin - 1 for 16 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 6 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

Nick Swisher – 4 for 25 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

CIN Offense

Who’s Hot:

Joey Votto – 10 for 23 with 2 doubles, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 8 BB in the last 7 days

Ryan Hanigan – 6 for 14 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Chris Heisey – 7 for 17 with 3 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Zack Cozart – 3 for 28 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

Drew Stubbs - 5 for 31 with 1 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Morning Bits: RISP, Interleague, Yankees stink

Good morning all.   If you are sick of the Yankee play lately you are not alone.   One thing to realize is that the Hockey Rangers are taking away from the Yankees getting really beat up in the papers.   Once the win or go home I can see the real heat in the media turning up on this team.  New series tonight.   Keep it here all day for Yankee news.

Now onto the links….

The Boston Herald writes about two Yankee who are not aging gracefully.

– Yankees had missed opportunities last night writes Chris Toman of mlb.com.   They were also 1 for 16 with RISP for that short series!!!!!!!!!!!

– Yankees are looking forward to interleague as they tend to do well against the N.L. writes Bryan Hoch.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY article said it best “The Yanks Stink”

Bats are quiet as Yankees drop 3rd straight with 4-1 loss to Blue Jays

The issue tonight for the Yankees wasn’t Phil Hughes. As a matter of fact, Phil Hughes pitched very well for the Yankees giving up 2 runs in 5.1 IP. The problem was the Yankees weren’t able to get any run support for Hughes which led to the Yankees dropping their third straight game 4-1.

The only run the Yankees received was on a double by Robinson Cano that plated Curtis Granderson in the first inning. Afterwards, the Yankees were unable to hit with runners in scoring position. Key players that the Yankees have continue to struggle such as Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira. Teixeira is still battling a cough that he’s had since the season began and Russell Martin is hitting well below .200.

It comes time where it’s time to think of the Yankees should make a change to the lineup, but knowing Girardi he possibly won’t. One thing that was good news was Ivan Nova. Nova threw a bullpen session, got on the mound, threw some pitched and covered first in an attempt to test his ankle. He doesn’t feel the ankle as much as he did when he twisted it in his last outing in Baltimore, but the Yankees will see how he is when it’s time for his start on Saturday.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees are heading home after an abysmal 1-3 road trip. They will greet the Reds who are in town for inter-league play for the weekend. Andy Pettitte will take the mound on Friday night, Ivan Nova is scheduled to start on Saturday however he could still be moved before the game and CC Sabathia will pitch on Sunday.

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