Daily Archives: June 5, 2012

Game 54 Lineup: Rays vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Yankees

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez DH
Russell Martin C

Andy Pettitte LHP

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Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Ibanez, Nova, Hensley, Draft

Here is this past week’s best from around the Yankee blogs. Enjoy!

An A-Blog for A-Rod analyzes the Yankees’ catching situation.

Bronx Baseball Daily praises the signing of Raul Ibanez as the DH.

The Captain’s Blog raises and answers the question, with the Yankees in need of pitching, could it be deja vu for Santana and Hughes?

It’s About the Money Stupid delves into Yankees history.

Pinstripe Alley debates whether or not to demote Ivan Nova.

River Ave. Blues gives an overview on the Yankees recently drafted first-round pick, Ty Hensley.

The Yankee Analysts wonders if too much is being made over the draft.

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Rays | 6/5/12-6/7/12

Pitching Matchups

Tuesday, 6/5/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Andy Pettitte, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 3.49 ERA / 4.75 FIP / 3.15 xFIP, 6.99 K/9, 1.59 BB/9 in 28.1 IP

Pitching for the Rays: James Shields, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 5 ER, 10 H, 8 K, 1 BB
On the Season: 6-3, 3.95 ERA / 3.58 FIP / 2.89 xFIP, 9.12 K/9, 2.71 BB/9 in 73.0 IP

Wednesday, 6/6/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 6-2, 5.60 ERA / 5.01 FIP / 3.88 xFIP, 8.33 K/9, 2.87 BB/9 in 62.2 IP

Pitching for the Rays: Alex Cobb, RHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 2-1, 3.71 ERA / 3.19 FIP / 4.11 xFIP, 6.35 K/9, 3.71 BB/9 in 17.0 IP

Thursday, 6/7/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 7-2, 3.68 ERA / 3.78 FIP / 3.34 xFIP, 8.50 K/9, 2.64 BB/9 in 78.1 IP

Pitching for the Rays: David Price, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-3, 2.44 ERA / 3.23 FIP / 3.41 xFIP, 7.57 K/9, 2.81 BB/9 in 73.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Derek Jeter – 7 for 20 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

— Alex Rodriguez – 7 for 20 with 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Eric Chavez – 4 for 13 with a double in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Robinson Cano – 3 for 21 with 1 triple, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K in the last 7 days

— Mark Teixeira – 3 for 19 with 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

— Raul Ibanez – 3 for 16 with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 2 K in the last 7 days

TB Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Matt Joyce – 4 for 13 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not (there are more than the four I mentioned below):

— Carlos Pena – 2 for 15 with 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 6 K in the last 7 days

— Luke Scott – 3 for 20 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 K in the last 7 days

— Ben Zobrist – 3 for 19 with 1 double, 1 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

— B.J. Upton – 3 for 18 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series!

Morning Bits:Yankees-Mets, First Place, Hensley

Good morning everyone.  The Yankees  are back home after a successful 6-3 road trip.  The Yankees open a 3 game series with the Rays tonight where it will be Petitte vs Shields.  Game time is 7:05.

Here are your morning links…….

—–The Star-Ledger takes a look at the upcoming Yankees-Mets series.

—–The New York Post examines the possibility of the Yankees taking over first place with a big series against the Rays.

—– The New York Daily News breaks down the Yankees selecting Ty Hensley in the draft last night.

Have a great day everyone!

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