Series Preview: Yankees at Rays | 7/2/12-7/4/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 7/2/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Appearance (has been in bullpen): 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 6.39 ERA / 4.12 FIP / 4.03 xFIP, 6.68 K/9, 2.32 BB/9 in 31.0 IP

Pitching for the Rays: Matt Moore, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 4-5, 4.19 ERA / 4.46 FIP / 4.26 xFIP, 9.20 K/9, 4.30 BB/9 in 88.0 IP

Tuesday, 7/3/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 5 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-2, 4.03 ERA / 4.48 FIP / 3.87 xFIP, 7.78 K/9, 2.65 BB/9 in 98.1 IP

Pitching for the Rays: James Shields, RHP
Last Start: 7.2 IP, 4 ER, 14 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-5, 4.04 ERA / 3.69 FIP / 3.43 xFIP, 8.51 K/9, 2.75 BB/9 in 104.2 IP

Wednesday, 7/4/12, 3:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: David Phelps, RHP
Last Appearance (has been in bullpen): 3.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 1-3, 3.16 ERA / 4.54 FIP / 3.92 xFIP, 8.27 K/9, 3.41 BB/9 in 37.0 IP

Pitching for the Rays: David Price, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 11-4, 2.92 ERA / 3.41 FIP / 3.30 xFIP, 8.34 K/9, 3.01 BB/9 in 104.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Robinson Cano – 12 for 29 with 2 doubles, 4 HR, 10 RBI in the last 7 days

Dewayne Wise – 7 for 14 with 1 double, 1 triple, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Eric Chavez – 5 for 14 with 1 double, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Russell Martin – 0 for 11 with 4 K in the last 7 days

Raul Ibanez – 2 for 19 with 3 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

— Mark Teixiera – 3 for 24 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K in the last 7 days

Derek Jeter – 6 for 26 with 1 double, 1 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

TB Offense

Who’s Hot:

Ben Zobrist – 11 for 25 with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Jeff Keppinger – 5 for 15 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Luke Scott – 0 for 11 with 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

— BJ Upton – 2 for 26 with 1 RBI, 2 BB, 10 K in the last 7 days

Sean Rodriguez – 1 for 12 with 1 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

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About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in Series Previews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. As of today the Yankees are up 7.5 games on the Rays. Would be nice to go into All star break with a bigger lead on them. No lead is safe in the AL East till you clinch.

  2. ugh Martin’s stats blow in the last 10 days. Anyone have a preference in catcher for next year?

    • Actually Matt his stats are horrendous since June of 2011. He’s a train wreck at the plate and his defense isn’t good enough that we can afford to just have what amounts to a pitcher hitting 9th.
      Obviously Sanchez is the future, but I think they expected Romine to be ready next year and with his setback I’m not sure if that’s possible. We’re in a bad spot now and never should have traded Montero. We’ll probably have to sign some stiff reclamation project to a one year deal next year.

      • yeah the injury to Romine is def a big blow to the future plans.

      • LOL, have you looked at Montero’s stat line lately? Hes every bit as bad at the plate as Martin and much worse behind it. Based on his performance this year, Montero would have been sent back to AAA if he were still on the Yankees. Let it go, at least until he proves hes a better hitter than Martin. Its truly a shame that Romaine got hurt, it would have been interesting to see if he could have hit well enough in MLB to take Martin’s spot, I think its far from a given he would have. It seems to me the Yankees have 3 back up catchers with Martin, Stewart, and Cervelli. Clearly they will be spending money on a FA next season.

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