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SWB Game 4-12 Banuelos
2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 8:53AM #31
Stratocaster
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 5:53AM, BigGuy wrote:

  • Manny Banuelos took the mound against Buffalo today, and although he was able to limit the damage, the young lefty struggled in his second straight start. In 2.0 innings he threw 74 pitches and only 36 for strikes, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs, and 6 (!) walks. The bullpen was great in relief though, and between Pat Venditte, Manny Delcarmen, Cody Eppley, and Kevin Whelan, they went 7.0 innings, giving up 1 hit, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. The offense was able to score some runs today thanks to multi-hit games by Kevin Russo and Jack Cust. Dewayne Wise, Raymond Kruml, and Brandon Laird each doubled, while Steve Pearce hit his first homerun of the year. The Scranton Yankees (Yes, thats still their name) beat the Buffalo Bisons 7-2. (Box Score)

  • Trenton took the only loss in the system today behind a weak start from Brett Marshall, who gave the team 4.1 innings, 9 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Kelvin Perez was the most impressive reliever, who went 2.0 innings, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Ronnier Mustelier, Kevin Mahoney, and Walter Ibarra were the only players to have hits today, although they all had 2 hit games. Trenton lost to Akron 6-1. (Box Score)

  • In Tampa, Shane Greene went 4.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, and 1 strikeout. Kramer Sneed relieved him with 2.2 innings, giving up just 1 hit and 2 walks, along with 3 strikeouts. Offensively, Eduardo Sosa and Kyle Rolled had 2 hit games with a double. The shortstop Jose Mojica went 3 for 3 with a walk, but J.R. Murphy out did him with a 3 for 4 outing that was a double shy of the cycle. Tampa beat Daytona 5-4. (Box Score)




If it's any consolation BG, this isn't necessarily a bad SWB season for you to miss if you had to miss one.  Aside from the starters, there really doesn't seem to be much there to get excited about.  The roster is largely comprised of former ML players as emergency depth for the ML club.  There aren't really any everyday players I'd be excited to go see.  There will be in a year or two though hopefully. Smile

2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:15AM #32
BigGuy
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 8:53AM, Stratocaster wrote:


Apr 13, 2012 -- 5:53AM, BigGuy wrote:

  • Manny Banuelos took the mound against Buffalo today, and although he was able to limit the damage, the young lefty struggled in his second straight start. In 2.0 innings he threw 74 pitches and only 36 for strikes, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs, and 6 (!) walks. The bullpen was great in relief though, and between Pat Venditte, Manny Delcarmen, Cody Eppley, and Kevin Whelan, they went 7.0 innings, giving up 1 hit, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. The offense was able to score some runs today thanks to multi-hit games by Kevin Russo and Jack Cust. Dewayne Wise, Raymond Kruml, and Brandon Laird each doubled, while Steve Pearce hit his first homerun of the year. The Scranton Yankees (Yes, thats still their name) beat the Buffalo Bisons 7-2. (Box Score)

  • Trenton took the only loss in the system today behind a weak start from Brett Marshall, who gave the team 4.1 innings, 9 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Kelvin Perez was the most impressive reliever, who went 2.0 innings, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Ronnier Mustelier, Kevin Mahoney, and Walter Ibarra were the only players to have hits today, although they all had 2 hit games. Trenton lost to Akron 6-1. (Box Score)

  • In Tampa, Shane Greene went 4.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, and 1 strikeout. Kramer Sneed relieved him with 2.2 innings, giving up just 1 hit and 2 walks, along with 3 strikeouts. Offensively, Eduardo Sosa and Kyle Rolled had 2 hit games with a double. The shortstop Jose Mojica went 3 for 3 with a walk, but J.R. Murphy out did him with a 3 for 4 outing that was a double shy of the cycle. Tampa beat Daytona 5-4. (Box Score)




If it's any consolation BG, this isn't necessarily a bad SWB season for you to miss if you had to miss one.  Aside from the starters, there really doesn't seem to be much there to get excited about.  The roster is largely comprised of former ML players as emergency depth for the ML club.  There aren't really any everyday players I'd be excited to go see.  There will be in a year or two though hopefully. 




Yeah, I agree. The pitching staff has some real potential.  The bullpen has been great except for 2 innings so far even though some of the starters have been bad.  I don't see much in the form of offense.  I don't think they have a shot in hell at the playoffs anyway.  At least I'll save some money.

This team couldn't score in a whorehouse.
2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:17AM #33
BigGuy
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Rivera: “It’s like we haven’t started the season yet”


Baseball is back in the Bronx. The Yankees play their home opener this afternoon, facing Albert Pujols and the new-look Angels with a 1:05 first pitch.


“It just never seems like the season officially gets underway until you have the home opener,” Derek Jeter said. “That’s how I’ve always felt. It’s special. It’s fun. It’s a great atmosphere. It’s something that we all look forward to. We usually get at least a couple of Opening Days over the course of a season, but it just doesn’t feel like it gets underway until we get the one at home.”


The Yankees got to town after Wednesday’s series finale in Baltimore. They got settled into their homes and apartments yesterday, had a homecoming dinner last night, and now it’s back to work.


“We’ve been away so long, it’s like we haven’t started the season yet,” Mariano Rivera said. “… It will be good when you see those (new players) seeing the Stadium, seeing the Stadium packed, the noise and everything that comes with New York. It’s wonderful. We have a lot of guys that will see that for the first time.”


I will not be seeing it. After covering all of spring training, I’m taking these next few games off. Yesterday I walked into my apartment for the first time since February 6, so I’m still figuring out my way around. Brian Heyman will be take you all through today’s game, and I’ll see you in a few days.


“It seems like we’ve been gone forever,” Joe Girardi said. “I think we’re all anxious to get back and play at home, in front of our home crowd. We’re fortunate. Wherever we travel, we still have a lot of fans, but home is still home.”

This team couldn't score in a whorehouse.
2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:22AM #34
BigGuy
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First Pitch: The Yanks say thanks to Jorge


April, 13, 2012



It didn't finish the way Jorge Posada wanted it to, but it ended the best way it could.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi first stripped away Posada's catching gear. Then they nearly took away his bat. After adding to the embarrassment by benching himself, Posada finally reminded everyone of perhaps his best quality -- his grit -- which provided a couple of feel-good moments.

He had the game-winning hit in the AL East-clinching win and swung a better bat than any Yankee during the playoffs.

Then Posada had the good sense to say goodbye.

Now, we are not among those who think players should retire to protect their legacies. If a guy wants to hang on, that is his prerogative. Willie Mays as a Met is always the given baseball example of a player who stayed too long, but does really anyone think of the Mets when they remember Mays? No one does.

No, the reason Posada was fortunate the Yankees didn't want him back is because he left before it got ugly again. He retired in a way that allowed him to have the final word. If he kept hanging around, it would have ended with him riding the pine more than he even did last year.

Girardi embarrassed Posada nearly a year ago by batting him ninth against the Red Sox on national TV. Posada did the wrong thing and pulled himself from the lineup. The Yankees could have cut him there and a lot of people would have thought they were correct.

Instead Posada did the right thing, apologized, kept his head down and, ultimately, was rewarded with a couple of more moments.

Today, he throws out the first pitch at the Yankees' home opener. After the bad blood of last year, the Yankees and their fans can say thank you.

This team couldn't score in a whorehouse.
2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:25AM #35
BigGuy
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New York Yankees News: 4/13/12




Bob blowing a bubble.

Rob Carr - Getty Images


Bob blowing a bubble.




The Yankees host the Angels this afternoon for the Yankee Stadium home opener with Hiroki Kuroda looking to bounce back from a rough debut as he faces off against Ervin Santana at 1:05 P.M.


- Mike Axisa at RAB discusses the Yankee bullpen, and how it is one of the greatest strengths of this team. Having to clean up some less than stellar performances by the starting pitchers, the bullpen has allowed only eleven hits and three runs since the blown save on Opening Day.


- If you don't follow the minors, you may have missed what Jose Campos has been doing at Low-A Charleston, but it's extremely impressive. After pitching six innings of one-hit ball in his last start, Campos added five no-hit innings in his most recent start. He's only 19 years old, and he's only facing Low-A competition, but it's exciting to see one of our prospects put up those kind of lines with Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances struggling at AAA.


- Is it too early to worry about a struggling Mark Teixeira? William Tasker at It's About The Money says yes. Historically, April is not kind to Tex, with the exception of last season, but we're only five games in. It's way to soon to make many judgments about what has happened so far.


- For as amazing as Brett Gardner is defensively, one thing he does is kind of infuriating, and that's his tendency to watch too many strikes go by at the plate. Matt Imbrogno at TYA thinks Gardner needs to swing the bat more (not just bunting style), and I can't really disagree with him.


- Chad Jennings at LoHud talks about the tough road ahead for the Yankees in April. After this series against the Los Angeles Pujols', the Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway, travel to Arlington to take on the AL Champion Rangers, and have a three game set at home against the Detroit Tigers all before May rolls around. That's definitely no easy task.


www.pinstripealley.com/2012/4/13/2945389...


This team couldn't score in a whorehouse.
2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:27AM #36
BigGuy
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Yankees hit snag with runners in scoring position


Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:17 AM




ARod.JPGAlex Rodriguez and his middle-of-the-order colleagues have stumbled out of the gate.

NEW YORK -- Today's home opener against the Angels marks just the seventh game of the season for the Yankees. So, it's hard to get too worked up about how things have shaken down so far, good or bad. Six games are hardly enough to predict how the next 156 are going to unfold.


I say that specifically about how the Yankees have hit -- or, really, haven't hit -- with runners in scoring position. They enter play hitting .222 with runners in scoring position, ranking 10th of 14 teams in the American League. And the reasons are easy to spot.


Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira -- otherwise known as the heart of the order -- have started the season hitting a combined 16-for-66 with no homers and just one RBI. Their overall futility, as you'd expect, has carried over into their performance with runners in scoring position, in which they are a combined 1-for-19.


(Feel free to grab your noseplugs).


"It's important to get everyone going in our lineup but we've only played six games here," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, shortly after the Yankees completed a sweep of the Orioles, despite struggling with runners on. "I'm not too worried about it."


He shouldn't be.


Whenever an issue emerges with a team -- whether it be a rough run of starting pitching, or a hitting drought with runners in scoring position -- the real question is what it means in the long term. Are the results a function of a team enduring the typical fluctuations of a season? Or are they an indication of some fatal flaw in its construction?


I'd tend to think that this is a temporary lull, one that the Yankees should be able to reverse fairly quickly. To be sure, they'd rather have the middle of their order clicking out of the gates. But it's difficult to reasonably believe that Cano, Rodriguez and Teixeira remain this cold for an extended period of time.


Even if one of them takes a while to thaw -- and his track record would indicate that Teixeira is the most likely candidate -- the Yankees' depth should help. Their lineup should have enough bats to help them get through this lull, so long as they keep reaching base, thus giving themselves opportunities to hit with runners in scoring position.


And so far, they have had both go their way. Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson have taken advantage of their opportunities, and the Yankees have generated plenty of them. As a team, they have come to the plate 81 times with runners in scoring position, most in the American League.


It's a sign -- albeit over a short period of time -- that this Yankees offense is clicking in one important department. And if track records are to be believed, it's only a matter of time until the rest of the bats round into shape.


This team couldn't score in a whorehouse.
2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:30AM #37
BigGuy
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Yankees pitcher Kuroda faces tough trend in move from NL to AL


Last Updated: 8:31 AM, April 13, 2012





headshotJoel Sherman


Orlando Hernandez, Jon Lieber and Shawn Chacon.


You now know the only three starters acquired during general manager Brian Cashman’s tenure who have enjoyed Yankee success without having spent considerable time in the American League beforehand.


It is not much of a list and El Duque is the only member who sustained a positive run with the Yankees. Hiroki Kuroda, the Yankees’ starter in today’s home opener, is trying to expand that small group.


Before joining the Yankees, Kuroda played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan’s DH-free Central League and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. He, of course, had seen AL teams and the DH before joining the Yankees. In fact, he shut out today’s opponent, the Angels, over seven innings in Anaheim last July 1; albeit facing a lineup that did not have Albert Pujols and Kendrys Morales, as today’s Los Angeles order almost certainly will.



TOUGH MOVE: Hiroki Kuroda’s transition from the NL West to AL East may not be smooth.
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TOUGH MOVE: Hiroki Kuroda’s transition from the NL West to AL East may not be smooth.



Kuroda has traded in huge Dodger Stadium for the short right-field porch in the Bronx. He also is coming to a league, in general, and a division, in specific, in which offenses are more discriminating and relentless.


Rays manager Joe Maddon explained it is hard to win consistently in the AL East without pitches that beat hitters in the strike zone. Translation: The AL East is filled with patient, powerful lineups. A pitcher who does not win in the strike zone will issue walks and/or face too many hitters’ counts.


Ideally, Kuroda would like to nibble at the edges to get ahead and then put hitters away with a splitter out of the strike zone. But in his Yankee debut against Tampa Bay, Kuroda managed to throw just 10 of 21 four-seam fastballs for strikes. He got into counts of 0-2 or 1-2 just four times compared to being forced into six full counts, four of which led to walks. He struck out just two.


That was in St. Petersburg. If he does that today in The Bronx, he will deal with the other harsh issue in transitioning to the Yankees: A demanding crowd expecting excellence — or else.


“Our scouts really liked Kuroda and feel he will be a contributing member to an AL rotation,” Cashman said yesterday. “We recognize his ERA [3.07 last year, 3.45 in four years with the Dodgers] will go up due to the deeper lineups he will face coming here. But we can’t have a rule that just because someone is an NL pitcher we will not touch them. Believe me, there are plenty of guys pitching in the NL who we would love to have.”


AL experience has not guaranteed Yankee success as Jeff Weaver and A.J. Burnett proved. But most of the positive rotation imports since Cashman became GM have spent all or most of their careers in the AL; think Roger Clemens, Mike Mussina, CC Sabathia and David Wells — and even Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.





Read more: www.nypost.com/p/sports/yankees/league_o...

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:33AM #38
BigGuy
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Back in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/2bJDery5



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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 1:56PM #39
BigGuy
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Manny Banuelos placed on the DL with a back muscle issue.  He'll miss at least 1 start.

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