Game 75: Yankees at Dodgers

The Yankees have split the first two games in this series against the Dodgers (which has been way overblown by the media) and tonight they look for the series win against Clayton Kershaw. Here is the starting lineup via Chad Jennings

SS Derek Jeter

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

C Jorge Posada

CF Curtis Granderson

LF Brett Gardner

LHP Andy Pettitte

"Joe Girardi and the Yankees will say farewell to Joe Torre and the Dodgers tonight." Photo Credit: Getty Images via Yahoo Sports.

Interleague coming to an end…

Tonight the Yankees will play their final game against a National League team in 2010 except of course if they make it to the World Series. Since the Yankees will be returning to American League style baseball and rules, I’d have to imagine we will see a roster move coming up. The Yankees could of course stick with their current bench of Colin Curtis, Chad Huffman, Kevin Russo, Ramiro Pena, and Francisco Cervelli. However, it wouldn’t be out of proportion to think that a move may be made. In addition, I’d love to see Mark Melancon or Jonathan Albaladejo brought up to help out the bullpen.

Eiland returning…

Marc Carig reports that pitching coach Dave Eiland will return to the team on Tuesday after taking time away for personal reasons. It seems many people have liked blaming any recent pitching issues on Eiland’s absence so I guess that is finally over. Anyway, I hope all is well with Dave’s personal life and I am glad to have him back.

Brackman makes AA debut…

Just the other day I mentioned that the Yankees planned to promote Andrew Brackman to Double-A in the near future and it has happened. Brackman made his Trenton debut yesterday and pitched respectably, not that numbers mean much in the minors. Mike Ashmore has excellent coverage of Brackman’s start which includes over 1000 words worth of info, 5 exclusive photos, and 12 exclusive videos. You really should check it out.

Culver debuts

2010 draftee, Cito Culver, already has two games of professional baseball under his belt (and one hit). How’s that for signing extremely quickly? Anyway, the Daily News has a great article on Culver. It’s definitely worth the read.

"A-Rod will have to say goodbye tonight to Manny for the forseeable future." Photo Credit: Getty Images via Yahoo Sports.

6 thoughts on “Game 75: Yankees at Dodgers

  1. Wow what a game. The New York Yankees won 8-6 with four runs scoring in the ninth off Jonathan Broxton. And Cano hit the game winning home run in the top of the 10th. Early on the Yankees defense was let down on bunt play by Pettitte and another error in the same inning.

    • What a game indeed. One of the most, if not the most, exciting game of the season. That ninth inning against Broxton was crazy. To see the Huffman and Curtis come through was great. And then Cano’s homer was obviously great as well.

  2. Yes it was. But Torre bullpen management of this closer throwing 40 something pitches is weird. No wonder he blow out bullpens and injured or their career is not the same or retire.

    • Exactly. The way Torre handled Broxton was exemplary of his seemingly poor bullpen management. Not only did he make Broxton throw 48 pitches the day after he threw 19 pitches, but Torre supposedly had Broxton warm in the bullpen twice that night which would mean even more stress on his arm. We all know this isn’t the first time Torre has abused a bullpen arm. Torre just relies too much on his favorite relievers (Broxton is obviously one of them) and has no trust in his lesser relievers. Oh well, enough ranting for me.

  3. Well now what happens if Colin Curtis hits a homer? Does Sterling use Granderson’s call? OH CURTIS! Haha these are the things I am thinking about at the moment because “Everything is perfect in Yankee Land.”

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