Game 74: Yankees at Mets

Last night the Yankees defeated the Mets by the score of 9-1, with the help of the Mets terrible defense. Their entire infield each made an error, well except for Luis Castillo (ironic right?) who I feel has already done his share. CC pitched well and showed no signs of the muscle soreness that bothered him in his last start. Brett Gardner had the night of his life, he was a double short of the cycle and if you think about it he should have gotten it because on one of his singles CC was on first base and any other runner would have advanced to third and Brett would have easily made it to second. Oh well. Anyway, tonight the Yankees look to secure a series win as they face Tim Redding and the Mets. You may remember Redding in his short 1 inning stint with the Yankees in which he gave up 6 runs, that was the end of him. Anyhow, here’s the starting lineup via PeteAbe :

CF Brett Gardner

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

C Jorge Posada

LF Melky Cabrera

SS Ramiro Pena

RHP A.J. Burnett

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Paging Doctor Robert (Beatles reference)

Johnny Damon joins the list of Yankees who are/were under the weather. Other members of that list inlcude Matsui, Melky Cabrera, and Derek Jeter. What’s going on here, you would think the Yankees could control this better.

Pat Venditte finally climbs the ladder

Pat Venditte (the Yankees ambidextrous pitcher who nobody really feels is a prospect, but continues to get hitters out) was promoted to Tampa (Class A Advanced). This is good for him because he is not that young (24) for his level and he can’t continue to just dominate 20 year olds, he needs to either prove he can get more experienced hitters out or prove that he can’t.

Nady needs Tommy John Surgery

Just in case you missed it, Nady needs TJ surgery. He really wanted to come back, that’s why he tried alternative methods but they failed. He is a free agent after the season and it is unlikely the Yankees will re-sign him, especially because his agent is named Scott Boras. I still feel the way I felt last night when I heard the news, very disappointed. Will Brian Cashman make a trade now that Nady isn’t coming back, who knows.

Musings on Huston Street

Marc Craig wonders whether Huston will be fitting on Yankee pinstripes in the near future. I like the idea very much, but I don’t think the Rockies want to trade anyone right now, they have been on a hot streak and probably don’t want to mess it up. Maybe once they cool down, they will be more open to trading Street. However, I still don’t think he’ll come cheap. According to Marc Craig the Yankees have been interested in Street since May. While I like the idea, to me it has to be for the right price.

Game 73: Yankees at Mets

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The Yankees look to take over the Mets' new cavernous home, Citi Field

The Yankees look to take over the Mets' new cavernous home, Citi Field

Round 2 of the 2009 Subway Series begins tonight as the Yankees and CC Sabathia take on the Mets and Mike Pelfrey. The Yankees took round 1 of the Subway Series taking 2 out of 3 from the Mets, but the Yankees really only earned one win in that series with the other win coming as a result of a dropped pop up by Luis Castillo, and I thank him for that. This time around the Yankees hope to earn their wins against the cross town rivals. The pitching matchups look pretty good for the Yankees during this series with CC vs Pelfrey tonight, A.J. vs Redding tomorrow, and Wang vs. Livan on Sunday. Okay maybe the Sunday doesn’t favor the Yankees tremendously but I feel confident with Wang. Anyway, let’s just worry about tonight as the Yankees send out the following lineup via PeteAbe to face Mike Pelfrey and the Mets:

SS Derek Sanderson Jeter CF Brett M. Gardner

LF Johnny David Damon

1B Mark Charles Teixeira

3B Alex Emmanuel Rodriguez

2B Robinson Jose Cano

RF Melky Astacio Cabrera

CF Brett M. Gardner C Francisco Cervelli

C Francisco Cervelli SS Derek Jeter

LHP Carsten Charles Sabathia

The bottom of that lineup looks a little weak with both Swisher and Posada not playing, no big deal though.

Nady suffers a setback

Xavier Nady was playing for Scranton last night and he left the game in the 5th inning after making a throw from right field. At the moment the Yankees haven’t said much about it but it doesn’t look good to me. “We don’t know what he did yet but it could be the worst-case scenario,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “He felt something and that is what we were concerned about.” “I want to talk to X and see how he feels,” Cashman said. “But it didn’t sound good.” According to PeteAbe Nady is heading to California to see Dr. Yocum. It doesn’t sound good but let’s just hope for the best because not getting Nady back for the rest of the year would really hurt.

Happy Birthday Derek!

Derek Jeter turns 35 today, man he is getting old, but he is still productive and is having a surprisingly decent maybe even good year defensively.

Andy Phillips signs with Japan

Do you remember Andy Phillips? He played for t.ps said on the team’s official Web site. “I’ll do every thing I can to help the team win a championship.” Good for him and I wish him the best of luck, Japan has to be better than AAA and now he has a chance to really prove himself and have fun on a competitive team.

Update 6:30

Jeter scratched because he is feeling under the weather. Same illness that Melky and Hideki have/had. I made the corresponding changes to the lineup above. By the way it’s raining in New York again. It looks like we could be in for a long delay. I feel like we live in Seatle.

Update 6:55
Xavier Nady is done for the season. He needs Tommy John surgery. This is really dissapointing but I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. I have yet to really digest the news, right nowim just really dissapointed and even sad. I really like Nady but it looks like his Yankee days are over, he is a free agent after the season and I doubt the Yankees would want to resign him considering his 2010 is partly is doubt since TJ surgery recovering takes about a year. I’m really disappointed.

Update 7:30

First pitch scheduled for 8:00.