Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Game 53: Yankees vs. Orioles - Posada Update

Regular Season Game 53
Yankees vs. Orioles
Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY
Game Time - 7:05 p.m.
TV: YES | Radio: WCBS | XM: 176

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (32-20)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (6-1, 2.70 ERA)

Corey Patterson LF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Luke Scott DH
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Scott Moore 2B
Cesar Izturis SS

Pitching: RHP Brad Bergesen (3-3, 5.96 ERA)

Yankees vs. Bergesen

A. Rodriguez31001200.333.3331.3331.667
C. Granderson31000100.333.333.333.667
D. Jeter20000010.000.333.000.333
M. Teixeira20000011.000.333.000.333
N. Swisher20000011.000.333.000.333
R. Cano20000010.000.333.000.333
F. Cervelli21000000.500.500.5001.000
Orioles vs. Hughes

N. Markakis176200314.353.389.471.859
A. Jones114201303.364.364.8181.182
M. Tejada80000012.
L. Scott85100112.625.667.7501.417
T. Wigginton62001201.333.333.8331.167
C. Patterson42000001.500.500.5001.000
M. Wieters40000012.
R. Andino21100001.500.5001.0001.500
J. Lugo10000000.
C. Izturis10000110.000.667.000.667
L. Montanez110000101.0001.0001.0002.000
Data provided by Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN

News & Notes

- To make room on the roster the Yankees have optioned Juan Miranda down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Apparently, they're confident that Tex if fine and can continue to play everyday, which is a good thing. But while Jorge Posada has been activated and is back in the lineup, he won't be catching anytime soon. According to Chad Jennings, Posada has not been cleared to catch during drills or in a game. Here's what Posada had to say:

“I know that I can catch and I know that I can be out there,” he said. “But a lot of circumstances have come. I’m going to have to be smart about it. If I’m in the lineup, I’m happy. I would like to catch here and there sometimes, but I understand what the future holds.”

Sounds like a guy whose days of being an everyday catcher are behind him. He also said he should be at 100% in about two or three weeks, which likely means he will be the everyday DH until at least then.

- Phil Hughes has faced the Orioles 9 times, 6 as a starter, and is 2-2, with a 5.97 ERA. He's made on start against them this year and in 5.2 innings allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2 in a no decision. Here are some of Phil's 2010 stats: FIP: 3.03, xFIP: 3.63, BABIP: .265, K/9: 9.05, BB/9: 3.12, HR/9: 0.64, GB rate: 38.3%, WAR: 1.5.

- Brad Bergesen has only faced the Yankees one time, and that came last year in a loss. He last 6.1 innnings that day and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2.

- Robinson Cano has an 15-game hitting streak. Over the course of the streak he's hitting .453/.455/.672 with 2 HR, 17 RBI, 8 doubles, and he's walked just one time.

- Derek Jeter comes into tonight with an 9-game hitting streak. He's also hit safely in 18 of his last 19, and in those 19 games has hit .369/.424/.476 with a homer, 9 RBI and 6 doubles.

- Nick Swisher is hitting .400/.455/.733 with 2 HR, 4 RBI and 4 doubles over his last seven games.

- Alex Rodriguez is hitting 337/.406/.576 with 5 HR, 7 doubles, and 24 RBI since May 7th.

- The Yankees are 6-1 against the Orioles this season.

- Click on the team name for the Yankees or Orioles 2010 batting stats.

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