Tagged: Melancon

*LABOR PAINS*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*  

CC Sabathia (16-7) vs. Matt Garza (7-9)

   – *YANKEES SMOKED AGAIN*

   Where do I begin? Yesterday’s matchup in Toronto was one of those games that kicked off pretty exciting, and ended pretty brutal. With a redeeming win under our belt from the day before, New York actually led this one heading in to the bottem of the 5th… but it stopped right there. That’s when Sergio Mitre fell apart, and the Blue Jays posted 8 runs in the 5th inning alone… When Melancon was finally called upon, Mitre departed with a disappointing 9 earned to call his own. Josh Towers made his debut on the mound, and what a debut it was…

   – *IN YOUR FACE!*

   So what can top David Wright catching a 95mph fastball to the helmet? How about Randy Ruiz catching a Josh Towers bullet to the face. It doesn’t get much worse then this folks. Here’s the conversation Towers’ is expected to have with his grandchildren one day:

GRANDSON: “Grandpa… Who was the first batter you ever pitched to in the majors?”

TOWERS: “I’d rather not talk about it. Go to sleep…”

GRANDSON: “But you pitched for the Yankees! Tell me!”

TOWERS: “Ok you little brat! His name was Randy Ruiz, and I beaned him in the face! Are you happy now? Thanks for pouring salt in my wounds!”

   *It won’t be a pretty sight…

   – *CHASING HISTORY*

   Well, if there’s one positive thing we can take from this 14-8 slaughter – Jeter’s only 3 hits away from Lou Gehrig’s franchise record. Jeter went 3 for 3, and we can almost garentee we’ll witness history in tomarrow’s double header.

SWISHER: 2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI’s

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .334
  Pena, R, SS-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276
Damon, LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 .289
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .279
  Cervelli, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Matsui, H, DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .266
Swisher, RF 4 2 2 3 1 1 2 .249
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .318
  a-Hinske, PH-3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .251
Hairston, J, 3B-SS 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .254
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .276
Molina, J, C-1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .223
Totals 39 8 13 8 4 7 17

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitre (L, 3-2) 4.1 11 11 9 2 5 0 7.02
Melancon 0.1 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.95
Towers 3.1 3 2 1 0 1 0 2.70

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*THIS HALLADAY WEEKEND*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*

Andy Pettitte (12-6) vs. Brett Cecil (6-3)

   – *NOT SO HOT IN TORONTO*

   Well, I guess we’re not the “perfect team” after all… A day after making Ricky Ramiro look like a AA call-up – the Yankes got a taste of their own medicine from one of the AL’s finest. Roy Halladay held New York to one single hit through 9, and gave the Yanks their first loss in 7 consecutive victories…

   I can’t lie, Halladay did his thing. If he can hold the best team in the league to one hit, then the man deserves his praise. The unfortunate thing for New York fans however, is the lack of things to be proud of in this one… It was a miserable sight to see.

   1. Thanks to the “10 Joba Commandments,” Chamberlain was pulled in the 3rd to give Mark Melancon a shot on the mound. Let’s be honest though – the 3 runs Joba allowed probably would of gotten him pulled anyway… We’ll just say he needed to take a seat.

   2. Melancon allowed an additional run, and was plucked after a 2 inning stint to give Jonathon Albaladejo a shot. The name drops here are bringing back some memories, right? Faces we haven’t seen in quite awhile…

   – *THE RETURN OF EDWAR!*

   You read correctly! After a long ‘vacation’ from the majors, Edwar Ramirez resurfaced for the Yankees toward the end of yesterday’s game to prove he’s still alive. (*Kidding*) I can’t lie, I missed Edwar on the mound. I never really thought he deserved to be thrown in the minors for that long, but we’ve been winning so I have no reason to complain. I’m just glad to see him getting another shot… Goggles or no goggles!

RAMIREZ: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 SO

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .289
Hinske, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .248
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .279
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .273
Matsui, H, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Posada, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .287
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .316
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
Pena, R, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .278
Totals 28 0 1 0 3 9 5

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain (L, 8-5) 3.0 6 3 2 2 2 0 4.41
Melancon 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.38
Albaladejo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Dunn, M 0.2 0 2 2 3 0 0 27.00
Ramirez, E 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.82


*NOT THE BROOM!* – 8/1

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW*  

   CC Sabathia (10-7) vs. Mark Buehrle (11-4)

   – *YANKEES LOSE 3RD TO SOX*

   What can I say, the White Sox are hurting us… Not even A.J. could provoke a win, and Chicago ended this one 14-4 for thier 3rd straight victory in this 4 game series.

   In comparison, the Yankees ended yesterday’s game with 8 total hits, while the Sox mustered up an impressive 17. Both clubs allowed 5 pitchers to make appearences, but obviously – the Yankees were the sorry saps who actually needed to. A few batters on our side had a multiple hit game, but it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the White Sox inflating score.

   We need to change our tune tomarrow. Winning streaks can’t be random and seldom – this is the recipe for falling flat on our faces back into 2nd place. We can avoid the sweep if we get it together, and with CC on the mound tomarrow – we just may…

   The stats:

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 .322
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .236
Teixeira, DH 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 .282
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 .262
Posada, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .273
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .305
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283
Hairston, J, LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .255
Ransom, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .190
Totals 35 4 8 4 4 7 22

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, A (L, 10-5) 4.2 10 7 7 2 4 0 3.89
Bruney 1.2 3 1 1 1 2 0 6.10
Robertson, D 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.72
Coke 0.1 4 6 6 3 0 0 4.98
Melancon 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60

*RAYS-ING A POINT* – 7/28

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*

   Joba Chamberlain (6-2) vs Matt Garza (7-7)

   *I didn’t sleep on Kazmir, and I definently won’t sleep on Garza.

   – *YANKEES LOSE 6-2*

   The swagger has left the building… temporarily. In a 6-2 loss, the Rays defeated the Yankees on Tuesday to provide the second loss for New York in thier last 12 outings. CC was on the mound, and although the name Sabathia is becoming synonymous for “good start,” – he was smacked around for 9 hits and 5 runs…

   On a positive note, Mark Melancon had a solid day relieving – replacing CC in the 5th and completing the game without allowing additional runs. A-Rod went 2 for 4 with a run scored, and Matsui went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s…

   *More specifics:

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .322
Damon, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .276
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .282
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .252
Matsui, H, DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 .256
Posada, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .284
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .309
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .238
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Totals 31 2 7 2 2 4 10

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (L, 10-7) 5.2 9 6 5 2 6 1 3.83
Melancon 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.50