|TAMPA BAY ( HERNANDEZ )|
NY YANKEES ( PHELPS )
|963||TAMPA BAY||+110||Ov 8.5,-120||+105||Ov 9,-105|
|964||NY YANKEES||-120||Un 8.5,+100||-115||Un 9,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-26||-5.5||29-18||4.7||0.258||0.326||4.9||0.252||0.311|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.9||3-3||3.7||0.260||0.320||4.0||0.247||0.315|
|vs Right-handed Starters||24-24||-3.6||21-23||4.2||0.246||0.297||4.0||0.259||0.317|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.1||3-3||3.0||0.190||0.257||5.3||0.300||0.357|
|6/13/2013||HELLICKSON(R)||KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)||1-10||L||-140||7.5 un||O||6||6||0||14||5||1|
|6/14/2013||MOORE(L)||KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)||2-7||L||-165||8 un||O||7||7||0||10||7||0|
|6/15/2013||COBB(R)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||5-3||W||-170||7.5 un||O||8||6||0||8||9||1|
|6/16/2013||HERNANDEZ(R)||KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||3-5||L||-145||8 un||P||7||8||1||11||10||0|
|6/18/2013||ARCHER(R)||@ BOSTON||ACEVES(R)||1-5||L||105||10 un||U||6||8||1||8||8||0|
|6/18/2013||ODORIZZI(R)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||1-3||L||140||10 un||U||4||3||0||7||6||0|
|6/19/2013||HELLICKSON(R)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||6-2||W||120||9.5 un||U||15||10||0||7||5||1|
|6/20/2013||MOORE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||PETTITTE(L)||8-3||W||-105||8 un||O||14||7||0||6||5||1|
|6/21/2013||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|6/22/2013||COLOME(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|6/23/2013||ARCHER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||HUGHES(R)|| |
|6/28/2013|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|6/7/2013||KURODA(R)||@ SEATTLE||BONDERMAN(R)||1-4||L||-175||8 un||U||4||5||0||9||9||1|
|6/8/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ SEATTLE||SAUNDERS(L)||3-1||W||-130||7.5 un||U||10||9||0||4||5||0|
|6/9/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||2-1||W||135||6.5 ov||U||7||10||1||6||6||1|
|6/11/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ OAKLAND||COLON(R)||4-6||L||105||7 un||O||10||9||0||9||3||0|
|6/12/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)||2-5||L||100||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||8||10||1|
|6/13/2013||KURODA(R)||@ OAKLAND||PARKER(R)||2-3||L||100||7.5 un||U||10||14||0||12||12||2|
|6/14/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||2-5||L||145||8 un||U||6||7||0||13||10||1|
|6/15/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HANSON(R)||2-6||L||115||8 ov||P||5||4||0||12||10||1|
|6/16/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||6-5||W||130||7 ov||O||9||3||0||9||7||2|
|6/19/2013||KURODA(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||6-4||W||-140||7.5 un||O||8||8||0||10||7||4|
|6/19/2013||HUGHES(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||0-6||L||-140||8 ov||U||3||3||0||12||6||0|
|6/20/2013||PETTITTE(L)||TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)||3-8||L||-105||8 un||O||6||5||1||14||7||0|
|6/21/2013||PHELPS(R)||TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|6/22/2013||SABATHIA(L)||TAMPA BAY||COLOME(R)|| |
|6/23/2013||HUGHES(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|6/28/2013|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|TAMPA BAY: HITTING: OF DESMOND JENNINGS' on-base skills will lead to tons of runs and SBs despite his mediocre batting average. 2B BEN ZOBRIST bounced back from a disappointing 2010, and will continue to produce near the top of the batting order. Though a series of nagging injuries plagued his 2011 season, 3B EVAN LONGORIA slugged 17 HR in his last 53 games. Fully healthy this season, he'll be an elite power-hitter with double-digit SB potential. OF B.J. UPTON's days in Tampa may be numbered. He's an elite athlete, but he just might lose his head if he's traded into a tough situation. After a hot start, OF MATT JOYCE settled in as the productive hitter he is. He should get to play every day in right field. SSs SEAN RODRIGUEZ and REID BRIGNAC will battle for ABs but neither hits on a consistent basis. C JOSE MOLINA was acquired for his defense much more than his hitting. DH LUKE SCOTT can also play some 1B when slugger CARLOS PENA, who is returning to Tampa after hitting 28 homers for the Cubs in 2011, needs a rest. |
STARTING PITCHING: DAVID PRICE was a little more hittable than in 2010, but he increased his already-high strikeout rate while cutting back on walks. His win total should rise from a disappointing 12 last year. JAMES SHIELDS put his 2010 disaster season behind him and became a Cy Young candidate. His peripheral stats and skills weren't all that different the past two years, it was a big swing of luck. Some people are putting out the Bust Alert on Rookie of the Year JEREMY HELLICKSON. He had the league's luckiest batting average on balls in play (.217), but he improved as last season progressed. MATT MOORE may be this year's R.O.Y. after a dominant late-season call up. He'll be among the league leaders in strikeouts for years to come. WADE DAVIS is a mediocre pitcher who eats innings at the back of the rotation.
RELIEF PITCHING: KYLE FARNSWORTH looked as strong as he has in years, converting 25 of 31 saves in his first season with the Rays. He's the closer again this year, but it won't take much for him to lose that job after an unsteady last third of the 2011 season. JOEL PERALTA may overtake Farnsworth for ninth-inning duties at some point this season. Peralta was 5-for-5 on saves in September when Farnsworth was hurt, and gave up only one run in his final 21.3 innings. Possible future closer JAKE McGEE progressed nicely after a tough start to 2011. He's got potentially lethal stuff. Former Angels hurler FERNANDO RODNEY is looking to bounce back after a wild season (28 walks, 26 strikeouts in 32 IP).
|NY YANKEES: HITTING: Despite his decline from mediocrity into downright counter-productivity, SS DEREK JETER gets to hit atop the best lineup in baseball. Off an MVP-caliber season, OF CURTIS GRANDERSON is a true star. His average is mediocre, but his power is elite and the Yankees are letting him run when on base. After two years with a sub-.260 average, 1B MARK TEIXEIRA's talent seems to be fading. He still puts up huge power numbers playing in a bandbox. Coming off knee and thumb injuries, 3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ is a serious injury risk hitting in the middle of this lineup. 2B ROBINSON CANO will once again see as many RBI chances as anyone. He's been great in those situations the past two seasons. OFs NICK SWISHER and BRETT GARDNER offer power and SBs, respectively, though the Yankees may look to upgrade if they continue to post lackluster numbers. C RUSSELL MARTIN will get plenty of playing time now that Jesus Montero is in Seattle. Veteran slugger RAUL IBANEZ is the new DH in town, and will love hitting towards the short porch in right at Yankee Stadium. |
STARTING PITCHING: CC SABATHIA struggled late last year and has logged a ridiculous number of innings over the past five years. He's a top-10 starter in the majors, but is starting to pass his prime. Newcomers HIROKI KURODA and MICHAEL PINEDA will both stabilize what was a shaky rotation last year. Kuroda, 37, posted a 3.07 ERA with the Dodgers and the 23-year-old Pineda has unlimited upside, fanning 173 batters in 171 innings with Seattle last season. IVAN NOVA benefitted from nearly nine runs of support per game. He keeps the ball down often enough to thrive in the Bronx, just without many strikeouts. PHIL HUGHES' stuff has regressed greatly since his days as a top prospect. He's trying to overcome conditioning problems this offseason. MANNY BANUELOS and DELLIN BETANCES are great prospects who may get a chance to start MLB games later this season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Trust MARIANO RIVERA to stay dominant until proven wrong. He was better in 2011 than he was in 2010 despite some velocity slippage. DAVID ROBERTSON has a firm hold on eighth-inning duties after an All-Star season. He's second in line for saves. RAFAEL SORIANO wasn't a total bust, as he did just fine after a rough April. He's settled into the seventh-inning role since Robertson is more trusted that he is. After Tommy John surgery, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN is aiming to be back this June. Middle reliever CORY WADE was reliable last year, and has a chance to rack up some vulture wins if he keeps going strong.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rays-Yankees Preview* ======================
By JUSTIN EINHORN STATS Senior Editor
Tampa Bay (37-35) at New York (39-32), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Some veteran offseason acquisitions keyed the New York Yankees overcoming injuries to many of their top offensive players well into May.
That trend has ended in June.
Baseball's worst offense of the past four weeks resides in the Bronx, where back-to-back poor hitting displays leave the Yankees looking to avoid a season-high third straight home loss Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Missing Derek Jeter (ankle) and Alex Rodriguez (hip) all season, New York (39-33) learned Tuesday that Kevin Youkilis (back surgery) will be out 10-12 weeks and Mark Teixeira (wrist) was going back on the disabled list. While Teixeira has missed all but 15 games, Curtis Granderson (forearm, finger) has played only eight and returned to the DL on May 25.
Since that date, the Yankees have gone 9-15 while hitting .216 and scoring 71 runs - both lowest in the majors.
New York was 30-18 before that slump greatly because a few newcomers in their mid-30s stepped up. However, Vernon Wells, Lyle Overbay and Travis Hafner have cooled off significantly.
After hitting .301 with 10 homers through May 15, Wells has batted .118 without a home run in 29 games. Wells, 6 for 59 in June, is appreciative manager Joe Girardi even keeps him in the lineup.
"I've got to repay him for that," Wells told the team's official website, "and that's what I plan on doing."
Hafner has 11 homers but has batted .105 since Granderson's return to the DL. Overbay had eight home runs and 28 RBIs at that time but has since failed to go deep while driving in four runs.
The veteran trio has hit .104 against the Rays this season, including 1 for 10 in an 8-3 defeat Thursday.
Evan Longoria homered twice for Tampa Bay (38-35), a night after having three hits in a 6-2 win at Boston. The Rays have totaled 29 hits in the last two games after a 1-6 stretch during which they batted .200 and averaged 2.0 runs.
"We've had some tough losses in the past week but the guys hung in there really well," manager Joe Maddon said.
None of the Yankees' runs Thursday came off a hit, scoring on a wild pitch, Robinson Cano's sacrifice fly and Hafner's groundout. New York had six hits - its sixth straight game failing to reach double digits - after being held to three in a 6-0 loss to the Dodgers in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader.
The Yankees haven't dropped three consecutive regular-season home games since a four-game slide July 28-31.
It would seem they have a favorable matchup Friday against Roberto Hernandez (4-7, 5.02 ERA).
Excluding a win in Miami against the majors' lowest-scoring team as he came within one out of a complete game, Hernandez is 0-4 with a 7.82 ERA in five starts on the road. The former Fausto Carmona has lost his last five starts versus the Yankees, posting an 11.32 ERA.
The latest came May 24, when he was tagged for five runs in four innings of a 9-4 defeat. That's part of Hernandez's current stretch of failing to post a quality start in four of six outings overall.
David Phelps (4-4, 4.08) will try to beat Hernandez again after doing so last month with 7 2-3 innings of four-run ball.
Phelps gave up one run and four hits through his first 12 innings of June, but he yielded four runs and nine hits in six innings of a 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Tampa Bay is 4-3 in the season series, holding New York to a .202 average.
|Last Updated: 9/21/2014 7:07:11 AM EST|