|CINCINNATI ( LEAKE )|
NY YANKEES ( PHELPS )
|979||CINCINNATI||+100||Ov 8.5,-120||+110||Ov 8,-105|
|980||NY YANKEES||-110||Un 8.5,+100||-120||Un 8,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||39-33||+4.2||31-39||3.9||0.246||0.303||3.5||0.233||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.6||5-2||5.0||0.286||0.361||4.0||0.225||0.298|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-32||-3.2||29-35||3.9||0.252||0.311||4.3||0.251||0.303|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.7||3-4||3.1||0.241||0.287||3.9||0.246||0.288|
|7/7/2014||LEAKE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||9-3||W||-155||7.5 ev||O||10||6||1||11||9||0|
|7/8/2014||CUETO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||4-2||W||-220||7 un||U||11||7||0||7||9||1|
|7/8/2014||HOLMBERG(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)||6-5||W||+100||8 ov||O||12||7||0||11||12||1|
|7/9/2014||SIMON(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||BEELER(R)||4-1||W||-155||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||5||6||0|
|7/10/2014||BAILEY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||4-6||L||-135||7 un||O||7||11||1||10||8||2|
|7/18/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|7/19/2014||SIMON(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|7/20/2014||CUETO(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|7/21/2014||LATOS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|7/22/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|7/23/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)|| |
|7/25/2014|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|7/4/2014||WHITLEY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)||6-5||W||100||8 un||O||10||6||0||11||7||0|
|7/5/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINO(R)||1-2||L||-105||8.5 un||U||7||8||1||7||9||1|
|7/6/2014||KURODA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||NOLASCO(R)||9-7||W||-130||8.5 ov||O||14||5||2||13||8||0|
|7/7/2014||GREENE(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MASTERSON(R)||5-3||W||135||9 ov||U||12||9||1||6||3||0|
|7/8/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||3-5||L||-155||7.5 ov||O||4||4||0||10||6||3|
|7/9/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)||5-4||W||115||8 un||O||12||9||1||12||11||0|
|7/10/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||HOUSE(L)||3-9||L||135||8 un||O||11||11||0||15||9||1|
|7/11/2014||KURODA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||2-3||L||-105||8.5 un||U||7||7||0||5||5||0|
|7/12/2014||GREENE(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||3-0||W||140||9 ev||U||9||8||0||5||6||0|
|7/13/2014||WHITLEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||1-3||L||130||8.5 un||U||4||2||0||5||5||0|
|7/24/2014|| ||TEXAS|| || |
|7/25/2014|| ||TORONTO|| || |
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Yankees Preview* ======================
Cincinnati (51-44) at New York (47-47), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Unlike his last visit to Yankee Stadium, Todd Frazier figures to be the hitter in the spotlight due to the depleted nature of the Cincinnati Reds lineup.
His trip to the Bronx 16 years ago remains a lasting memory.
Frazier was on a team that won the Little League World Series back in 1998 when he first encountered New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, and they'll meet for the final time this weekend beginning with Friday night's opener of a three-game set.
Cincinnati (51-44) is without injured sluggers Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto. Frazier leads the club with 19 homers and 53 RBIs in his second trip to the Bronx as a player after the New Jersey native went 2 for 12 when the Reds took two of three two seasons ago.
The third baseman was 12 years old when he was part of a Little League team that was honored at the old Yankee Stadium in 1998. He stood next to Jeter for the national anthem.
"I got to go on the field with him when I was 12 when we won the Little League World Series," Frazier said. "Like I said, when I first met him, a great guy, talked baseball with him a little bit. I worked out with him a couple of years ago, I said 'You remember me from '98?'"
The retiring Jeter said that he actually did.
"It's great to see guys that you run into when they're young," Jeter told MLB's official website. "There's been plenty of players I've played against that have said I had an opportunity to meet them earlier in my career. I enjoy those stories."
The Reds, who are 1 1/2 games back of NL Central-leading Milwaukee, are unsure exactly how they will employ the designated hitter this weekend, although All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco figures to get a rest from behind the plate at some point.
"We'll have some decisions on the roster and what it looks like going into New York, the designated hitter and things of that nature," manager Bryan Price said. "But our bullpen should be rested for sure, the starters will be in a lot better place."
Cincinnati went into the break after an 8-3 homestand in which Frazier had two homers and five RBIs in the final two games.
New York (47-47) begins a 10-game homestand after losing four of six. Although the Yankees have four injured starting pitchers and are unsure of the status of veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran (concussion), they feel they can still contend since they trail first-place Baltimore by five games in the AL East.
"With everything that we had go wrong, we're still in it," manager Joe Girardi said. "That's the big thing. We've got to take advantage of that when we get back to work on Friday."
Both teams will start right-handers Friday.
The Yankees' David Phelps (3-4, 3.94 ERA) is 2-0 with a 3.13 ERA in his last six outings, yielding two runs over six-plus innings July 10 in a 9-3 defeat Cleveland in his last one. Phelps has never started against the Reds.
Cincinnati's Mike Leake (7-7, 3.54) is 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA in six career interleague road starts. He gave up four runs in six innings in a 4-2 loss in his lone career outing against the Yankees on June 22, 2011.
|Last Updated: 9/18/2014 4:45:07 PM EST|