|NY YANKEES ( GREENE )|
BOSTON ( WEBSTER )
|917||NY YANKEES||+115||Ov 9,-110||+105||Ov 9,+110|
|918||BOSTON||-125||Un 9,-110||-115||Un 9,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-37||-2.3||32-44||3.9||0.250||0.311||4.1||0.250||0.302|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.9||3-3||4.7||0.248||0.312||5.3||0.295||0.358|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-39||-15.4||28-40||3.7||0.243||0.312||4.0||0.258||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.4||2-5||2.1||0.226||0.270||5.4||0.270||0.361|
|7/28/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||2-4||L||140||7.5 un||U||11||9||1||8||8||0|
|7/29/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TEXAS||MARTINEZ(R)||12-11||W||-165||9 un||O||12||6||1||15||11||1|
|7/30/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||2-3||L||-135||9 un||U||4||4||0||9||9||0|
|8/1/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ BOSTON||RANAUDO(R)||3-4||L||115||9 ov||U||6||7||0||9||5||0|
|8/2/2014||GREENE(R)||@ BOSTON||WEBSTER(R)|| |
|8/3/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)|| |
|8/9/2014|| ||CLEVELAND|| || |
|7/19/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||2-1||W||-130||8 un||U||6||6||1||5||7||1|
|7/20/2014||LESTER(L)||KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||6-0||W||-155||7.5 un||U||9||10||0||4||6||1|
|7/21/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)||14-1||W||-105||8.5 un||O||18||5||0||3||2||0|
|7/22/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||3-7||L||-115||9 un||O||11||9||0||13||7||0|
|7/23/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)||4-6||L||-115||8.5 un||O||9||6||1||8||6||1|
|7/24/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||0-8||L||100||8 ov||P||1||3||0||14||8||0|
|7/25/2014||LESTER(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||4-6||L||130||6.5 un||O||10||6||0||8||6||0|
|7/26/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||0-3||L||-105||3.5 ov||U||8||9||1||9||9||0|
|7/27/2014||WEBSTER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||3-2||W||125||7.5 un||U||6||8||0||5||7||0|
|7/29/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||2-4||L||-105||8.5 un||U||7||8||1||12||8||0|
|8/1/2014||RANAUDO(R)||NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)||4-3||W||-125||9 ov||U||9||5||0||6||7||0|
|8/2/2014||WEBSTER(R)||NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)|| |
|8/3/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|8/5/2014||KELLY(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)|| |
|8/6/2014|| ||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/7/2014||WORKMAN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||WEBSTER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|8/9/2014|| ||@ LA ANGELS|| || |
|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.
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - Last season was one to remember for fans of the Red Sox - and one to forget for the players.|
Soon after Boston's third World Series championship in 10 years, that bearded bunch decided to put it behind them and focus on what they must do to keep winning.
''It was a dream come true last year,'' pitcher Jake Peavy said. ''It's a new year. I think that's been a slogan of ours on the text messages that we've been exchanging with the guys, `Hey turn the page, it's a new year, it's 2014.' We haven't done anything and, obviously, some teams in our division got awfully better.''
The Red Sox won't be sneaking up on them, not after rebounding from a 69-93, last-place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, a 28-win improvement.
''You've got the bull's-eye on your back,'' second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. ''You want to get everybody's best, so I think it's going to be a fun challenge for everybody.''
John Farrell's disciplined, businesslike approach worked in his first year as Boston's manager. That, and the influx of players to improve the toxic clubhouse chemistry, made the one season under the animated Bobby Valentine seem like a distant memory.
Those players, including Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, return. The Red Sox lost center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees then signed Grady Sizemore as a possible replacement. Sizemore missed the last two seasons with knee and back injuries that required surgery but has had a healthy, productive spring training.
''In this group, no one's going to let anybody sit back and relax,'' Pedroia said. ''We're always going to push each other and make sure that we're respecting the game and playing the game the right way. If we do that, we should be all right.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Red Sox Preview* =========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
New York (55-52) at Boston (48-60), 4:05 p.m. EDT
The starting rotations of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are looking like shells of what might have been projected for each club for the beginning of August.
The Red Sox stripped theirs down by choice prior to the trade deadline, while the Yankees have been forced to restructure due to injuries.
Two of the beneficiaries of those circumstances will face off Saturday as the clubs continue a three-game series at Fenway Park with Boston's big return, slugger Yoenis Cespedes, likely to make his Red Sox debut.
New York's Shane Greene is the one with an AL East chase partially on his shoulders, while Allen Webster is trying to prove himself in Boston's rebuilding process.
Greene (2-1, 3.28 ERA) has been a bit shakier in his last two starts after arriving in the rotation with some impressive results. The right-hander has a 5.73 ERA and 0-1 record over his last two starts, allowing three runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings of Sunday's 5-4 loss to Toronto.
"I felt pretty good," Greene, who didn't receive a decision, told MLB's official website. "I made some good pitches. I've just got to be better later in the game."
Greene's first major league appearance came in Boston out of the bullpen. In one-third of an inning, he walked three and was charged with three unearned runs.
His two starts away from Yankee Stadium have been his best work with a 1.35 ERA.
Webster made his season debut Sunday after Boston shipped Jake Peavy to San Francisco. The right-hander limited Tampa Bay to two runs and three hits in 5 1-3 innings of a 3-2 victory for his second big league win.
"My body felt really good," Webster said. "My command wasn't as there as I wanted it to be, but I made the pitches when I needed."
He threw an inning of relief against the Yankees on Sept. 15 and surrendered a run, hit and walk.
Cespedes was acquired before Thursday's deadline in a deal that sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland. He was held out of the lineup in Friday's 4-3 series-opening win.
The outfielder is a .313 hitter against the Yankees and .250 hitter at Fenway without a home run in 24 at-bats, but the Red Sox are hoping his right-handed bat and a 310-foot porch in left field results in plenty of power.
"I know I have some power," Cespedes said. "I can't predict how many home runs I'm going to hit, because when I'm out there I'm not looking to hit a home run, I'm just looking to make hard contact."
Without him, the Red Sox (49-60) won for just the second time in 10 games, over which they've been outscored 59-22.
Dustin Pedroia went 2 for 4 for a third straight game, and Will Middlebrooks returned for Boston after missing 67 games with a broken finger. The Red Sox could now be without catcher David Ross, who exited the game because of ongoing plantar fasciitis problems.
The Yankees (55-53) have lost five of six and fallen six games back of Baltimore in the AL East. Derek Jeter and Carlos Beltran homered in the opener.
"We've got to win games this time of year," said third baseman Chase Headley, who is 0 for 7 over two games after hitting safely in his first eight with the Yankees. "That's where the frustration comes."
While Beltran is hitting .448 with three homers and eight RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak, Jeter is batting .361 against the Red Sox in nine games this season and .373 over his last 15 at Fenway.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 9:16:16 AM EST|