|NY YANKEES ( CAPUANO )|
TORONTO ( BUEHRLE )
|967||NY YANKEES||+110||Ov 9,-105||+105||Ov 8.5,-105|
|968||TORONTO||-120||Un 9,-115||-115||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||20-19||+0.9||17-21||4.3||0.251||0.305||4.4||0.263||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.6||3-4||5.1||0.275||0.337||3.3||0.241||0.280|
|vs Left-handed Starters||17-17||-0.5||16-18||4.2||0.257||0.321||4.1||0.253||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.7||3-4||4.3||0.239||0.282||5.1||0.267||0.322|
|8/15/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||0-5||L||120||7 un||U||7||7||2||8||5||0|
|8/16/2014||GREENE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)||3-2||W||130||7 un||U||7||3||0||7||7||1|
|8/17/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||4-2||W||-105||7 ev||U||8||8||0||5||4||2|
|8/22/2014||GREENE(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||4-3||W||-185||8.5 un||U||9||11||0||11||7||0|
|8/23/2014||KURODA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)||5-3||W||-215||8.5 ov||U||7||4||1||7||8||1|
|8/24/2014||CAPUANO(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||7-4||W||+110||7 un||O||8||6||0||9||5||1|
|8/25/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||8-1||W||125||7.5 ov||O||13||6||0||7||5||1|
|8/26/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ DETROIT||PORCELLO(R)||2-5||L||-110||8 ev||U||9||5||0||9||5||0|
|8/27/2014||GREENE(R)||@ DETROIT||PRICE(L)||8-4||W||155||7.5 ev||O||14||7||1||8||8||0|
|8/28/2014||KURODA(R)||@ DETROIT||LOBSTEIN(L)||2-3||L||-120||8.5 ev||U||5||4||0||6||6||1|
|8/29/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)|| |
|8/30/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)|| |
|8/31/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||KANSAS CITY|| || |
|8/15/2014||STROMAN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)||5-11||L||-140||8.5 ov||O||9||6||0||17||10||1|
|8/16/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||6-3||W||-135||9.5 un||U||13||7||0||10||5||1|
|8/17/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)||5-7||L||-135||9 ov||O||11||11||0||9||2||0|
|8/19/2014||HAPP(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||FIERS(R)||1-6||L||135||8.5 ov||U||2||2||1||10||7||0|
|8/20/2014||DICKEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||9-5||W||110||9 un||O||15||7||2||10||9||0|
|8/22/2014||STROMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)||0-8||L||-110||8.5 un||U||2||1||1||14||12||0|
|8/23/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||5-4||W||-110||8.5 ov||O||9||3||1||11||8||0|
|8/24/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||1-2||L||-110||8.5 un||U||8||8||1||10||10||1|
|8/26/2014||DICKEY(R)||BOSTON||DE LA ROSA(R)||7-11||L||-145||9 un||O||15||13||2||14||9||0|
|8/29/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|8/30/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)|| |
|8/31/2014||HAPP(L)||NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|9/2/2014||DICKEY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|9/3/2014||STROMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|9/4/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|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.
|TORONTO: TORONTO (AP) - All winter long, the Blue Jays' primary concern was upgrading the starting pitching. The biggest story in Toronto this spring, though, is the one about the free agent arm that got away.|
After months of inaction, the Blue Jays thought they'd landed right-hander Ervin Santana on a one-year deal in early March. But when injury concerns flared up in Atlanta, Santana signed a similar deal with the Braves instead.
''I think it's pretty obvious we were involved, it didn't work out. I'm trying to take the high road here,'' general manager Alex Anthopoulos said after Santana turned him down, saying he'd rather pitch in a spacious National League park than face AL East foes in Toronto's hitter-friendly dome.
Anthopoulos, who'd previously come ''extremely close'' to acquiring a starter through trade, must now start the season with almost the same staff he took north last year. Right-handed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the 2012 NL Cy Young winner, will be the opening-day starter again, while left-hander Mark Buehrle gets the third slot.
But none of the other three leading contenders, right-handers Brandon Morrow and Drew Hutchison, and left-hander J.A. Happ, have ever pitched 200 innings, and all three are coming off injuries. Morrow was limited to 10 starts last year by a nerve problem in his forearm, Hutchison hasn't pitched in the majors since elbow surgery in 2012, and Happ missed most of 2013 after being hit in the head by a line drive. Happ dimmed his own chances with an awful spring.
Santana, who has topped the 200-inning mark five times, would have given the Blue Jays valuable depth. Without him, there's more chance they'll need starts from touted but untested youngsters like Kyle Drabek, Sean Nolin, and Marcus Stroman.
Still, a confident Dickey insisted Santana would have been more ''bonus'' than ''necessity'' to Toronto. ''I feel like we have what we need,'' he said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Blue Jays Preview* ===========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
New York (69-62) at Toronto (67-66), 7:07 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Blue Jays aren't going to walk away from August with many positives.
They can, however, add life to their receding playoff chances by completing the month with a strong series against the New York Yankees, one of the teams they're chasing for a spot in the postseason.
The first chance comes Friday night at home as Mark Buehrle tries to do away with a horrendous decade against New York.
Toronto (67-66) is 7-16 in August, though it avoided dipping under .500 for the first time since May 14 with Wednesday's 5-2 win over Boston. The Blue Jays are 5 1/2 games back of Seattle and Detroit for the second AL wild-card spot.
"Yeah, we're up against a big headwind, but yeah, you have to stay optimistic," manager John Gibbons told MLB's official website. "Why wouldn't you? What, are you going to quit?"
Jose Bautista homered for a second straight game after going 0 for 13 in his previous four.
Buehrle (11-8, 3.41 ERA) has his highest ERA of the season after surrendering three runs in 6 1-3 innings of Saturday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. After snapping a nine-start winless streak at the end of July, he's 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in four starts this month.
But there's a more substantial winless streak in this matchup. The left-hander is 1-12 in his career against the Yankees and is 0-10 with a 7.34 ERA and .337 opponents' batting average over 15 starts since April 20, 2004.
Ichiro Suzuki is 25 for 58 (.431) against Buehrle, Derek Jeter is 16 for 46 (.348), Brett Gardner is 11 for 26, Brian McCann is 9 for 21 and Stephen Drew is 6 for 14.
Jeter is batting .351 during a nine-game hitting streak against the Blue Jays and will be honored in a ceremony preceding his final regular-season series in Toronto, but his concerns are likely elsewhere.
After falling 3-2 to Detroit on Thursday, New York (69-63) is three games back in the wild-card race and well behind Baltimore for the division lead.
Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley summed up the importance of the defeat to a contending team after being on the mound for the walk-off loss.
"That's about as bad as I've felt walking off a mound in my career," Kelley said.
Jacoby Ellsbury was 1 for 4 and is batting .462 over his last 10 games, but New York managed just five hits. After scoring eight runs in the third inning of Wednesday's 8-4 win, the Yankees have scored twice in 15 innings.
Their pitching has excelled through a 6-2 stretch with a 2.89 ERA, though things have been uglier recently against Toronto. In the last six meetings, New York starters have posted a 7.39 ERA.
Chris Capuano is still chasing his first Yankees win. Capuano (1-3, 4.37) is 0-2 with a 4.21 ERA in six starts since making his New York debut on July 26 against Toronto. He held the Blue Jays to two runs in six innings of a 6-4 loss without being tagged with the decision.
More recently, the 36-year-old surrendered three runs in six innings of Sunday's 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Bautista is 7 for 19 with a pair of home runs against Capuano while Edwin Encarnacion is 3 for 20, but two of those hits left the yard. Encarnacion is batting .394 in nine games against the Yankees this season.
Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus has missed the past two games with flu-like symptoms.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 9:27:33 PM EST|