|NY YANKEES ( MCCARTHY )|
TORONTO ( HAPP )
|965||NY YANKEES||-120||Ov 8.5,-110||-105||Ov 8.5,+100|
|966||TORONTO||+110||Un 8.5,-110||-105||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||21-19||+2||18-21||4.3||0.252||0.305||4.3||0.263||0.309|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.6||4-3||4.7||0.250||0.302||3.1||0.234||0.262|
|vs Right-handed Starters||51-49||-0.1||48-48||4.5||0.261||0.323||4.5||0.258||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.9||3-4||3.7||0.237||0.278||4.1||0.229||0.279|
|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)||6-3||W||110||8.5 ev||O||10||7||2||9||8||2|
|8/30/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)||0-2||L||-110||8.5 un||U||1||5||0||7||6||0|
|8/31/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||KANSAS CITY|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||KANSAS CITY|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||KANSAS CITY|| || |
|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)||3-6||L||-120||8.5 ev||O||9||8||2||10||7||2|
|8/30/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)||2-0||W||+100||8.5 un||U||7||6||0||1||5||0|
|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|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||@ 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 TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
New York (70-63) at Toronto (67-67), 1:07 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Blue Jays' offense has fallen on hard times during an August swoon, though Jose Bautista is carrying them during his best home run streak in five years.
The New York Yankees, meanwhile, fear they could be without red-hot Jacoby Ellsbury for an extended period.
While Bautista looks to homer in a career-best fifth straight contest Sunday, the Blue Jays will try to wrap up only their second series win this month with rare back-to-back victories over the Yankees.
Since averaging an MLB-best 6.2 runs and hitting 17 homers during a 11-2 stretch to close July, Toronto (68-67) has scored a baseball-low 3.3 per game while dropping 17 of 25 in August.
Bautista has hit seven of the team's 15 homers this month, including one in each of the last four games to match his career-best streak set from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2009.
The slugging right fielder hit a two-run shot in the first inning in Saturday's 2-0 victory, joining Carlos Delgado (175), Vernon Wells (124) and Joe Carter (121) as the only Toronto players with 100 homers at Rogers Centre.
Now Bautista will look to lead the Blue Jays to two straight wins for the first time since taking a three-game home set against Detroit from Aug. 8-10. He has six long balls and 10 RBIs in his last 10 home games versus New York.
"He's a pretty good hitter," losing pitcher Michael Pineda said after allowing Bautista's 28th home run Saturday.
The Yankees (70-64), who have won seven of 10, trail Detroit and Seattle in the race for the AL's second wild card. They're looking to regroup offensively after managing only a Mark Teixeira fourth-inning double Saturday.
Ellsbury, however, may not be able to help for a second straight game after injuring his ankle in the series opener. The outfielder had been on a roll, going 11 for 22 with four homers and nine RBIs in his previous five games.
"I'd be really shocked if he played tomorrow," manager Joe Girardi said, suggesting a longer absence was possible.
Toronto's J.A. Happ (8-8, 4.40 ERA) hasn't beaten the Yankees since August 2012, going 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA in his last five meetings. He did not factor in the decision July 27 when he gave up three runs - two earned - over 5 1-3 innings in a 5-4 win.
The left-hander has a 6.46 ERA over his last three outings overall, but allowed three runs with eight strikeouts in six innings of Monday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Red Sox.
Ichiro Suzuki is 4 for 7 all-time versus Happ, while Derek Jeter has gone 7 for 14 with two home runs and Carlos Beltran 7 for 21 with three homers. Brian McCann, though, is just 3 for 19 in the matchup.
Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 2.47) provided a lift by going 5-2 with a 1.90 ERA in his first eight starts with New York before allowing five runs and nine hits over 6 1-3 innings in Tuesday's 5-2 loss at Detroit.
The right-hander has excelled with an 1.88 ERA in seven daytime starts, compared to a 5.03 mark in 20 at night.
McCarthy is 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA in seven career starts versus Toronto, allowing four runs in a complete-game 4-1 loss while with the Diamondbacks last September.
Former Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera is 1 for 8 in this series, but 4 for 9 with two home runs lifetime when facing McCarthy.
|Last Updated: 10/1/2014 11:29:45 PM EST|