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Pitching matchups in Oakland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

Quick turnaround for the Yankees. Because of the holiday, the Yankees are opening this series with a day game, which means playing in Oakland less than 24 hours after finishing a game in Seattle. We’ve gone from the home of Colin Curtis to the home of Marc Carig. I’ll offer no further comment.

The Athletics activated Andrew Bailey yesterday, but it’s not certain that he’ll immediately resume the closer role.

Here are the pitching matchups this series.

Tonight
RHP Bartolo Colon (2-3, 3.77)
vs.
RHP Trevor Cahill (6-2, 2.02)
4:05 p.m., YES Network

Tuesday
RHP Freddy Garcia (3-4, 3.26)
vs.
LHP Brett Anderson (3-4, 2.84)
10:05 p.m., YES Network / MLB Network

Wednesday
RHP A.J. Burnett (5-3, 3.99)
vs.
LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-2, 2.17)
3.35 p.m., YES Network

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78 Responses to “Pitching matchups in Oakland”

  1. blake May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Those are some tough matchups….hope they bring the bats to Cali.

  2. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    2 more no Jorge days.

  3. Tar May 30th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Verlander with 132 pitches last night in the Tigers 3-0 win.

    Stopped a five game Sox win streak and 13 out of 15.

    After all that—- they have a 1 game lead over the Yankees.

    And only a five game lead on the Orioles. :shock:

  4. AldotheApache May 30th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Tar, and they’re tied in the loss column

  5. Against All Odds May 30th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Jim Tressel resigns

  6. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Sweep. For real.

  7. Abe Peteraham May 30th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Tressel resigning isnt enough,, sanction those buckeyes!

  8. blake May 30th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Good news is that the Yanks hit lefties well. Jeter, Tex, and Swisher are all better vs LHP.

  9. blake May 30th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I really don’t like Ohio State…..but I thought the thing with Tressel was way overblown. I mean was it really that big of a deal?…..I just don’t see it. The NCAA is crazy sometimes.

  10. Yankee Trader May 30th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Agree sweep for Yankees. Yankees do well in day games and hit lefties very well + Gonzalez coming off ankle sprain in last game. Go Yankees.

    Included Marc Carig’s article on Ivan Nova-swing and miss rate of 3.9% is worst in majors:

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._rota.html

  11. Abe Peteraham May 30th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Yes the NCAA is crazy, The punishments don’t fit the crime half the time and they are inconsistent. I don’t like the buckeyes, so I’m rooting for sanctions..
    Yanks are due for a win streak PLEASE…

  12. Yankee Trader May 30th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Yankees 12-3 day games. Splits included:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/st.....rk-yankees

  13. JCPD May 30th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Tressel resigning? Should have been fired. Screw ethics and education, it’s all about the money. What a joke.

  14. BD (Boston Dave) May 30th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    4 of the 5 Yankee starters have sub-4 ERAs.

    That’s a recipe for success – just keep it going and the wins will come in bunches.

  15. Yankee Trader May 30th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Will this be the 12 pitchers on the Yankees come the middle of June when Silva can opt out?

    Sabathia
    Burnett
    Colon
    Garcia
    Nova
    Silva
    Rivera
    Robertson
    Chamberlain
    Logan
    Flores
    Whelan

  16. AldotheApache May 30th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Ozzie Guillen is hilarious, and not in a good way if he wants to be taken seriously. Now he ranting about his rant, making certain in the process to Once again play his ‘we won it all in 2005′ card.

    I wish the Mets had hired him. At least it would’ve been entertaining over there.

  17. randy l. May 30th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    “4 of the 5 Yankee starters have sub-4 ERAs.

    That’s a recipe for success – just keep it going and the wins will come in bunches.”

    the problem is that the yankees are on a 5,000 mile long road trip with two retreaded tires and a bargain basement cheap tire that’s new on the market.

    if they hold up, life is good.

    it’s obviously would be a huge boost to the pitching staff if hughes came back in the second half to be the guy who won 18 games last year.

  18. blake May 30th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Randy,

    I agree…..the worry is that when the offense finally clicks the pitching will go south. I hope it doesn’t but you kinda get the sense that the quality of pitching they have gotten is somewhat unsustainable. It may not matter if Hughes comes back strong or if they can get reinforcements via trade…..but the yet to be determined.

  19. Mike_Boston May 30th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Colon needs to dominate this lineup today, which I think he will…Wow about Tressell, i believe that Urban Meyer lives in Columbus now with his family, you wonder if he will be taking over there shortly?

  20. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    If Silva is brought to NY, it won’t be for long. Hughes will replace him as soon as he’s ready. Personally, I think that Silva is moved to a team in need of a cheap patch. NY will add him and maybe Ayala with some others for needed help.

  21. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    These next six games will tell us a lot about this team. We’ve seen games like yesterday before; was it a prelude of things to come; or was it another stat builder sandwiched in between lackluster performances? Consistency is what’s needed; winning series is what’s needed. Here’s hoping it’s the start of a positive run.

  22. Yankee Trader May 30th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    GB-

    Silva is a sinkerball pitcher and might have some worth as long man out of the pen and occasional starter, especially with the rain outs the Yankees have had. Of course if he pitches like he did with the Mariners before his salary was dumped for salary dump Bradley, he’ll be of no use to anybody!!

    Many thanks to all our veterans and especially you GB a welcome and insightful and humorous poster on this blog!!

  23. Tar May 30th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    ‘Consistency is what’s needed; winning series is what’s needed”

    I agree about consistency.

    Having said that they still have won twice as many series as they have lost. 10w-5L-2splits.

    And the next 6 days is not a make or break stretch by any means.

  24. BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Just want to pop in on this Memorial Day to say God Bless our troops and those Vets who fought to keep our country free and allow this little experiment called democracy to continue. Like Big Al, my nephew serves in the SEALS, and the entire family is SO proud of him…and all the young men and women like him.

  25. Tar May 30th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    ‘and the entire family is SO proud of him”

    So are we, Bojo, so are we.

  26. BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    If memory serves, Aldo is also a vet as well as GB. Bless you both for your service.

  27. blake May 30th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Yanks just need to survive this trip…..its just Memorial day. Long ways to go. On a trip like this (and especially with the pitching they are facing) the goal is to avoid losing multiple games in the standings and to tread water. If you pick up games that’s a bonus.

  28. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I agree that May 30th nothing is make-or-break for the Yankees. But I think these games are important. In the month of May, we lost 4 out of the last 9 series we played and that’s that’s clearly not a recipe for the success we all want.

  29. BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Thanks Tar–

    My father served under Bradley and Patton and was in the Battle of the Bulge, and my uncle was a Captain in the Army during WW2 as well. My brothers and I just missed any conflict during VietNam war, but my nephew wanted to follow his Grandpa’s dedication to the country.

    Those who put their lives on the line for us deserve all the best we can provide!

  30. blake May 30th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    The Seattle series seems like a bummer but Felix and Pineada have been two of the best pitchers in baseball this year…..and they should have beat them both.

  31. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Trader, I’m not fond of what Silva can do. He’s become prone to allowing home runs in big parks lately. I’d rather see Pendleton be the long man and spot starter.

    Thanks for the kind words, Trader. It’s much appreciated. The guys and gals in the services just do the jobs they signed up for. Thanks and appreciation is all they need to hear. With few exceptions, they do a spectacular job in helping to rebuild a shattered people.

  32. blake May 30th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Bojo,

    That’s an impressive family history.

  33. blake May 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I don’t want to give GB7 the big head …..but I also want to thank him :)

  34. Tar May 30th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    “I don’t want to give GB7 the big head’

    That’s ok he’s got killer to bring him down to earth.

    I also thanked you on the previous thread GB!

  35. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Blake, it was my pleasure to do something that I felt necessary. We all appreciate the kind words.

    I’m thinking that you’re just being kind to get me to send you some extra business from the Ft. Bragg area.

  36. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for the thoughts and kindness, Tar. I appreciate that.

  37. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    blake May 30th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    The Seattle series seems like a bummer but Felix and Pineada have been two of the best pitchers in baseball this year…..and they should have beat them both.

    *************

    Not taking advantage of the opportunity to beat pitchers like Felix and Pineda is unfortunate. I do like what I saw from Cano and especially Swisher the last couple of games though; that’s certainly a positive to build upon, if it continues. Swisher is very valuable to our lineup IMO especially given Posada’s poor performance at DH.

  38. randy l. May 30th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    blake-

    if by some miracle colon does hold up for the whole year, the stem cell procedure that he did is going to explode in number of players doing it.

    i’ve already started taking the supplement that his doctor recommends for people who do his stem cell procedure.

    i’d recommend it to gb7, but probably doing something healthy would throw off his whole system.

  39. rr212 May 30th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Nice win yesterday. I hope they build off that this series and go on a nice run.

  40. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Randy, i’ll have you know that I’m the healthiest corpse anywhere.

  41. BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Hope you all enjoy a good rest of holiday weekend, and let’s see a win today!

    Later!

  42. blake May 30th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Randy,

    Lol…..hey pizza and Coors can enhance some people ‘s performance.

  43. randy l. May 30th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    gb7-

    did you see in the last post what i said about football experience helping catchers know how to hit and be hit with home plate collisions?

    i never thought about it , but how does a catcher practice collisions at home plate?

    the answer is they don’t, and some guys just aren’t very good at it because of that.

  44. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I hope Noesi gets a chance to start if an opening occurs.

  45. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Randy, i read that. I always thought that the worst way for a catcher to block the plate when he had the ball was to squat down with his feet planted. Always felt that getting on their knees to block was best because he would be immovable and the only one to get hurt was the runner. The catcher’s knees and ankles were protected from being twisted like Posey the other night. They could also protect the ball from being dislodged. Sweep tags are great but they do cause a lot of dropped balls. I may be wrong but, but, that’s just my opinion.

  46. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Just want to pop in on this Memorial Day to say God Bless our troops and those Vets who fought to keep our country free and allow this little experiment called democracy to continue. Like Big Al, my nephew serves in the SEALS, and the entire family is SO proud of him…and all the young men and women like him.
    ======================================================

    I second that! And at the risk of seeming like a stickler, let us not forget that today is a day to remember our honored dead–those who died in defense of our Nation and the families that they left behind.

  47. 4 NYY May 30th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    We owe everything we have and enjoy to those who served, were injured, and to those who

    died in our defense !!! This is what used to be called ” Decoration Day” is all about; to honor

    them !!! Please do so, in your own way.

  48. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Catchers can practice collisions like they practice catching foul tips. They can use the charging base runner machine like they do the foul tip machine.

  49. tomingeorgia May 30th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I’ve got quite a few pals’ names engraved in that black granite wall. They’re who are on my mind today.

  50. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    It’s amazing how much of a difference that a win makes… All of the frustration feels like it is washed away with the Yanks starting a new winning streak: at 1 and counting. Here’s hoping that the Yanks get on Cahill early and often. Cahill may be having a great year in 2011, but there are a number of Yanks that have enjoyed some success against Cahill in the past, including A-Rod, Posada, Tex, Cano, and Jones…

  51. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I think catchers have to learn to pick their spots. IOW, is this likely collision worth the risk of injury, in consultation with the officials of the teams they play for.

  52. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    “It’s amazing how much of a difference that a win makes… All of the frustration feels like it is washed away with the Yanks starting a new winning streak: at 1 and counting. ”

    I think that’s the CW, but that’s not the way I look at it.

    I don’t get too up after wins or too down after losses.

    Until proven otherwise, I think this team has some offensive issues that concern me.

    On the bright side, I don’t think any other team in MLB is much better.

  53. Abe Peteraham May 30th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    A Good Memorial day to all.
    Thanks for your service, GB7 and others.

    Have a great day all. God Bless us all.

    Go Yanks!

  54. CompassRosy May 30th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I noticed there was some discussion on Ichiro in a previous thread and thought some might find the article linked below interesting. Can’t say that I disagree with any of the points the author makes…

    http://tinyurl.com/3esbvtq

  55. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks, Abe. The kind words are much appreciated.

  56. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Another one of the greatest players in baseball history is getting slammed – we have one of those too.

  57. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Posada?

  58. randy l. May 30th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    “Catchers can practice collisions like they practice catching foul tips. They can use the charging base runner machine like they do the foul tip machine.”

    gb7-

    yes, those are good drills. don’t get me wrong. the foul tip machine is good , but they are set it a little slow , so i like a nice 95mph + pitching machine off the mask to simulate game conditions.

  59. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    No, Jeter. I would not classify Posada as one of the greatest players inbaseball history.

  60. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    No one gets more of a free pass than Jeter.

  61. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    And btw, Posada is one of the greatest catchers in MLB history, and is disrespected by even his manager.

  62. Tar May 30th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    “No one gets more of a free pass than Jeter.”

    Please elaborate.

  63. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I said “players” Rich I did not say “catchers”.

  64. randy l. May 30th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    “Until proven otherwise, I think this team has some offensive issues that concern me.

    On the bright side, I don’t think any other team in MLB is much better.”

    i agree on both counts.

    revenue sharing has made it possible for badly run teams to have money to hold on to more good players.

    the yankees are in a dilemma that won’t be solved easily. they have to sign long term contracts with star players , but then they get stuck with the bad end of the contract that is almost inevitable.

    they will need a steady influx of young cheap players to balance out the expensive contracts. that hasn’t happened yet, so it remains to be seen if the yankees can adjust to the new economic reality where more teams have money they didn’t earn .

    i think the mediocrity and stagnation that we are starting to see more and more on the yankees is going to be here for a while if the farm system doesn’t start producing in a hurry.

  65. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    CompassRosy May 30th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I noticed there was some discussion on Ichiro in a previous thread and thought some might find the article linked below interesting. Can’t say that I disagree with any of the points the author makes…
    ================================

    Actually, I kind of thought that the author was full of it. Is Ichiro supposed to risk breaking bones and losing weeks out of the season on what the author seems to think would be a symbolic effort? There’s 110 games remaining in the season; Ichiro does his team little good sitting on the DL. A player has to make an assessment in a split-second whether he thinks that he has a legitimate shot at making the play, and the potential for injury. And Kelley wants to second-guess that decision? In May? Really? All things cdonsidered, I think that Ichiro did the right thing. And I would be willing to bet that Posey would like to have a chance to redo that play at the plate and avoid the collision the second time around. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor.

  66. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I guess that catchers aren’t players.

  67. Tar May 30th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Ghost

    If the stakes were higher do you think he would have acted differently?

    Come to new thread.

  68. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    “Please elaborate.”

    He has had an OPS+ in two of his last three seasons that was at or below league average (91 in ’10 and 102 in ’08, which is far off his 118 career mark), and is turning 37 this season, yet he got and received a three to four year contract at huge money, after having asked for far more, and in effect authorized his agent to call the Yankees’ negotiating position “baffling.” Then, at the conclusion of the negotiations, he somehow complained about how he was treated.

    This contract makes it almost impossible to replace him even if the Yankees wanted to based on his performance.

    What was the stance of many fans during the negotiations? The Yankees were being unfair and should have given him even more money.

    v. RHP

    2011: .255 .295 .307 .602
    2010: .246 .316 .317 .633

    Yet he still bats leadoff and many fans defend that.

    Now, some of the free pass is because he is extremely smart, and TBH, lucky.

    He’s smart enough not to say anything even remotely controversial, and despite being, along with Bernie, one of the two most valuable Yankees of the 5 ring era.

    He has also been lucky enough to play on very talented teams (it’s not like the NBA where one player can carry a team on his back), so he is viewed being clutch and a winner, when much of that can be attributed to factors beyond his control.

    The point is that he should be viewed objectively, imo, and unlike with, for example, Posada, he often isn’t.

  69. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats Ghost – you set new standards of mediocrity every post you make.

  70. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Rich clearly has no clue as to what the value of leadership is. That’s not surprising.

  71. J. Alfred Prufrock May 30th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Rich,

    Jeter used his leverage, as any other player would do.

    This bitterness toward Jeter regarding his contract is pretty tedious. You’ve already expressed it, we get it. Some here, can’t remember if you were among them, were advocating for a one-year deal. That’s how much of a “free pass” he gets; the dislike of him is so thick in certain quarters, that naive posts like that are expected to be received as thoughtful commentary.

    The return to something that is already moot makes you appear sulky. Why not write Cashman and Levine letters flagellating them with your displeasure? He’s the SS, he’s not going to be un-signed, you don’t get a do-over.

    What is it, exactly, you want people to do to this guy?

    How is he getting a “free pass”? Surely, not on this site, where a handful of people who take shots at him daily & when they’re in a game thread, and when he’s taking walks and getting hits as the leadoff hitter, they fall utterly silent; no “Way to go,” “Good AB,” etc. Just dead silence. That really speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

    He’s the leadoff hitter, for one thing, because they obviously don’t believe they have anyone else who would do a better job. Long range, Heathcott is his obvious successor, but he’s a couple of years away at least.

  72. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats Ghost – you set new standards of mediocrity every post you make.
    =======================================

    Thanks!It isn’t to maintain the average, when new depths are plumbed by those for whom mediocrity is goal to which they aspire in vain.

  73. West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Grammar your strength? lol

  74. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    EDIT:
    Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan May 30th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats Ghost – you set new standards of mediocrity every post you make.
    =======================================

    Thanks! It isn’t easy to maintain the average, when new depths are plumbed by those for whom mediocrity is goal to which they aspire in vain.

  75. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Bart is cruising. A 2-or-3-hit shutout seems like a very realistic possibility. I still would love to get him a couple more runs.

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