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Yankees postgame/pregame: Swisher on a roll

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Nick Swisher will be the DH in the second game and will come in on a .336 roll with 32 RBI over his last 38 games. He went 3 for 4 in the 8-3 win in the first game, including a two-run homer. He’s up to .266 overall. His slow start is a distant memory.

“It’s so funny,” Swisher said. “People are like, ‘What are you doing differently?’ I don’t know, man. I just feel like I’m trying to be myself again, man. I’m just trying to go out there and compete every single day. I don’t feel like there’s anything specific; I think (it’s) more mental than anything. But either way, I like where I’m sitting right now.”

The bottom five in the order — Swisher, Eric Chavez, Jorge Posada, Chris Dickerson and Francisco Cervelli — went 10 for 19 with six runs scored, two doubles, one homer and six RBI.

“We expect all our guys to hit, but it seemed like the bottom of the order did a ton of damage today — Chavez, Posada, Dickerson and Cervi,” Joe Girardi said. “They had big days today and were on base a lot and drove in a lot of runs for us. Those contributions are extremely important because it can’t always be the guys in the middle. You get a big day from Swish, too, which is great. So it’s always nice when everyone is contributing.”

Girardi said he didn’t know what to expect when Chavez returned Monday. But after seeing him go 2 for 4 in the opener, Girardi said, “He looks pretty good to me.” Chavez told me after the game that his injury wasn’t as much a fractured left foot as it was a bone separation. 

The oft-injured third baseman just hopes he can hold up the rest of the season.

“For me, the skills are there,” Chavez said. “It’s getting the body to cooperate.

“The only time I think about it is when I’m rounding the bases. When I touch the bases, I kind of stutter step around them a little bit. I know that’s a little funny, but I’m still reluctant to hit the bag full force and put all my weight on it.

“For me, the key is to stay healthy. I have two more months to do it. Hopefully I can.”

Bartolo Colon didn’t have his good two-seamer and didn’t provide as much distance as usual, but he only gave up two runs in five innings. Colon, by the way, is now 4-0 with a 1.32 ERA with Cervelli behind the plate.

“I think on a day when he didn’t have his ‘A’ stuff, he limited the damage and got us a win that we needed,” Girardi said.

Cory Wade continues to provide a boost out of the bullpen. His ERA is at 2.08 over 15 outings after giving up one run and two hits over three innings.

“He can throw every pitch in every count,” Cervelli said.

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50 Responses to “Yankees postgame/pregame: Swisher on a roll”

  1. Pat M. July 30th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    New thread, hopefully a new attitude as I hope the playground brawl is left behind

  2. Bret The Hitman July 30th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger

    RT @TroyRenck: Ubaldo is in clubhouse. Still pitching :)

    45 seconds ago

  3. tomingeorgia July 30th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Pat M.,
    Me, too.

  4. LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Pat M

    Would you do Montero/Betances/Nova for Ubaldo?

  5. Bret The Hitman July 30th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Jon Heyman
    #yankees have called about liriano, but #twins say they arent trading him. havent heard of a 3-team trade. #tradedeadline
    1 minute ago

  6. tomingeorgia July 30th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    Pat M

    Would you do Montero/Betances/Nova for Ubaldo?

    ——————

    I wouldn’t.

  7. Bret The Hitman July 30th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Still the real question facing the Yankees: Game 2 of the ALDS, who do you send out there to start?

  8. Mike Ri July 30th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Montero/Betances/Nova for Ubaldo?

    —–
    I think the Yanks have to make that deal

  9. tomingeorgia July 30th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Bret,
    Colon, no question.

  10. ron July 30th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Montero,nova & a much lesser prospect is all i would do fo jimenez.

    No way is betances or banuelos in it.

  11. RSM July 30th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    How about Romine, Betances and Nova?

  12. Nick in SF July 30th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Can we trade for Montero, Betances, and Nova?

  13. JobaTipsHisCap July 30th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Sweep them

  14. JobaTipsHisCap July 30th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Aj is a choke this season.

  15. GreenBeret7 July 30th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Dickerson to Scranton

  16. ron July 30th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    5:29pm: The Yankees inquired on Francisco Liriano only to hear that the Twins aren’t trading him, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter).

    2:32pm: The Yankees inquired on Twins center fielder Denard Span, tweets Yahoo’s Tim Brown. Brown imagines that this inquiry could be part of something bigger, since the Yankees are currently set on outfielders. Joel Sherman speculates that if the Yankees inquired on Span perhaps it was with the idea of flipping him to the Nationals in a deal involving Tyler Clippard

  17. BD (Boston Dave) July 30th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Romine, Betances, Nova, Joseph, and one more decent prospect.

    Keep Jesus.

  18. West Coast Yankee Fan July 30th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger

    Still the real question facing the Yankees: Game 2 of the ALDS, who do you send out there to start?

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

    Exactly.

  19. Triple Short of a Cycle July 30th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan,

    El Duque

  20. Stoneburner July 30th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Kuroda staying with LA

  21. Mike Ri July 30th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Kuroda staying with LA–

    ====
    thank god

  22. GreenBeret7 July 30th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Montero’s catching and Warren’s pitching tonight for Scranton

  23. LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    WCYF,

    Would you trade Montero+Betances+Nova for Ubaldo?

  24. ron July 30th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Colon would be the number 2 starter,i would start garcia number 3,burnett 4.

    I would not include any one of betances or banuelos,with montero.

    Montero,nova & 2 more would be a nice haul for colorado.

    I would do a montero,hughes though.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock July 30th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Get Betances out of there & I’ll sign on the dotted line. Except no Gary Sanchez as the “one more decent prospect” either.

  26. mick July 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Nova will shine tonight.

  27. Eroc July 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    “Montero’s catching and Warren’s pitching tonight for Scranton”

    Let’s hope we get a “Montero pulled from game, didn’t appear to be an injury” update from Colllins in a couple of hours.

  28. LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Prufrock

    You would rather trade Montero than Betances?

  29. ron July 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    If you do a montero,hughes,that might allow us to keep nova,banuelos,betances & more.

    Jimenez replaces hughes wich makes us much better & gives us our number 2 starter behind cc,we also keep nova & jimenez is only a few years older than hughes.

  30. rr212 July 30th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    If they don’t get Ubaldo, I hope its not regrettable a la Haren last year.

  31. Bronx Jeers July 30th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    PeteAbe Pete Abraham

    Rockies want Montero, Betances, Nova from Yankees for Jimemez. Red Sox equiv. would be Lavarnway, Renaudo and Weiland

    ———————–

    You have got to be kidding me.
    ———————————————————————————————————————–

    To be fair he did follow that with this. He’s not a total homer.

    PeteAbe Pete Abraham
    And Lavarnway/Ranaudo.Weiland much less of a package than Montero/Betances/Nova.

  32. Yanks78 July 30th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    “Get Betances out of there & I’ll sign on the dotted line. Except no Gary Sanchez as the “one more decent prospect” either.”

    So Romine, Nova, Joseph and another nondescript prospect?

    A package like that might get you Jeremy Guthrie.

  33. LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Bronx,

    Thanks. Didn’t see the follow up tweet.

  34. mick July 30th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    HUGHES FOR JIMINEZ STRAIGHT UP

  35. West Coast Yankee Fan July 30th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    LGY July 30th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    WCYF,

    Would you trade Montero+Betances+Nova for Ubaldo?

    ***********

    No.

  36. Stoneburner July 30th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Come on Cashman – give us hope to hold of the Angels and advance far in the playoffs in October . . . redeem the non-Dan Haren trade.

  37. Yanks78 July 30th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    “If they don’t get Ubaldo, I hope its not regrettable a la Haren last year.”

    Even if they get Ubaldo, they will still be regretting Haren because he is better (unless you are getting the first half 2010 Ubaldo), more consistent, AL-proven pitcher, less question marks at half the cost.

    Look at the guys we were discussing for Haren last year – Brackman, Nova, McAllister, Joba, etc.

  38. ron July 30th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Montero,hughes,nunez & call it a day.

  39. Yanks78 July 30th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    jaysonst
    Hiroki Kuroda has told #Dodgers he won’t waive no-trade, wants to stay. Wipe him off the list!

  40. Wang IS Taiwan July 30th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap July 30th, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    Aj is a choke this season.

    +++++++

    This season?

  41. Joe from Long Island July 30th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    So, Uhejora (or however you spell his name) is going from Baltimore to Texas, and Fister is going from Seattle to Detroit. Guess this solves the pitching needs for those clubs.

    Starting to look like GMs for SD and Colo. are overplaying their hands.

    The price for Cashman and the Yanks can only come down.

  42. spidanyc July 30th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    What happens if Nova throws a no hitter tonight andf Ubaldo allows 7 runs in 3 innings? Would that change anything?

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock July 30th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Neither, I am firm.

  44. ron July 30th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Away from coors,jimenez’s numbers are insane.

    The league is batting like .179 against him & he has a whip under 1.0

  45. West Coast Yankee Fan July 30th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    The most I would give for Ubaldo is this:

    One of Betances and Montero.

    Two of Noesi, Warren, Phelps, Nova, Joseph, Murphy, Adams.

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock July 30th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Yanks78 July 30th, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    “Get Betances out of there & I’ll sign on the dotted line. Except no Gary Sanchez as the “one more decent prospect” either.”

    So Romine, Nova, Joseph and another nondescript prospect?

    A package like that might get you Jeremy Guthrie.
    ///

    Ok, so give them Warren, too. :D. If they don’t like it, they can go get a better deal somewhere else.

    Jimenez isn’t Josh Johnson.

  47. Joe from Long Island July 30th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Went to the first game today. Very nice weather, unless you’re directly in the sun for the whole time, :)

    Bottom of the lineup really delivered. Chavez looks like a real pro, 2 months on the DL and looks like he hasn’t missed a day.

    Betances and Nova for Jimenez. Although, their checking out Span makes me wonder if he could be part of the deal somehow. Don’t know Colorado’s needs for OF. But, Betances and Nova, nothing more. Detroit wasn’t giving them Porcello, Sherzer, Turner, and Boesch, why should Yanks get ripped?

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock July 30th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Betances and Nova for….

    2012 Yankee rotation :D.

  49. Bret The Hitman July 30th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    TroyRenck Troy Renck, Rockies
    by mlbtraderumors
    Rox in serious talks w Indians. Hearing would center around pomeranz Alex white and kipnis
    2 minutes ago

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