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Pitching matchups vs. Mariners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight
LHP CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.57)
vs.
RHP Kevin Millwood (4-8, 3.90)
7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

Saturday
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 3.28)
vs.
RHP Felix Hernandez (9-7, 2.79)
1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

Sunday
RHP Freddy Garcia (4-5, 5.10)
vs.
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2, 4.10)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

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75 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. Mariners”

  1. BD (Boston Dave) August 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    since the ASB, it looks like the Mariners are doing great.

    then you realize they are 7-1 against the KC Royals and 3-0 against a beaten up Toronto team.

    they’re still bad…. but beating Felix is still really hard. Yanks need to win this series though.

  2. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    The Yankees lineup SHOULD have a better chance against Felix than the Mariners lineup does against Kuroda.

  3. CompassRosy August 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Hassey ~

    I saw your question to Chad re: Guti – talk about a hard luck player….

    He came to ST fully healthy after getting back to full strength (and then some) during the off-season. He had previously spent more than 18 months trying to get a proper diagnosis and then treatment of his IBS issue. Everyone was excited to see how he would play and contribute, especially since he wasn’t only now managing his condition, he was really bulked up (some referred to him as an “animal”).

    Then, before the spring training games even started, he sustained a pectoral tear. He rehabbed until mid-June and played only a handful of games before the freak injury (hit by a ball thrown for a pick-off 1B) in which he sustained a concussion. Apparently, he is recovered from the concussion but suffering from headaches thought to be related to an inner ear problem (and not related to concussion). He is currently working out with the AAA club but has not officially started a rehab assignment. Quite a lot of stuff for one player to endure…

  4. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) August 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    since the ASB, it looks like the Mariners are doing great.

    then you realize they are 7-1 against the KC Royals and 3-0 against a beaten up Toronto team.

    they’re still bad…. but beating Felix is still really hard. Yanks need to win this series though.
    —————–

    Can only play the teams on the schedule. Beating the Royals and Jays is better than losing to them.

  5. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    The Yankees agreed to pay the Marlins $1MM in exchange for Carlos Lee before the trade deadline, but Lee blocked the deal as Jayson Stark reported this week.

    Possible they’ll rekindle this when/if Lee clears waivers and see if he’s more willing to move – though I doubt it.

  6. CompassRosy August 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    BD ~

    Yeah – I’ve heard a lot of that lately (even from M’s fans) … “It’s only the Royals”, etc.

    And then I point out that the M’s posted four straight losing seasons vs. KC – going 13-22 from 2008-2011. So, going 7-1 this season is quite an improvement.

    Baby steps… literally ;-)

    This road trip will be a great test for these young guys who were finally starting to play well at home. The first half was a nightmare (in more ways than one) but especially as far as travel and off-days (or lack thereof). After this current road trip, things get a bit easier for them in that regard. Not a small thing considering the age and experience level of the majority of the players.

    Anyway, this should be a fun series!
    I just wish I could sneak away from work early… I likely won’t be able to watch until the about the 7th or 8th inning :(

  7. Hassey August 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks, Rosy, for that info on Guti. I didn’t know much about his other problems, but I knew about the consussion. Even so, I was still surprised that no one went after him as a CF option for the future, if and when he was back on the field. Maybe the Yanks are the only team he does well against, but if not, he’d be a great pickup for most teams.

  8. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Why on earth did the Yankees want Carlos lee?

  9. theREALkevin August 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Still have no idea why the Yankees would want Carlos Lee. Past his prime, can only DH or play 1st, doesn’t hit for power anymore. It would have been a useless move, glad he blocked the trade.

  10. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Kevin,

    So we can give a true meaning of the revolving DH spot…Filling the team with DHs… ;)

  11. EA August 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    AdamKilgoreWP
    Surely this has spread while Davey gave his press conference: The Nats traded Class A catcher David Freitas for Kurt Suzuki.

  12. Jerkface August 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    “Lee said that he talked with the Yankees and asked them what his role would be if (Mark Teixeira) was healthy. They told him that then he would be sent to left field and that they would alternate him in the lineup with Andruw Jones, Raul Ibanez, Ichiro Suzuki, and Nick Swisher. Lee said that he told them an emphatic ‘no.’”

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....ees-73360/

  13. Jerkface August 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Catcher defense, very important, defense in the most expansive part of their home stadium not so important

  14. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Why would the Yankees want another washed up body to rotate in? Curious…..

  15. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The Yankees should have traded some no name prospect for Suzuki….he’s better than Stewart

  16. Bret The Hitman August 3rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    “Lee said that he talked with the Yankees and asked them what his role would be if (Mark Teixeira) was healthy. They told him that then he would be sent to left field and that they would alternate him in the lineup with Andruw Jones, Raul Ibanez, Ichiro Suzuki, and Nick Swisher. Lee said that he told them an emphatic ‘no.’”

    -RAB

  17. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    He is better than Russ

  18. JobaTipsHisCap August 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    retaliate please

  19. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Blake,

    To make the other washed up player better? j/k

  20. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    To make the other washed up players looke better? Should say ;)

  21. EA August 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    PeteAbe
    Curt Schilling was inducted in to the #RedSox Hall of Fame today. No word on the Rhode Island Business Hall of Fame

  22. Hassey August 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    If given a large enough lead, Sabathia should gently plunk someone in the thigh…of course, the best retaliation would be to beat up on King

  23. Yank1 August 3rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Carlos Lee has made the playoffs once in his 14 year career – in 2000 with he White Sox, where they got swept by the Mariners.

    But by all means, play everyday on another last place team at age 36

  24. Bronx Jeers August 3rd, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This sounds like something straight of the “Fight Club” school of mischief.

    I love it.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....hare_tweet

  25. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Carlos Lee:

    1b/DH?

  26. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Lee is getting the most mileage possible out of his NTC – it’s the second deal he’s turned down this year – the other one would have sent him to the Dodgers where he would have replaced James Loney at 1b and played some LF.

    At the time the feeling was that he wants to be somewhere that isn’t too far from his Texas ranch.

  27. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Yank1 August 3rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Carlos Lee has made the playoffs once in his 14 year career – in 2000 with he White Sox, where they got swept by the Mariners.

    But by all means, play everyday on another last place team at age 36
    —————

    Don’t mock too much – he’s just the type of player the Yankees might look to bring in next year to be their just about everyday DH and play a little RF.

  28. Nick in SF August 3rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Carlos Lee might have thought that there was a decent chance he wouldn’t make the post-season roster, so he might as well stay put and keep his October completely open.

  29. Warning Track Power August 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Yesterday I heard the Nats went on record to say once Strasburg hits the 160 IP mark, he will be shutdown for the rest of the season.
    Is it true the Nats did virtually the same last year w/Zimmerman? If they did, they I am inclined to believe the team will do the exact same again this year with Strasburg

  30. pat August 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    First Hideki and now ….

    MLB
    OFFICIAL: @Indians designate OF Johnny Damon for assignment.

  31. bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Don’t forget Abreu either. How about that for an outfield…Damon, Matsui and Abreu? A simple popup would cause palpitations in the hearts of Yankees fans!

  32. Hassey August 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    lineups please –

    Maybe along with the new Brady Bunch show, Vince Vaughn will also organize an alumni reunion for the 2009 Yanks

  33. pat August 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    PeterBotte

    About a dozen Mariners running pass patterns in Yankee Stadium outfield. Most of them would be the second-best receiver on the Jets

    :wink:

  34. tom tresh 15 August 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Any word on GB yet ?

  35. Warning Track Power August 3rd, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    pat August 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    PeterBotte

    About a dozen Mariners running pass patterns in Yankee Stadium outfield. Most of them would be the second-best receiver on the Jets
    ————————————————————————————————————
    I hope the are all Outfielders who are rehearsing how to chase down batted balls
    hit by the Yankees line-up all weekend long

  36. bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Is Tex going to be in the lineup tonight or is the binder going to give him “another day or two”. My money is on the latter.

  37. pat August 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    JoeAuriemmaYES

    A-Rod throwing a football before the game. http://pic.twitter.com/5qCLqQTd

  38. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Don’t forget Abreu either. How about that for an outfield…Damon, Matsui and Abreu? A simple popup would cause palpitations in the hearts of Yankees fans!
    ——————

    That might be the starting OF for one of the Old Timer’s Day teams next year. The other team will have O’Neill, Bernie and Straw…my money is on that second group being more productive.

  39. pat August 3rd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    YankeesWFAN Teixeira is going to try to swing. Then determine if he will play today.

  40. Bret The Hitman August 3rd, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Matsui DFA
    Abreu DFA
    Damon DFA

    Ibanez?

    Priceless.

  41. CompassRosy August 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    lineups please –

    ~

    Don’t know about the Yanks but, here’s the M’s…

    Dustin Ackley 2B
    Casper Wells CF
    Kyle Seager 3B
    Jesus Montero DH
    Mike Carp 1B
    Miguel Olivo C
    Eric Thames RF
    Trayvon Robinson LF
    Brendan Ryan SS

    Kevin Millwood RHP

  42. CompassRosy August 3rd, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    via twitter…

    shannondrayer
    Ichiro warm and friendly w/ Seattle media. Still living out of a suitcase. Said after 1st NY HR loudest cheer of his name he’s ever heard.

  43. bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    That might be the starting OF for one of the Old Timer’s Day teams next year. The other team will have O’Neill, Bernie and Straw…my money is on that second group being more productive.

    Not sure I’d be putting my money on O’Neill after watching him at this year’s Old Timer’s Day…but I might trust him more in the outfield.

  44. DaveD August 3rd, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Don’t like the matchup of Montero vs. CC. He’s the only guy in the Ms lineup who can hurt you, so pitch around him to get to Carp

  45. Doc Iac August 3rd, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    im not gonna diss Damon and Matsui

  46. G. Love August 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I honestly would keep Tex out of the lineup until Sunday. The last thing we need is Felix throwing at his wrist tomorrow. We have options for the next couple of days.

  47. bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Doc Iac August 3rd, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    im not gonna diss Damon and Matsui

    Who’s dissing them? They are great players who have just played a little bit longer than their bodies wanted them to.

  48. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I agree with Chad’s comment about Montero earlier – if he was putting up the same numbers for the Yankees I’m pretty sure he would be in Scranton by now.

  49. Bret The Hitman August 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The great MONSTERO, in Scranton?

  50. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Doc Iac August 3rd, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    im not gonna diss Damon and Matsui
    ————-

    No one is dissing them – but they’re just not productive major league ball players right now.

  51. Oscar Madison August 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Heard (MLB Radio) Tex is a DL possibility if he can’t swing the bat ? ?

  52. Oscar Madison August 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    tom tresh 15 August 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Any word on GB yet ?

    ==============

    What’s up with the LoHud ‘ml’ update connection ?

  53. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Tom Tresh,

    No news on GB that I am aware of….a poster named Jmills said last night that GB was fine, how reliable is that information, I can not say. I certainly hope that he is ok.

  54. Nick in SF August 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    “Said after 1st NY HR loudest cheer of his name he’s ever heard.”

    Will Ichiro seek out such adulation again with more homer swings? I hope the answer is yes until he hits at least two more, but only in the proper situations, of course.

  55. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS
    Cliff lee did NOT clear waivers

    I didn’t think he would.

  56. Benny Blanco August 3rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Some of you were killing cashman for not signing Damon and Matsui. They both have been DFA by their respective teams. Goes to show you how much cashman knows nothing about baseball. :)

  57. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    BREAKING: #Dodgers acquire Joe Blanton from #Phillies.

  58. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    “Some of you were killing cashman for not signing Damon and Matsui. They both have been DFA by their respective teams. Goes to show you how much cashman knows nothing about baseball. ”

    Cashman 1: Lohud 500 JK :)

  59. Bret The Hitman August 3rd, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    What if the team who claims Cliff Lee on waivers is on his no-trade list? Are they still entitled to a claim? I would think so.

  60. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Cash deserves credit for a couple things this year….1) Ibanez 2) showing everlasting faith in Phil Hughes.

    I have supported Hughes forever but I was seriously doubting if he could be a big league starter in April….he was a start or two away from going to the pen if it had been me….Cashman has stuck with him and he was right….Hughes has been great this season and honestly he looks like he’ll get nothing but better to me.

  61. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Blake,

    Do you know what team picked Lee?

  62. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    “What if the team who claims Cliff Lee on waivers is on his no-trade list? Are they still entitled to a claim? I would think so.”

    yes they can claim him….but Lee can only go there with his permission whether it’s a trade or just a salary dump

  63. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Mike Axisa ?@mikeaxisa
    Cliff Lee’s gonna be a great Game Three starter behind CC and #Hirok.

  64. Nick in SF August 3rd, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    It would be LoHud 500 if all the +1′s about the same thing were counted individually, but alas… ;)

  65. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    “Do you know what team picked Lee?”

    nope….to be honest I hope it’s the Yankees but I bet it’s the dodgers.

  66. Nick in SF August 3rd, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    We’ll get a clue about who claimed Cliff Lee if his wife is spotted shopping for a poncho.

  67. bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Oscar Madison August 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Heard (MLB Radio) Tex is a DL possibility if he can’t swing the bat ? ?

    I sincerely hope not. Can’t afford to be without his bat going into Detroit and Toronto.

  68. blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Jeff Passan ?@JeffPassan
    And now we find out Phillies’ priorities. Do they value flexibility or Lee contributions? RT @JonHeymanCBS: Cliff lee did NOT clear waivers

  69. luis August 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Blake,

    He does get credit for Ibanez.. He is good at picking talent in the scrap heap… On Hughes, I wonder if he stuck with him because he was his poster boy of his whole strategy, or for pure faith… In ant case, I am glad he kept him where he is, at some point I thought that he should have been sent down to work on his approach and repertoire… I agree with you that he will only get better, his last start was very telling. He didn’t have his best stuff, but still gave us a quality start, that’s what pitching is all about. Very few times a pitcher has everything working like it should, adapting and identifying what would work is pitching IMO

  70. DaveD August 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    New Post

  71. Chip August 3rd, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    blake August 3rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS
    Cliff lee did NOT clear waivers

    I didn’t think he would.
    ———————

    Questions become, who claimed him and can they work out a deal?

    My guess is that he got to the Yankees and in the end they won’t.

  72. Bret The Hitman August 3rd, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    The Dodgers? They just picked up Blanton.

    The Rangers picked up Dempster (who the Yankees were in on).

    It could be the Yankees.

    What other teams gunned for starters at the deadline?

  73. G. Love August 3rd, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    My fake Peter Gammons intuition is telling me the Red Sox claimed Lee of course.

  74. Oscar Madison August 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    bruceb August 3rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Oscar Madison August 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Heard (MLB Radio) Tex is a DL possibility if he can’t swing the bat ? ?

    I sincerely hope not. Can’t afford to be without his bat going into Detroit and Toronto.

    =============

    We have had more than our fair share of injuries already. ENOUGH ALREADY ! !

  75. Nick in SF August 3rd, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    blake and luis will try to think of something besides Ibanez and Hughes to credit Cashman with here :arrow:

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