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Pitching matchups vs. Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 29, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight
LHP Andy Pettitte (3-1, 2.22)
vs.
RHP Lucas Harrell (2-2, 4.08)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Tuesday
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (3-1, 2.79)
vs.
RHP Philip Humber (0-5, 7.99)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Wednesday
RHP David Phelps (1-1, 529)
vs.
LHP Erik Bedard (0-2, 7.98)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

 
 

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90 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. Astros”

  1. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Any word on Youkilis’s back MRI?

  2. Ys Guy April 29th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    looks like the weather is going to clear up in both trenton and the bronx in time for tonight’s games.
    trenton tickets are like $10, but yankee tix are going for $6.

    …decisions, decisions….

  3. Jesus Bustero April 29th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Russell Martin’s contributions are concentrated into like 2 games which is typical for him. And one of those games was a 9-0 game. What a hero. Don’t miss him.

    I wonder if they will trade Hughes when Pineda comes back. Hopefully Hughes doesn’t get bombed the next time he faces a real lineup. He needs to keep up his trade value. Gardner too.

  4. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Great match-ups, IMO. So far this team hasn’t been tested much by great pitching. Take advantage while you can, boys!

    The early schedule has really been in our favor. Next up: Oakland, Colorado, Kansas City, Seattle and the Jays once more. We should be cleaning up in the next couple weeks. May is gonna be a good month for this club.

  5. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I wonder if they will trade Hughes when Pineda comes back. Hopefully Hughes doesn’t get bombed the next time he faces a real lineup. He needs to keep up his trade value. Gardner too.
    ___

    The Jays are a real lineup. It’s their pitching that has been awful.

  6. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    the Hideki going to retire as a Yankee!

  7. igotid88 April 29th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    blake April 29th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    “Hughes would be cheaper than Price and is younger than him. Also he hasn’t pitched bad in NYS as some here would like you to believe. So unless he wants to leave and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a big ballpark. We should try to re-sign him.”

    Hughes and Price are two totally different animals…..however they should extend Hughes iMO if he’s willing to discuss something in the 4 year range
    ——————

    Yea one is a southpaw and the other is a righty

  8. bruceb April 29th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oakland may have turned the corner with that gutsy win over the Os last night and Houston are going to win a road game sooner or later. Nothing will come easy with our current lineup; everything will have to be earned the hard way, which is taxing on the bullpen. Let’s hope we can keep on squeezing out one and two-run victories, but I wouldn’t look too far ahead. We’ll need a blowout win (or maybe even a loss) somewhere along the way.

  9. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I thought there wasn’t a budget anymore…? Can we get back in the habit of not limiting ourselves again?

    Why not keep Hughes AND sign Price!! ;)

  10. Jesus Bustero April 29th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    I wonder if they will trade Hughes when Pineda comes back. Hopefully Hughes doesn’t get bombed the next time he faces a real lineup. He needs to keep up his trade value. Gardner too.
    ___

    The Jays are a real lineup. It’s their pitching that has been awful.

    _______

    Jays are 22 in runs but whatever

  11. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Jays are 22 in runs but whatever
    ______

    7 with the Yankees haven’t helped them.

  12. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    bruceb April 29th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oakland may have turned the corner with that gutsy win over the Os last night and Houston are going to win a road game sooner or later. Nothing will come easy with our current lineup; everything will have to be earned the hard way, which is taxing on the bullpen. Let’s hope we can keep on squeezing out one and two-run victories, but I wouldn’t look too far ahead. We’ll need a blowout win (or maybe even a loss) somewhere along the way.

    —————–

    Very true.. the reality is that on any given night even teams that are worse could win. But so far, I think the only really difficult pitching we’ve faced has come from the Rays and Boston. We’ve looked good against pitchers we ‘should’ beat…. except the ones that pitch for Detroit, but that’s always how we are with that club lol.

  13. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “Yea one is a southpaw and the other is a righty”

    Well that and one is a lot better than the other….I love Phil and hope they keep him but he’s not in the same league as Price as a pitcher

  14. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I assume the Rays will trade Price before the end of the year…. if Price signs an extension at that juncture he has a terrible agent.

  15. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    The Rays will trade Price to the Rangers.

  16. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    They can’t trade Hughes if they want to make the playoffs…..their rotation has to be their strength and regardless of what people think Phelps or nova can’t just step in and be as good as Hughes. They need to keep that depth in case Andy or Kuroda or CC go down……if they are gonna trade somebody at the deadline then Id trade Granderson assuming Wells is still playing well.

  17. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    April 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    The Rays will trade Price to the Rangers.

    I think Profar will be moved for either him or Stanton….

  18. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Awww, Laura Posada:

    ?@Dlauraposada

    @fran_cervelli Espero te recuperes pronto y regreses a tu posicion. Luchaste mucho para llegar y ahi regresaras fuerte y triunfante!

  19. Russell Munson April 29th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Price isn’t a free agent until after 2015.

  20. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    The Rays will trade Price to the Rangers.

    ——————-

    Omg, they probably f*cking will….

  21. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Russell Munson April 29th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Price isn’t a free agent until after 2015.

    ————-

    Ahh fack.. I mixed up his arb year and his FA year.

  22. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I think whether or not Tampa trades price this year depends on where they are in July…..if they are in the race then they’ll probably keep him because his value isn’t going to really go down over the next year by much

  23. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    But if the Rays are out of it or kinda hovering around being out of it and they can clean Texas out for price then I could see them pulling the trigger and dealing him…..

  24. igotid88 April 29th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    “Yea one is a southpaw and the other is a righty”

    Well that and one is a lot better than the other….I love Phil and hope they keep him but he’s not in the same league as Price as a pitcher
    —-

    Yet

  25. jackamir April 29th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Price will be traded to the Cardinals… Out of the AL and the Cardinals have a load of high end Prospects…Rays have the best front office and the worst fans Attendance wise ,,,,,

  26. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    They need to see Pineda pitch well and remain healthy for an extended period, at least a half a season, in order for his presence to affect their plans.

    If his mechanics remain the same, and he isn’t develop a third pitch well, they should look to sell high on him.

  27. bruceb April 29th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Shame, I still can’t believe the Tigers got swept in the World Series last year. I watched them absolutely dismantle the Braves over the weekend…and we all know how hot the Braves have been so far. That is one scary lineup…and, of course, their pitching isn’t too shabby either. Glad we don’t have to go to Comerica again!

  28. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    No one should be counting on Pineda on anything until the guy actually starts 4 games on any level without his shoulder falling off.

  29. Against All Odds April 29th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    igotid88 April 29th, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    “Yea one is a southpaw and the other is a righty”

    Well that and one is a lot better than the other….I love Phil and hope they keep him but he’s not in the same league as Price as a pitcher
    —-

    Yet

    ————-

    He’s not going to be on his level.

  30. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    jackamir says:
    April 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Price will be traded to the Cardinals… Out of the AL and the Cardinals have a load of high end Prospects…Rays have the best front office and the worst fans Attendance wise ,,,,,

    Eh…. They gonna give up Taveras for him cause that’s what it’d take? Kinda doubt it given that their pitching isn’t that bad as is

  31. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Price is one of the top 5 pitchers in baseball….I don’t think Hughes has that ceiling or that room to grow….. but there is no shame in not being a CY young winner…..doesn’t mean he’s not a good pitcher

  32. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Don’t get too high or low with Hughes, keep your expectations moderate. you are in good shape.

  33. stanzy April 29th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hey Blake, they’re both in the majors, both in the American League, and both in the American League East. That’s pretty much the definition of being “in the same league,” don’t you think? :)

  34. Nick in SF April 29th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Nice matchups. Too nice, in fact. The Yanks are going to be -300 or worse tomorrow night. :sad:

  35. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Plus, what do they have beyond Hughes and CC? Nothing they can count on with as much certainty as Hughes (beyond contract).

  36. blake April 29th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    “Hey Blake, they’re both in the majors, both in the American League, and both in the American League East. That’s pretty much the definition of being “in the same league,” don’t you think? ”

    I wise guy eh :)

  37. Run it Out April 29th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Buster…I wonder if CC and Hiro think the Jays are a real lineup?

  38. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Nick, Yanks are not comfortable bet right now because any given nights i don’t know if they are going to score runs. but, on paper, Yanks could sweep the worst team in American League.

  39. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    They can score runs v. RHP. v. LHP, yeah, who knows.

  40. comnsnse April 29th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    S.S., careful what you wish for, the Yankees were not considered a very good team when then season started nor were the Sox.

    They have the two best records in the A.L and they are still a very suspect offense.

  41. Nick in SF April 29th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Cashmoney, the Yanks have been relatively cheap lately and I’ve enjoyed it. There are no comfortable bets in baseball anyway, since betting on baseball is whack. You just can’t predict it!

    With Houston coming into town, anything less that 4 wins over the next 3 nights would be a disappointment.

  42. blake April 29th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “With Houston coming into town, anything less that 4 wins over the next 3 nights would be a disappointment.”

    Trap series …kinda scares me a little

  43. comnsnse April 29th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Is it just me or is the reality that our prospects do not elicit much interest when discussing trades for other team’s free agents to be?

    Maybe we are the Dodgers east with over hyping prospects?

  44. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Rich, Yanks are a Hafner twisted ankle away from being a complete inept offensive force against anyone with Youk’s health in jeopardy. Just from betting prospective, I really would shy away on betting on them if they are the prohibitive favor in any matchup right now.

  45. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    You just can’t predict it!
    —–
    you right about that.

  46. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Cash

    True, but he is still standing and he was cheap enough that it was a very good signing.

    If that thought process guided their offseason thinking their payroll flexibility would be preserved (subject to whatever Hal or Levine thinks).

    Signing Youk $12m was not a good risk for those reasons.

    Also Wells has to continue to hit. A significant regression would hurt a lot.

    Again, as of today, I think they’re ok v. RHP, but a prohibitive favorite? No way.

  47. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    The schedule has been pretty soft.. and it looks like it stays that way for all of May, basically.

    As we saw last year, padding is valuable.

    Let’s clean up this month!

  48. Nick in SF April 29th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I already have the Yanks tonight at -250 and -125 on the run line, but not straight up. I’ve got them in parlays with HJK Helsinki, the powerhouse Finnish soccer club, also on the both the money and run lines, and also with Benfica, the soccer stars from Portugal. I’m counting on you, Andy!

  49. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    comnsnse April 29th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Is it just me or is the reality that our prospects do not elicit much interest when discussing trades for other team’s free agents to be?

    Maybe we are the Dodgers east with over hyping prospects?

    ————

    Could be they’re worth the hype but just not close enough to the bigs to entice a trade.

  50. comnsnse April 29th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Trisha, speaking of R.I. have you read either of Bruce DeSilva’s novels, fiction based on real life characters around Providence.

    He is a former reporter of the Providence Journal? terrific reads.

  51. yeayo April 29th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    A little off topic, but has Hughes given up on his curveball? I don’t think I have seen him throw it once in his three starts. It seems he is really going with a slider/cutter more now.

  52. comnsnse April 29th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    S.S., what about all these players currently at 2A or 3A that many want to see here?

    I wonder if they could move Tex for prospects?

    Or maybe a box of those excellent Portuguese pastries? ;)

  53. G. Love April 29th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I have the Yankees in a daily double with Kevin Bacon looking constipated during 70% or more of The Following season finale!

  54. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    A little off topic, but has Hughes given up on his curveball? I don’t think I have seen him throw it once in his three starts. It seems he is really going with a slider/cutter more now.

    10.1 % this season

    http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....#pitchtype

  55. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    OT, Rich, I just finished watching House of Cards, good show.

  56. mick April 29th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Easy month of May?
    3 with Oak., 3- Col., 3 KC much improved, 3 Tor, 3 Balt, 3 TB, 2 NYM, 3 Bost.

  57. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    “I wonder if they could move Tex for prospects?”

    There’s a NTC issue, and if they ever overcome that, there would be a contract subsidization issue, but if it happens, Shame was the first to get the ball rolling.

  58. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Cash

    I love it. I can’t wait until season 2 is available.

  59. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    There really aren’t that many in AAA we’d like to see. I mean… we wanna see them but only because our team is gutted. The prime time guys are in AA and lower and the risk for another club is much higher.

    I’ve been trying to trade Tex since last off season but since the budget doesn’t matter any more I dunno how much I care.

  60. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    OT, Rich, I just finished watching House of Cards, good show.

    —————–

    Watching that back-to-back with Homeland was basically the ultimate test in cynicism.

  61. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Rich, Think he threw 6 curves last game. More of a show me. Threw a lot more in previous start. Maybe 10 vs. Rays? I forget.

  62. Cashmoney April 29th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I have the Yankees in a daily double with Kevin Bacon looking constipated during 70% or more of The Following season finale!
    —–
    The Following’s premise seems little too fantastic to me.

  63. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Fake Peter Gammons@FakePeteGammons 4m
    No truth to rumor #RedSox considering giving players rings for April W-L record. It’s an ankle bracelet & it’s divine. This is Peter Gammons

  64. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Now I’m just like, ‘keep Tex, find a 3B, make Tex split time with Arod at 1B’ lol.

  65. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    yf

    I blame (or credit…) Stew. ;)

    Speaking of which, I have never heard John and Suzyn criticizer the Yankees so much as they have for not playing Romine already.

  66. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Rich, you undoubtedly mean that you credit Stew, and I knew that. #pitch framing 4evah

    I haven’t been listening to ole John and Suz except in the car after Trenton games, pre-Romine rising. What’d they say? Why the investment in Romine?

  67. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Is it raining in the Bronx?

  68. mick April 29th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    There are actually no easy months in the baseball schedule.
    We will go as far as our pitching and timely hitting takes us as
    this years team does not have an All-Star at every position, just one.

  69. blake April 29th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I want to see Romine play but I have no idea what his travel was like or how much sleep he had gotten for the first game he was up…..and the second game WS against Dickey and I can’t blame them for not wanting him to face the knuckle ball in his first game up…..if he doesn’t play tonight then I’ll wonder what’s going on……

  70. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    yf

    On Saturday (as I was returning from Best Dumplings, actually), they were both saying, more than once, that if they called him up he has to play. Why is up he of they aren’t going to play him.

  71. mick April 29th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    They should ease Romine in by catching him with Hughes and Phelps.
    Cervelli is still the #1 catcher and unless Romines super impresses, he will be sent back down in 6 weeks.

  72. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Maybe they just want Romine to work with pitchers apart from game conditions. My guess is that he will be paired with at least one veteran.

  73. 86w183 April 29th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    It is definitely time to get Romine out there.

    The bench is short enough with Youkilis missing 7-of-8 games.

    If Youkilis goes on the DL I vote for calling up Corbin Joseph AND David Adams and DFA Ben Francisco — he of the minus-9 OPS +.

  74. tucker April 29th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Maybe they want to pair up Romine with the lowest-maintenance pitchers? Andy is probably the easiest to catch in terms of command and approach.

  75. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Rich, they probably want to take their time with him, but the question mark was/is his bat at mlb level. He was in a good rhythm at the plate at SWB, so I’d like to see him get in sooner than later. Hughes would have been a good match; not sure if Dickey pitching had anything to do with not getting Romine in.
    I wouldn’t put him in with Kuroda, but maybe Andy… Also they might be more apt to vs. a LHP who he traditionally hits better, but in a sss he is pounding RHP this year.

    As for Best Dumplings, I see that I have created a monster. You go there more than I do, as I live too far away, and I can’t stop in on Sundays before Yank games because unfortunately, they are closed. What did you eat, so that I can live vicariously. I did have a very good Malaysian meal last night though… Poh piah rocks!

  76. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Tucker, thinking the same as per what I posted above about Andy and Romine. And if they wait that long, Hughes on Friday might make sense.

  77. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    And yeah, Phelps too, mick.

  78. Nick in SF April 29th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Romine already caught bullpens for Andy and Kuroda (?) according to this blog, I would bet that he’ll be playing tonight and then the sky’s the limit.

  79. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    If Youkilis goes on the DL I vote for calling up Corbin Joseph AND David Adams and DFA Ben Francisco — he of the minus-9 OPS +.
    ___

    That would be interesting, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they do NEITHER!
    Adams should be a no brainer, but there is no place for BOTH of them.

  80. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    yf

    We like it a lot (thanks), and even ordered the California rolls this time, and they were surprisingly very, very good. So we had that and the shrimp/broccoli dumplings (it was lunch, after all).

    We asked about the Dukbokki since it isn’t on the menu and they gave it to us last time. They said that the women who cooks for them decides every day what she wants to cook, and they can’t predict when Dukbokki will be made. They also said that we should refer to it as spicy rice cakes.

    I agree on Romine’s bat being something that Catching D Joe should pay attention to maximizing its potential.

  81. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Now I’m just like, ‘keep Tex, find a 3B, make Tex split time with Arod at 1B’ lol.
    __

    That would be one expensive 1st baseman!

  82. yankeefeminista April 29th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Rich, I believe that Romine can use a little more bat time at AAA, but I still think he’ll be OK. The Ca. rolls are very good; sesame seeds, I believe are a key ingredient. I also love their bibimbop and jap chae. Heading out to the bank. Back in a bit.

  83. j9d April 29th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    “Easy month of May?
    3 with Oak., 3- Col., 3 KC much improved, 3 Tor, 3 Balt, 3 TB, 2 NYM, 3 Bost.”

    __________________________________________________________

    And 2 with Cleveland (5/13)

  84. Nick in SF April 29th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Those two with Cleveland are pending possible land shark flurries. :neutral:

  85. GregD April 29th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    David in Cal April 29th, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    If Romine can provide excellent fielding and an OBA of over .310, I’ll feel relieved.

    GregD, it took me a while to fully get into retirement. I suggest you try a bunch of different things. You may find a hobby you love that you didn’t expect to. I did.
    —————–
    I’m sure I will need to adjust, I do have 6 grandchildren to have fun with and I love NYC

  86. sunny615 April 29th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Jeezus – we better sweep.

  87. ac1 April 29th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Gardner 8 Cano 4 wells 7 hafner dh boesch 9 nix 5 Overbay 3 Nunez 6 Romine 2 Pettitte 1
    __
    NO Youkilis.
    Just DL the man already so we can have a full roster!
    Am surprised to see no Ichiro, who has been heating up lately.

  88. blake April 29th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    @Joelsherman1: Romine starts at C, no Youkilis #Yankees

  89. blake April 29th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    DL Youk , release Francisco, call up Adams

  90. Nick in SF April 29th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Too bad, Youk OPS’s 2.333 vs. Humber last year. (SSS :neutral: )


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