Advertisements
Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Houston Astros’

News just broke that CC Sabathia will now be entering an alcohol rehabilitation center and miss the entire postseason. This couldn’t come at a worse time with the Yankees about to compete for their playoff lives tomorrow night. If they win tomorrow against the Houston Astros, one has to wonder how the rotation will be set for up for the American League Division Series. The game still has to be played, so lets not get ahead of ourselves.

With that said, the main concern is getting CC back on his feet. I think I can speak on behalf of all Yankees fans in saying that we wish him all the best and hope to see him back on the mound as soon as possible.

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia watches a fielding drill before an exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Yankees (0-2) vs. Astros  (2-0)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Ivan Nova (0-0, 0.00) vs LHP Brett Oberholtzer (0-0, 0.00)

Yankees Lineup

Gardner CF
Jeter SS
Beltran DH
Teixeira 1B
Soriano LF
Cervelli C
Roberts 2B
Suzuki RF
Solarte 3B

Game Information:

The game will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled to start at 8:10PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.

Read Full Post »

Yankees (0-1) vs. Astros  (1-0)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Jarred Cosart (0-0, 0.00)

Yankees Lineup

Ellsbury CF
Jeter SS
Beltran RF
McCann C
Teixeira 1B
Soriano DH
Gardner LF
Roberts 2B
Johnson 3B

Game Information:

The game will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled to start at 8:10PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.

 

Read Full Post »

Yankees (0-0) vs. Astros  (0-0)

Pitching Matchup:

LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Scott Feldman (0-0, 0.00)

Yankees Lineup

Ellsbury CF
Jeter SS
Beltran RF
McCann C
Teixeira 1B
Soriano DH
Gardner LF
Roberts 2B
Johnson 3B

Game Information:

The game will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES & MLB Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.

Derek Jeter – Photo Courtesy of the NY Daily News

Read Full Post »

The Yankees open up a three-game series against the Houston Astros tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Tue: LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Scott Feldman (0-0, 0.00)

Wed: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Jarred Cosart (0-0, 0.00)

Thurs: RHP Ivan Nova (0-0, 0.00) vs LHP Brett Oberholtzer (0-0, 0.00)

Read Full Post »

Time is running out for the 2013 New York Yankees. They’re riding a 4-game losing streak (L10, 4-6) and stand 3.5GB of the AL Wild Card. Here is the remaining schedule:

September 2013

9/18: @Toronto Blue Jays 7:07PM ET

9/19: @ Toronto Blue Jays 7:07PM ET

9/20: San Francisco Giants 7:05PM ET

9/21: San Francisco Giants 1:05PM ET

9/22: San Francisco Giants 1:05PM ET

9/23: Off day

9/24: Tampa Bay Rays 7:05PM ET

9/25: Tampa Bay Rays 7:05PM ET

9/26: Tampa Bay Rays 7:05PM ET

9/27: @ Houston Astros 8:10PM ET

9/28: @ Houston Astros 7:10PM ET

9/29: @ Houston Astros 2:10PM ET

Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera

Read Full Post »

Yankees (15-9) vs. Astros (7-18)

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Andy Pettitte (3-1, 2.22) vs RHP Lucas Harrell (2-2, 4.08)

Yankees Lineup

Gardner CF
Cano 2B
Wells LF
Hafner DH
Boesch RF
Nix 3B
Overbay 1B
Nunez SS
Romine C

Game Information:

The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. It is scheduled to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WCBS 880.

Austin Romine

Photo Courtesy of John Munson/The Star-Ledger

 

Read Full Post »

Lucas Harrell - Andy Pettitte

The Yankees open up three-game series against the Houston Astros tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Mon: LHP Andy Pettitte (3-1, 2.22) vs RHP Lucas Harrell (2-2, 4.08)

Tue: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (3-1, 2.79) vs RHP Philip Humber (0-5, 7.99)

Wed: RHP David Phelps (1-1, 5.29) vs LHP Erik Bedard (0-2, 7.98)

 

Read Full Post »

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez SmilesNew York Yankees (2-5-1) vs Houston Astros (2-6)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP  Phil Hughes (0-0, 4.50) vs RHP Brett Myers (0-0, 0.00)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Martin C
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Jones LF
Chavez DH
Curtis RF
Golson CF

The game will take place at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida.  It’s slated to start at 1:05PM ET. The game will not be televised.

Read Full Post »

From Craig Calcaterra (Via Hardball Talk):

A source close to Andy Pettitte tells me that there is a “very strong possibility” that Pettitte is going to pitch in 2011.  He is doing his usual preseason workouts and has had no physical issues thus far.

Moreover, the source tells me that Pettitte’s hesitation to confirm that he is coming back for the upcoming season is in no way connected to the Roger Clemens trial, which was something that many had speculated about.

I always had the feeling Andy would return to the Yankees at some point this year. I’m well aware of his dedication to his family, but the man is 38 years old and still has stuff left in the tank. It would be a different story if he was well into his 40’s and wasn’t pitching very well. The guy has plenty of years after his playing career to spend time with his family. When all of his buddies are down in Tampa getting ready for the season…don’t you think Andy is going to want to come back? For the last 20 years, pitching for the New York Yankees organization (and the Astros) is all he’s ever known. It’s not easy for these players to just give up the game.

Read Full Post »

Lance Berkman

Houston Astros first baseman, Lance Berkman, was not in the lineup posted outside the clubhouse today.

Via Twitter:

Joelsherman1: “Hearing Berkman deal from Astros to Yankees is on verge of completion.”

Buster_ESPN: “Heard this: The Steinbrenners have given pre-approval to the acquisition of a large salary such as Lance Berkman or Adam Dunn.”

Read Full Post »

Now that a White Sox – Nationals trade sending Adam Dunn to Chicago’s South Side seems more likely than ever (the White Sox just landed Edwin Jackson, who Nat’s GM Mike Rizzo is said to covet and have included him in their offer), it’s time to look for alternatives for the slugging southpaw. Mind you, I never thought Dunn (or any 1B/DH types, for that matter) are really needed in the South Bronx and I think the team needs help in the bullpen and a bench IF more than a lefty bat. But, it seems the Yankees front office has decided to find a left-handed bat they can plug into the DH role.

Option 1: Adam LaRoche, Arizona – Call him “Dunn-lite.” A left-handed first baseman, LaRoche currently sports a slash line of .254/.330/.446 and a career slash line of .271/.341/.487. Over seven seasons, he averages 1 HR every 21.4 AB’s, 1 K every 4 – and is a notorious second-half hitter. Although the rumor mill is quiet about him, it would make sense for Arizona to move him. The team is on obvious salary-dump mode and LaRoche is on a one-year, $4.5M deal with a mutual $7.5M option for next year (or a buy-out for $1.5M). One drawback for the Yankees is that option increases to $9.5M if traded. Still, it represents a way for the D’backs to shed about $4M from their anticipated payroll if they have no plans to keep him next year.

Option 2: Lance Berkman, Houston – Trades with the Astros are notoriously difficult, unless you happen to be the Phillies. However, the Roy Oswalt trade yesterday may signal that owner Drayton McClane is finally waving the white flag. The former all-star should be familiar to most fans, but here’s the upside: Berkman is a veteran switch hitter with power (1 HR every 17 AB) and one of those high-quality clubhouse types. Unlike Dunn and LaRoche, nobody has ever questioned this guy’s work ethic or desire. But he is having a down year in terms of production and has missed significant portions of the last two seasons with injuries. Although on the production side of the equation, he is walking more than ever – a sure sign that pitchers are avoiding the one true threat in an anemic Astros line-up. The money is also going to be difficult for the Yankees. Berkman is owed around $7M for the remainder of this year and he has made it clear he wants his $15M option for next year guaranteed in order to not exercise his no-trade clause. $22M for an injury plagued 1B on the downside of his career should be too much for Cashman & Co. to swallow.

Option 3: Derrek Lee, Cubs – The Cubs are rumored to be looking to shed payroll, although they have yet to make any deals. Lee is owed around $6.5M this year before hitting free agency. This would be a bit of a reach, since Lee is having a really bad year after a bounce-back type season a year ago. If you take 2009 out of the equation, then his last three seasons work to a .290/362/.408 line. While his HR production would probably increase some at Yankee Stadium (1 for every 29.5 AB over the past 3 years), you have to wonder how he would handle NYC and the post-season. In 23 career post-season games, Lee is a .263 hitter. On the plus side, Lee is considered an A+ type guy in the clubhouse. I’d consider this a real “Hail Mary” play if the Yanks were to pursue it.

Again, I don’t think the Yankees should really go hard after any of these guys, but if they happen to fall into Brian Cashman’s lap, then they might be worth it for the 2010 stretch run. Another thing to keep in mind is that these guys will almost certainly clear waivers because of the money involved, so if the Yankees still find themselves in need in mid-August odds are one or all three will be available. That leaves us…

Option 4: Nick Johnson, DL – Yes, you heard that one right. Mike Axisa reports that Johnson is resuming baseball activities in Tampa, though they’re limited to fielding grounders and soft-tossed fungoes for now. Still, if Johnson can make it back by September then he at least has a chance to redeem himself somewhat.

Author’s note – I checked the wires just before posting this. Joel Sherman tweeted the Yankees “are definitely in for Lance Berkman, considering him seriously.” Sherman also broke the news the Yankees had landed Cliff Lee, so take it for what it’s worth.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: