Saturday, April 6, 2013

Eduardo Nunez & Derek Jeter Injury Updates

Eduardo Nunez is still feeling a ton of pain after being hit by a pitch in the bicep but says he is feeling better. He still cannot hit, not even in the cage, or play catch so he seems like he will at least miss the series in Detroit before he comes back. Better than the alternative I guess which was originally thought to be a broken or fractured arm a la Curtis Granderson.

Derek Jeter took 40 ground balls hit directly at him today down in Tampa and played some catch. Derek also hit some balls off of a tee to try and keep him in shape. Derek has not done any real baseball activities in almost two weeks now so who knows when Derek will be back with the Yankees.

Cody Eppley Sent Down For Phil Hughes

Cody Eppley, not Shawn Kelley or Adam Warren, was sent down to AAA to make room for Phil Hughes on the 25 man roster. Surprising move here because Shawn Kelley threw 43 pitches yesterday and would be unavailable today and Adam Warren was basically only promised the spot until Hughes came back. I guess the Yankees need for innings, no matter how those innings go, at this point was the ultimate decider.

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New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers 4/6

The Yankees play their first dreaded day game on Fox today against the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers. The Yankees are already shuffling their rotation around as Phil Hughes will make his first start of the season against Max Scherzer. The game will be televised at 4:05 pm ET on YES and on FOX. Welcome back Philthy!

Game 5 Lineup: Yankees vs. Tigers

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Brennan Boesch RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS

RHP Phil Hughes


-- Cody Eppley wasn't listed on the lineup card, meaning that he could possibly be the move for Phil Hughes.

-- Today the Yankees get Hughes off the disabled list, which one would take as good news but he was scheduled to start in Scranton today before getting the call. I admit, I'm a bit worried about bringing Hughes in without one final tuneup.


Love them or hate them: The John Sterling home-run calls

imageEver since 1989, John Sterling has been in the broadcast booth calling Yankees games through thick and thin. He's entertaining, he's interesting and one of the few radio announcers I can turn to when it's time to mute a FOX game. One of the reasons that I enjoy listening to Sterling is for his inventive and interesting home-run calls. His home-run calls are one of those staples that are needed to be memorized by every Yankees fan. Over the years, he has created home-run calls that cannot be forgotten. Remember Bernie William's famous home-run call "Bern Baby Bern" or Tino Martinez's "Bam-Tino?" Yep, that was John Sterling's entertaining mind. When a new Yankee hits a home-run, fans turn and ask "What's John Sterling's home-run call for this player?" Well, being the John Sterling radio fanatic that I am, I compiled a list of some of our favorite New York Yankees home-run calls for the players on the current team. (that includes our new Yankees brethren as well).

Brett GardnerBrett Gardner has two home-run calls, depending of the mood that John Sterling is. Personally, I love hearing them both since Gardner rarely hits HR's. The first one is fun to say because he went yard, yet the second one is a pun on his last name 'Gardner' which is an actual word.

1) "Gardy goes Yardy!"

2) "Gardner plants one in the (left or right) field seats!"

Ichiro SuzukiIchiro's home-run call. I felt like John Sterling could have been more inventive with Ichiro's home-run call, but it is what it is.

"Ichiro, the Yankees rising son, says sayonara."

Curtis GrandersonThe second home-run call is one of my favorites. The first one is a pun on his last name, but the second one you get to sing! Every time Granderson goes to bat, I find myself singing it. I can't wait to start singing it when Granderson comes back from the DL.

1) "Isn't he something sort of Grand-ish?"

2) "Oh, the Grandyman Can! Oh, the Grandyman can!"

Derek JeterDerek Jeter is the captain of the Yankees, so his home-run call is rather fitting.

"El Capitan."

Mark TeixeiraMark Teixeria is another one of those Yankees that has two home run calls. I actually enjoy the first one more since it's a pun on getting a  text message. (And I like to look at my smartphone and ask why haven't I got a 'Tex' Message yet when he goes to the plate).

1) "Mark sends a Tex Message to the (left or right) field seats!

2) "You're on the Mark, Teixeira"

Alex Rodriguez: Everyone knows A-Rod's HR call. It's not a secret.

"An A-Bomb for A-Rod."

Robinson CanoIf I were John Sterling, I would trademark this home-run call. It's became a very popular saying among Yankees fans.

"Robbie Cano, Don't Ya Know!"

Francisco CervelliI personally am a sucker for this home-run call. It simply reminds me of food.

"Cisco the Kid Cerv's one up!"

Travis HafnerAll right, I love John Sterling and all but...this call was L-A-M-E! It lacks the magic. Did Sterling figure that he wasn't going to be a Yankee past this season and gave him a home-run call that was sad yet lame?

1) "The Pronx Bomber."

2) "A Hafner Homer."

Vernon WellsSo Vernon Wells has two HR calls that are slightly better than Travis Hafner's. Wells's walk-up song may be awesome...but his HR call is something that's almost cringe-worthy.

1) "The Bronx is Vernon."

2) "Wells rings the bells."

Kevin YoukilisSo all of my favorite things in life has to have carbon copies of something? My favorite T.V show has carbon copies of the original characters and Kevin Youkilis's HR call is a carbon copy of Alex Rodriguez's.

"A Nuke for Youk."

Yeah, that was really inventive.

Yep, we may love them and we may hate them but the John Sterling HR calls are iconic to the Yankees. When a new Yankee hits a home-run, you never know what call John Sterling could come up with.

This Day In Yankees History 4/6

This Day In Yankees History... April 6th

In 1973 the Yankees Ron Blomberg became the first designated hitter in major league history. In his first plate appearance the DH drew a walk off of Luis Tiant in a 15-5 loss at the hands of the bitter rival Boston
Red Sox.