Saturday, August 10, 2013

Yankees put up no contest as Tigers win Game 2 Easily, 9-3

Phil Hughes gave up 4 earned runs in 4.1 innings of work today as the Yankees fell to the Tigers, 9-3, setting the two up for a rubber game tomorrow. While I didn't expect Hughes to actually pitch well today, I had a strange feeling that he might get through five innings. Apparently I was wrong. 

The Yankees only three runs this afternoon came on a two-run home run in the fifth and an RBI single in the ninth from Lyle Overbay. Unfortunately, both of those hits came at times where they didn't matter. In other words, the way every Yankees hit has been this season. 

A Rod & Cervelli To Be Disciplined By The Team

Alex Rodriguez was handed an envelope before last nights game with a statement inside from the New York Yankees organization. The envelope stated that the Yankees would be disciplining A Rod, to no one's surprise, for getting a second opinion on his quad strain from Dr. Michael Gross. Alex did not give the Yankees any kind of written notice that he was seeking a second opinion from the Hackensack University Medical Center doctor and that violates the new collective bargaining agreement. I am sure it is nothing more then a minor fine, which any kind of fine would be a drop in a bucket to A Rod, and has probably already been squared up before he left the stadium last night.

Francisco Cervelli will also be disciplined by the team after not showing up to the teams minor league complex down in Tampa for rehab work prior to his suspension. I would bet it would be safe to assume that Cervelli knew he took what MLB offered and knew his season was over and did not bother but it did not sit well with the Yankees. I am sure it will also be a monetary kind of discipline that will probably not be much but when you are Hal Steinbrenner every penny counts.

Game Thread: Tigers @ Yankees 8/10

The Tigers and the Yankees continue their three game weekend series at Yankees Stadium right now on the YES Network and MLB TV. The pitching match up will be Phil Hughes for the Yankees and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. Hughes has been consistently inconsistent this season so I cannot expect anything other then the normal, which is far from normal, from Phil Hughes... still with me?

Here is the Yankees lineup

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Curtis Granderson LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Austin Romine C

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RiverDogs Donate $20,000 to MUSC Storm Eye Institute

Charleston RiverDogs Donate $20,000 to MUSC Storm Eye Institute 

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston RiverDogs have yet again left a large paw print on the fight against blindness and retinitis pigmentosa.

During the Friday, August 9 contest against the Rome Braves at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols will present a check for $20,000 to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Storm Eye Institute and its director, Dr. Lucian Del Priore.

The donation comes from proceeds from the RiverDogs’ 14th annual Kindness Beats Blindness Auction, the 10th Annual “Run Forrest Run” 5K, the 9th Annual Hot Stove Banquet and the 8th Annual Golf Outing.
The Storm Eye Institute was selected as a result of RiverDogs President Mike Veeck’s daughter, Rebecca, being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration.  Veeck and his wife, Libby, have dedicated themselves and most of their charitable efforts toward fighting blindness.

“To work hand-in-hand with the Charleston community for the Storm Eye Institute is something we, as an organization, really look forward to every year,” said Echols. “Seeing first-hand the effect this disease can have on a family adds a level of personality and affection to our fundraising efforts.”

"We are immensely grateful for the RiverDogs' continued support in our quest to find cures and treatments for blinding eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa," said Dr. Del Priore. "The RiverDogs'  extraordinary generosity over the last 14 years has been critical to the work that our vision scientists are doing in this area."
With proceeds from the various RiverDogs special event projects, the team and the Charleston community as a whole have raised more than $500,000 towards preventative research for the degenerative disease.

For more information on the MUSC Storm Eye institute and their effort to battle RP and other degenerative retinal diseases

Being posted with permission from the Charleston Riverdogs organization. 

New Face Provides Difference in 5-4 Trenton Win

TRENTON, NJ – The Thunder used an RBI single by Saxon Butler in his first Thunder home game, to jump ahead of Akron once-and-for-all in Trenton’s 5-4 win over the Akron Aeros Friday night.

Trenton scored three runs on three walks, a hit and a double-steal of second and home to take a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 1stinning. With the bases loaded and two outs, Reegie Corona singled home a pair of runners and advanced Carmen Angelini from first to third. Then during the ensuing at-bat, Corona took off for second and when Akron’s catcher threw down towards second base, Angelini broke for the plate and scored.

By the bottom of the 5th inning, Akron had chipped away at the three-run lead to draw even with the Thunder 4-4. With two outs and the bases empty, the Thunder mounted a rally with Reegie Cornoa shooting a double up the third base line. The next batter was Butler- playing in his second Thunder game, and first at ARM & HAMMER Park- and he delivered with the game-deciding hit.
Shane Greene allowed four runs (two earned) over 5.1 innings, before deferring to a bullpen effort that silenced Akron over the final 3.2 innings. Greene moves to 6-3 on the season, while David Herndon tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th innings for his first save with the Thunder.

The Thunder return to the field beginning Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in Game 2 of their three-game series against the Akron Aeros. LHP Fred Lewis (0-4, 1.98) pitches for the Thunder against RHP Toru Murata (5-5, 3.87). Limited tickets are still available Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and streaming online begins at 6:45 p.m.

Being posted with permission from the Trenton Thunder organization. The original article can be seen HERE

Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees 8/10

The Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees continue their series at Yankees Stadium this afternoon in the second game of a three game series. The Yankees will send Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Phil Hughes to the mound to face off with Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. The game will be televised at 1:05 pm ET on YES and MLB TV.

Derek Jeter Joins The Jimmy Fallon Show

Quick blurb to check out Derek Jeter on the Jimmy Fallon show the other day. Enjoy!

NHL Game Coming To Yankees Stadium In January

The House that George Steinbrenner built will hos two NHL games outside in the newest version of Yankees Stadium. The New York Rangers will host the New York Islanders on January 26th in an afternoon game and three days later on January 29th will host the New Jersey Devils in a night game. This will be the first version of Yankees Stadium that will have ever hosted a hockey game so this place should be packed and electric. In its short history the new Yankees Stadium has now hosted a boxing match, a college football game, hosted games for soccer teams, and saw a World Series clinched in four short years.

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/10

On this day in 1986 the Yankees retired jersey #1 on Billy Martin day in a pregame ceremony at Yankees Stadium. The Yankees also gave Billy a plaque in Monument Park and honored him by saying "there has never been a greater competitor."