Monday, June 23, 2008

Snapshot: Yankees News and Notes for June 22, 2008

Yesterday: NY Yankees 4, Cincinnati Reds 1

NY Yankees 4, Cincinnati Reds 1Andy Pettitte again righted the Yankees ship Sunday, tossing six shutout innings en route to a 4-1 New York win. The effort helped the Yankees avoid a three-game sweep to the last-place Cincinnati Reds.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the left-hander improved to 75-37 after a regular-season Yankees loss.

"I wouldn't say I relish it. You'd rather be on a seven-game winning streak," Pettitte (8-5) told the AP. "I'm just thankful that I gave us a good start. It can get away from you so easy even when you feel good."

Robinson Cano snapped a scoreless tie with a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Jason Giambi added a two-run double, sending the Yankees to their 13th win in 18 games.

Mariano Rivera came on and got four outs for his 21st save in 21 chances. Cincinnati put runners at the corners in the ninth before Rivera struck out pinch-hitter Adam Dunn and retired Norris Hopper on a comebacker.

Pettitte is 5-0 with a 3.61 ERA in his last seven starts. He has won three straight since giving up 10 runs in a no-decision June 7 against Kansas City.

Right-hander Kyle Farnsworth needed three stitches between his right ring and pinkie fingers after trying to field Brandon Phillips' eighth-inning smash barehanded.

He is not expected to miss significant time.

Jason Giambi Stays HotWith a three-for-three day yesterday, Jason Giambi has his average up to .271. He also collected two RBI to push his total to 42 on the year. Mike Vaccaro has more on Giambi's "rousing revival."

Anthony McCarron talks Bronson Arroyo and the liklihood the right hander will be moved. Arroyo is 4-6 with a 5.55 ERA for the last-place Reds. Arroyo is making $3.95 million this year and will earn $9.5 million in 2009 and $11 million in 2010.

Sidney Ponson solidified his positioning for a Friday start (vs. Mets) with a decent start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre yesterday. Ponson threw 78 pitches over four innings against Toledo, allowing two runs (one unearned) on three hits with three walks.

1 comment:

David said...

Petite still has flashes of brillance- hope he stays healty all year.