Monday, June 30, 2008

Snapshot: Yankees News and Notes for June 30, 2008

NY Mets 3, NY Yankees 1Yesterday: NY Mets 3, NY Yankees 1

Beleaguered Mets' left-hander Oliver Perez pitched a gem, Carlos Delgado homered again and the Mets won this year's Subway Series, with yesterday's 3-1 win over the Yankees.

Perez improved his career record against the Yankees to 5-1 while remaining unbeaten (4-0) with the Mets. He limited the Yankees to one run and three hits in seven sharp innings. Perez (6-5) retired the first 10 batters and wound up striking out eight without a walk. His lone blemish came when Wilson Betemit homered over the left-field bleachers with two outs in the seventh.

Despite escaping several early jams, Darrell Rasner (4-6) lost for the sixth time in seven starts.

Recently promoted reliever David Robertson, averaging well more than a strikeout per inning in his two-year minor league career, made his debut in the majors and gave up a run on singles by Jose Reyes and Luis Castillo, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by David Wright.

George King details the success Oliver Perez has had against the Yankees in his career.

He also says Alex Rodriguez missed some chances.

A-Rod Struggling in the ClutchRodriguez, who has struggled all season in the clutch, has four hits in the last 18 at-bats (.222) with runners in scoring position. For the season he is batting .243 (17-for-70) in the clutch compared with .322 overall.

With Hideki Matsui's knee still ailing him, expect to see a lot more of Wilson Betemit. Also, expect to see a lot of different designated hitters.

"We'll move it around. We'll look at matchups," Girardi told the NY Post. "We'll do Jorge (Posada) some days and maybe we'll DH (Jason) Giambi some days, you can DH Johnny (Damon) a couple of days."

Coming up later today:
● The Road Ahead: Capsules for Texas Rangers Series
● Draft Q&A: SS Corban Joseph (4th Round Selection)


David said...

Everything is about the once almighty dollar!

Anonymous said...

Keep those Q & A's comming?