Good morning Yankee fans. It’s Sunday July 3, 2011 and here is the Daily Rundown.
Today’s matchup is Freddy Garcia (7-6, 3.28) vs. R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.77). Dickey and Garcia met in the Yankee Stadium portion of the Subway Series on May 20 with Dickey getting the 2-1 victory.
The Yankees will go for the sweep against the Mets and will also be looking for their eighth win in a row overall. The Mets are looking to snap a three game losing streak which started on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander.
As for yesterday, it was all about the return of Bartolo Colon to the rotation. Colon played the part of ‘savior’ yesterday by pitching six innings of shutout ball. Without even making a rehab start, Colon made coming back from his injury look easy as he kept the Mets offense at bay and collected his sixth win of the season.
Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger writes about the Yankees’ unsung hero and how he simply came in, threw fastballs, got people out yesterday and how he is one of a few guys who have stepped in this year and helped the Yankees have a 2 1/2 game lead in the American League East Division.
Derek Jeter was 1-2 in his rehab game yesterday in Trenton. Drew Silva of NBC Sports writes about Jeter’s day.
â€œI feel good,â€ Jeter said after the game. â€œThere are no problems whatsoever. Itâ€™s just getting at-bats and playing, but I feel good. We play this game every day for a reason. You have to get into a rhythm.â€
Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News writes about the tradition of established veteran players buying food spreads for the teams they’re rehabbing with.
“It’s kind of making up for taking someone’s time away down there and you never feel good about that,” says Hughes. “And when you’re down there, you appreciate that stuff because the food is pretty bad in the minors. Whenever you get that MLB rehab guy come in, it’s like, ‘Oh, yeah – food!’ Nobody told me to do it, but pretty much anyone who’s been in the minor leagues has had a guy come through to rehab and do it.”
The Kids Are All Right And Some Are Walking Off
The Scranton Yankees swept both games of a doubleheader against the Pawtucket Red Sox, 7-0 and 3-0.
The Trenton Thunder walked off against the Altoona Curve and won their game 3-2.
The Tampa Yankees entered the bottom of the ninth in their game, down 7-5 and yep, you guessed it, they walked off beating the Brevard County Manatees 8-7.
But wait, there’s one more walk off…
The Staten Island Yankees also had a walk off victory against the Brooklyn Cyclones in extras 6-5 and now have twelve wins in a row.
The Charleston Riverdogs dropped their game 6-5 to the Rome Braves.
The GCL Yankees defeated the GCL Braves 4-1.