The AL East Division leading Yankees open a three game set tonight against the NL Central Division leading Milwaukee Brewers. It’s the first time the teams are meeting in the Bronx since 1997. The Brewers are coming off a weekend sweep of the Minnesota Twins and the Yankees just took two of three from the Colorado Rockies and have won twelve out of their last sixteen games overall.
The Brewers are sending starter Zach Greinke (7-2, 4.77 ERA) to the mound tonight. It will be his first time back in the Bronx since 2008 when he was with the Kansas City Royals. He will be matched up against Freddy Garcia (6-6, 3.30 ERA) who is looking to even his record against the National League in 2011. He’s 1-2 but has gone seven innings in each of those starts and his last start resulted in a win in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
It looks like Derek Jeter will not being coming off the disabled list when he’s eligible to do so this Wednesday. Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News writes that GM Brian Cashman said that while Jeter had a great day of rehab on Monday, he won’t be major league ready by the time the DL stint is supposed to end. Cashman even hinted that they’re not sure when Jeter will be ready. “It’s going to take as long as it takes. We just don’t want it to take any longer than it needs to take.” Jeter, of course, didn’t say too much.
“Everything’s good,” Jeter told The AP. “Steps in the right direction.”
More Stories From Rehab
- Eric Chavez took batting practice with Jeter
- Bartolo Colon threw four innings of fifteen pitches each in a simulated game – he struck out three and gave up two hits
- Pedro Feliciano made fifteen soft throws off a bullpen mound
- Mark Prior will be throwing off a mound later today – for the second time in four days
Here’s a funny quote from former Yankee manager Joe Torre on Derek Jeter’s quest for hit number 3,000:
“I thought he was very selfish in getting hurt. I had this whole thing worked out where I was going to be with them on this last road trip. … Hopefully I can be there when he gets this 3,000th.”
Some Fun With Numbers
- Alex Rodriguez is 8-15 with three doubles and seven RBIs â€“ including at least one in each game â€“ since suffering a knee injury in Chicago on June 19.
- CC Sabathia’s run supportÂ in his 10 wins: 15, 12, 12, 13, 5, 7, 3, 12, 10 and 8
- The Yankees are 9-3 since Jeter went on the DL and have averaged six runs a game in that span
Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2011-06-26/alex-rodriguez-streaking-despite-sore-knee#ixzz1QXx8UmXL
The Kids Are All Right
Wins for everybody! You get a win and you get a win and you and you and…
Scranton Yankees 4 Durham Bulls 3 in 10 innings
Trenton Thunder 6 New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4
Tampa Yankees 6 Brevard County Manatees 3
Charleston Riverdogs 3 Augusta Greenjackets 0
Staten Island Yankees 7 Hudson Valley Renegades 3
The GCL Yankees had their game suspended due to rain – the same rain that cut Derek Jeter’s rehab assignment short yesterday.
Tonight’s Yankees game will be on YES at 7:05pm and for you ‘out of towners’, it is also scheduled to be shown on MLB Network.