Browsing Posts tagged Hector Noesi

Only four short days ago, I wrote an article about the Yankees’ quiet off-season. Funny how quickly things can change. In a blockbuster trade, the Yankees sent their top prospect, catcher/DH Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi to Seattle for pitchers Felix Hernandez Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. Everyone is very familiar with Montero’s body of work and lack of position, but may not know much about Pineda. Pineda, 22, struck out 173 hitters in 171 innings as a rookie, the highest rookie strikeout total since Kerry Wood struck out 223 in 1998.

In a ‘lesser’ move, the Yankees signed veteran pitcher, Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $10 million deal. Kuroda, a pure control pitcher, posted the ninth-best ERA in the NL last year (3.07) and has given the Dodgers at least 195 innings in the last two seasons. 

To put it simply, the Yankees got the better end of the Montero-Pineda deal and signed a rock solid #3 pitcher for virtually no risk. Brian Cashman’s patience once again paid off and the Yanks will reap the benefits in 2012 and beyond…

Michael Pineda Is Bronx Bound--AP Photo

continue reading…

Mariano Rivera saved his 601st career game today, tying Trevor Hoffman’s all-time save record. Rivera tossed a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 7-6 victory. Curtis Granderson blasted his 40th homer as  the Yankees record improved to 91-59 on the season. They sport an ML best, 40-11 record in day games. 

#42 Saves His 42nd Game

continue reading…

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees 5-4 in a rainy extra innings affair this afternoon. AJ Burnett did fine but was never given the opportunity to win today, what with last night’s game ending at 2 AM and the AAA-quality lineup put out on the field today.

One of the few regulars - AP

continue reading…

The New York Yankees simply destroyed the Oakland Athletics tonight by a score of 17-7. Tonight’s game was long, sloppy, hot, humid, and just an uneventful time after the Yanks put up a nine-spot in the third inning. Phil Hughes couldn’t finish five innings so Hector Noesi picked up the victory. With the win, the Yankees move to 58-39.

Fist Pumps for the GS - Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

continue reading…

The Yankees went into tonight’s game playing with house money. They had the series already won with their Triple A special taking the mound against the Reds’ ace, Jonny Cueto. Starter Brian Gordon gave up three homers (four total runs) over five innings. The Reds blew the game open late when they scored six earned off of Hector Noesi. This Chris Hainsey character mashed three home runs. I literally know nothing about him, but hitting three bombs in one game is pretty cool. Nick Swisher kept up his hot hitting ways, blasting a second inning solo home run (his eighth). A-Rod played this game and stroked a double in the eighth inning. Good to see him back in there.

Overall, the Yanks went 4-2 on their NL Central road trip, which they have to be happy with. The Yanks will have Thursday off as they head home with a 43-30 record, (1 game behind Boston). They will start a three-game set with the Rockies on Friday night.

Friday, 7:05 PM: Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7, 4.68 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (7-5, 4.08 ERA)

Freddy Garcia was chased very early, and the Yankees trailed for the rest of the night, suffering a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Opening a 10-game homestand tonight the Yankees had their chances against Sox ace Jon Lester and closer Jonathan Papelbon, but ultimately weren’t able to get the timely hits they needed to grind out a win.

Recap after the jump.
continue reading…

What. A. Mess. That’s all I can really say after the Yankees 4-1 win over the Orioles tonight. In a game that featured a Bartolo Colon eight inning masterpiece, a Mariano Rivera blown save, 31 total runners left on base, a Chris Dickerson cracked helmet, AJ Burnett running the bases, and Jeremy Gutherie (Thursday’s starter) coming in, in-relief, the Yankees finally prevailed, pushing their record to 22-19. There’s so much to get to with this game, so let’s gooo.

Big Bart Dealing

continue reading…

On this dreary Wednesday evening in New York, let’s take a look at some random shots with New York’s sports teams.

  • Yesterday, the Yankees put reliever, Luis Ayala on the disabled list. To make matters worse, lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano suffered another set back with his strained rotator cuff. The Yankees called up Hector Noesi from Triple A Scranton. Noesi, 24, will serve as the 25th man on the roster and will take over long relief and emergency pitching situation duty. This will be Noesi’s first trip to the Bronx.
  • The injury bug has bit the Mets as well. After a stellar first start, Chris Young was pushed back to this weekend from Friday’s schedule start due to bicep tendinitis. After his one-hitter through seven innings on Sunday, the Mets can’t afford to lose Young.
  • The eighth seeded New York Rangers will take the ice tonight at 7:30 PM in Washington. The Rangers needed a late push to make the playoffs, winning seven of their last ten games. Skeptics are a little worried about goalie, Hendrik Lundqvist (15-17 in the playoffs), but a lot of the loses were due to a poor defense. However, Lundqvist’s eleven shutouts were the most of his career. Lundqvist has only allowed four goals in three games this season against the Capitals.
  • There, I wrote about some hockey.