Twins Post-Game Notes, September 24 vs. Yankees 25 Sep 12

NEW YORK YANKEES (89-64) at MINNESOTA TWINS (64-90)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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9

R

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LOB

New York Yankees

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

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6

10

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6

Minnesota Twins

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1

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3

10

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6

WINNING PITCHER: Pettitte (5-3, 2.71)

LOSING PITCHER: Hendriks (1-8, 6.09)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 75, winds from W at 13 mph             TIME OF GAME: 2:46                     ATTENDANCE: 33,720

HOME RUNS: Swisher (23, off Hendriks, first inning, two on, two outs, 1-1 pitch, 428 feet to right field)

Granderson (40, off Hendriks, fourth inning, nobody on, one out,  1-1 pitch, 437 feet to right field)

Ibanez (18, off Hendriks, seventh inning, nobody on, nobody out, s0-1 pitch, 398 feet to right field)

Chavez (14, off Hendriks, seventh inning, nobody on, one out, first pitch, 359 feet to left field)

Florimon (1, off Wade, eighth inning, nobody on, nobody out, 385 feet to right field)

PITCHING LINES:

NEW YORK

IP

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PITCHES/K

Andy Pettitte (W)

6.0

7

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3

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0

88/53

Joba Chamberlain

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11/8

Cory Wade

0.2

1

1

1

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0

1

0

12/8

Justin Thomas

0.2

1

2

2

1

1

0

0

20/12

David Robertson

0.2

1

0

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0

1

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10/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

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ER

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SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Liam Hendriks (L)

6.1

8

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6

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4

4

0

92/65

Luis Perdomo

0.2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

12/6

Tyler Robertson

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

23/13

Matt Capps

1.0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

17/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANKEES NOTES:

  • ·    The Yankees improved to 8-1 in their last nine games…they are now 52-16 when they hit at least two home runs in a game.
  • ·    Andy Pettitte pitched in his 500th career game tonight…Pettitte improved to 12-5, 3.32 (151.2 IP, 56 ER) in 22 career regular season starts against the Twins, winning each of his last seven decisions.
  • ·    Nick Swisher hit his 23rd home run, matching his 2011 total…18 of his 23 home runs have come against right-handers…seven of his last 14 home runs have given the Yankees the lead.
  • ·    Curtis Granderson hit his 40th home run, giving him back-to-back seasons with 40-plus homers (41 in 2011)…he became the fifth different Yankee to hit 40 homers in consecutive seasons, joining Babe Ruth (1920-21, ’23-24, ’26-32), Lou Gehrig (1930-31), Mickey Mantle (1960-61) and Jason Giambi (2002-03)…Granderson has 23 career home runs against the Twins, five of those coming this season.
  • ·    The Yankees have hit 229 home runs this season, which is the most in baseball (White Sox entered today second with 197)…they have homered in 124 of their 153 games this season, going 82-42 in those games.
  • ·    The Yankees have homered in each of their last 10 games against the Twins, totaling 22 in that span…29 of their 58 runs scored against the Twins in that time have come via home run.
  • ·    Ichiro Suzuki is hitting .328 (61-for-186) since joining the Yankees…he is hitting .533 (16-for-30) in his last seven games.
  • ·    Derek Jeter extended his season-high hitting streak to 18 games (since September 4) and is hitting .370 (30-for-81) during the streak…it is the longest active streak in the Majors.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    Liam Hendriks allowed four home runs, the most by a Twins starter since Nick Blackburn allowed four, July 10, 2010 at Detroit.
  • ·    Denard Span (2-for-4) has hit safely in 20 of his last 23 home games, batting .382 (34-for-89) with a .439 on-base percentage in that time.
  • ·    Joe Mauer (1-for-4) is hitting .397 (25-for-63) in 17 games this month…he entered today second in the American League in batting average this month, behind Ichiro Suzuki (.424)…Mauer’s batting average on the season is now .322.
  • ·    Jamey Carroll (1-for-3) is hitting .377 (20-for-53) in 14 games this month…he entered today third in the AL in September batting average.
  • ·    Ryan Doumit recorded his 33rd double of the season and is now within one of matching his single-season career-high of 34, done in 2008 with Pittsburgh.
  • ·    Pedro Florimon hit his first Major League home run tonight, in his 134th career plate appearance.
  • ·    Josh Willingham left tonight’s game with a left shoulder strain and is considered day-to-day.
  • ·    Matt Capps was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list earlier today…tonight marked his first appearance since July 16 after missing the Twins last 64 games with right rotator cuff irritation.
  • ·    Chris Parmelee recorded two RBI tonight, giving him 13 this month in 15 games played (48 at-bats).