Stoneburner flirts with perfection in Tampa debut, but Ramirez steals the show

Here’s all the player movement from today. Meanwhile, Mike Ashmore had a great piece on Alan Horne and his rehab from a torn rotator cuff. Don’t miss it.

Triple-A Scranton (7-3 win over Columbus) faced the guy that perfect game’d Double-A Trenton last year
Reegie Corona, 2B & Reid Gorecki, CF: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Corona hit a solo jack
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB – up to .323-.377-.402 … Baseball America had a little puff piece on him today (subs. req’d)
David Winfree, 1B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jon Weber, RF: 2 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB
Jesus Montero, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – he pulled an A-Rod
Chad Huffman, LF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI – 10 for his last 17 (.588)
Robby Hammock, C: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Matt Cusick, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 E (fielding)
Jason Hirsh: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-6 GB/FB – 60 of 99 pitches were strikes (60.6%) … just 26 hits allowed in 43.2 IP
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB - 11 of his 20 pitches were strikes
Zack Segovia: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 23 of his 34 pitches were strikes (67.6%)

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Open Thread: Coming back home

"I hope they're showing Avatar on the flight home." (Photo Credit: Duane Burleson, AP)

Well, I’m glad that little trip is over with. The Yankees have played only 12 of their 34 games at home this season, the fewest in the majors. Hopefully being back in the Boogie Down will get some people healthy and get some bats going. The series in Detroit was ugly, but they only gave up 13 runs in four games. That’s nothing.

Anyway, here’s tonight’s open thread. The Mets and Marlins are on SNY and MLB Network, plus what could potentially be LeBron James’ last game as a Cavalier will be played as well. Also, Game Seven between Bruins-Flyers is on; Boston led that series 3-0 at one point. Nevermind, it’s tomorrow. Anything goes, so have fun.

Yankee Stadium to host Jay-Z/Eminem twin bill

Supposedly, Jay-Z makes a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can. Although I don’t believe that claim for a minute, he will be making Yankee history this September as he and Eminem will be the first two artists to play a concert at the new Yankee Stadium. The hip hop duo announced last night their plans to play in Detroit at Comerica Park on September 2 and at Yankee Stadium on September 13. Jay-Z will headline in New York while Eminem will carry top billing in his native town.

Jay-Z, who performed “Empire State of Mind” at Yankee Stadium prior to Game 2 of the 2009 World Series, issued a statement about the date: “These shows are like a dream come true. I’ve always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come? Fun and historic — a great combination all around the board.”

Jeter day-to-day after getting hit by pitch

Via Bryan Hoch, Derek Jeter is day-to-day after getting hit in the left pinky by a 95 mph Justin Verlander fastball in the 5th inning of today’s game. Jeter was noticeably in pain, but he stayed in and played the rest of the way. Considering that he’s down to .269-.314-.407 after today, it might not be the worst idea in the world to use this as an excuse to sit the Cap’n for a day or two and give him a bit of a breather. He’s got to hit and get on base if this team’s going to go anywhere.

RAB on The Shore Sports Report

Just a reminder, my weekly appearance on The Shore Sports Report with Mike Krenek and Joe Giglio is coming up at 4:05pm ET today. You can listen in on either FOX Sports 1030 AM or WOBM 1160 AM, and I’m willing to bet that you’ll be able to stream it online via one of those links as well.

Game 34: Or maybe not (+ chat!)

It may or may not rain heavily in Detroit, and that’s both good and bad for the Yankees. It’s good because they can use the extra day off to rest up their injured players as well as avoid giving Sergio Mitre another start, but it’s bad because they aren’t scheduled to make another trip to Detroit this season. To make this one up, they’d have to return to MoTown on a mutual off day (June 7th and Sept. 16th appear to be the only realistic options for a makeup date), which is something neither team wants to do, or they’d have to wait until the end of the season and make it up only if impacts the final standings. That doesn’t happen very often and the league hates doing it, so expect them to lose a future off day if they can’t get the game in today.

Here’s the lineup that’ll face Justin Verlander…

Jeter, SS
Gardner, CF
Teixeira, DH
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Miranda, 1B
Winn, LF
Golson, RF

And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET, and if they do start this one up, you can see it on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Also, today is our weekly game chat, so join in at 1pm after the jump.

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Miranda finally called up, Russo sent down, CHoP to start rehab

This one took a little longer to materialize than we originally expected, but Juan Miranda has in fact been called up, and is in the lineup at first base today. Mark Teixiera is getting a half-day off as the designated hitter, but I expect everyone to get a full day off given the weather forecast in Detroit. To make room for Miranda, utility player Kevin Russo was returned to Triple-A Scranton. Unsurprising, but still slightly disappointing. Hopefully Miranda gets regular at-bats, because this nonsense about a rotating DH needs to stop.

Meanwhile, Marc Carig reports that Chan Ho Park will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton tomorrow. He’ll probably need two or three minor league outings before being ready to return to the big league team, so that puts him on target for a return next week. The bullpen sure could use him.