Joe Girardi and pitcher Shane Greene discuss the Yankees’ loss to the Rangers on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Derek Jeter hasn’t been very open about his plans after retirement from the majors, but on Monday he spent some time in his new life-after-baseball job.
The Yankeese shortstop will be “partner, brand development officer” at Luvo, a health food company (NJ.com, July 22).
According to the company’s website, Jeter will be “involved in product development,” as well as “help to enhance Luvo’s brand awareness”.
Jeter stopped by on Monday to help open a Luvo food truck in New York City.
Result: The Yankees fell to the Rangers 4-2 on Monday night in the Bronx.
Need to Know: Shane Greene allowed four runs to score — two were charged to him when Matt Thornton let in his inherited runners. Greene allowed five hits, one walk and struck out five. The Yankees made five errors in the field, though no unearned runs scored.
The Yankees got on the board early, when Carlos Beltran hit a sacrifice fly after Derek Jeter walked, move to second on a balk and, later, to third on an infield single. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning for the Yanks other run.
Game Ball: Ellsbury, who went 2-4 with a run and an RBI.
What’s Next: New York and Texas face off again on Tuesday night, a 7 p.m. game.
Mark Teixeira will miss three to four days with a strained lat muscle, Joe Girardi said.
Teixeira is expected to stay off the disabled list, though.
Brian McCann will serve as the backup first baseman to Kelly Johnson, Girardi said.
Michael Pineda, on the disabled list since April, could begin rehab assignments soon (Begley, July 21).
Pineda threw a bullpen session over the All-Star break.
He was originally only going to miss a few weeks, which turned into many weeks and eventually multiple months.
GEICO SportsNite has post game reaction from the Yankees after they completed a sweep of the Reds with a 3-2 walk-off single from Brian McCann.
Ticket prices are topping out at $9,999 on resale sites for the Yankees September 7 game against the Royals, which will feature a pregame send-off to the retiring Derek Jeter (Post, July 20).
Demand for the tickets flew off the charts after the Yankees announced Friday that the ceremony would be that day, and as of Sunday there were no face-value tickets available on the Yankees website.
“It’s a dramatic spike,” said Chris Matcovich, of the ticket-resale market aggregator TiqIQ in the NY Post. “The last time we saw an increase like this was when Jeter announced his retirement. We don’t see huge superstars like him retire often, so it is unusual,” he added.
Even the cheapest bleacher seats saw a jump from $16 face-value to $200 on resale sites on Sunday. Though fans are upset with the hike in prices, the New York Yankees remain steadfast that they had no hand in the raised ticket prices.
“The New York Yankees have not, did not, and will not raise any ticket prices for the game to be played in Yankee Stadium on September 7, or for that matter, any other game to be played at Yankee Stadium this season,” the Yankees said in the wake of the NY Post article (Daily News, July 20).
Result: The Yankees capped off a sweep of the Reds, gaining a walk-off, 3-2 win over Cincinnati on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Need to Know: Hiroki Kuroda was sharp, allowing just one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings, but Dellin Betances coughed up the lead when he surrendered Todd Frazier’s eighth-inning homer. Brian McCann’s ninth-inning single drove in Jacoby Ellsbury, plating the game-winning run and securing a sweep of Cincinnati.
Game Ball: Ellsbury, who had four hits, two stolen bases, an RBI and scored the game-winning run, dominated nearly every facet of the game.
What’s next: The Yankees continue their homestand Monday night against the reeling Texas Rangers. Shane Greene (2-0, 1.32 ERA) will toe the rubber against Texas’ hurler Miles Mikolas (0-2, 10.05) at 7:05 p.m.
The Yankees take on the Reds and go for the sweep to start the second half of the season. Hiroki Kuroda starts for the Yankees with Johnny Cueto going for the Reds.
The game is 1:10 at Yankee Stadium on YES.
The Yankees go for the sweep on Sunday against the Reds at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 4.10 ERA) goes for the Yankees against Reds’ Johnny Cueto (10-6, 2.13).
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