Final
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Yankees turn to minors for pitching help

Apr 17, 2007 - 9:25 PM Cleveland (6-3) at NY Yankees (5-6), 7:05 pm EDT

BRONX, New York (Ticker) -- Just 11 games into the season, the New York Yankees are already dipping into their farm system for pitching help.

Chase Wright (NR) will take the mound Tuesday as the Yankees host the Cleveland Indians in the first game of a three-game series.

New York placed starters Mike Mussina and Carl Pavano on the disabled list Sunday. Chien-Ming Wang has been on the DL since the start of the season.

Wright (NR) was recalled from Class AA Trenton where he pitched 14 scoreless innings while striking out 19 in two starts this season. The 24-year-old lefthander was the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year at Class A Tampa in 2006 and impressed the Yankees' brass with a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 innings at major league camp this spring.

The Indians will counter with former Yankee Jake Westbrook. The 29-year-old sinkerballer made three starts with the Yankees in 2000 before being traded for David Justice.

Westbrook (0-1, 7.36 ERA), who would have been a free agent at the end of the 2007 season, signed a three-year, $33 million extension with Cleveland last Friday.

The righthander has gotten off to a slow start this season, surrendering seven runs in five innings in his first start and picking up a loss last Wednesday despite allowing just two earned runs in six innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Indians took two of three from Chicago this past weekend, winning 2-1 on Sunday despite getting just one hit.

The Yankees dropped two of three at Oakland after closer Mariano Rivera yielded a three-run homer to Marco Scutaro in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 3
    NY YANKEES 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 10 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK, JASON DAVIS (2ND), FERNANDO CABRERA (5TH),
    ROBERTO HERNANDEZ (7TH), TOM MASTNY (8TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ
    NYY - CHASE WRIGHT, BRIAN BRUNEY (6TH

    Apr 17 10:20 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED ROBINSON CANO.
    ERROR BY JOSH BARFIELD ALLOWED MELKY CABRERA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    NY YANKEES 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.314, 1-FOR-4)

    Apr 17 10:00 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED ROBINSON CANO.
    ERROR BY JOSH BARFIELD ALLOWED MELKY CABRERA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    NY YANKEES 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.314, 1-FOR-4)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 10:00 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: R Hernandez relieved F Cabrera.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    NY YANKEES 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J Posada (.372, 1-FOR-2, HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 17 9:42 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - PITCHING CHANGE
    CLE: ROBERTO HERNANDEZ (0-1, 9.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR NYYANKEES: J POSADA (.372, 1-FOR-2, HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 17 9:42 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 5 1
    NY YANKEES 2 6 0 0 0 0 8 10 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - FERNANDO CABRERA
    NYY - MIKE MYERS

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J POSADA (.372, 1-FOR-2, SF, HR, 3 RBI)
    R CANO (.292, 0-FOR-3)
    M CABRERA (.178, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 17 9:40 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 1 1 3 4 1
    NY YANKEES 2 6 0 0 8 9 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - JASON DAVIS
    NYY - CHASE WRIGHT

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J MICHAELS (.357, 0-FOR-1, BB)
    T HAFNER (.229, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)
    V MARTINEZ (.429, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 17 8:55 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDY MARTE SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A MARTE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    NY YANKEES 8 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.313, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 8:41 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CHASE WRIGHT.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.462, 0-FOR-1, RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 8:21 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Davis relieved J Westbrook.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    NY YANKEES 8 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R Cano (.304, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 17 8:09 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - PITCHING CHANGE
    CLE: JASON DAVIS (0-0, 3.37) IN THE 2ND
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR NYYANKEES: R CANO (.304, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 17 8:09 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JORGE POSADA (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JAKE WESTBROOK SCORED JASON GIAMBI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.304, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 17 8:08 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JORGE POSADA (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JAKE WESTBROOK SCORED JASON GIAMBI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.304, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 8:08 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ (8) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF JAKE WESTBROOK SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 6
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J GIAMBI (.205, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Apr 17 8:04 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ (8) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF JAKE WESTBROOK SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 6
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J GIAMBI (.205, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 8:04 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    NY YANKEES 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.386, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Apr 17 8:00 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    NY YANKEES 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.386, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 8:00 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF JAKE WESTBROOK.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 3
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.290, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Apr 17 7:54 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF JAKE WESTBROOK.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, NY YANKEES 3
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.290, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 7:54 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 1 1 0
    NY YANKEES 2 2 2 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK
    NYY - CHASE WRIGHT

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.190, 0 HR, 4 RBI)
    D MIENTKIEWICZ (.138, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    J DAMON (.290,

    Apr 17 7:49 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JORGE POSADA SCORED DEREK JETER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J GIAMBI ON FIRST, A RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    NY YANKEES 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.311, 0 HR, 5 RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 7:37 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, D JETER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    NY YANKEES 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J GIAMBI (.205, 2 HR, 8 RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 7:30 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 1 0 0
    NY YANKEES 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK
    NYY - CHASE WRIGHT

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.290, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
    D JETER (.319, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
    B ABREU (.261, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 7:20 PM
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    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 6:12 PM
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    Indians vs. YankeesApr 17 6:11 PM