Yankees open up a quick two game series in Buffalo against the Bisons

SWB Yankees Game Notes for 8/10/12 @ Buffalo (Game #119, Road #57)

8-10 Notes

THE STARTER…
Ramon Ortiz will make his third attempt at his 10 against Buffalo on Friday night…Ortiz has made two previous starts vs. Buffalo this season and is 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA. In 12.2 IP against the Bisons, he has allowed 14H, 4R, 3ER, 1HR, 1BB, 11K and has a .280 average against…He beat Buffalo in a “home” start on May 27th and got no decision in his last start against the Bisons on July 7th in a “home” game at Syracuse…On the season Ortiz is 9-5 with a 3.20 ERA (9th in the IL) in 22 starts…The right hander has lost his last two starts and has not lost three straight decision since beginning the 2012 season 0-3 for SWB…Over his last three games Ortiz is 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA (12ER/19.0IP) and has allowed 22H over that stretch with a .293 average against…After beginning his spring in the San Francisco Giants organization, Ortiz minor league deal with the Yankees on April 9th…The Yankees are Ortiz’s 11th organization: The Angels, Reds, Nationals, Twins, Rockies, Giants, Dodgers, Mets, Rays, and Cubs are the others. He pitched professionally in Japan (2008).

NEW ARM IN THE PEN…
Kelvin Perez joins the SWB Yankees for the start of the series in Buffalo making his first appearance on the NY Yankees Triple- A roster. In 2011 the right hander combined to go 0-4 with nine saves and a 5.01 ERA in 47 appearances between Single-A Charleston (39G 0-4, 8SV, 4.66 ERA – 29 ER/56.0) IP and Single-A Tampa (0-0, 1SV, 6.43 ERA – 10 ER/14.0 IP)…Perez has put himself back on the map with an outstanding 2012 for the Double-A Trenton Thunder. In 41 games Perez is 6-1 with a 1.14 ERA (9 ER/71.1 IP). He allowed 47H with 1HR, 35BB and 60K and held the Eastern League to a .192 average against.

STARTING LINEUPS (*Left Handed – #Switch Hitter)

SWB Yankees (65-53)
#24 Chris Dickerson* DH
#1 Corban Joseph 2B
#26 Eduardo Nunez SS
#10 Ronnier Mustelier LF
#8 Brandon Laird 3B
#3 Francisco Cervelli C
#51 Melky Mesa CF
#21 Kosuke Fukudome 1B

#5 Darnell McDonald RF
#35 Ramon Ortiz RHP

Buffalo Bisons (58-61)
#33 Fred Lewis LF
#4 Josh Rodriguez SS
#2 Josh Satin 2B
#3 Zach Lutz 1B
#24 Adam Loewen RF
#17 Valentino Pascucci DH
#7 Matt Tuiasosopo 3B
#22 Matt den Dekker CF
#16 Mike Nickeas C
#27 Pedro Beato RHP

Umpires - HP - Ben May, 1B – Marcus Patillo, 3B - Wally Bissett

Weather - Thunderstorms early, mainly cloudy overnight with a few showers. A few storms may be severe. Low around 65F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

1 Comment

Ramon Ortiz quite a career!

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