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Game 160: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 28, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here is the lineup:

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Posada C
Giambi DH
Cano 2B
Mientkiewicz 1B
Mussina RHP (11-10, 4.96)

Pregame chatter: Yankees are facing RHP Jon Leicester (2-3, 6.51). …
Should Melky Cabrera be worried when he sees this lineup? Probably not. But he is 6 of his last 59 at the plate. … Yanks are 7-8 against Baltimore, 2-4 at Camden Yards. … Beautiful day here in Baltimore. It’ll be interesting to see if all the Yankee fans who have tickets show up.

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m.: Not to worry, Melky is still the center fielder. He’s just getting some time off.

Torre said the B lineup will get used tomorrow and the starters would probably play most of the game on Sunday. … Joba Chamberlain felt fine after his first back-to-back. … Roger Clemens went back to Houston for the weekend but will be in Tampa for a simulated game on Monday. … Jason Giambi will get plenty of ABs this weekend as they want to try and get him going. … LHP Sean Henn is the probable starter on Sunday.

Gordon Edes of the Globe is reporting on their blog that Clay Buchholz has been shut down for the season with “shoulder fatigue.”

UPDATE, 8:02 p.m.: That HR gives A-Rod 1,500 career RBI. He has 518 homers. That’s 17th place all-time, three behind Ted Williams and Willie McCovey.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: That home run by Damon landed on Eutaw Street, the first ball to land there this season and the 40th in Camden Yards history. The Yankees have now hit 200+ home runs for eight consecutive seasons. That’s a record.

Big spot here for Ross Ohlendorf. He could get himself on the playoff roster.

Very shaky outing by the Moose. But he’s in line for his 251st win. That would match Bob Gibson for 42nd all-time.

UPDATE, 10:07 p.m.: A-Rod’s 155 RBI are the most in baseball since Sammy Sosa had 160 for the Cubs in 2001.




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