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Game 16: Red Sox at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 16, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Melky Cabrera CF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui LF
Jorge Posada DH
Jason Giambi 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Chad Moeller C
Chien-Ming Wang RHP (3-0, 1.23)

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedrioa 2B
David Ortiz DH
Manny Ramirez LF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Jason Varitek C
Sean Casey 1B
Julio Lugo SS
Clay Buchholz RHP (0-1, 3.27)

UPDATE, 4:24 p.m.: Boston has won straight since being beaten by Wang on Friday night. The Yankees trail them by a game in the AL East. … Wang is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA against the Sox at Yankee Stadium. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of a 5-0 win against Boston last Aug. 30.

UPDATE, 5:54 p.m.: Boston placed backup infielder Alex Cora on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained right elbow and called up Joe Thurston from Triple-A Pawtucket. … Hall of Fame nice guy Wil Nieves got called up by the Nationals, by the way. Good for him.

UPDATE, 5:57 p.m.: Good news out of Nebraska. Joe Girardi reports that Harlan Chamberlain is doing “significantly better” and is sitting up in bed. … Coco Crisp has sore hamstrings and is out. … It sounds like Jorge Posada could catch tomorrow. That will enable them to settle the lineup and use the four outfielders as Matsui can DH.

UPDATE, 7:06 p.m.: See the previous post for an update on the No. 21 story.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: I asked Chien-Ming Wang yesterday whether he minded facing the same team two times in a row. He said he didn’t but obviously the hitters have an advantage. Add in some decent weather and both teams are hitting.

UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: It’s the bottom of the fifth inning and every player in both lineups (except for Jacoby Ellsbury) has either scored a run or driven in one. I’m sure the usual suspects are blasting Chien-Ming Wang but this is clearly a night when two simmering offenses finally exploded. Yankees are lucky they have last ups tonight.

The Yankees have to figure out how to get nine outs and get the ball to Mo in the ninth inning. Three by Ohlendorf, three by Albaladejo and three by Hawkins? Maybe one or two from Traber? Quite a puzzle.

UPDATE, 10:26 p.m.: I wonder how many phonies were booing Hawkins last time the Yankees were home and are cheering him tonight?




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