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Game 71: Yankees at Diamondbacks

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (43-27)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF
Andy Pettitte LHP

LHP Andy Pettitte (8-2, 2.47)
Pettitte vs.Diamondbacks

DIAMONDBACKS (28-43)
Kelly Johnson 2B
Cole Gillespie LF
Stephen Drew SS
Justin Upton RF
Chris Young CF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Mark Reynolds 3B
Chris Snyder C
Dan Haren RHP

RHP Dan Haren (7-5, 4.71)
Haren vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 9:40 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Wally Bell, 1B James Hoye, 2B Laz Diaz, 3B John Hirschbeck

WEATHER: The dome is closed, but it’s still a little warm in here. Phoenix is just a hot place to be, but I like it.

CANO STAT OF THE DAY: Robinson Cano got his 100th hit in his 274th at-bats last night. Only three players have reached 100 hits in fewer at-bats with the Yankees since 1973: Paul O’Neill in 1994 (264 ABs), Dave Winfield in 1984 (266) and Derek Jeter in 1999 (267). That’s an awfully good list.

PLACE IN HISTORY: Andy Pettitte has 2,494 innings pitched as  Yankee and needs three innings to tie Lefty Gomez for fourth place on the Yankees all-time list. Only Whitey Ford, Red Ruffing and Mel Stottlemyre have pitched more.

TRIPLE THREAT: When Nick Swisher tripled last night, it gave the Yankees 19 triples for the season, the most in the American League and the third-most in the majors. Brett Gardner has four triples, Swisher has a career-high three triples and Francisco Cervelli also has three, the most by a Yankees catcher since Joe Girardi had four in 1998. Nine different Yankees have at least one triple this season: Gardner, Cervelli, Swisher, Granderson, Rodriguez, Cano, Jeter, Miranda and Winn).

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Disregard those pregame notes about Derek Jeter not hitting and Alex Rodriguez not hitting home runs. It’s a 2-0 Yankees lead on a Jeter single and a Rodriguez two-run homer.

UPDATE, 10:22 p.m.: Before the game, Joe Girardi said the Yankees had to be careful pitching to Dan Haren, who came into the game hitting .425. His two-out, two-run single has tied the game.

UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Dan Haren now has his second six-game hitting streak of the season.

UPDATE, 10:35 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez looks like just as good a hitter as Dan Haren. His RBI single has put the Yankees back in front, 3-2. With two outs, the Yankees got hits from Swisher and Teixeira to set up Rodriguez’s base hit.

UPDATE, 11:00 p.m.: This guy Andy Pettitte, he might have a future in this game. He’s retired the past seven Diamondbacks. And now he has a base hit.

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: Pettitte is through six with only the Haren single doing any damage.

UPDATE, 11:43 p.m.: We haven’t seen a good replay here in the press box, but I really thought Gardner was safe on that stolen base attempt. Maybe I was wrong. Doesn’t matter. The inning’s over, still a 3-2 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 11:58 p.m.: A lot of Yankees fans in the house, and they’re getting loud here in the eighth inning. Jeter, Swisher and Teixeira have started the inning with hits, building the lead to 4-2 still with no outs.

UPDATE, 12:02 a.m.: RBI single by Cano. Bases still loaded. Still no outs. Yankees ahead 5-2.

UPDATE, 12:10 a.m.: Welcome to the big league Colin Curtis. He just smoked the ball for a two-run double and his first big league hit.

UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: How good has Andy Pettitte been this season? He allowed two runs through seven innings and his ERA actually went up from 2.47 to 2.48.

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