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Game 110: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (68-41)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Lance Berkman DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Dustin Moseley (1-1, 4.13)
Moseley vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (63-48)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
David Ortiz DH
Victor Martinez 1B
J.D. Drew RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Ryan Kalish LF
Bill Hall 2B
Kevin Cash C

RHP Josh Beckett (3-1, 570)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / ESPN

UMPIRES: HP Mike Winters, 1B Hunter Wendelstedt, 2B Bruce Dreckman, 3B Jerry Layne

WEATHER: Quite a few clouds in the sky. The Weather Channel says only a 10 percent chance of rain — jumping to 25 percent at 1o p.m. — but it does look a little bit like rain could be on its way.

GETTING THERE QUICKLY: Yesterday was CC Sabathia’s 150th career win. According to Elias, he’s the fifth-youngest — 30 years, 17 days — to reach that milestone among pitchers who began their careers in the division era. Dwight Gooden got there at 28 years, 232 days. Bert Blyleven (29 years, 71 days), Greg Maddux (29, 166) and Vida Blue (29, 359) also got there faster than Sabathia.

NO MORE THAN THREE: The Yankees are one of two teams in the big leagues who have yet to lose more than three games in a row this season. The other is San Diego. The Yankees have not lost four straight games since May 2009.

WINLESS BECKETT: This will be Josh Beckett’s fourth start against the Yankees this season. He has yet to get a win in any of those starts, but his nine career wins against the Yankees are his most against any opponent. He has never taken a loss at the new Yankee Stadium.

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: Good start for Moseley. He made a nice play on the lead-off swinging bunt, struck out Scutaro and covered for a 3-1 putout that ended the inning.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Hard to say whether that would have been a home run or a double off the wall, but Nick Swisher made the jumping catch to end the second inning. Six up, six down for Moseley.

UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: People are actually cheering Lance Berkman. A double down the line does the trick every time.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Brett Gardner beats out an infield single, and because Bill Hall tried to rush the throw to get him at first, the throw was bad and Berkman scored on the error. It’s 1-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:49 p.m.: Jeter tips his helmet at a standing ovation for passing Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list. His single has scored Gardner and made it a 2-0 game.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Big exhale from Moseley as a grounder to first gets him out of the fourth inning with the bases left loaded.

UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: Bill Hall solo homer in the top of the fifth. Mark Teixeira solo homer in the bottom. It’s a 3-1 game.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Mark Teixeira is the fourth player in baseball history to reach 25 home runs in each of his first eight major league seasons. This is according to Elias.

UPDATE, 10:04 p.m.: The Teixeira home run started a five-run inning that chased Beckett from the game. It’s a 7-1 lead for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 10:15 p.m.: Guess the ankle is OK. That’s the 300th steal of Rodriguez’s career, and his first since May 8. He’s the 10th player in baseball history with at least 1,500 runs, 2,500 hits, 200 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m.: Well-deserving standing ovation for Moseley. Joba Chamberlain let an inherited runner score on an infield single, now Boone Logan is in to face David Ortiz with the bases loaded in the seventh. Yankees lead 7-2.

UPDATE, 10:42 p.m.: Logan gets out of it with a grounder to second. He’s really put some things together. Seems like a huge part of the bullpen at this point. Speaking of which, Dave Robertson is getting loose.

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