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Game 126: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 24, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (77-48)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames DH
Jorge Posada C
Austin Kearns LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Eduardo Nunez 3B

RHP Dustin Moseley (3-2, 4.76)
Moseley vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (65-59)
Travis Snider LF
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Bautista RF
Vernon Wells CF
Adam Lind DH
Aaron Hill 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
John Buck C
Edwin Encarnacion 3B

LHP Marc Rzepczynski (1-1, 4.76)
Rzepczynski vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m. / MY9

UMPIRES: HP Mark Wegner, 1B Dan Iassogna, 2B Dale Scott, 3B Jerry Meals

WEATHER: The roof is open right now. It’s been a really gorgeous day here in Toronto.

BATTLING BAUTISTA: Jose Bautista has six home runs and a .919 slugging percentage against the Yankees this season. He is 0-for-4 in his career against Dustin Moseley. “We have a plan on how to get him out, but the bottom line is you have to execute,” Joe Girardi said.

STILL PRETTY GOOD: Despite allowing a run and taking the loss last night, the Yankees bullpen still has a combined ERA of 1.53 since July 26. They have 70 strikeouts with an opponents batting average of .182 during that stretch. The pen has allowed eight earned runs — 1.29 ERA — through the past 18 games.

VERY QUICK BIRTHDAY WISH: Just for him, I’ll try to make this fast… HappyBirthdayBrettGardner.

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: RBI single by Mark Teixeira and the Yankees have a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Jose Bautista’s first at-bat, Moseley gets him to go down swinging. That’s a 1-2-3 first inning for Moseley.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: The Yankees added another run in the second when Eduardo Nunez beat out a potential double play. Weird play with Thames at the plate earlier in the inning. He knocked the ball out of the catcher’s glove, but home plate was blocked and John Buck tagged Thames before he could go back to step on the plate.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: That was a bomb by Teixeira. Jeez. People here are talking about how far Bautista hits his home runs. Teixeira just matched him at the very least. It’s 3-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Solo homer by Teixeira. Two-run shot by Thames. Now a solo homer by Posada. It’s 6-0 Yankees. They’re beating the Blue Jays at their own game.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m: After roughly a half hour of off-and-on Internet, the Yankees lead is now 10-1 in the fifth. Moseley allowed a run on two hits and a walk in the fourth, but Curtis Granderson hit a three-run homer here in the fifth. Now Jeter has gone deep. That’s Jeter’s 10th.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: I promise I won’t keep complaining, but the internet here is really driving me crazy. Anyway… The Jays added a run in the sixth, but thanks to an assist from Granderson, Moseley was able to get out of the inning with just the one run scoring. It’s 11-2.

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