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All hands on deck

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 11, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Last night, the Yankees played baseball for five hours and 12 minutes. In that time, they used 24 different players.

Derek Jeter
Played all 13 innings at shortstop, went 1-for-7 and grounded to first to strand the go-ahead run at third base in the 12th.

Nick Swisher
Started in right, went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run. Lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth.

Greg Golson
Ran for Swisher in the eighth, played right field but never hit.

Colin Curtis
Hit for Golson in the 10th and struck out twice, once with the go-ahead run at third.

Mark Teixeira
Played all 13 innings at first base, went 0-for-5 but did drive in a run with a bases-loaded walk.

Alex Rodriguez
Played all 13 innings at third base, had a team-high three hits and two RBI.

Robinson Cano
Played all 13 innings at second base, had two hits but no RBI.

Marcus Thames
Started at designated hitter, matched Rodriguez with three hits including a double.

Eduardo Nunez
Ran for Thames in the 11th, never got an at-bat.

Jorge Posada
Hit for Nunez in the 13th, lining out to second base with the go-ahead run on base.

Austin Kearns
Started in left field, went 1-for-3 before being lifted against a right-handed reliever.

Curtis Granderson
Pinch hit for Kearns in the seventh and wound up with more plate appearances than the starter.

Francisco Cervelli
Started at catcher, caught eight of 13 innings, went 1-for-1 with three walks.

Lance Berkman
Hit for Cervelli with two outs in the ninth, singled but was left stranded.

Chad Moeller
Replaced Cervelli at catcher,  doubled in his first at-bat but flied out with the bases loaded in the 13th.

Brett Gardner
Started in center field, moved to left when Granderson entered the game, went 0-for-4 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.

Javier Vazquez
The Yankees starting pitcher, lasted five-plus innings and was in line for the win until Nelson Cruz’s game-tying home run in the eighth, charged with four runs, one of which came after he left the game.

Boone Logan
Walked the only batter he faced in the sixth inning.

Dave Robertson
Retired all three batters he faced without the ball leaving the infield,  let one run score on an RBI ground out.

Kerry Wood
Pitched a perfect seventh.

Joba Chamberlain
First pitch of the eighth inning was a game-tying home run, retired three of the next four batters he faced, stranded a walk.

Phil Hughes
Pitched a perfect ninth with a strikeout, first relief appearance of the year.

Mariano Rivera
Pitched the 10th and 11th, allowed one hit with two strikeouts, threw 20 of 23 pitches for strikes.

Chad Gaudin
Took the loss, after a scoreless 12th gave up a walk-off home run to the first batter he faced in the 13th.

Associated Press photo of Kearns




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