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Game 7: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 08, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C

RHP Phil Hughes (0-1, 11.25)
Hughes vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (0-6)
Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
J.D. Drew RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS

RHP John Lackey (0-1, 22.09)
Lackey vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 2:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: It’s cold, but it’s not extremely cold. Could be much, much worse. Looks like the win is blowing across the stadium from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Wegner, 1B Chris Guccione, 2B Mike Winters, 3B Mike Everitt

NOT HOME SWEET HOME: The past five times the Yankees have played in an opponent’s home opener, the Yankees have gone 1-4, including a loss last year at Fenway.

JOIN THE CLUB: The only Yankees regulars who did not hit a home run during the opening home stand were Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher. Both Jeter and Swisher have homered off Lackey in their careers. Jeter is a career .315/.413/.481 against today’s Red Sox starter.

PERFECTLY NOT PERFECT: The Yankees are 4-0 when making an error this season. They’re 0-2 when not making an error.

ONE DAY AWAY: Dave Robertson turns 26 years old tomorrow.

UPDATE, 2:21 p.m.: Internet access is a mess here. More importantly, the Boston fans are already booing the Red Sox after Robinson Cano’s two-out double gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m.: Pedroia’s solo shot has pulled the Red Sox within 2-1 after one inning. I saw Hughes’ fastball between 89-92 mph.

UPDATE, 2:38 p.m.: RBI double by Brett Gardner has pushed the Yankees lead to 3-1. Nice day for him so far.

UPDATE, 2:53 p.m.: With Hughes falling apart, Bartolo Colon is already up in the Yankees bullpen in the bottom of the second. Hughes has allowed four runs this inning, and there are still two on with two outs.

UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.: Hughes finally got out of the inning after Youkilis got himself stuck in a run down, but the final out didn’t come until after a fifth run had scored. It’s now 6-3 Red Sox after two.

UPDATE, 3:06 p.m.: Here’s comes Bartolo. Hughes is finished after two rocky innings. It’s 6-4 Red Sox after Nick Swisher’s RBI groundout in the top of the third.

UPDATE, 3:22 p.m.: The Yankees keeping chipping away. After a Gardner triple, Jeter singled to center to pull the Yankees within 6-5 in the fourth. Also, Aceves is getting loose in the Red Sox bullpen. Is there a chance the first Yankees-Red Sox game of the season is going to come down to Alfredo Aceves and Bartolo Colon?

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: And the game’s all even. Alex Rodriguez just smoked a home run over the monster to tie the score at 6.

UPDATE, 3:51 p.m.: Mark Teixeira’s error in the fifth was costly, opening the door to an unearned run and a 7-6 Red Sox lead.




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