Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
RHP Ivan Nova (2-2, 5.14)
Nova vs. Rangers
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Michael Young DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
David Murphy LF
Mike Napoli C
Mitch Moreland RF
Chris Davis 1B
Julio Borbon CF
LHP Matt Harrison (3-3, 4.59)
Harrison vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Temperatures in the 80s, dipping into the 70s. Nothing but sunshine, with a fairly strong wind blowing from right to left.
UMPIRES: HP Tim Welke, 1B Jim Reynolds, 2B Mike DiMuro, 3B Andy Fletcher
FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME: Last night, the Yankees lost to Detroit while out-hitting the Tigers 10 to 4. It was the third time since 1997 that the Yankees out-hit an opponent by at least six hits and still lost. They did it once in 2004 and once in 2007.
McDOUGALD TO BE HONORED: Prior to tomorrow’s baseball game at Fordham University, the school’s former coach — and former Yankee — Gil McDougald will be honored in a pregame ceremony. He was the 1951 Rookie of the Year and played his entire 10-year big-league career with the Yankees. He coached at Fordham from 1970 to 1976. McDougald passed away in November at 82 years old.
FAMILIAR FACE: I’m not sure I had any idea Brett Tomko played for the Rangers until I saw him talking to guys on the field before batting practice. He’s made three appearances since coming up from Triple-A. He pitched a scoreless ninth on Saturday after allowing six runs in 6-2 innings in his first two appearances. Texas is his 10th Major League team.
UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: Curtis Granderson gets another home run against a lefty, and this one was crushed to right-center. That’s a two-run shot and a 2-0 Yankees lead before making an out.
UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Almost a huge second inning for the Yankees. They’ll have to settle for a one-run second inning. A bunt attempt didn’t work as planned, and the heart of the order couldn’t come through with the bases loaded.
UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: Since loading the bases with one out in the second inning, eight straight Yankees have been retired.
UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Twelve ground ball outs for Nova. This is him at his best.
UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: Seriously, Nova is dealing. He hasn’t struck out a single batter, but everything is on the ground and everything is routine (plus that nice catch by Andruw Jones).
UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Another home run for Granderson. That’s 10 this season, the first Yankee to reach double digits.
UPDATE, 10:08 p.m.: Hey! A strikeout! Nova’s first in the game is part of a 1-2-3 seventh inning.