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Yankees vs. Royals, May 10

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 10, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Curtis Granderson CF

3. Mark Teixeira 1B

4. Alex Rodriguez 3B

5. Robinson Cano 2B

6. Nick Swisher RF

7. Jorge Posada DH

8. Russell Martin C

9. Brett Gardner LF

Freddy Garcia P

Royals lineup

1. Chris Getz 2B

2. Melky Cabrera CF

3. Alex Gordon LF

4. Billy Butler DH

5. Jeff Francoeur RF

6. Eric Hosmer 1B

7. Mike Aviles 3B

8. Matt Treanor C

9. Alcides Escobar SS

Kyle Davies P

Time/TV: 7:08/YES

Weather: Fair, 64 degrees

Umpires: Ed Hickox HP, Ed Rapuano 1B, Brian O’Nora 2B, Alfonso Marquez 3B

Power Outage: Alex Rodriguez hasn’t homered since April 23 in Baltimore. Maybe Davies’ appearance will help. He gave up A-Rod’s 500th homer.

3,000 Watch: Derek Jeter is 40 hits away.

Running Royals: Kansas City leads the majors in steals with 42, coming in 49 tries.

Pitching change: Tomorrow night’s scheduled starter for the Royals, lefty Bruce Chen, has been put on the DL with a lat strain. Righty Vin Mazzaro is being called up from AAA Omaha to take the start.

Update, 7:16: Good job by Freddy Garcia to strand Chris Getz at third with two outs after a bad job holding him close to second, resulting in a steal.

Update, 7:22: 1-2-3 breeze for Davies in the first.

Update, 7:27: 1-2-3 breeze for Garcia in the second.

Update, 7:32: 1-2-3 breeze for Davies in the second. This is getting redundant. No carryover so far for the Yankees from the 12-run eruption in Texas Sunday.

Update, 7:38: That was strange. Looked like the umpires were calling a balk on Garcia after he stepped off and got Matt Treanor trying to steal second. But it does go as a caught stealing after some confusion.

Update, 7:47: Finally a Yankees hit. Brett Gardner with a stand-up triple with two outs in the third.

Update, 7:50: The Captain apparently hasn’t forgotten how to hit after all. Ground single to left-center for Jeter, 1-0 Yankees. He’s now 5 for his last 8.

Update, 7:59: Quite a shot by Melky over the center-field fence to tie it here in the fourth. He said something to his pal Cano on the way around the bases.

Update, 8:14: There were two on and one out for the Yankees in the fourth. But Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher still can’t break free from their season-long problems. Threat over.

Update, 8:21: Two on, one out for the Royals after back-to-back singles here in the fifth.

Update, 8:25: Nice diving backhand catch by Swisher to rob Getz and end the inning.

Update, 8:33: Another hit for Jeter, now 2 for 3. He hit .393 on the road trip. First and second, one out in the fifth.

Update, 8:38: Teixeira is hit by the pitch, bases loaded, two outs for A-Rod, who’s overdue.

Update, 8:43: A single works fine, two-run grounder into left-center, and it’s 3-1.

Update, 8:51: Garcia works a 1-2-3 sixth. He’s having a very efficient game. I believe he’s at just 78 pitches. The Yankees really couldn’t have asked for more out of their fifth starter so far this game and this season.

Update, 8:54: Long single off the base of the wall in right-center for Swisher to start the sixth. A good sign from a slumping bat? We’ll see. Anyway, Davies is done. Tim Collins is coming on.

Update, 9:01: Posada goes down swinging and Swisher is caught stealing on the play. Posada is now 0 for 3 after starting the game at .152.

Update, 9:05: Leadoff single for Francoeur in the seventh. David Robertson is warming.

Update, 9:09: Garcia is done after a single and walk to start the inning. Still, a very nice job, right now one run and six hits allowed. Robertson is in.

Update, 9:16: Francoeur steals third. Firat and third, one out. Very close, but I think he was safe.

Update, 9:18: Robertson walks Matt Treanor. Bases loaded.

Update, 9:22: Nice curve by Robertson. Alcides Escobar goes down swinging for the second out. Big moment here with Chris Getz.

Update, 9:25: Getz tried to check his swing but couldn’t according to Ed Hickox. Strike three on a low inside pitch. That call could’ve gone either way, I think.

Update, 9:35: Joba is coming on for the eighth. Wonder what’s up with Rafael Soriano.

Update, 9:40: Joba has a 1-2-3 inning. The second strikeout was against Alex Gordon. He went down looking on a 98 mph fastball. Blake Wood will pitch the eighth for K.C.

Update, 9:52: Mariano Rivera will pitch the ninth, up 3-1.

Update, 10:01: Great stab by Rivera to start a game-ending double-play. Yankees win, 3-1.

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