Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF
LHP CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.47)
Sabathia vs. Orioles
Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Adam Jones CF
Felix Pie LF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Jake Fox C
Brandon Snyder 1B
RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-6, 3.98)
Guthrie vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
WEATHER: The Orioles had the tarp on and off the field multiple times pregame, including coming on the field around 6:30 and back on the field around 6:50. It’s another night kind of like last night with rain possible throughout.
UMPIRES: HP Larry Vanover, 1B Brian Gorman, 2B Tony Randazzo, 3B Dan Bellino
BEATING UP ON THE O’S: With two hits last night, Derek Jeter now has 301 career hits against the Orioles. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first Major Leaguer to collect 300 hits against one franchise since Tony Gwynn had at least 300 against the Astros, Braves, Giants and Reds. Gwynn retired after the 2000 season.
FIRST TIME FEELING: Also according to Elias, Hector Noesi is the first Yankee to win his major-league debut while pitching at least four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. He’s the first Major Leaguer to do it since Jim Brower in 1999 and the first to do it in extra innings since Kansas City’s Scott Bankhead in 1986.
OTHER NOTES FROM LAST NIGHT: Last night was the Yankees longest road game — in terms of innings — since a 17-inning game against the Tigers… A.J. Burnett became the first Yankees pitcher to pinch run since Jaret Wright ran for Jason Giambi in 2006… At four hours and 46 minutes, last night was the Yankees longest game — in terms of time — since at 4:57 game against Oakland in 2009.
A NICE ROUND NUMBER: Mariano Rivera has now pitched in 999 games. With his next appearance he’ll become the 15th pitcher to reach 1,000 career appearances.’
UPDATE, 7:01 p.m.: It was just announced that we’re going to open in a delay.
UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: The tarp is coming off the field.
UPDATE, 7:53 p.m.: Double by Jeter, RBI triple by Granderson and an error by Jennings. Completely forgot to update this post to say that Bergesen is starting instead of Guthrie.
UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Cano was just hit by a pitch. Maybe Guthrie is pitching after all.
UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: Not a good play for Pie, but I’m sure Swisher will take the double and the three RBI. It’s 5-0 Yankees after a half inning.
UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: I honestly didn’t think the Yankees would retaliate. I never got the sense that anyone in the clubhouse believed Gonzalez meant to hit Dickerson, but I always think it’s a good thing to see a pitcher standup for his teammate no matter what. Can’t hit a guy in the face — intentional or not — and expect everything to be fine and dandy. Wonder if it had as much to do with Cano as Dickerson.
UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: As Posada flies to center to open the fourth inning, a rain delay seems inevitable. It’s not good here.
UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: Back-to-back triples into the right-field corner and it’s now 7-0 Yankees in the fourth.
UPDATE, 9:48 p.m.: Vlad. Not fast. Or particularly graceful.