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Game 43: Yankees vs. Mets

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 20, 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. Russell Martin C

7. Jorge Posada DH

8. Nick Swisher RF

9. Brett Gardner LF

Freddy Garcia P

Mets lineup

1. Jose Reyes SS

2. Daniel Murphy 1B

3. Carlos Beltran RF

4. Jason Bay LF

5. Fernando Martinez DH

6. Justin Turner 3B

7. Josh Thole C

8. Jason Pridie CF

9. Ruben Tejada 2B

R.A. Dickey P

Time/TV: 7:08, MY9

Umpires: Tim Timmons HP, Jeff Kellogg 1B, Eric Cooper 2B, Mark Carlson 3B

Weather: 62 degrees, mostly cloudy

Battering the Mets: Derek Jeter is No. 2 all time with a .380 average (117 for 308) against the Mets for players with at least 150 plate appearances. 

Interleague champs: The Yankees begin this latest round of interleague play with the most wins (144) and best winning percentage (.585) in AL vs. NL play.

Bad home cooking: The Yankees have lost five straight at home. They have dropped six straight at home just once since 1990. That came when they lost eight in a row in 2003.

Update, 7:13: Good start for Garcia, just one walk in the first. Garcia was released by the Mets’ organization after just two Triple-A starts two years ago when he was on the way back from shoulder surgery.

Update, 7:20: 1-2-3 first for Dickey. Be interesting to see how the Yankees do against the knuckleball after erupting for 13 runs last night.

Update, 7:24: What was up with that? Robinson Cano threw way wide of first trying to double up Justin Turner. E-4. Turner on second with two outs.

Update, 7:36: Bases loaded, two outs for Gardner here in the second.

Update, 7:39: A-Rod leads off with a double and doesn’t score. Gardner bounces to third.

Update, 7:51: Teixeira just snuck one into the right-field seats in the third, No. 11, his second in two nights. It’s 1-0.

Update, 8:00: Justin Turner is looking like a find for the Mets. He has been very productive lately. Now comes this RBI double in the fourth, and we’re tied.

Update, 8:11: Swisher goes down swinging with one on to end the fourth. The Yankees are 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position.

Update, 8:17: Garcia is on, one run and three hits allowed through his first five innings.

Update, 8:31: The Yankees are struggling in the RISP department vs. Dickey. The first two guys get on in the fifth and then the next three go down. Five complete, 1-1.

Update, 8:34: Daniel Murphy unties it, going down and getting a low pitch and sending it to the right-field seats to open the sixth.

Update, 8:46: Swisher just missed that Turner ground-rule double with a dive near the right-field line. So it’s second and third with two outs. Boone Logan is warming.

Update, 8:48: Thole, having an underwhelming season, grounds to first to end the threat.

Update, 9:00: Russell Martin is stranded at second after a one-out double in the sixth. Somehow I find it hard to blame the Yankees in this game with Dickey’s knuckleball floating well.

Update, 9:07: Good job again by Garcia, two runs, five hits through seven. I believe he’s around 95 pitches.

Update, 9:08: The Yankees can celebrate. Dickey is out of the game. Lefty Mike O’Connor is coming on.

Update, 9:11: Joba is warming up.

Update, 9:19: O’Connor was just as effective as Dickey, 1-2-3 seventh. Garcia is done, Joba is in.

Update, 9:27: Bottom of the eighth now, still 2-1. Jason Isringhausen is coming on in his usual role. If it gets to the bottom of the ninth this way, K-Rod has been invincible since blowing his first save of the season, although he usually makes it an adventure.

Update, 9:34: 1-2-3 for Izzy. K-Rod is warming for the ninth. David Robertson is on for the Yankees.

Update, 9:47: Bottom of the ninth, K-Rod will try to close it out.

Update, 9:56: 1-2-3, Mets win, 2-1.

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