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Game 44: Yankees vs. Mets

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 21, 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 DH

5. Robinson Cano 2B

6. Russell Martin C

7. Nick Swisher RF

8. Andruw Jones LF

9. Eduardo Nunez 3B

A.J. Burnett 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

Chris Capuano P

Time/TV: 7:10/FOX

Weather: Partly cloudy, 62 degrees

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

Not clutch: The Yankees are 8 for their last 54 with runners in scoring position during their six-game home losing streak.

Yankees vs. Mets: The Yankees have a 108-78-1 record vs. the Mets in all types of play, from exhibitions to the regular season to the postseason.

Martin’s splits: Russell Martin is batting .290 against righties and .192 against lefties.

Update, 7:21: Bad beginning for Burnett, bases loaded, no one out.

Update, 7:24: Bay, who’s been an expensive bust for the Mets so far, lifts the sac fly to right, 1-0.

Update, 7:31: Justin Turner just set a Mets rookie record with an RBI in his seventh straight game, single to right, 2-0. Burnett is at 29 pitches already.

Update, 7:38: The Yankees go down 1-2-3 in the first, so that makes it four straight 1-2-3 innings for them.

Update, 7:54: Martin delivers vs. the lefty, two-run shot to the left-field seats, his eighth homer. It’s 2-2 in the second.

Update, 8:11: Hit No. 2,972 for Derek Jeter, single with one out in the third.

Update, 8:13: That’s three homers in three games for Mark Teixeira, this one from the right side to the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center. It’s 4-2.

Update, 8:29: End of four, still 4-2.

Update, 8:41: Jose Reyes is having a nice season in what might be his final one with the Mets. He led off the game with a double. Now in the fifth, he delivers a one-out single, swipes second and scores on a bloop single by Carols Beltran, cutting it to 4-3.

Update, 8:55: Boone Logan is warming. Man on first with one out for the Mets in the sixth.

Update, 8:57: Cano looked shaky on a groundout that he booted, but he just came back with a smooth play in the hole. Side retired.

Update, 9:00: Relying on homers is working out tonight for the Yankees. No. 15 for Curtis Granderson, on a 0-2 pitch. The ball landed in the right-field seats. It’s 5-3. Pedro Beato is warming.

Update, 9:03: A-Rod hits No. 9 on the season and No. 622 of his career. It’s 6-3. Capuano is done.

Update, 9:13: Third hit for Reyes, with one out in the seventh, a single. Burnett is done. Logan is in. David Robertson is warming.

Update, 9:17: Logan hasn’t been that reliable. Lefty vs. lefty and Daniel Murphy wins. Single to right. First and third, one out. Robertson has been good at escaping jams. He gets to try again.

Update, 9:21: Robertson fans Beltran. Now Bay.

Update, 9:24: Robertson is quite an asset. He throws a sinking 95 mph fastball to get Beltran swinging and a down-and-in fastball to get Bay to pop to first. Threat extinguished.

Update, 9:30: Not liking what I’m seeing from Andruw Jones, now 0 for 3 with two strikeouts, dropping below .200. It’s 6-3 heading to the eighth. Joba is coming on.

Update, 9:31: Chris Dickerson isn’t going on the 7-day DL. He just replaced Swisher in right.

Update, 9:38: Excellent work by Chamberlain, 1-2-3, capped by striking out Thole. Taylor Buchholz will come on for the eighth for the Mets.

Update, 9:43: No. 2,973 for Jeter, another single.

Update, 9:44: Jeter just tied Rickey Henderson’s franchise record for steals.

Update, 9:52: Teixeira delivers a sac fly, 7-3. Luis Ayala will come on to pitch here in the ninth.

Update, 10:00: Yankees win, 7-3.

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