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Game 46: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 23, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (25-20)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada DH
Brett Gardner LF
Chris Dickerson RF

RHP Bartolo Colon (2-2, 3.16)
Colon vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (23-23)
Rajai Davis CF
Corey Patterson LF
Jose Bautista RF
Yunel Escobar SS
Juan Rivera 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
Eric Thames DH
J.P. Arencibia C
Edwin Encarnacion 3B

RHP Carlos Villanueva (1-0, 1.48)
Villanueva vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Little chilly, but not as bad as I thought it might be. Feels a little bit like last week in Baltimore when it felt like rain could start falling at any moment.

UMPIRES: HP Scott Barry, 1B John Hirschbeck, 2B Wally Bell, 3B Laz Diaz

CLEANING UP AGAIN: In his past six games, Alex Rodriguez is hitting .481 with seven runs, one double, and three homers.

A DAY EARLY: Bartolo Colon turns 38 years old tomorrow. He’s already been on the roster longer than I expected, but like Joe Girardi said pregame, at this point it’s more surprising to see him struggle.

ONE AWAY: The Yankees next win will be Girardi’s 313th as manager. That win will move him into a tie with Buck Showalter for the eighth-most managerial wins in franchise history.

ON THIS DATE: On May 23, 1962, rookie Joe Pepitone hit two-home runs during a nine-run eighth inning. He remains one of only four Yankees to hit two homers in a single inning (Joe DiMaggio, Cliff Johnson and Alex Rodriguez). Also, I don’t think I’d ever heard of Cliff Johnson until this very moment. Heard of the other guys, though.

UPDATE, 7:11 p.m.: Bautista just hit a home run. Of course he did.

UPDATE, 7:31 p.m.: Pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve seen a guy swing, miss and fling his bat all the way to shortstop. Pretty impressive, really.

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: Sac fly has tied the game at 1. Granderson scored the run, but he didn’t hit a homer. Shame on him.

UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: Things got out of control very quickly. An intentional walk backfired and now the Blue Jays hav a 6-1 lead in the sixth. J.P Arencibia’s three-run double is making the biggest difference.

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