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Game 48: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 25, 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
Freddy Garcia P

Blue Jays lineup
1. Yunel Escobar SS
2. Corey Patterson LF
3. Jose Bautista RF
4. Juan Rivera 1B
5. Jose Molina C
6. Aaron Hill 2B
7. Eric Thames DH
8. Rajai Davis CF
9. Jayson Nix 3B
Jo-Jo Reyes P

Time/TV: 1:08/YES

Weather: Sunny, 78 degrees

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

Homer happy: Jose Bautista leads the majors with his average of one homer every 7.53 at-bats. Curtis Granderson is second at one homer every 11.13 at-bats. They are also running 1-2 in homers, with 19 and 16, respectively.

Milestone Day? Joe Girardi needs one win to pass Buck Showalter (313) for sole possession of eighth on the Yankees’ career managerial victory list. Derek Jeter needs to score one run to pass Cap Anson (1,712) for sole possession of 23rd place on baseball’s career list for runs scored. Mariano Rivera needs one appearance to become the 15th player to pitch in 1,000 games and the first to do it with one team.

Negative milestone day? If Jo-Jo Reyes doesn’t earn a victory today for the Jays, he will tie the record for most consecutive winless starts at 28.

Update, 1:08: There’s goes Garcia’s no-hitter. First pitch of the game, triple to the left-center gap by Yunel Escobar.

Update, 1:14: The no-hitter may be gone, but the shutout is still going. Excellent job by Garcia, bouncer to the box by Corey Patterson, pop to the mound by Jose Bautista that Teixeira caught, although Garcia tripped Nunez on the play, and pop to Nunez halfway up the third-base line.

Update, 1:18: Derek Jeter goes the other way and doubles over Bautista’s head. The ball sailed to the base of the right-field wall. Hit No. 2,976.

Update, 1:20: Granderson does it again, pulls a double to right, 1-0, his 28th RBI in 30 games in the two hole.

Update, 1:22: Aaron Hill lets Teixeira pop go off the tip of his glove going back in shallow center, E-4, first and second. A-Rod flies out for the first out.

Update, 1:25: Granderson messed that play up. Bautista caught Cano’s sinking liner, then was late trying to double Teixeira at first. But Granderson was way late getting back to second, a 9-3-6 double play to end the inning.

Update, 1:34: One single, but no real damage done by the Jays in the second. Garcia was helped by a tough back-to-the-plate catch by Cano. He made it look so easy in shallow right-center. Makes you wonder why he has had some defensive lapses this year.

Update, 1:40: Andruw Jones, who has done next to nothing so far, sends a two-run shot to the Jays’ pen in left-center. So it’s 3-0 in the second.

Update, 1:49: 1-2-3 third for Garcia, looking at his crafty best since the triple.

Update, 1:56: Teixeira pulls a two-run shot to the left-field seats after Granderson’s second double. It’s 5-0 in the third. Jo-Jo Reyes must be beside himself at this point. This is looking like his 28th winless start in row, tying the record.

Update, 2:13: It’s 5-0 after 3 1/2. And now it’s official. Reyes is out of the game. He has tied Matt Keough (1978-79) and Cliff Curtis (1910-11) as the only pitchers with 28 straight winless starts.

Update, 2:21: Luis Perez gave up an infield hit to Jones and that was it in the fourth.

Update, 2:33: It’s 5-0 after five, 1-2-3 inning for Perez.

Update, 2:41: Juan Rivera rips an RBI single into left with two outs in the sixth, 5-1.

Update, 2:49: Another two-run homer by Jones, this one over the center-field fence. This marks his 39th two-homer game. The two homers match his total for the season coming into the game.

Update, 2:56: It’s 7-1 after six.

Update, 2:58: Chris Dickerson is replacing Jones in left for the seventh.

Update, 3:00: RBI double for Eric Thames. Garcia is at 85 pitches.

Update, 3:03: David Robertson is warming. RBI groundout for Jayson Nix, so it’s 7-3, man on third one out. And now Garcia is done. Nice ovation.

Update, 3:09: Robertson gets out of it.

Update, 3:16: First and second, no outs for the Yankees after singles by A-Rod and Cano. And Joba is up in the pen.

Update, 3:22: Dickerson strikes out to strand two in scoring position. So it’s 7-3 going to the eighth. Joba gets the ball. Dickerson is moving from left to right to replace Swisher. And Brett Gardner is coming in to play left.

Update, 3:32: Joba gives up a single, a walk and no runs. So it’s 7-3, bottom of the eighth. Shawn Camp will pitch next for the Jays.

Update, 3:43: Mariano takes the ninth. Girardi spoke before the game about wanting to get him some work today. So he does make his 1,000 career appearance, a record for pitchers with one team.

Update, 3:51: Yankees win, 7-3.

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