Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada DH
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF
RHP Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.29)
Nova vs. Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chone Figgins 3B
Justin Smoak 1B
Jack Cust DH
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Adam Kennedy 2B
Miguel Olivo C
Carlos Peguero LF
Brendan Ryan SS
RHP Felix Hernandez (5-4, 3.01)
Hernandez vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 10:10 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
WEATHER: This was a very nice day here in Seattle. No rain, just a few clouds. Not cold, just cool enough to feel comfortable in a long-sleeved shirt.
UMPIRES: HP Sam Holbrook, 1B Gerry Davis, 2B Greg Gibson, 3B Todd Tichenor
GROUNDED: All four Mariners runs last night were scored on ground outs, with no sacrifice flies or RBI hits allowed. According to Elias, it was the Yankees first such loss when allowing at least four runs since July 1, 1990 against the White Sox when Andy Hawkins did not allow a hit but gave up four runs with the help of two errors.
ON THE RUN: Derek Jeter is tied with Rickey Henderson for the most stolen bases in franchise history with 326. He’s still eight hits away from tying Sam Rice for 28th on baseball’s all-time list. He’s seven runs away from tying Willie Keeler for 22nd most all time.
THE GUY’S GOOD: The Yankees have not beaten Felix Hernandez since May 3, 2008 at the original Yankee Stadium.
ON THIS DATE: On May 28, 1948, the original Yankee Stadium hosted its first night game. A crowd of 49,917 showed up to watch the Yankees lose to Washington, 2-1.
UPDATE, 10:06 p.m.: Not easy to hit a home run in this park on a good night, but on this night it’s going to get pretty chilly, and right now the wind is blowing in from left-center field.
UPDATE, 10:24 p.m.: Less than 20 minutes after I wrote that it would be hard to hit a ball out tonight, Robinson Cano has gone deep for a 1-0 Yankees lead in the second inning. It would be really difficult for someone to give me a million dollars tonight, too!
UPDATE, 10:46 p.m.: Leadoff walk came back to hurt Nova in the bottom of the second. He got three straight ground balls after that, but one went for an infield single, and the Yankees couldn’t quite turn two on the others. It’s now tied at 1.
UPDATE, 10:52 p.m.: Well there ya go. Derek Jeter is now the Yankees all-time stolen base leader. Meanwhile, he and Granderson did a nice job there make sure Granderson replaced Jeter at second on that comebacker.
UPDATE, 10:54 p.m.: Teixeira actually has solid numbers are Hernandez, and he just went deep for a 3-0 Yankees lead in the third.
UPDATE, 11:01 p.m.: I believe Ivan Nova just set a record for the most players hit in the head by one pitch.
UPDATE, 11:18 p.m.: Nova was putting on a ground ball show, but a single and back-to-back doubles have tied the game at 3 in the fourth.
UPDATE, 11:26 p.m.: And now it’s Seattle in front. A ground ball up the middle goes for an RBI single and the Mariners have a 4-3 lead in the fourth.
UPDATE, 11:28 p.m.: Ground balls are usually a great, great sign for Nova. But now he’s laboring a little bit and Hector Noesi is already getting loose in the fourth inning. That’s rarely a good sign.
UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: And here’s Noesi.
UPDATE, 12:03 p.m.: Cano trying to steal second. That made sense.
UPDATE, 12:26 p.m.: It honestly felt like the Yankees were losing this game by seven. Now it’s a tied game on Jeter’s walk and Granderson’s game-tying triple.
UPDATE, 12:43 p.m.: Dave Robertson. Very good. Very, very good.
UPDATE, 1:03 a.m.: Third fan on the field tonight, and this one was naked. I have no idea what they’re serving here tonight, but there must have been plenty of it.
UPDATE, 1:11 a.m.: Not sure TV will do it justice. That was a great play by Rodriguez to end the eighth.
UPDATE, 1:49 a.m.: A little redemption for Boone Logan? I think so.
UPDATE, 2:08 a.m.: And there’s some redemption for Ayala. I’m tired.