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Game 54: Yankees at Athletics

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 01, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (30-23)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez 3B

RHP A.J. Burnett (5-3, 3.99)
Burnett vs. Athletics

Coco Crisp CF
David DeJesus DH
Conor Jackson 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Ryan Sweeney RF
Kurt Suzuki C
Mark Ellis 2B
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Cliff Pennington SS

LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-2, 2.17)
Gonzalez vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 3:35 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: So far so good, but rain could be coming later.

UMPIRES: HP Jim Joyce, 1B Ron Kulpa, 2B Jim Wolf, 3B Derryl Cousins

GOING FOR TEN: The Yankees have won nine straight against the A’s, dating back to July 5 of last season. A win today would give the Yankees their longest winning streak against the A’s since a 14-game winning streak from September 13, 1956 through July 12, 1957.

SWEPT AWAY: The Yankees are going for their fourth series sweep of the season. Their only series sweeps this season have been two games, and they’ve all been against Baltimore.

GOOD DAY SUNSHINE: The Yankees are 13-3 in day games this season, the best such record in the majors. They also lead the Majors with 6.63 runs per day game.

GRANDISH: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Curtis Granderson is only the second player in Major League history to have 17-or-more home runs and five-or-more triples before June 1. The first was Babe Ruth, who had 19 homers and five triples through May 31 in 1928.

ALL-STAR LEADERS: In the first round of all-star voting results, released this afternoon, the Yankees have six players in line to start for the American League. Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are leading at the four infield positions, Russell Martin leads at second base and Curtis Granderson is second in the outfield voting.

UPDATE, 3:38 p.m.: Leadoff double by the Captain. Sixteen away.

UPDATE, 3:52 p.m.: Russell Martin leads at second base? Huh? I’m an idiot.

UPDATE, 5:20 p.m.: Remember by internet frustration yesterday? Now updates are simply disappearing. Anyway, Swisher has a homer and Burnett just stranded a triple, having settled in after an early home run. The Yankees are leading 4-2.




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