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Game 68: Yankees at Cubs

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 17, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (39-28)
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS
Brett Gardner LF
Freddy Garcia RHP

RHP Freddy Garcia (5-5, 3.60)
Garcia vs. Cubs

CUBS (28-40)
Kosuke Fukudome RF
Starlin Castro SS
Blake DeWitt 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Tony Campana CF
Koyie Hill C
Doug Davis LHP

LHP Doug Davis (0-5, 5.90)
Davis vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 2:20 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Wind blowing in from center field. Little bit cloud, but doesn’t really look like rain. Warm, but certainly not hot.

UMPIRES: HP Greg Gibson, 1B Sam Holbrook, 2B Todd Tichenor, 3B Gerry Davis

ROBINSON CAN: According to Elias, Robinson Cano has reached base safely in each of the Yankees 21 day games this season. The Yankees are a Major League best 18-3 in day games this season, and Elias says the Yankees are the first Major League team since 1958 to win 18 of their first 21 day games.

DISABLED: The Yankees have 10 players on the disable list, the most in the Majors. All year they’ve put 13 players on the DL, which is tied with the Dodgers and Twins for a Major League high. They had 11 players go on the DL all of last season.

ON THIS DATE: On June 17, 1978, Ron Guidry struck out 18 Angels in a four-hit shutout, setting a franchise record and an American League single-game record for strikeouts by a left-hander.

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: Not sure what’s causing the delay right now. There’s a lot of attention focused toward the outfield, maybe into the stands. No announcement or anything. If you’re watching on TV, you might know more than we do in the press box.

UPDATE, 3:23 p.m.: Garcia obviously can be effective, but he seems to naturally walk a pretty fine line. After three straight hits — and a run — to open the third inning, Garcia got out of the inning with three quick outs. It’s 3-0 Cubs. There’s already been some activity in the Yankees bullpen.

UPDATE, 3:46 p.m.: Two well-executed sac bunts for Freddy Garcia today. He’s done his job offensively.

UPDATE, 4:05 p.m.: This Yankees lineup isn’t making much noise against Davis. Two hits so far. Still trailing 3-0.

UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: The Yankees completely botched the bunt, but Nunez made a nice play to salvage the pitchout and the caught stealing. It’s still 3-0 Cubs after six.

UPDATE, 4:32 p.m.: Swisher’s one-out double in the eighth has chased Davis from the game, and he got a well-deserved standing ovation as walked off the field. Here’s Sean Marshall.




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