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Game 74: Yankees vs. Rockies

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 24, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Jorge Posada DH
8. Russell Martin C
9. Eduardo Nunez SS
A.J. Burnett RHP

Rockies lineup
1. Carlos Gonzalez CF
2. Chris Nelson 2B
3. Todd Helton 1B
4. Troy Tulowitzki SS
5. Jason Giambi DH
6. Seth Smith RF
7. Ty Wigginton 3B
8. Charlie Blackmon LF
9. Chris Iannetta C
Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

TV/Time: YES/7:08
Weather: Cloudy, 66 degrees, 60 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms
Umpires: Ed Hickox HP, Ed Rapuano 1B, Brian O’Nora 2B, Alfonso Marquez 3B

Hot Cano: Robinson Cano has the longest active hitting streak for the Yankees at 11 games, and he’s batting .409 with three doubles, two homers and eight RBI in this span. He’s at .299 for the season, his highest since May 7 when he was at .300 at the close of play.

Vs. Colorado: The Yankees are 5-4 in their nine games against the Rockies. The teams haven’t met since 2007 when the Rockies swept three games at Coors Field. This is the fourth series between the teams.

Update, 7:14: Sharp 1-2-3 first for Burnett.

Update, 7:25: 1-0, Yankees. A-Rod RBI double to the left-field corner. Jimenez has really slipped since last year. Be interesting to see what the Yankees do against him. He gets out of this innings, though, because Cano just lined into a double play.

Update, 7:30: Giambi is 40 now, but he just provided a flashback, crushing a Burnett pitch to the deeper set of bleachers in right-center. So it’s 1-1.

Update, 7:42: Two singles but no runs for the Yankees in the second.

Update, 7:53: Burnett is struggling. Todd Helton just delivered an RBI single, so it’s 2-1. The bases are loaded with one out.

Update, 7:55: Burnett minimized the damage in the third, getting the tough Tulowitzki to bounce into a 5-4-3 double play.

Update, 8:04: We’re tied at 2-2. Curtis Granderson really created that run — walk, steal, tag up, scores on A-Rod’s sac fly.

Update, 8:11: Sean Smith just hit a rocket to the base of the fence in right-center, second and third, no outs.

Update, 8:13: Nice barehanded pick-up by A-Rod on Wigginton’s roller, but the run scores on the groundout, 3-2, Rockies.

Update, 8:21: Back-to-back walks from Burnett, so it’s bases loaded, two outs. Cory Wade is warming.

Update, 8:22: Burnett gets out of it on a 6-4 force. Amazing he’s only given up three runs so far in his four innings.

Update, 8:30: Jimenez turns in a 1-2-3 fourth with two Ks.

Update, 8:34: Tulowitzki sends a fastball to the right-center seats, 4-2. He leads all major-league shortstops with 14 homers and 50 RBI.

Update, 8:36: Another hit for Giambi, lines a hard single into right.

Update, 8:53: Jimenez has given up two runs and four hits through five. Still 4-2.

Update, 9:03: Burnett strikes out four in the sixth, thanks to one strikeout on a wild pitch.

Update, 9:08: The Yankees aren’t doing much with Jimenez, 1-2-3 sixth. Swisher was just caught looking to end it.

Update, 9:13: Burnett is done after 6 1-3. Boone Logan is coming on. Burnett’s four Ks in the sixth was a franchise record.

Update, 9;30: Jimenez is up 4-2 after seven, but I believe he’s up near 120 pitches. Logan will stay on to start the eighth after fanning lefties Giambi and Smith to end the seventh. Maybe he’s starting to improve vs. the lefties.

Update, 9:38: Logan gives up a walk and a double, so it’s second and third, two outs. Luis Ayala will take the ball.

Update, 9:41: Ayala gets out of it. So it’s 4-2, last of the eighth. Jimenez is done. Lefty Matt Reynolds is in.

Update, 9:48: 1-2-3 eighth for Reynolds.

Update, 10:00: Ayala pitches a scoreless ninth. Now Huston Street will try to close it out.

Update, 10:10: Yankees lose, 4-2.

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