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Game 76: Yankees vs. Rockies

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 26, 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
Ivan Nova RHP

Rockies lineup
1. Carlos Gonzalez CF
2. Jonathan Herrera 2B
3. Todd Helton 1B
4. Troy Tulowitzki SS
5. Jason Giambi DH
6. Seth Smith RF
7. Ty Wiggington 3B
8. Charlie Blackmon LF
9. Chris Iannetta C
Juan Nicasio RHP

TV/Time: YES/2:20
Weather: Cloudy, 79 degrees
Umpires: Brian O’Nora HP, Alfonso Marquez 1B, Ed Hickox 2B, Ed Rapuano 3B

Division leaders: The Yankees begin play in first place for the first time since the close of play on June 6.
Leadoff guys: Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner have combined to hit .317 in the leadoff spot in the 11 games since Derek Jeter went on the DL.

Update, 2:24: Horrendous error for Nunez on a double-play ball that went through his legs. Now it’s first and third, one out.

Update, 2:27: Robby Cano caught a ball down the line and lobbed it back in toward the plate. The runner at first, Jonathan  Herrera, took second. That didn’t look good.

Update, 2:29: Nova gets Giambi swinging to get out of it.

Update, 2:37: 1-2-3 inning for Nicasio.

Update, 2:41: Nova gives up a solo shot to left to Wigginton, 1-0.

Update, 2:53: This is just Nicasio’s sixth major-league start, and he’s off to a good one. Another 1-2-3 inning.

Update, 3:03: One walk and that’s it in the Colorado third.

Update, 3:10: The rookie Nicasio has retired nine straight. He was in A ball last season. The Yankees have this habit of struggling against guys they haven’t seen before.

Update, 3:22: Nunez doesn’t mess up this double-play ball, 6-4-3, side retired after two singles.

Update, 3:30: Perfect game through four for Nicasio. Curtis Granderson hit a ball well to right, but Seth Smith ran it down on the track.

Update, 3:33: Chris Iannetta takes a fastball over the center-field fence. The count was 0-2. The score is 2-0 in the fifth.

Update, 3:41: Walk to Carlos Gonzalez, stolen base, groundout, sac fly by Todd Helton. So it’s 3-0 after 4 1/2.

Update, 3:47: Cano lines a clean single to left with one out in the fifth. First hit, first base runner. It would have been embarrassing to get no-hit on Old-Timers’ Day — or any day.

Update, 3:50: There goes Nicasio’s shutout, too. Nick Swisher parks one in the right-field seats. It’s 3-2.

Update, 3:52: Posada puts one in the Yankees’ bullpen, back-to-back homers, 3-3, just like that.

Update, 4:02: Wigginton again with a solo shot, it’s 4-3 in the sixth.

Update, 4:07: Perfect drag bunt by Gardner to start the home sixth.

Update, 4:15: Nicasio is done, first and second, no outs. Matt Belisle is on.

Update, 4:18: A-Rod comes through, RBI single to left, 4-4. His RBI streak is six games now.

Update, 4:23: Nova is done. Luis Ayala is on for the seventh.

Update, 4:29: Ayala gives up a leadoff single to Iannetta. Boone Logan will now come on.

Update, 4:38: Excellent job by Logan against the lefties in the inning. He gets Todd Helton to ground to second to end the inning with Iannetta on third after a stolen base and an error on the throw by Russell Martin. Logan has been better of late vs. those lefties.

Update, 4:51: Walk, error by Tulowitzki on a hot Martin grounder, RBI single for Nunez, and it’s 5-4 Yankees. Matt Reynolds will replace Belisle.

Update, 4:59: David Robertson will take the ball for the eighth.

Update, 5:11: Another strong inning for Robertson. How could you take the eighth inning away from him at this point and give it back to Soriano whenever he returns? I wouldn’t.

Update, 5:16: Reynolds comes up and in to Teixeira, and Teixeira responds with his 23rd homer to the left-field seats for a 6-4 lead. Reynolds is done. Matt Lindstrom is in. 

Update, 5:24: Mariano Rivera will try to close out an Old-Timers’ Day win.

Update, 5:32: Rivera strikes out the side. Yankees win, 6-4.




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