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Game 91: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 16, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (53-37)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP CC Sabathia (13-4, 2.72)
Sabathia vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (47-47)
Rajai Davis CF
Eric Thames RF
Yunel Escobar SS
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Aaron Hill 2B
Travis Snider LF
J.P. Arencibia C
John McDonald 3B

LHP Ricky Romero (7-8, 3.09)
Romero vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: You know what’s surprisingly cool? Actually watching a dome roof open. The Rogers Center roof opened around 11 a.m. It’s a sunny day here in Toronto.

UMPIRES: HP Todd Tichenor, 1B Gerry Davis, 2B Angel Hernandez, 3B Greg Gibson

ALL ABOUT CC: According to Elias, CC Sabathia is the fifth Yankees starter to have the outright MLB lead in wins at the all-star break (Vic Raschi in 1949, Bob Turley in 1958, Whitey Ford 1961 and Ron Guidry in 1978)… Sabathia has a 23.2-inning scoreless streak, the longest of his career… The last Yankees win was Sabathia’s complete game shutout on Sunday. It was the Yankees first complete game shutout at home since Chien-Ming Wang on July 28, 2006, and the first such game by a Yankees lefty since David Wells on April 10, 2003.

YANK-Es: The Yankees committed three errors on Thursday and two more on Friday. It’s the first time since June 27 of last year that they’ve had multiple errors in back-to-back games. It’s the the fourth time they’ve had consecutive multi-error games since Joe Girardi took over as manager.

THIS DATE: On July 16, 1941, Joe DiMaggio went 3-for-4 with three runs, a double and a walk to bring his hitting streak to 56 games. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the days DiMaggio’s streak came to an end.

UPDATE, 1:24 p.m.: Walk, stolen base and a sharp single up the middle have given the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead at the end of one inning. Sabathia struck out the last two batters he faced, but the damage was done.

UPDATE, 1:38 p.m.: Three straight hits and an RBI ground out have given the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the second inning. Swisher doubled, Jones singled, Gardner doubled and Nunez brought in the go-ahead run with a grounder.

UPDATE, 1:59 p.m.: Yankees managed to sneak a run there. Pretty bad base running decision by Cano, but the Blue Jays botched the play and Granderson scored. It’s now 3-1.

UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: Error No. 12 for Nunez. Another bad throw to first.

UPDATE, 2:23 p.m.: The Yankees have scratched out another run — thanks largely to some aggressive base running by Brett Gardner — and it’s now 4-1 as Sabathia pitches with two on and no outs in the fourth.

UPDATE, 3:23 p.m.: Sabathia’s line since that RBI single in the first inning: 6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.




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