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Game 95: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 20, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (56-38)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones DH
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Freddy Garcia (7-7, 3.43)
Garcia vs. Rays

RAYS (51-43)
Johnny Damon DH
Robinson Chirinos C
Casey Kotchman 1B
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
B.J. Upton CF
Sam Fuld LF
Sean Rodriguez 2B
Reid Brignac SS

LHP David Price (9-7, 3.73)
Price vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Same day all over again.

UMPIRES: HP Dan Iassogna, 1B Alfonso Marquez, 2B Ed Hickox, 3B Ed Rapuano

NOT LIKE LAST YEAR: Last night, the Yankees took their first loss against a rookie pitcher this season. According to Elias, the Yankees were the last Major League team to be beaten by a rookie starter this season.

IN THE PARK: The Yankees have gone seven straight games without allowing a home run, their longest stretch of the season and their longest since a seven-game streak in 2008. Last time they went eight straight was in 1999.

GO-GO GARDNER: Brett Gardner is 24-for-28 on stolen base attempts since May 20, having stolen his past 15 in a row without being caught.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: One turn through the lineup, both Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter have singled, the only run has come from Curtis Granderson’s two-run home run, and Gardner has stolen a base. Does any of that affect Girardi’s consideration of a lineup change?

UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: Colon last night, Garcia tonight. They’re making it a little easier to forget about those starts last week.

UPDATE, 8:31 p.m.: That’s a big-time catch by Granderson. He really smacked that wall, but there was never any doubt that he had it. Garcia is through five innings scoreless. It’s still 2-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: Nunez kicks another one, but this time it’s ruled a base hit for some reason. Here’s Logan to face Kotchman with two on and two out in the seventh.

UPDATE, 9:05 p.m.: Now they’ve got it right. That’s an E5 on Nunez. Still Logan facing Kotchman.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: That looked like a Cervelli fist pump out of Martin. Logan gave a mini-version of the Robertson fist pump. That’s a huge out in a huge spot. Still 2-0 Yankees.




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