Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
RHP CC Sabathia (14-5, 2.62)
Sabathia vs. Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brendan Ryan SS
Dustin Ackley 2B
Miguel Olivo C
Justin Smoak 1B
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Mike Carp DH
Greg Halman LF
Chone Figgins 3B
RHP Doug Fister (3-11, 3.30)
Fister vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
WEATHER: Much nicer than last night. The sun’s been shining today and there doesn’t seem to be much chance of a delay. Very light wind blowing right to left.
UMPIRES: HP Bob Davidson, 1B Hunter Wendelstedt, 2B Brian Knight, 3B Jerry Layne
ONE OF FOUR: According to Elias, last night Derek Jeter became the fourth player in franchise history to have a home run and a triple in the same game at age 37 or older (Babe Ruth twice in 1932, Red Ruffing in 1941 and Tim Raines in 1998).
ONE OF A KIND: CC Sabathia has allowed four runs, all earned, in his past 51.2 innings dating back to June 19… He’s 11-2 with a 2.12 ER in his past 13 starts since May 19… He’s won his past six starts against the Mariners dating back to August 13, 2009. He has a 0.82 ERA in those games, allowing a total of four earned runs and 26 hits in 44 innings.
MAKE IT OFFICIAL: After batting practice, the Yankees officially optioned Brandon Laird back to Triple-A to make room for Eric Chavez.
ON THIS DATE: On July 26, 1931 the Yankees set a franchise record for runs scored in a game at home. They beat the White Sox 22-5 in the second game of a double header at the original Yankee Stadium.
UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: Sabathia’s gone three up, three down in the first three innings. I’m honestly not sure he’s broken a sweat.
UPDATE, 8:02 p.m.: There’s No. 28 for Curtis Granderson. That’s a 1-0 lead for the Yankees in the fourth.
UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: CC is through five innings. If you’re not already watching, I’d start.
UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Serious clouds starting to form all around Yankee Stadium. Needless to say, those could make things interesting.
UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: Welcome back Eric Chavez. His RBI single has pushed the Yankees lead to 2-0 in the fifth.
UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Rain is falling steadily and there’s some lightning in the area, but so far the players are still on the field.
UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: It was beautiful here this afternoon, but now it’s pouring and we’re in a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the sixth. Sabathia has struck out seven in a row.
UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: The crew is beginning to remove the tarp.
UPDATE, 8:54 p.m.: The Yankees say play will resume at 9 p.m. That’s pretty quick. The Yankees are getting loose as I type this.
UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: It was a 30-minute delay, and Sabathia promptly retired the first two batters he faced after getting back on the mound. He’s through six innings.
UPDATE, 9:14 p.m.: Brendan Ryan’s hit streak continues, and Sabathia’s no hitter ends.
UPDATE, 9:21 p.m.: Second rain delay. Ugh.
UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: And we’re back. That one lasted just 14 minutes.
UPDATE, 9:49 p.m.: That second rain delay might have been too much for Sabathia. He’s walked the bases loaded with no outs in the eighth, and now Houdini himself is coming out of the pen to try to get out of trouble. Here’s Robertson.