Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada 1B
Eduardo Nunez 3B
RHP Phil Hughes (1-2, 9.47)
Hughes vs. Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brendan Ryan SS
Dustin Ackley 2B
Justin Smoak 1B
Adam Kennedy 3B
Mike Carp LF
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Jack Cust DH
Josh Bard C
RHP Felix Hernandez (8-9, 3.47)
Hernandez vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Pretty warm here in the Bronx. Very little wind. I would say there’s no chance of a rain delay, but I learned my lesson last night.
UMPIRES: HP Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B Brian Knight, 2B Jerry Layne, 3B Bob Davidson
KERRY DID IT: According to Elias, last night the Yankees became the second team in the Modern Era to hold an opponent to one hit or less while striking out 18 or more. The only other instance was on May 6, 1998 when Kerry Wood held Houston to one hit while striking out 20.
RANDY DID IT: Also according to Elias, CC Sabathia became the fifth left-handed pitcher in the Live Ball Era — since 1920 — to allow one hit while striking out at least 14 in a game. Steve Carlton, Sandy Koufax and Warren Spann each did it once. Randy Johnson did it six times!
MARK DID IT: One more item from Elias: With Mark Teixeira hitting his 100th Yankees home run last night, the Yankees how have 37 different players with at least 100 homers in pinstripes. That’s the highest total of 100-homer players for any franchise ahead of the Tigers (33), Red Sox (28) and Giants (27).
UPDATE, 1:38 p.m.: Hughes is through two scoreless showing a 93-mph fastball. Meanwhile, baseball trade market is beginning to take shape. Apparently Colby Rasmus is heading to Toronto and Carlos Beltran is going to San Francisco.
UPDATE, 1:54 p.m.: Two-out RBI triple by Dustin Ackley has the Mariners in the lead 1-0 after the top of the third.
UPDATE, 2:38 p.m.: Good throw by Brett Gardner and tag by Russell Martin saved a run in the top of the fifth, but the Mariners still added one to pull ahead 2-0. The Yankees have gotten that run back in the bottom of the fifth on Jeter’s bases-loaded sac fly. Now it’s Granderson up with two outs and runners at the corners, Mariners leading 2-1.
UPDATE, 3:16 p.m.: Another uneven outing for Hughes — too many hits, not many runs — and now the Mariners have expanded their lead to 3-1 off the Yankees bullpen in the seventh.
UPDATE, 3:22 p.m.: Pockets of Yankee Stadium currently booing Boone Logan after he faced four hitters, and a ground ball, walk, strikeout and fly ball. The two balls put in play should have been outs — the first might have been a double play — but Robinson Cano made a bad flip and Curtis Granderson let the ball bounce out of his glove. It’s now 6-1 Mariners.