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Game 116: Yankees vs. Angels

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Derek Jeter DH
3. Curtis Granderson CF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Eric Chavez 3B
8. Eduardo Nunez SS
9. Francisco Cervelli C
Bartolo Colon RHP 
Angels lineup
1. Erick Aybar SS
2. Alberto Callaspo 3B
3. Bobby Abreu DH
4. Torii Hunter RF
5. Mark Trumbo 1B
6. Vernon Wells LF
7. Maicer Izturis 2B
8. Peter Bourjos CF
9. Bobby Wilson C
Tyler Chatwood RHP 
Time/TV: 1:08/YES
Weather: Sunny, 79
Umpires: Mike Winters HP, Mike Everitt 1B, Chris Guccione 2B, Mike Muchlinski 3B 
Old friends: Colon pitched for the Angels from 2004-07, winning the Cy Young in ’05. He’s 8-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 16 career starts against them.
Touching home: Granderson leads the majors with 104 runs scored. He currently has a 20-run lead on Jacoby Ellsbury.
Closers: The Yankees are 13-6 in series finales at home this season. 
Update, 1:14: Colon came in under 15 pitches in a 1-2-3 first. He threw 105 in five innings and 94 in 4 2/3 his last two starts. 
Update, 1:19: Jeter singles to right. That’s hit No. 3,031, just 22 from tying Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time list for those keeping score. 
Update, 1:22: Granderson double-play ball takes care of the inning. 
Update, 1:36: Colon gets into a bases-loaded, two-out jam and gets out of it with a grounder to short. 
Update, 1:58: Colon no runs, three hits allowed through three. Fanned Abreu with 95 mph fastball in the third. 
Update, 2:04: Gardner has a double, although he ran into first baseman Mark Trumbo en route. 
Update, 2:07: Jeter gets yet another infield hit, first and third, one out. 
Update, 2:11: Granderson raps into his second straight double play. Still waiting for a run. Now the fourth. 
Update, 2:20: Colon is at 57 pitches after four, threw 199 over his last two starts in just 9 2/3 innings. Cano singles with one out in the fourth. Now two outs. Yankees have five hits so far. 
Update, 2:30: Nothing across for the Yankees in the fourth, and now Callaspo hits one to the second deck in right in the fifth, so it’s 2-0, Angels. 
Update, 2:38: 1-2-3 fifth for Chatwood. 
Update, 2:47: 1-2-3 sixth for Colon, think is at about 90 pitches, two runs, five hits. 
Update, 2:50: I’m losing count on Jeter’s infield hits. There’s another. They all count, though. Leadoff single in the sixth. 
Update, 2:54: Granderson hits his fourth homer in three games, No. 32 overall. It’s a 2-2 game. Makes up for those two double plays. He needs just seven RBI for 100. 
Update, 3:00: First and second, one out. Chatwood is done. Ex-Met Hisanori Takahashi is on to pitch. 
Update, 3:06: Takahashi does his job, gets Chavez looking. Fernando Rodney will now come on to face Nunez. 
Update, 3:11: Nunez goes down swinging, 2-2, heading for the seventh.

Update, 3:15: Soriano is on for the seventh, his first try at a back-to-back since returning from the DL.

Update, 3:19: Bobby Wilson singles with one out. Soriano had turned in five perfect innings before this since he’d been back.

Update, 3:23: Soriano gets out of the inning just fine.

Update, 3:35: First and second, one out. Lefty Scott Downs will relieve Rodney and face Granderson in a big spot.

Update, 3:39: Can’t always hit a home run. Granderson goes down swinging at a curve. Teixeira up.

Update, 3:41: Izturis can’t get a hold of an easy bouncer, E-4, bases loaded, two outs for Cano.

Update, 3:44: Grand slam for Cano off the facing of the second deck in right, 6-2. Homer No. 20. He’s out for a curtain call.

Update, 3:49: David Robertson will pitch the eighth.

Update, 4:00: Easy inning for Robertson.

Update, 4:09: Gardner’s streak of 22 straight steals is over, ending the eighth. Cory Wade will pitch the ninth.

Update, 4:15: Second and third, one out. Rivera will be coming in.

Update, 4:19: Three-run homer for Branyan on the first pitch. This is alarming with Rivera, 6-5.

Update, 4:22: Yankees win, 6-5.

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