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Game 130: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (78-51)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Bartolo Colon (8-8, 3.71)
Colon vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (52-77)
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Adams 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Robert Andino 3B

LHP Zach Britton (7-9, 4.54)
Britton vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:35 p.m., YES Network
* Don’t forget, today’s radio broadcast will be on WFAN

WEATHER: Still pretty windy from left to right, but it looks like the rain is finished. Looks to me like the Yankees are going to play both games today.

UMPIRES: HP John Hirschbeck, 1B Laz Diaz, 2B Vic Carapazza, 3B Wally Bell

SECOND TIME’S A CHARM: On Friday, the Yankees fell to 21-22 in series openers this season. However, tey have rebounded to go 29-13 in the second game of series.

PLAYING TWO (AGAIN): The Yankees are playing their third day-night doubleheader of the season. It’s their second doubleheader against (also July 30 at Yankee Stadium, a Yankees sweep). This is the Yankees first doubleheader in Camden Yards since 1999, when they split. This is the first time the Yankees have played two doubleheaders against Baltimore in the same season since 1996.

LIKE DEREK: Derek Jeter will become one of three active players to lead their current teams in games played. The others are Todd Helton (Rockies) and Michael Young (Rangers).

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: Jeter could break his shin on a foul ball, and he’d still argue to stay in the game. He literally looked wobbly stepping back in the box.

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Colon looking a little more like the guy the Yankees saw in the first half. He’s through three innings, still a scoreless game.

UPDATE, 2:41 p.m.: Make that through four, still a scoreless game. Colon just got through Markakis, Jones and Guerrero in order.

UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: Colon is still cruising, but the Yankees lineup has four hits and no runs heading into the top of the seventh.

UPDATE, 3:28 p.m.: One run on two hits in the bottom of the seventh. The Orioles have a 1-0 lead, and the Yankees have two innings to get to this Baltimore bullpen.

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.: Here’s Martin to pinch hit for Cervelli in the eighth. Need to get something going here, and Martin could tie this thing with one swing.

UPDATE, 3:39 p.m.: Colon back out for the bottom of the eighth. The Yankees have Granderson, Teixeira and Rodriguez to try to tie or win in the ninth

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: On the verge of escaping trouble, Colon gave up an RBI single before Boone Logan got the final out of the eighth. It’s now 2-0 heading into the ninth.

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