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Game 131: 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 (78-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B
Eduardo Nunez 3B

RHP Ivan Nova (13-4, 3.97)
Nova vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (53-77)
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Adams 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Robert Andino 3B
Craig Tatum C

LHP Brian Matusz (1-6, 8.92)
Matusz vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:35 p.m., YES Network
* Like the day game, tonight’s radio broadcast will be on WFAN

WEATHER: Got through the first game with no problem, and the day just keeps getting nicer.

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

STILL SUPER: Ivan Nova is going for his 14th win. It would move him into a tie with Ron Davis and Doc Medich for the most wins by a Yankees rookie since 1950. Davis won 14 out of the bullpen.

ONE AWAY: Derek Jeter is one hit away from tying Craig Biggio for 20th place on baseball’s all-time hits list. He has 3,059… Alex Rodriguez isn’t in the lineup this game, but he’s two runs away from trying Carl Yastzremski for 15th place on baseball’s all-time runs scored list.

ON THIS DATE: On August 28, 1977 Ron Guidry had his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 Yankees win against Texas. He faced just one batter over the minimum and the Yankees won on Graig Nettles RBI triple, scoring Reggie Jackson.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: It was just announced that Jeter has been scratched from the lineup. Gardner is leading off, Nunez is at short and Eric Chavez is playing third.

UPDATE, 7:51 p.m.: So Jeter is out with a right knee contusion, and the Orioles have a 1-0 lead after a double, wild pitch and sac fly. Not exactly the start the Yankees were hoping for.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: Two more hits and another Orioles run to start the bottom of the second. It’s already 2-0.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: The Yankees got a little bit of their way in this makeup game situation. The Orioles have announced that the September 8 makeup game will be a 1:05 start instead of 7:05 as previously expected.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Three-run homer for Granderson, followed by “MVP” chants from the Yankees fans in attendance.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: The Orioles are still hitting Nova pretty hard. A double and a deep sac fly have tied the game at 3 in the third inning. The Orioles have scored once an inning.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Back-to-back homers by Cano and Swisher have the Yankees back in front. Cano’s was a two-run shot — a line drive right over the wall in left — and it’s now a 6-3 Yankees lead in the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:21 p.m.: Make that three straight as Andruw Jones goes deep for a 7-3 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: Granderson now leads the Majors with 38 homers after a solo shot in the seventh. It’s an 8-3 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Huge ovation for Nova, who really settled in after a rocky first two innings. Here comes Robertson with two on and no outs in the eighth.

UPDATE, 10:13 p.m.: Ladies and gentlemen, Dave Robertson. Unreal. Struck out three straight to leave the bases loaded, again. And honestly, was there ever any doubt?




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