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Game 137: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Rick Carpiniello - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 03, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (83-53)

Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Andruw Jones RF
Jesus Montero DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.63)

BLUE JAYS (69-69)

Yunel Escobar SS
Eric Thames LF
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Kelly Johnson 2B
Brett Lawrie 3B
J.P. Arencibia C
Mike McCoy CF
LHP Ricky Romero (13-9, 2.84)

TIME/TV: 1:08 p.m., YES.

WEATHER: Partly sunny, humid, high around 81, chance (30 percent) of a scattered thundershower. Wind blowing lightly toward left.

UMPIRES: HP Phil Cuzzi, 1B Tom Hallion,  2B Bill Miller, 3B James Hoye.

UPDATE, 1:17 p.m.: EARLY EXIT: Eric Thames was tossed from the game in the top of the first after taking a called third strike from Bartolo Colon, who struck out the side.

UPDATE, 1:27 p.m.: A-Rod got to test that thumb with a diving stop on Encarnacion’s infield hit. Seemed to be OK.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Colon, after striking out side in first, got roughed up a bit in second: two runs, four hits, a long homer by Lind, a sac fly from Arencibia. One of the hits was a bloop, one was an infield grounder. Andruw Jones made a nice attempt at a foul pop, diving into the stands and doing a hand-stand in the first row.

CORRECTION: Thames did not get ejected from the game, as it appeared. Sorry. He left the game with dizzy symptons, according to the team.

UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: Yankees answer. Jones a two-out double, Nunez (after Montero struck out) an RBI single, Cervelli a first-pitch homer into the seats in left for a 3-2 lead. Cervelli’s celebration was very, very low-key this time. Also, a foul ball into the pressbox put a nice big dent in the wall between the seating rows. Writers scattered, of course. The Ledger twit-pic’d the dent.

UPDATE, 1:57 p.m.: Not going to be an easy day for Colon. Wise (in for Thames, who was not ejected), tripled to lead off the third, and Bautista hit a rocket in front of Gardner for an RBI single. 3-3. Encarnacion also hit a hard line drive that sent Gardner back for a leaping catch, before Colon whiffed Johnson.

UPDATE, 2:13 p.m.: OK, this one was an ejection. Toronto third-base coach Brian Butterfield was ejected arguing Johnson’s strikeout in the third. And Colon strikes out the side again in the fourth.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: This wise guy Wise just hit a big homer, following up on his triple, after coming in for Thames in the first. He’s like one of those sixth-man ignitor guys in basketball. The homer was his first. 4-3, Jays.

UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: Escobar left the game with a jammed left wrist. He also was not ejected.

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: There it is — Jesus Montero’s first major-league hit, a hard shot into the hole between third and short.

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Logan in to relieve Colon after 6.1 innings, seven hits, four runs, seven Ks, two HRs. He threw 110 pitches.

UPDATE, 3:26 p.m.: Janssen in to relieve Romero, who fired the resin bag onto the mound after hitting Granderson with a curve with two out, and walking A-Rod.

UPDATE, 3:33 p.m.: Robinson Cano with his 40th double, and 100th and 101st RBIs of the season … the second time he’s gone over 100. Yankees up 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh. Swisher tacks on another run with an RBI single to left. 6-4.

UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: Posada batting for Montero. Nobody up in Yankees bullpen yet.

UPDATE, 3:51 p.m.: Robertson coming out to start the ninth, with nobody up in the pen, ahead 6-4.

UPDATE, 4:04 p.m.: Robertson finishes it off after a one-out double by Lawrie. Yankees win, 6-4. Time of game: 2:56




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