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Game 140: Yankees vs. Orioles (thanks for staying up with me)

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Sep 06, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Curtis Granderson CF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Eric Chavez 3B
8. Jorge Posada DH
9. Francisco Cervelli C
Phil Hughes RHP

Orioles lineup
1. Matt Angle LF
2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. Nick Markakis RF
4. Adam Jones CF
5. Vladimir Guerrero DH
6. Mark Reynolds 1B
7. Matt Wieters C
8. Chris Davis 3B
9. Robert Andino 2B
Tommy Hunter RHP

Time/TV: 11 p.m./YES
Weather: 64, misting
Umpires: Rob Drake HP, Gary Darling 1B, Bruce Dreckman 2B, Paul Emmel 3B

Rainmakers: This marked the 20th time this season that a Yankees game was either postponed or delayed due to weather — eight postponed and 12 delayed.
Hot Cano: Robinson Cano has a nine-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 26 of his last 27 games.

Update, 11:08: Finally the first pitch. The rain delay was four hours, three minutes.

Update, 11:12: There are maybe 1,000 or so people here sitting in the rain, just guessing.

Update, 11:13: One-hit first for Hughes. The game is zipping along.

Update, 11:14: It’s raining harder and the wind is whipping it every which way.

Update, 11:20: 1-2-3 first for Hunter.

Update, 11:27: Fans are being allowed to move down to the lower level, but not the pricey Legends seats.

Update, 11:29: One-hit second for Hughes, with two Ks.

Update, 11:34: Another perfect inning for Hunter.

Update, 11:45: Hughes strands a runner at third with one out in the third. Still no score.

Update, 11:50: Homer No. 13 for Posada, 1-0, trying to remind the Yankees to include him come the postseason.

Update, 12:11: Hughes leaves the bases loaded, getting Robert Andino to hit into a force. Hughes is at 76 pitches through four and has allowed at least one baserunner in every inning, but he’s still riding a shutout.

Update, 12:18: The rain has picked up, 1-0 after four.

Update, 12:26: Excellent job by Hughes with a 1-2-3 fifth in a driving rainstorm. Official game. The grounds crew is out putting dirt everywhere on the puddle-filled infield.

Update, 12:43: Posada reached on an error by Mark Reynolds at first with two outs and then Matt Angle dropped a fly to left, allowing Posada to score. So it’s 2-0 after five.

Update, 12:45: Paid attendance was just announced at 44,573. Don’t think they’re all here. But anyone who had a ticket for tonight’s game can get a free one in the Grandstand or Terrace levels in 2012, subject to availability. But the offer is not valid for premium games, i.e. Boston, Mets, Opening Day, Old-Timers’ Day. Tickets can also be used as a 50 percent coupon for any other non-Suite seating location in 2012, subject to availability.

Update, 12:58: Matt Wieters two-run shot to right to tie it in the sixth.

Update, 1:02: Jeter opens the sixth with a single to right, just the Yankees’ second hit.

Update, 1:06: Teixeira singles off the base of the wall in right, 3-2 Yankees.

Update, 1:10: Hughes is done, two runs, five hits, six innings. Hector Noesi just got back here today and he’s in the game.

Update, 1:19: Two outs, man on second. Boone Logan will come on to face Markakis.

Update, 1:23: Hughes will not get a win. Logan serves up a double to Markakis, 3-3. Cory Wade will come on.

Update, 1:37: Cervelli homers to left, but it’s under review. It appeared to hit the hands of two fans above the wall before dropping onto the field.

Update, 1:46: Cervelli survives the review. Brett Gardner follows with a homer. Now Derek Jeter has walked. So Hunter is done, trailing 5-3. Clay Rapada will come on.

Update, 1:50: David Robertson will pitch the eighth.

Update, 1:58: Robertson gives up a walk, then gets an inning-ending double play.

Update, 2:06: Mariano Rivera will try to close it out.

Update, 2:15: Yankees win, 5-3. Career save No. 598 for Rivera.

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