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Game 141: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Sep 07, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Eduardo Nunez SS
2. Russell Martin C
3. Nick Swisher RF
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. Andruw Jones LF
6. Jesus Montero DH
7. Brandon Laird 1B
8. Greg Golson CF
9. Ramiro Pena 2B
A.J. Burnett RHP

Orioles lineup
1. Matt Angle CF
2. Robert Andino SS
3. Nick Markakis DH
4. Mark Reynolds 1B
5. Nolan Reimold RF
6. Chris Davis 3B
7. Ryan Adams 2B
8. Kyle Hudson LF
9. Craig Tatum C
Zach Britton LHP

Time/TV: 1:08/YES
Weather: Rain, 67
Umpires: Gary Darling HP, Bruce Dreckman 1B, Paul Emmel 2B, Alan Porter 3B

Statement just released from Yankees president Randy Levine: “The decision to play Tuesday night’s game vs. Baltimore was a collaborative effort between Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees. Every possible effort was made to play the game because there were no suitable alternative dates on which to play a rescheduled game given the poor weather forecast for Wednesday. We certainly recognize the inconvenience to our fans and have invited them back to enjoy a future game at Yankee Stadium.”

Update, 1:08: The rain is starting.

Update, 1:15: It took A.J. Burnett six pitches to allow his first run, single, steal, groundout, groundout.

Update, 1:27: The prerequisite veterans in this spring training lineup get it done, Russell Martin doubles, Nick Swisher walks, A-Rod launches a long two-run double to the left-center gap. So it’s 2-1. It’s not raining at the moment.

Update, 1:40: Laird, playing first for Mark Teixeira, boots a bouncer, so it’s 2-2. But Burnett set the stage with two walks and a wild pitch.

Update, 1:51: It’s 2-2 after two.

Update, 1:56: Lousy defense by Yankees. First A-Rod and Nunez let a popup fall, then Burnett missed first while catching a relay for a double-play try.

Update, 2:03: Burnett serves up a two-run homer to Reimold, it’s 4-2. It should’ve been a 1-2-3 inning.

Update, 2:10: 1-2-3 third for Britton. Another fairly sparse crowd here with the bad weather forecasted and it being a school/work day.

Update, 2:16: Burnett somehow doesn’t get to first in time with a Laird flip, one out, one on. Yankees giving away outs today.

Update, 2:21: Burnett gets over to first this time and the side is retired — after a stolen base and wild pitch put Kyle Hudson on third.

Update, 2:30: Montero sure has power the other way, shows it again, a two-run single to the base of the fence out in right-center; it’s 4-4 in the fourth.

Update, 2:40: Robert Andino leads off with a double in the fifth, then gets doubled off.

Update, 2:46: Three wild pitches now for Burnett, two on, two out.

Update, 2:48: Fortunately for him, Chris Davis was up. Third straight strikeout of the third baseman.

Update, 2:55: 1-2-3 fifth for Britton. Still 4-4 heading for the sixth. The grounds crew is out to work on the mound and plate area.

Update, 3:07: Burnett gets through six, four runs allowed. He’s at 106 pitches. Bet he’ll say he kept his team in the game, which he did. But it was ragged work. Also, Britton is done. Brad Bergesen’s turn.

Update, 3:13: The rain is picking up, some fans are walking up for cover.

Update, 3:17: Mark Teixeira was just intentionally walked as a pinch hitter for Laird after a two-out, two-base throwing error. Now Cano will hit for Golston. First the grounds crew will try to dry the infield and Zach Phillips will come in to pitch.

Update, 3:24: Cano goes down swinging, 4-4 heading for the seventh.

Update, 3:29: Burnett gives up a leadoff single, and Girardi pulls him. Aaron Laffey’s ball.

Update, 3:35: Laffey gets Markakis to fly out. Luis Ayala will now be the pitcher.

Update, 3:43: Two up, two down for Ayala.

Update, 3:50: Granderson leads off with a double despite slipping and falling after turning first.

Update, 3:55: Granderson is stranded at third. David Robertson coming on for the eighth.

Update, 3:59: Raining again.

Update, 4:02: Robertson strikes out the side. Grounds crew back out with more drying agent for the infield, mound and plate area. Kevin Gregg coming in the pitch for the Orioles.

Update, 4:12: Soriano warming for the Yankees.

Update, 4:19: Soriano is in after a 1-2-3 inning by Gregg.

Update, 4:26: Soriano gets out of a first-and-second, two-out jam, getting Mark Reynolds looking.

Update, 4:30: Teixeira leadoff bloop single off Gregg. Clay Rapada will come on.

Update, 4:36: Cano fans. Now Granderson comes up.

Update, 4:37: Granderson fouls out. Nunez’s turn. Rapada is being pulled. Pedro Strop is the new pitcher.

Update, 4:45: Nunez grounds into a force. Going to the 10th. It’s 4-4. Hector Noesi will pitch. The Yankees have 18 pitchers right now.

Update, 4:51: Breaking news: Chris Davis goes down on strikes for the fifth straight time. Mark Reynolds is having a good day by comparison, only fanning four times.

Update, 4:59: Noesi strikes out the side and strands the potential go-ahead run at second.

Update, 5:06: Yankees waste leadoff single by Russell Martin. Headed for the 11th.

Update, 5:13: Eduardo Nunez makes his second error, now 18 on the season. Hope he’s planning to work on this in the offseason.

Update, 5:17: Costly error. Mark Reynolds gives the O’s the lead with a single.

Update, 5:32: First and third, Yankees down to the last out. Eric Chavez pinch hitting.

Update, 5:34: Diving stop by Andino at short and a flip to second. Yankees lose, 5-4, ending the six-game winning streak.




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