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Game 143: Yankees at Angels

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 09, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (87-55)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones RF
Jesus Montero DH
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.72)
Colon vs. Angels

ANGELS (78-65)
Erick Aybar SS
Howie Kendrick 2B
Bobby Abreu DH
Torii Hunter RF
Mark Trumbo 1B
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Vernon Wells LF
Peter Bourjos CF
Jeff Mathis C

RHP Jered Weaver (16-7, 2.49)
Weaver vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 10:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: It’s L.A. Even the slightly cloudy days are gorgeous. The sky has pretty much cleared at this point, and there’s just a little bit of wind blowing from left to right.

UMPIRES: HP Dan Bellino, 1B Tony Randazzo, 2B Larry Vanover, 3B Brian Gorman

EXTRA, EXTRA: According to Elias, the Yankees are the second team in Major League history to lose extra-inning games on consecutive days against the same team in different ballparks. It also happened in 1900 when the Boston Beaneaters — now the Atlanta Braves — lost to the Phillies in Boston and then in Philadelphia.

ADD IT TO THE MVP RESUME: With two assists yesterday, Curtis Granderson now has a career-high 11 assists this season. That’s tied for the third-most among Major League center fielders this season, and it’s the most by a Yankees center fielder since Melky Cabrera had 14 in 2007… The last Yankees center fielder with two assists in a game was Omar Moreno in 1984, but you probably knew that off the top of your head.

KEEP IT CLOSE: The Yankees have had three of their last four games — and four of their past seven — decided by one run. They are 18-20 in one-run games this season, including 6-11 in such games on the road.

UPDATE, 10:35 p.m.: The Angels just put a “congrats on 3,000” message on the board. Turns out, the Angels gave Jeter a gift pregame — some sort of painting it looked like — and the crowd gave him a big ovation.

UPDATE, 10:37 p.m.: Probably should mention that it’s still scoreless heading into the third.

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m.: The kid’s still got it. Montero just went deep to left field and it’s a 1-0 Yankees lead. That’s a bomb of Weaver, by the way. Not a bad pitcher.

UPDATE, 10:59 p.m.: Yowza! That’s a heckuva play by Howie Kendrick. Martin smoked that ball, and Kendrick absolutely robbed a single.

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: Now Kendrick has the big hit for the Angels. His two-out single has tied the game in the fifth. Colon came right back to strikeout Bobby Abreu and keep the game tied with runners stranded at the corners. It’s a 1-1 game.

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m.: Looked like Rodriguez had zero chance of making that play. That’s a big-time throw to end the sixth. Still tied at 1.

UPDATE, 12:12 a.m.: Weaver is through the top of the eighth, and now the Yankees have turned the game to Robertson in the bottom of the inning. Colon gave them enough, they’ve just got to score at some point.

UPDATE, 12:28 p.m.: Nunez pinch runs for Rodriguez and gets thrown out on a pitch out. Never had a shot.

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: Laffey couldn’t get Callaspo, and now Ayala is in to face Vernon Wells with one out and a runner at first




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