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Game 4: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (0-3)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B

RHP Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70 in 2011)
Nova vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (3-0)
Nolan Reimold LF
JJ Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 3B
Wilson Betemit DH
Chris Davis 1B
Robert Andino 2B

LHP Brian Matusz (1-9, 10.69 in 2011)
Matusz vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: A few clouds in the sky and temperatures dipping into the 50s. In other words, we’re not in Florida any more.

UMPIRES:

THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY: Today is Dave Robertson’s 27th birthday.

OVERSHADOWED: Andy Pettitte has the start for High-A Tampa tonight. Rule 5 pick Brad Meyers — on the DL because of a shoulder injury — is also scheduled to pitch in the game. How many people do you think will walk out before Meyers goes to the mound?

SURGING ORIOLES: Baltimore is off to a 3-0 start. If Brian Matusz pitches seven innings tonight, it will be the first time since 1974 that the Orioles first four starters each pitched at least seven innings to open a season. This year’s rotation — Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel and Tommy Hunter — has so far allowed just one earned run through 22 innings.

UPDATE, 7:17 p.m.: RBI single by Teixeira has the Yankees in the lead in the first inning.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: Well, Ivan Nova looked pretty good through four batters, but Matt Wieters just clubbed a solo homer to tie the game in the bottom of the second.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Hit and run didn’t work. Rodriguez didn’t hit, Jeter did run and was thrown out at third.

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Scheduled for two innings, Andy Pettitte has pitched three for High-A Tampa. He’s allowed one run on two hits, no walks and two strikeouts.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: No error ruled on Nunez’s bobbled attempt at a not-quite-routine play in the third. See, he’s getting better already!

UPDATE, 8:02 p.m.: Huge fist pump from Nova, who just got a 6-3 double play to get out of trouble in the third inning. It’s still a 1-1 game.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: RBI single for Martin, with Andruw Jones advancing to third on an error by the left fielder. That’s a 2-1 Yankees lead in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Nunez follows with a sac fly and it’s 3-1.

UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Jeter’s third hit of the day is an RBI double for a 4-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Jones goes deep for a 5-1 Yankees lead. Is it weird that Nova was the Yankees worst starter in spring training — non-Pineda division — and he’s the first one to pitch really well this season?

UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: Nova has allowed two doubles here in the seventh inning, letting the Orioles pull within 6-2. His pitch count is still in the 80s, but Soriano is getting loose in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 10:06 p.m.: No sense messing around. Here’s Mariano Rivera to protect a four-run lead in the ninth.

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