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Game 25: Yankees at Royals

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (13-11)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix LF

RHP David Phelps (0-0, 3.57)
Phelps is making his first big league start

ROYALS (7-16)
Jarrod Dyson CF
Alex Gordon LF
Billy Butler DH
Eric Hosmer 1B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Mike Moustakas 3B
Humberto Quintero C
Chris Getz 2B
Alcides Escobar SS

LHP Danny Duffy (1-2, 3.63)
Duffy vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Humid with temperatures in the 80s. As always, it’s good to be back in Missouri.

UMPIRES: HP Vic Carapazza, 1B Phil Cuzzi, 2B Greg Gibson, 3B Manny Gonzalez

NOT MUCH TO SHOW FOR IT: Wednesday’s loss was the first regular-season game at the current Yankee Stadium — 256 games since opening in 2009 — that the Yankees failed to draw a walk and failed to hit a home run. That combination occurred one time at home in a postseason game (Game 1 of the 2009 World Series).

SEVEN YEARS OF CANO: Today is the seventh anniversary of Robinson Cano’s Major League debut. He played his first game on May 3, 2005 at Tampa Bay going 0-for-3. Cano now has 1,266 hits, 291 doubles and 612 RBI as a second baseman, each tops among all Major League second baseman over that span.

BOUNCING BACK: The Yankees are 23-8 in games immediately following shutout losses since the start of the 2008 season. They’ve won six of the past seven and are 1-1 in such games this year.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Nice little running catch by Nix in left field, but Phelps has himself in a little bit of trouble after a single, a botched pickoff throw and a wild pitch. Runner at third with one out and the middle of the order up.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Nice work by Phelps getting a strikeout and ground ball to get out of the first inning scoreless.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Kansas City fans sure do love Mike Moustakas now that he’s past last year’s troubles. He just hit his fourth homer of the year to dead center field for a 1-0 Royals lead. Chris Getz has added a two-out double in this inning and Phelps needs to get Alcides Escobar to keep the score where it is.

UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: A strikeout ends the inning.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: That’s career double No. 500 for Jeter. He’s 2-for-2 by the way. He’s hitting .396.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Mark Teixeira’s double has tied the game, meanwhile you can see video of Rivera’s injury over at MLB.com.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: And a half inning after the Yankees tied it, the Royals are back it eh lead on Eric Hosmer’s RBI single.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Wow. Pitch at Jeter’s feet goes for strike three and it’s still a 2-1 Royals lead.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Nice throw by Nix, who would have had Gordon out at the plate if the Royals had sent him.

UPDATE, 10:04 p.m.: Two-run single by Moustakas off D.J. Mitchell. That puts the Royals in front 4-1in the fifth. It’s worth noting that Kansas City hasn’t won a home game yet this year.

UPDATE, 10:18 p.m.: Sac fly by Nunez has the Yankees within 4-2.

UPDATE, 10:41 p.m.: That’s Teixeira’s second RBI of the game, but the Yankees would have prefered some sort of base hit. They’ll settle for a sac fly that as pulled the Yankees within 4-3 in the seventh.

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: Nearly a double play, a caught stealing and a line drive to the shortstop. Offense just can’t get anything going these days, some mixture of bad luck and bad execution.

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