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Game 49: Yankees at Angels

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (26-22)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C

LHP Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.53)
Pettitte vs. Angels

ANGELS (25-25)
Mike Trout LF
Maicer Izturis 3B
Albert Pujols DH
Mark Trumbo 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Torii Hunter RF
Erick Aybar SS
Peter Bourjos CF
Bobby Wilson C

RHP Dan Haren (2-5, 3.76)
Haren vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: No complaints. It’s beautiful out here tonight.

UMPIRES: HP Tim Welke, 1B Laz Diaz, 2B Mike Everitt, 3B Paul Schrieber

STAY HOT:
Mark Teixeira has gone 12-for-25 (.480) with eight runs, four doubles, four homers, 10 RBI and six walks in his past seven starts. He had not started the previous three games, sitting out to try to get over a cough.

NOT ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN: The Yankees scored three runs in the first inning Monday. It was the 18th time the Yankees had scored in the first inning this season, and they’re 11-7 in those games, losing five of their last eight.

ON THIS DATE: Seventeen years ago today, Derek Jeter made his Major League debut with the Yankees in Seattle, starting at shortstop and going 0-for-5 as the Yankees lost 8-7 in 12 innings at the Kingdome. Jeter would record his first career hit the next night with a fifth-inning single off Tim Belcher.

UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Mike Trout might have destroyed his face in the process, but his leaping catch at the wall has ended the top of the second. Both starters looking pretty sharp so far.

UPDATE, 10:50 p.m.: Cano goes down looking to leave the bases loaded. He didn’t like the call, but it ends a big scoring opportunity for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 10:56 p.m.: Mike Trout’s a nice looking player. His RBI triple put the Angels in the lead before Albert Pujols went deep witha  two-run homer to make it a 3-0 game in the bottom of hte third.

UPDATE, 11:06 p.m.: Ibanez double. Swisher single. Just like that, the Yankees are on the board, down 3-1.

UPDATE, 11:34 p.m.: Pettitte’s doing the job again. He needs some runs in a big way.

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m.: The moment Trumbo made contact, Pettitte dropped his head and slapped his glove. The solo homer pushed the Angels lead to 4-1 here in the sixth, but Pettitte left two runners stranded to limit the damage.

UPDATE, 12:14 a.m.: Swisher hit that ball hard, but Bourjos covers a lot of ground out there and he tracked it down to end the eighth with runners left at the corners. Pettitte’s back out for the bottom of the eighth.

UPDATE, 12:23 a.m.: Eppley is supposed to get ground balls, and he’s done that, but Cano was shading toward second and Kendrick got an RBI single through the right side of the infield. It’s now 5-1 Angels.

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