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Game 58: Yankees vs. Mets

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

YANKEES (32-25)
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

RHP Phil Hughes (5-5, 4.96)
Hughes vs. Mets

METS (32-27)
Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF
Andres Torres CF
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda DH
Daniel Murphy 2B
Ike Davis 1B
Jason Bay LF
Jose Thole C
Omar Quintanilla SS

RHP Dillon Gee (4-3, 4.48)
Gee vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:15 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Wind blowing left to right. Cloudy, but the forecast doesn’t really call for rain.

UMPIRES: HP Tim Tschida, 1B Mike Muchlinski, 2B Bill Welke, 3B Chris Guccione

CANO GOING DEEP: Robinson Cano hit three home runs in his first 38 games this year. He now has hit eight homers in his past 19 games. Last night’s multi-homer game, with both home runs coming off LHP Johan Santana, marked the third time Cano hit two homers off a lefty pitcher in the same game (also April 15, 2010 vs. Scott Kazmir and April 29, 2010 against Brian Matusz and Alberto Castillo. Cano?had hit just one home run off a lefty in 2012 entering last night’s game.

AFTER THE NO-HITTER: According to Elias, the Yankees are now 2-0 in games against starting pitchers who had thrown a no-hitter in their previous outing over the last 20 years. The other win came when Matt Garza took a no decision on July 31, 2010 at Tropicana Field, a 5-4 Yankees win.

SO FAR, SO GOOD: The Yankees are 5-2 thus far in June, combining to outscore opponents 40-18, outhit them .250 (58-for-232) to .205 (45-for-220) and out-homer them 12-to-4. Opposing starters have a combined 6.21 ERA (37.2IP, 26ER) against the Yankees in June.

UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Jeter moves ahead of Ted Williams on baseball’s all-time runs scored list, and Rodriguez moves into a tie with Eddie Murray on baseball’s all-time RBI list. But, of course, the Yankees couldn’t let this inning pass without a missed opportunity. With the bases loaded, Raul Ibanez grounded into an inning ending double play to leave the lead at 1-0 at the end of one inning.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: Solo homer by Omar Quintanilla. He’s an all-defense shortstop, but he’s been surprisingly good with the bat since coming up from Triple-A. It’s a tied game 1.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Hughes leaves a couple of runners stranded in the fourth. It’s still tied at 1 heading into the bottom of the inning.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: Another double play off the bat of Ibanez.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: That’s six strikeouts through five innings for Hughes. Needs some run support (which isn’t something you say very often with Hughes, who always seems to be pitching with a ton of runs on the board).

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Hughes has turned his season around, but he’s still giving up a lot of homers. David Wright’s solo shot in the sixth is the Mets second of the game and it gives the Mets a 2-0 lead.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Looked impressive off the bat, but Rodriguez’s drive to left-center gets no further than the warning track, a long out that lets Granderson advance to second.

UPDATE, 9:04 p.m.: Teixeira’s two-out, two-run homer pushes the Yankees into the lead 3-2. That’s his sixth homer in his past 14 games.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Here comes Boone Logan after a one-out single in the seventh. Hughes lasted 6.1 innings, and has so far allowed two runs on six hits. That’s another good start for a guy who’s really gotten things turned around this season. As long as that run doens’t come around to score, Hughes has his ERA down to 4.76.

UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Wade left runners stranded in the seventh and now he’s back out there to pitch the eighth. It’s a one-run Yankees lead with the heart of the Mets order coming to the plate.

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