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Game 67: Yankees vs. Braves

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 19, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (41-25)
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 Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.43)
Kuroda vs. Braves

BRAVES (35-32)
Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Chipper Jones 3B
Jason Heyward RF
Andrelton Simmons SS
Eric Hinske DH

RHP Tim Hudson (4-3, 3.90)
Hudson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network

WEATHER: Cloudy, but the forecast suggests only a slight chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP Greg Gibson, 1B Gerry Davis, 2B Phil Cuzzi, 3B Manny Gonzalez

GONE STREAKING: The Yankees have won a season-high 10 straight games, their longest winning streak since May of 2005. According to Elias, it’s the first time in franchise history that the Yankees have won 10 consecutive games against teams with winning records. With a win tonight, the Yankees will match their longest winning streak over the past 50 years (also 11 straight wins in 1985 and 1964). This is the Yankees 29th winning streak of at least 10 games in the franchise’s history (since 1903). It’s the longest winning streak in the Majors this season.

BEATING UP ON THE NL: The Yankees have won 18 of their last 21 interleague games dating back to last season, including 10 in a row. It is the Yankees second-longest winning streak against the N.L. all time behind a 13-game winning streak from June 12, 2003 to June 10, 2004. This streak is tied for the fifth-longest single-season interleague winning streak since it began in 1997.

GOOD FROM THE START: Yankees starters have pitched at least six innings in each of their last 18 games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the franchise’s longest such stretch since 1981 when the Yankees rotation made 19 consecutive starts of at least six innings.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: Ibanez snaps an 0-for-15 with a double in the second. Two on and no outs for Swisher’s first at-bat since Saturday.

UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Welcome back! Swisher doubles in both runs, with Ibanez having to kick things into another gear to score the second run.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Two-out RBI double by Chipper Jones has tied the game at 2. Kuroda was one strike away from getting out of this inning scoreless before Jones even came to the plate, but Kuroda walked Freddie Freeman to give Jones a chance.

UPDATE, 8:32 p.m.: It’s ruled an error instead of a double, but Martin’s two-out ball into right field is enough to score the tying run here in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: Swisher with another hit, and this one nearly gave the Yankees the lead except that Teixeira was thrown out at the plate. It’s still 3-3 heading into the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: Sharp grounder off Teixeira’s heel for a go-ahead single. It’s a 4-3 Braves lead midway through the sixth.




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