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Game 70: Yankees vs. Mets

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 23, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Curtis Granderson CF

3. Alex Rodriguez 3B

4. Robinson Cano 2B

5. Mark Teixeira 1B

6. Nick Swisher RF

7. Raul Ibanez LF

8. Russell Martin C

9. Ivan Nova RHP

Mets lineup

1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF

2. Jordany Valdespin 2B

3. David Wright 3B

4. Lucas Duda RF

5. Dan Murphy 1B

6. Scott Hairston LF

7. Omar Quintanilla SS

8. Josh Thole C

9. Chris Young RHP

TV/Radio: Fox/WCBS 880, WFAN 660

Umpires: Tim McClelland HP, Brian Runge 1B, Ted Barrett 2B, Marvin Hudson 3B

Weather: Clear

 

Losing streak: The Yankees are on a three-game skid for the fifth time in this first half.

Homer happy: The Yankees own their most home runs in franchise history through 69 games, a major-league high 108. They are 40-15 in games in which they have homered and 1-13 in games in which they haven’t.

Update, 7:25: A-Rod and Cano strand Jeter in scoring position in the first. The Yankees keep promising their hitting in these situations is going to turn around.

Update, 7:31: Nova is coming off three straight strong starts and looked sharp in his 1-2-3 first.

Update, 7:38: Chris Young matches Nova, breezes through the second.

Update, 7:53: Excellent job by Nova to get out of the first-and-third, one-out jam caused by Jeter’s error, only his sixth of the season, although that leads the team.

Update, 7:59: Another 1-2-3 inning for Young. That’s nine in a row since Jeter’s single to lead off the game. The Mets will now search again for their first hit.

Update, 8:03: Nieuwenhuis slices a low fastball down the line in left for his seventh homer, opening the third. The Mets have their first hit, 1-0.

Update, 8:18: Young one-hitter after his first four innings.

Update, 8:25: A-Rod’s error on Scott Hairston’s hard leadoff bouncer comes back to hurt. Omar Quintanilla doubles Hairston to third and Josh Thole grounds out to make it 2-0.

Update, 8:37: Young has really been in control, allowing no runs and two hits through five. If his shoulder holds up, he’s really going to help the Mets.

Update, 8:53: Cano strands Granderson in scoring position with two outs in the sixth.

Update, 9:05: Young helps himself, RBI single to right after an intentional walk, 3-0 here in the sixth. And he knocks out Nova. Rapada coming on.

Update, 9:17: Ibanez ties it with one swing, three-run HR in the seventh, his 11th. Young is done. Jon Rauch is on.

Update, 9:23: Great inning for the Yankees, a disaster for the Mets. Eric Chavez’s pinch homer makes it 4-3.

Update, 9:28: By the way, Swisher had his 1,000 hit in this inning, and that was Chavez’s first career pinch homer.

Update, 9:36: The potential tying run is on third with one out. Cody Eppley, who gave up a double to Valdespin, is out, and Boone Logan is in.

Update, 9:55: David Robertson on for the eighth after Logan’s impressive job in the seventh, fanning Lucas Duda and Dan Murphy to end the inning.

Update, 10:23: Soriano will try to finish it up.

Update, 10:27: Russell Martin left the game with stiffness in his back. Wright just extended his hitting streak to 13 games, so the potential tying run is on with one out.

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