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Game 74: Yankees vs. Indians

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 27, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (45-28)
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira DH
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS

LHP Andy Pettitte (3-3, 3.29)
Pettitte vs. Indians

INDIANS (37-36)
Michael Brantley CF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Jose Lopez 3B
Carlos Santana DH
Shelley Duncan LF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Lou Marson C
Aaron Cunningham RF

RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5. 4.59)
Jimenez vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Sunny. Temperatures getting into the low 80s. Wind blowing from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP James Hoye, 1B Tom Hallion, 2B Mike DiMuro, 3B Jim Reynolds

SWEPT: The Yankees are looking for their seventh series sweep of the season. It would be their fourth sweep in their last six series, but they have swept just one three-game series at home this year (against the Mets earlier this morning. The Yankees?are looking for their first sweep of Cleveland in a series of at least three games since 2007.

THAT’S A WRAP: The Yankees are 15-9 in series finales this season and have won eight of their last 10 finales. They are 6-5 in finales at home.

ONE MORE: Derek Jeter has the day off. If he comes off the bench, he’ll have a chance to tie Cal Ripken Jr. on the all-time hits list. Jeter is one away from Ripken.

UPDATE, 1:35 p.m.: Shelley Duncan with an RBI double. If this were about five years ago, this would be good news for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:09 p.m.: Andy Pettitte has seven strikeouts through three innings.

UPDATE, 2:23 p.m.: Pettitte’s going to stay in the game after taking a comebacker off the foot/ankle. Looked bad at first.

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Nevermind. Pettitte made one pitch and clearly couldn’t stay in the game. He buckled on his follow through and the infielders are coming off the field while another Yankees pitcher gets loose. No word on who it will be, but I would expect Freddy Garcia to get the ball, scratching him from Friday’s start.

UPDATE, 2:27 p.m.: And I’m wrong. Cody Eppley is coming in.

UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: Looks like the Yankees are going to mix and match to get through this inning, then have Garcia start an inning. Looks like Garcia is getting loose in the bullpen as Clay Rapada comes out to face Brantley with runners at second and third.

UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: A play at the plate momentarily saves a run, but back-to-back singles have brought home two Indians runs and chased Rapada from the game. Here’s Garcia with two on and two outs.

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m.: Good grief. Another homer for Cano makes it a 4-3 game. He’s on a tear right now.

UPDATE, 3:46 p.m.: Pettitte’s going to be out for a while with a broken ankle. The Yankees say it will take six weeks to heal, which I’m guessing means he won’t be ready to pitch in the big leagues until closer to September 1. Rough blow.




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