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Game 90: Blue Jays at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Jul 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (55-34)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.45)
Sabathia vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (45-45)
Rajai Davis LF
Colby Rasmus CF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Adam Lind DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Ben Francisco RF
Kelly Johnson 2B
Jeff Mathis C

LHP Brett Cecil (2-1, 6.75)
Cecil vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., MY9

WEATHER: Hot. Humid. Typical.

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

UP NINE: The Yankees come into tonight’s game with a season-high nine-game lead in the AL East, marking the largest lead in the majors. Today marks the 35th consecutive day the Yankees will be in sole possession of first place.

GRAND SALAMI: After Raul Ibanez’s eighth inning blast last night, the Yankees lead the majors with six grand slams. They’re also last in the majors with a .191 batting average with the bases loaded. Go figure. (Thanks to the NY Post’s Joel Sherman for that info.)

DON’T CHA KNOW?: Robby Cano extended his hitting streak to a career-high 19 games last night, which is the longest active streak in the majors. He is batting .413 over that stretch with 12 runs scored, six doubles, six homers, 20 RBI and 11 multi-hit games.

(Note: I’ll be updating the action here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. To join the conversation, follow me @vzmercogliano.)

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Andruw Jones just blasted a three-run homer in the second to put the Yankees up 3-0 early. Jones and Ibanez have each made their cases to remain as the Yankees’ left field platoon in the last two games. Other than a booming double to Encarnacion (who has looked like the second coming of Babe Ruth in the past two games), CC has looked pretty good through two scoreless innings.

UPDATE, 8:55 p.m.: CC is through six innings on 85 pitches. He’s only allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six, but Cody Eppley is warming in the pen. I don’t think Girardi has any intention of letting him go past seven. It’s still 3-0.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: CC is done after six-plus innings and 87 pitches. He gave up a leadoff single to Lind to start the seventh and Joe Girardi decided to go to Cody Eppley. CC was strong in his first start back from the DL, but Girardi is clearly being cautious and easing him back in. Sabathia’s final line: 6+ IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K.




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