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Game 91: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 18, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter DH

2. Nick Swisher RF

3. Mark Teixeira 1B

4. Alex Rodriguez 3B

5. Robinson Cano 2B

6. Andruw Jones LF

7. Jayson Nix SS

8. Russell Martin C

9. Dewayne Wise CF

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Blue Jays lineup

1. Anthony Gose RF

2. Brett Lawrie 3B

3. Colby Rasmus CF

4. Edwin Encarnacion 1B

5. Adam Lind DH

6. J.P. Arencibia C

7. Kelly Johnson 2B

8. Rajai Davis LF

9. Omar Vizquel SS

Ricky Romero LHP


TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

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

Weather: Hot, humid, cloudy, chance of thunderstorms


Streaking: Besides Robinson Cano’s hitting streak of 20 games, the Yankees have won eight of their last 10, 25 of their last 34, 30 of their last 41 and 35 of their last 48.

Broom time? The Yankees, who have taken the first two games of the series, have swept seven series already after sweeping nine all of last season.

Milestones: Nick Swisher needs one hit for 500 as a Yankee and two homers for 200 in his career. A-Rod needs two homers for 300 as a Yankee.

Update, 1:10: There’s been lightning in the distance along with the sound of thunder.  The Yankees haven’t taken the field yet.

Update, 1:21: Start still delayed. Only the home plate area and mound are covered now.

Update, 1:33: The game is now supposed to start at 1:50.

Update, 1:42: Just received my Mark Teixeira figurine, today’s promotion. Looking through the plastic, it appears the figurine depicts him in mid-swing left-handed. Ironically it’s being given out on a day when he will start off batting right-handed.

Update, 1:54: U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson floats the ceremonial first pitch for a strike, looked like one from up here, about to start finally.

Update, 2:00: A-Rod throws away an easy one-out grounder, his sixth error of the season.

Update, 2:03: Kuroda strands Brett Lawrie at third. Kuroda has only one loss in his previous nine starts and has gone at least seven in six of the last eight.

Update, 2:06: Jeter doubles off the right-center wall on the second pitch.

Update: 2:10: Nick Swisher gets 500th hit as a Yankee, RBI single to right. Then the figurine comes to life, Teixeira two-run shot to the visiting bullpen, 3-0.

Update, 2:16: Ricky Romero throwing batting practice now. Cano doubles to extend his  hit streak to 21 games, then Jones delivers the fifth hit of the inning, an RBI single.

Update, 2:29: Kuroda gives up an infield hit, but strikes out the side in the second.

Update, 2:40: Kuroda is in control so far, 1-2-3 third.

Update, 2:46: Lawrie goes flying over the rail and into the camera well near the Blue Jays dugout. A good-sized fall. He didn’t catch the foul ball and he has to come out of the game. Vizquel goes to third and Yunel Escobar comes in to play short. Toronto is having one of those injury-cursed seasons.

Update, 2:59: Lawrie hurt his right calf. He’s been sent for a precautionary x-ray. Kuroda, meanwhile, has retired seven straight after a 1-2-3 fourth. The sky to our left looks ominous.

Update, 3:07: Wise does his part filling in for Granderson, RBI single, 5-0.

Update, 3:17: Lawrie has a bruised right calf, day to day. X-rays were negative.

Update, 3:23: Kuroda two-hitter through 4 1/2.

Update, 3:41: Kuroda has allowed three hits in his six innings so far, two of them infield hits.

Update, 3:49: RBI single for Wise, 6-0. Bench comes through again.

Update, 4:05: Nice outing for Kuroda, four hits over seven.

Update, 4:08: Chad Beck was coming on for the Jays. But we’re having a rain delay now.

Update, 5:00: Still a lightning show here, still raining.

Update, 5:10: Game called, Yankees win 6-0.




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