The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Game 98: Yankees at Mariners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (58-39)
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C

RHP Ivan Nova (10-4, 4.10)
Nova vs. Mariners

MARINERS (43-56)
Dustin Ackley 2B
Michael Saunders CF
Jesus Montero C
John Jaso DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Mike Carp 1B
Casper Wells LF
Carlos Peguero RF
Munenori Kawasaki SS

RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 4.86)
Iwakuma has not faced the Yankees

TIME/TV: 3:40 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Clear sky and slightly chilly for today’s series finale.

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

STRANGE LOSS: The Yankees lost last night despite starter Freddy Garcia tossing 7.1 innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. It was the first time the Yankees lost a game in which a starter went at least seven innings with at least eight strikeouts and no walks since April 8, 2006 when Randy Johnson (8 IP, 0 BB, 8 K) was on the losing end of a 3-2 game at Angel Stadium.

UNFAMILIAR FACE: The Yankees will face RHP Hisashi Iwakuma for the first time today. According to Elias, the Yankees are 26-13 over the last two years (2011-12) in games in which they are opposed by a starting pitcher who they were facing for the first time. That includes a 9-8 mark this season. The Yankees?have lost their last four such games after winning their previous six.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Yankees first base coach Mick Kelleher is celebrating his 65th birthday today.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Another bow from Ichiro as the fans give him another standing ovation before his leadoff at-bat.

UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: Jeter clearly comfortable in the No. 2 spot. Solo homer for a 1-0 lead.

UPDATE, 4:04 p.m.: Nova had Seager 0-2 and wound up walking him with the bases loaded.

UPDATE, 4:10 p.m.: Move Granderson into a run-producing spot in the order and all of a sudden he’s a singles hitter. (kidding)

UPDATE, 5:27 p.m.: Well Ichiro had another hit, but he was thrown out trying to steal — by Jesus Montero no less — and it cost the Yankees. Jeter and Cano each had hits and Ichiro would have tied the game had he been on base. Instead it’s still a 2-1 Mariners lead.

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m.: Rapada gets the double play, Phelps gets the strikeout and the Yankees have managed to pitch around Ivan Nova’s back-to-back walks in the sixth. It’s still 2-1.

UPDATE, 6:34 p.m.: Bases loaded with one out, Nix comes in to pinch hit for Ibanez and the Mariners go to the right-hander Shawn Kelley. Makes sense to hit Nix here because it brings the right-hander in for Chavez (as long as Nix doesn’t hit into a double play). Without the Nix move, the Mariners can leave their lefty in for both Ibanez and Chavez.

UPDATE, 6:36 p.m.: There’s half of the new third base platoon coming through with a huge hit. That’s a three-run double for Nix and the Yankees are up 4-2 in the eighth.

Comments

comments

 
 

Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581