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Game 119: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter DH

2. Nick Swisher 1B

3. Robinson Cano 2B

4. Andruw Jones RF

5. Casey McGehee 3B

6. Curtis Granderson CF

7. Russell Martin C

8. Jayson Nix SS

9. Ichiro Suzuki LF

Phil Hughes RHP

Red Sox lineup

1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF

2. Carl Crawford LF

3. Dustin Pedroia 2B

4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

5. Cody Ross DH

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

7. Mike Aviles SS

8. Scott Podsednik RF

9. Pedro Ciriaco 3B

Franklin Morales LHP

TV/Radio: MY9/WCBS 880

Umpires: Paul Emmel HP, Scott Barry 1B, Jerry Meals 2B, Gary Darling 3B

Weather: mostly cloudy, chance of rain

 

Ichiro hot: Suzuki has batted .462 (12 for 26) over his last seven starts and has hit safely in 19 of his 20 starts since coming over from the Mariners.

Hughes not: Hughes has allowed 11 earned runs over his last two starts, covering 8 1/3 innings. He’s also 3-6 with a 6.17 ERA in 18 career games vs. the Red Sox, including 10 starts. He’s 2-5 with a 6.66 ERA in those starts.

Update, 7:14: Hughes got through about 10 pitches before the rain came. But no delay yet. Hughes had a good start to this game — 1-2-3 first.

Update, 7:20: Homer No. 17 for Swisher, 1-0.

Update, 7:24: Top second, one out. The sky doesn’t look happy. Rain continues. Play on.

Update, 7:29: Another good inning for Hughes, 1-2-3 with a swinging K on a fastball. Maybe he’s corrected the mechanical failure from last time in releasing the ball.

Update, 7:34: Yankees enjoying playing in the rain more at this point. Granderson, who was down to .235, hits No. 31. Then Martin hits one to near the same spot, right-field seats, back-to-back homers, and it’s 3-0 in the second.

Update, 7:47: Hughes throws a double-play ball into center field, first and third, no outs in the third.

Update, 7:51: Yankees can’t turn two on Ciriaco, 3-1.

Update, 7:59: Hughes grooves a fastball, three-run HR for Pedroia, 4-3 Boston in the third.

Update, 8:02: All four runs unearned.

Update, 8:18: One single and that’s it off Hughes in the fourth. The weather has improved thankfully, at least for now.

Update, 8:26: Morales has settled down, 1-2-3 fourth thanks to a diving stop by Mike Aviles on a Martin grounder.

Update, 8:31: Hughes works a one-single fifth. Outside of that third inning, he’s been fine. And he would’ve been fine in that inning if he hadn’t made that error.

Update, 8:38: HR 10 for Jeter, No. 250 of his career, tying for ninth on the Yankees’ all-time list. 4-4.

Update, 8:49: Four runs, four hits allowed by Hughes through six.

Update, 8:59: First and third, one out in the home sixth. Righty Clayton Mortensen will replace Morales.

Update, 9:09: Clutch hitting by Nix, 0-2 pitch, two outs, line drive single to right, 5-4.

Update, 9:19: Eight in a row now for Hughes, four runs, four hits through seven.

Update, 9:25: Swisher hits another, 19th career multihomer game. And he has homered from both sides of the plate for the 12th time. Andrew Miller on to pitch. It’s 6-4.

Update, 9:51: Soriano on for the ninth.

Update, 9:58: Yankees win, 6-4.

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