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Game 126: Yankees at Indians

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

YANKEES (73-52)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Raul Ibanez DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (12-8, 2.96)
Kuroda vs. Indians

INDIANS (54-71)
Jason Kipnis 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Carlos Santana C
Michael Brantley CF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Ezequiel Carrera LF
Jack Hannahan 3B
Lou Marson C

RHP Justin Masterson (9-11, 4.73)
Masterson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Feels a lot like yesterday, actually. Clear sky. Warm. Breeze blowing in from center field.

UMPIRES: HP Adrian Johnson, 1B Gary Cederstrom, 2B D.J. Reyburn, 3B Fieldin Culbreth

SAVED: Rafael Soriano has converted 32 of 34 save chances this season. He has converted 33 of 35 career save opportunities with the Yankees that have come in the closer situation, combining to allow just four earned runs in 33 innings. He is tied for fourth in the Majors in saves in 2012.

SWISH TO THE RESCUE: Nick Swisher’s two-run home run last night was the fourth time this year that Swisher put the Yankees ahead with a homer in the seventh inning or later. According to Elias, Swisher is tied with Billy Butler and Adam Jones for the most such homers in the Majors in 2012.

REMEMBER ME? Today is Pedro Feliciano’s 36th birthday. He’s currently on the disabled list, rehabbing in Tampa, having yet to throw a meaningful pitch for the Yankees since signing a two-year deal before the 2011 season.

UPDATE, 7:23 p.m.: One pitch away from ending this first inning, Kuroda instead gave up a three-run homer to Brantley. Now he needs some run support, which Kuroda hasn’t always gotten this season.

UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: Hey look, the Yankees have a hit! Cano’s two-out double in the fourth is the Yankees first hit of the night.

UPDATE, 8:23 p.m.: Kuroda had retired eight in a row before that Marson double. It’s still a 3-0 Indians lead in the bottom of the fifth.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Everybody tags. Teixeira’s sac fly goes deep enough for Jeter to score, and for runners to move up to second and third. It’s now 3-1 with the tying run at second and one out in the sixth.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: Martin hit it hard, but Choo made the grab in right and the Yankees left the bases loaded in the sixth. All three outs this inning were incredibly hard hit.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Yankees have stranded eight runners in the past three innings. That’s brutal.

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