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Game 8: Yankees at Indians

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (3-4)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP Andy Pettitte (1-0, 1.13)
Pettitte vs. Indians

INDIANS (3-4)
Drew Stubbs CF
Jason Kipnis 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Mark Reynolds DH
Michael Brantley LF
Ryan Raburn RF
Mike Aviles 3B
Yan Gomes C

RHP Carlos Carrasco (Injured in 2012; 8-9, 4.62 in 2011)
Carrasco vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 60s, but a chance of rain again.

UMPIRES: HP Jordan Baker, 1B Tim McClelland, 2B Jerry Meals, 3B Marvin Hudson

FIRST THINGS FIRST: The Yankees are 3-0 when scoring first and 0-4 when the opposition scores first this season.

ERROR FREE: The Yankees have made just two errors and are one of just seven Major League teams with two-or-fewer errors this season (also Seattle-2; Arizona and Tampa Bay-1; Boston, Detroit and Kansas City-0).

PRONK AND THE BIG HURT: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Travis Hafner became the second player in Major League history to hit a home run in his first at-bat in his first game played against a team for which he previously hit at least 200 home runs. He joins Frank Thomas, who hit 448 home runs for the White Sox and then homered in his first trip to the plate against them on May 22, 2006 with Oakland at U.S. Cellular Field.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: Small ball! Gardner’s second hit of the night is a bases-loaded, two-run single slapped to center field.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: Add a two-run double by Cano and it’s now a 4-0 Yankees lead in the second.

UPDATE, 7:51 p.m.: The Yankees stop playing small ball, and of all people, it’s Ichiro who goes deep.

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Cano hits a homer. Youkilis gets plunked. Carrasco gets tossed. And now Brett Myers — who was scheduled to start tomorrow — is in for the Indians.

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