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Game 19: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (10-8)
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Ben Francisco DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 3B

RHP Phil Hughes (0-2, 6.43)
Hughes vs. Rays

RAYS (9-10)
Desmond Jennings CF
Ryan Roberts 2B
Ben Zobrist RF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce LF
Yunel Escobar SS
James Loney 1B
Jose Molina C
Kelly Johnson DH

LHP David Price (0-1, 6.26)
Price vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network

WEATHER: Exact same as yesterday.

UMPIRES: HP Rob Drake, 1B Same Holbrook, 2B Paul Nauert, 3B Andy Fletcher

CANO GOING DEEP: Robinson Cano leads all Major League second basemen with six home runs this season and is one homer shy of the overall AL lead. He has 92 homers as a second basemen since 2010, most among any Major Leaguer at the position over the stretch. His home run in last night’s game was his second off a left-handed pitcher in 2013 (had six all of last year).

DIFFERENT GUYS GOING DEEP: The Yankees have had 11 different players homer in 2013, matching Arizona and Houston for the most on a single team this season.

GOING DEEP ON THE ROAD: The Yankees have homered in each of their first nine road games, matching their longest such stretch ever to begin a season (they also homered in their first nine road games in 2000). The overall, nine-game road streak with a home run — at any point in the season — is one shy of the team’s longest last year.

UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: Walk and a double. Hughes has runners at second and third, still with no outs in the first.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: Hughes did a good job limiting the damage in the first, now he gets a nice catch by Gardner to start the second. It’s a 1-0 Rays lead.

UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: Nunez was running on the pitch and went first to third on a Cano single, then he scored on a Wells single. We’re tied at 1. Hughes is out to start the bottom of the fourth. His next pitch will be his 60th.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: That’s a four-pitch inning for Hughes. That’s huge for his pitch count. He’s at 63 pitches through four innings, which isn’t awful, especially when you consider he threw about 64 pitches in the first inning alone.

UPDATE, 9:04 p.m.: Still no action in the Yankees bullpen. Hughes out for the seventh inning. He’s at 91 pitches. Price is at 79 through seven.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Not sure what it looked like on TV, but seeing it live I thought Ichiro’s throw had a chance of getting the out at the plate. Overbay cut it off and got the out at third, but the go-ahead run has scored and it’s a 2-1 Rays lead leading into the eighth. Price is still out there and has a low pitch count.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Heads up base running by Ichiro, who went first to third on a single. That put him in position to score on Gardner’s groundball to second base and the game is tied again. The Yankees lineup has done just enough against Price.

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