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Game 29: Yankees vs. Athletics

YANKEES (17-11)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Nelson 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Phil Hughes (0-2, 4.67)
Hughes vs. A’s

John Jaso C
Jed Lowrie DH
Yoenis Cespedes CF
Brandon Moss 1B
Josh Donaldson 3B
Seth Smith LF
Josh Reddick RF
Adam Rosales SS
Eric Sogard 2B

RHP Bartolo Colon (3-0, 3.38)
Colon vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 60s. Wind blowing in from center field.

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

PAST NO. 1,000: Joe Girardi managed his 1,000th Major League game last night. He is 574-426 in his career, which is the best winning percentage among all managers with at least 1,000 games managed since Hall of Famer Earl Weaver. Girardi has the second-highest winning percentage of all active manager, trailing only Colorado’s Walt Weiss who’s 17-12 in his managerial debut. Nationals manager Davey Johnson (1,301-1,010) ranks third behind Girardi.

GETTING IT DONE: Mariano Rivera has converted all 11 save chances to start the season. His streak to start the season is the third-longest such streak of his career (saved first 28 opportunities in 2008 and first 12 in 2004). He had a career-high 10 saves in April.

D.L. STATS: The Yankees have placed an AL-high 11 players (in 11 stints) on the D.L this season, tying Miami for most in the Majors this season. They placed 16 players on the D.L. in all of 2012 (17 stints).

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: That was either a robbed home run or a robbed double off the top of the wall. Either way, nice play by Ichiro to keep Hughes out of trouble early.

UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: Yankees in front on a solo homer by Austin Romine… I mean, Chris Stewart.

UPDATE, 1:51 p.m.: Fair is fair. Ichiro got one. Now Reddick gets one. Took away a homer — or at least a triple — from Gardner.

UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: Hughes has six strikeouts through four innings. Nearly gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, but he’s looked pretty good since then.

UPDATE, 2:24 p.m.: Hughes tosses a scoreless top of the fifth. Overbay starts the bottom of the inning with a first-pitch homer. It’s now 2-0.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: Cano just matched the doubles total of Mickey Mantle. And that’s before he signs an 8 to 10 year deal. Unreal.

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m.: Home run by Stewart earlier in the game. Now a triple by Nunez.



Posted by on May 4, 2013.

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