Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix 3B
Robinson Cano DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ben Francisco RF
Corban Joseph 2B
Alberto Gonzalez SS
Austin Romine C
LHP Vidal Nuno (0-0, 0.00)
Drew Stubbs CF
Michael Brantley LF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Nick Swisher DH
Carlos Santana 1B
Mark Reynolds 3B
Ryan Raburn RF
Mike Aviles 2B
Yan Gomes C
RHP Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.70)
TV: YES Network
UMPIRES: HP Gerry Davis, 1B Brian Knight, 2B Dan Iassogna, 3B Jerry Meals
PLAYER MOVE: The Yankees have activated RHP Brett Marshall and optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Triple-A. Just guessing, but that certainly seems to suggest that Curtis Granderson could be active tomorrow.
UPDATE, 3:28 p.m.: The Yankees have scored a run!
UPDATE, 3:57 p.m.: Nix has been an on-base machine lately. Crazy.
UPDATE, 4:13 p.m.: Nuno is through three without allowing a run. He finally allowed some runners in the third, but he got out of it with a popup. The guy can clearly pitch at this level, or at least looks like he deserves an opportunity. Problem is, the Yankees don’t have many openings that really fit him.
UPDATE, 4:58 p.m.: Here’s Warren in the sixth. Nuno’s first big league start: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. He threw 89 pitches, and I certainly didn’t expect him to throw more than that.
UPDATE, 5:04 p.m.: Corban Joseph’s first big league hit is a leadoff doubles in the seventh, but Gonzalez can’t get down the bunt and Joseph is still at second with one out for Romine.
UPDATE, 5:06 p.m.: Scranton in the house! Romine doubles in Joseph and it’s a 2-0 Yankees lead. That was Romine’s first hit of the year and the first big league extra-base hit of his career.
UPDATE, 5:26 p.m.: RBI single by Wells and a two-run double by Overbay. Suddenly the Yankees are up 6-0. This counts as a huge offensive game for them.
UPDATE, 5:31 p.m.: Up 7-0 after an Indians error, there’s a chance the Yankees can use Warren to finish this game. There’s a chance they’re going to get through 17 innings against the hardest hitting team in baseball by using Phelps, Claiborne, Nuno and Warren (plus Logan for one batter). That’s pretty insane.
UPDATE, 6:00 p.m.: Warren pitches around a two-out double and has given the Yankees three scoreless.