1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Jayson Nix SS
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Vernon Wells DH
5. Thomas Neal RF
6. Ichiro Suzuki LF
7. David Adams 3B
8. Lyle Overbay 1B
9. Austin Romine C
Phil Hughes RHP
1. Skip Schumaker LF
2. Yasiel Puig RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez DH
4. Hanley Ramirez SS
5. Andre Ethier CF
6. Jerry Hairston Jr. 1B
7. Tim Federowicz C
8. Luis Cruz 3B
9. Mark Ellis 2B
Chris Capuano LHP
Umpires: Rob Drake HP, Joe West 1B, Sam Holbrook 2B, John Tumpane 3B
Weather: clear, comfortable
TV/Radio: Ch. 9/WCBS 880
Gardner hot: Brett Gardner has at least one hit in 21 of his last 24 games, batting .340 over that span.
Overbay vs. lefties: Lyle Overbay is at .269 vs. lefties since May 10, going 7 for 26. He started the season at just 3 for 33 against them.
Update, 7:07: New Nets coach Jason Kidd throws out the first pitch.
Update, 7:14: Hughes having a bad first inning, three straight singles to open the game, 1-0 L.A.
Update, 7:16: OK, make that four straight singles. Ramirez drives in another, 2-0. Hughes can’t let himself get knocked out in the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader.
Update, 7:21: Hughes gets an out, gives up a fifth single to load the bases, then gets a big double-play ball, 5-4-3, off the bat of Tim Federowicz. No repeat of the May 15 Seattle fiasco when Hughes lasted two-thirds of an inning.
Update, 7:39: 1-2-3 first for Capuano, then Hughes just gives up one single in the second.
Update, 8:00: Hughes has given up three runs and eight hits already, 3-0 heading for the last of the third.
Update, 8:09: The Yankees finally get their first hit, infield single by Overbay, but that’s it.
Update, 8:12: Mattingly, by the way, appreciates the warmth he has been shown today by the fans. “It means a lot,” he said between games. “… I played my whole career here, so it’s obviously a good feeling when people appreciate the way you played and acted.”
Update, 8:16: Hughes finally has a clean inning. Hard to figure why he runs so hot and cold. But it could be another team’s issue next season. We’ll see.
Update, 8:35: Another bad inning for Hughes, has allowed five runs, 10 hits through five.
Update, 8:43: 1-2-3 fifth for Capuano. Sorry to see all these reports about the passing of James Gandolfini. I remember interviewing him with others in a group at the old Yankee Stadium when he was about to read Lou Gehrig’s speech at an ALS day in 2002. Seemed kind of shy in person. But a great actor. Former Jets and Giants punter Dave Jennings passed away, too, another person I had interviewed.
Update, 9:00: Yankees back to punchless tonight vs. Capuano, three hits through six, only one left the infield. Hughes is out. Warren on for the seventh.
Update, 9:04: Puig solo shot, 6-0.
Update, 9:32: Yankees three hits through eight, last 14 batters retired thanks to Capuano and the bullpen.
Updated, 9:51: Yankees lose 6-0, combined three-hitter.