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Game 89: Royals at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Jul 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (48-40)
Brett Gardner CF
Zoilo Almonte LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells RF
Travis Ishikawa 1B
Luis Cruz SS
Alberto Gonzalez 3B
Austin Romine C

RHP Phil Hughes (4-7, 4.55)
Hughes vs. Royals

ROYALS (41-44)
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Eric Hosmer 1B
Billy Butler DH
Salvador Perez C
Mike Moustakas 3B
Johnny Giavotella 2B
David Lough RF
Jarrod Dyson CF

RHP Jeremy Guthrie (7-6, 4.29)
Guthrie vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Stop me if you’ve heard this before: It’s hot. Like, really hot.

UMPIRES: HP Dana DeMuth, 1B Angel Hernandez, 2B Paul Hauert, 3B Doug Eddings

CENTRAL PERK: The Yankees have gone 14-3 (.824) against the AL Central this season, the second-best record by a Major League team against a division within their league.

HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS: Eduardo Nunez is 3 for 6 with a run scored, two sac flies and three RBI in two games since returning from his rehab assignment.

WELCOME ABOARD: On Sunday, the Yankees acquired first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. He appeared in six games with the Orioles this season, hitting .118 (2 for 17) with one RBI before being designated for assignment on June 29.

(I’ll be updating what’s going on in the game here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join in the conversation!)

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: The Royals have taken a 2-0 lead thanks to a Butler homer and an RBI double from Lough in the second. Hughes allowed three extra base-hits in that inning.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: What a scene here in the Bronx. It started downpouring in the top of fourth, but only lasted about a minute or so. It started again in the bottom of the fourth, which prompted the umpires to call for a rain delay. The grounds crew came out to cover the field, but since it was raining so hard, they were only able cover half of the field before the water weighed it down. They had to completely reverse and try over, which the crowd seemed to get a kick out of. A totally bizarre scene here in the Bronx, and now we’re officially in a rain delay.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: It was just announced that the game is supposed to restart at 9:10. The grounds crew has been working vigorously on the field, but it’s still looking pretty sloppy. Tough night for the crew.

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