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Game 102: Yankees at Rangers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (53-48)
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brent Lillibridge 3B
Robinson Cano DH
Vernon Wells LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
David Adams 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Melky Mesa LF
Austin Romine C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-6, 2.65)
Kuroda vs. Rangers

RANGERS (56-45)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus DH
Nelson Cruz RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
A.J. Pierzynski C
Mitch Moreland 1B
Jurickson Profar SS
David Murphy LF
Leonys Martin CF

LHP Derek Holland (8-5, 3.10)
Holland vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 2:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Warm and sunny. Of course.

UMPIRES: HP Vic Carapazza, 1B Wally Bell, 2B Kerwin Danley, 3B Lance Barksdale

DESIGNATED HITTER: Over his last 15 games, Robinson Cano is batting .358 (19-for-53) with 13 RBI, 10 walks and a .453 on-base percentage. He needs two homers to become the 16th player in franchise history to reach 200 for his career.

HOUDINI: According to Elias, Dave Robertson has retired the past 23 batters he faced with the bases loaded since April 19, 2011. He’s struck out 16 of those batters and he let one hit a sacrifice fly. The last pitcher with a longer such streak was Jeff Brantley who retired 30 straight with the bases loaded from 1989 to 1991.

WRONG WAY: Since reached a season-best 12 games over .500 on May 25, the Yankees have gone 23-30 including 10-16 on the road.

UPDATE, 3:14 p.m.: Games have felt so secondary on this trip. Now Cashman has scheduled a conference call with the beat writers in just a few minutes. Not sure what it’s about. A-Rod? A trade? We don’t know.

UPDATE, 3:29 p.m.: The conference call was an update on Alex Rodriguez, who was reexamined today. A Tampa doctor agreed with the Grade 1 strain assessment but said Rodriguez has made progress. He’ll begin a rehab program this weekend and the plan is for him to be in a rehab game or sim game on August 1. Cashman does not think it will be much longer before he’s in the big league lineup.

Also, Cashman would not comment on whether Rodriguez is being disciplined by the Yankees. It’s worth noting that, when the Yankees did a conference call with Rodriguez to explain their plan going forward, Rodriguez had his lawyer on the call.

UPDATE, 3:43 p.m.: The Yankees are on the board with a couple of doubles in the sixth.

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