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Game 108: Yankees at Padres

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 02, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (56-51)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez
Chris Stewart C
CC Sabathia P

LHP CC Sabathia (9-9, 4.65)
Sabathia vs. Padres

PADRES (50-59)
Everth Cabrera SS
Chris Denorfia CF
Chase Headley 3B
Jesus Guzman LF
Yonder Alonso 1B
Jedd Gyorko 2B
Logan Forsythe RF
Nick Hundley C
Andrew Cashner P

RHP Andrew Cashner (7-5, 3.88)
Cashner vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, YES Network

WEATHER: Have you ever heard anything about the weather in San Diego? Rumors of perfection? Well those rumors are true.

UMPIRES: HP Mike DiMuro, 1B Scott Barry, 2B Alfonso Marquez, 3B Ted Barrett

FIRST TIME, LONG TIME: The Yankees are playing their first-ever game at Petco Park. They have played at San Diego in the 2002 regular season (went 2-1 at Qualcomm Stadium) and in the 1998 World Series (went 2-0, including the Game 4 clincher in the four-game sweep). Since 1961, the Yankees have posted a 19-18 record in their debut games in Stadiums built during the Expansion Era.

HIRO WORSHIP: After his no decision in the Yankees previous game in Los Angeles, Hiroki Kuroda went undefeated in July, going 3-0 in five starts with a 0.55 ERA, marking the lowest single-month ERA (at least give games started) by any Yankees pitcher since at least 1916. Kuroda has made a Major League-high eight scoreless starts this season.

ON THIS DATE: It was on August 2, 1979 that Yankees captain Thurman Munson died in a plane crash in Canton, Ohio at age 32. His No. 15 was immediately retired.

UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: Curtis Granderson is fitting in very well so far.

UPDATE, 10:33 p.m.: Well, CC just walked in a run. In the first inning. Against the freakin’ Padres. This has gotten pretty incredible.

UPDATE, 10:44 p.m.: Nuney! The third baseman of the moment delivers an RBI double to cut the Padres lead to 2-1 in the second.

UPDATE, 11:16 p.m.: Haven’t seen a replay, but Nunez certainly looked safe when I saw the play live. It’s still 2-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth. A nice throw by Gardner kept it tied in the bottom of the third.

UPDATE, 11:22 p.m.: Sabathia allows a solo homer, which was unavoidable, and it’s now a 3-2 Padres lead.

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: Sabathia would have at least made it a close play if he’d covered first on the infield single, and the following triple leads to another run and a 4-2 Padres lead. Another rough night for the Yankees lefty.

UPDATE, 11:40 p.m.: Well that one had to drive Jeter crazy. Running at less than 100 percent on a slow grounder up the middle. It’s easily the last out of the inning, might have been at least a close play if Jeter could have run all out.

UPDATE, 12:15 a.m.: The Sabathia struggles continue. He’s out of the game after 5.2 innings, having allowed five runs on 11 hits. One of them, of course, was a home run. I have no idea how badly Sabathia can rip himself, but I’m betting we’re going to find out postgame.

UPDATE, 12:25 p.m.: Well, here’s Joba Chamberlain. It’s a three-run Yankees deficit in the bottom of the seventh, and Girardi’s already used his best pinch hit weapon. So, you know, not a great situation.

UPDATE, 12:30 a.m.: Solo homer off Chamberlain, who’s become a short-relief mop-up man, and he’s doing nothing to suggest he should be trusted with any other role.




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