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Game 111: Yankees at White Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (57-53)
Brent Gardner CF
Alfonso Soriano DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Vernon Wells 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (7-8, 4.28)
Pettitte vs. White Sox

WHITE SOX (40-69)
Alexi Ramirez SS
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Alex Rios RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Gordon Beckham 2B
Dayan Viciedo LF
Casper Wells CF
Josh Phegley C

LHP Jose Quintana (5-3, 3.62)
Quintana vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Not a great forecast with a chance of rain through most of the night.

UMPIRES: HP Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B Alan Porter, 2B Greg Gibson, 3B Jerry Layne

NEAL TO CHICAGO:
Outfielder Thomas Neal, who’s been up and down from Triple-A a few times this year, was claimed off waivers by the Cubs. Neal was designated for assignment when Curtis Granderson was activated.

FIRST TIMER:
This is Vernon Well’s first Major League start in the infield. He’d never played the infield in the big leagues until this season when the Yankees used him in short-handed situations at third base and second base.

BAD TIMING: About a month and a half ago, my office suggested that I skip a road trip. Which city was entirely up to me. It seemed like a great idea at the time to choose a random three-game series after the trade deadline in a non-A.L. East city with a last-place team. Of course I picked Chicago. Flights were booked. Plans were made. And now I’m wishing I had a do-over. Obviously there’s a ton of media in Chicago right now, and we have USA Today and The Associated Press essentially covering for us, so we’ll be able to provide the essentials of what’s happening with this circus. There will still be plenty of blog postings, I’m just not there to witness the madness first-hand.

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