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Game 115: Tigers at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Aug 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (58-56)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Curtis Granderson LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Austin Romine C

RHP Phil Hughes (4-10, 4.87)
Hughes vs. Tigers 

TIGERS (68-46)
Austin Jackson CF
Torii Hunter RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder DH
Victor Martinez 1B
Don Kelly LF
Alex Aliva C
Hernan Perez 2B
Jose Iglesias SS

RHP Anibal Sanchez (9-7, 2.58)
Sanchez vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Picture perfect.

UMPIRES: HP Jerry Meals, 1B Paul Emmel, 2B Chris Conroy, 3B Will Little

DON’T PITCH TO MIGGY: After homering off of Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning on Friday night, the Yankees might be wise to play it safe with Miguel Cabrera, who is quite clearly the top hitter in the league. He has a .522 career batting average against Phil Hughes with four homers in 23 at-bats. Collectively, the Tigers are hitting .302 against Hughes.

MILESTONE WATCH: Alfonso Soriano comes into today’s game with 1,999 career hits and is one hit away from becoming the 16th active player to reach the 2,000-hit plateau… Alex Rodriguez has 1,950 career RBI and needs one to surpass Stan Musial for sole possession of fifth place all-time… Robinson Cano has 199 career homers and needs one to become the 16th player in franchise history to reach 200.

(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, 1:29 p.m.: Hughes got hit hard in the first inning, but managed to escape while only allowing one run on Hunter’s sac fly. Cabrera laced a single to right-center, but ended up stranded. Tigers lead 1-0.

UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: I’m not trying to pat myself on the back here (well, maybe a little), but if you look above, I clearly wrote “Don’t pitch to Miggy.” Hughes didn’t heed my advice, and Miggy just went yard in the third to put the Tigers up 2-0.

UPDATE, 2:36 p.m.: After giving up a homer to Jackson and a single to Hunter, Hughes is done. He went 4 1/3 innings and just can’t seem to get on track. Preston Claiborne is coming into face Miggy. Tigers lead 3-0.

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: The Tigers got to Claiborne to extend their lead to 6-0, but Overbay homered in the bottom of the fifth to cut the deficit to 6-2.




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