The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Game 136: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 01, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (72-63)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Vernon Wells RF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.05)
Pettitte vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (71-63)
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Mike Morse LF
Danny Valencia DH
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Brian Roberts 2B

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.76)
Chen vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Tarp came off the field about an hour ago.

UMPIRES: HP Jeff Kellogg, 1B Eric Cooper, 2B Paul Schrieber, 3B Chad Fairchild

AND IN THE END: Since Joe Girardi became manager in 2008, the Yankees have an 86-60 regular season record in September/October, which is the best mark in the AL over the span and the second-best record in the Majors (Philadelphia, 92-57, .617).

EVEN BEFORE GIRARDI: Since 2001, the Yankees have MLB’s best Sept./Oct. regular season record, going 216-127 (.630) with just one losing month over the span (went 13-17 in 2010).

GOING DEEP: Most home runs in the Majors since July 26: Alfonso Soriano (12), Miguel Cabrera (12), Chris Davis (10), Justin Morneau (10), Paul Goldschmidt (9), Darin Ruff (9).

UPDATE, 1:13 p.m.: There’s a 1-2-3 inning for Pettitte.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Leadoff double by Gardner. This is looking familiar.

UPDATE, 1:16 p.m.: Advancing ground out by Jeter. If Cano doubles here, it’ll be a replay of yesterday’s first inning.

UPDATE, 1:33 p.m.: Ok, so I guess that was different than yesterday’s first inning.

UPDATE, 1:43 p.m.: Remember when Orioles starter Chen threw 26 pitches in the first inning? Well, he just threw six pitches in the second.

UPDATE, 2:09 p.m.: RBI single by Soriano brings in Gardner and gives the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first. Same number of hits for each team (3), but Pettitte has kept the Orioles off the board so far.

UPDATE, 2:16 p.m.: I could be wrong, but it looked like Rodriguez hesitate for a moment after scooping that roller considering whether to throw or concede the hit. Maybe he didn’t just looked like there was a little hesitation.

UPDATE, 2:36 p.m.: Chen loses the strike zone. Back-to-back walks, one with the bases-loaded gave the Yankees one run and got Jeter to the plate for a sac fly. It’s now 3-0 in the fourth.

UPDATE, 2:46 p.m.: Pettitte is through five scoreless. He’s really gotten himself going again. Things were looking pretty uncertain a few weeks ago.

UPDATE, 3:09 p.m.: Old shortstop skills showing for Rodriguez turning a double play with the shift on.

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.: Well that’s pretty stunning. Shawn Kelley has been terrific this season, but he just allowed an RBI single and a three-run homer in relief of Pettitte. It was a 3-0 Yankees lead. It’s now a 4-3 Yankees deficit. This would be an incredibly deflating loss.

UPDATE, 3:34 p.m.: That’s only the second home run Kelley’s allowed since May 16. He had allowed just two of 37 inherited runners score this season.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: Wow. Three-run homer by Jonse. The only out this inning is Machado popping up when he probably shouldn’t have been bunting in the first place. Absolutely brutal.

Comments

comments

 
 

Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581