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Game 142: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 07, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (75-66)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Curtis Granderson DH
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Austin Romine C

LHP David Huff (2-0, 3.32)
Huff vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (86-57)
Shane Victorino RF
Jonny Gomes LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jackie Bradley CF
Ryan Lavernway C
Xander Bogaerts SS

RHP John Lackey (8-12 3.22)
Lackey vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Bright and sunny. Come on out.

UMPIRES: HP Sam Holbrook, 1B Andy Fletcher, 2B Rob Drake, 3B Joe West

SCORING STREAK: Yankees batters have scored at least six runs in each of their last five games, marking their longest such streak since a six-game stretch from August 19-25, 2007.

GO DEEP: Since August 11, the Yankees are 15-2 when hitting at least one home runs. Of course, they lost with a home run last night. They are 53-23 this season when hitting at least one homer.

UP NEXT: With a two-homer game, Robinson Cano would tie Dave Winfield for the 13th-most home runs in Yankees history. Cano has 203. Winfield hit 205 for the Yankees. … Derek Jeter would need a four-hit game to tie Paul Moliter for eighth place on baseball’s all-time hits list. … Joe Girardi is two wins away from trying Billy Martin for the sixth-most managerial wins in Yankees history.

UPDATE, 1:06 p.m.: Nuno to the 60-day to make room for Miller. Pretty good couple of days for Nuno and Corban Joseph, who technically had to be added to the big league roster — with big league pay — in order to go on the 60-day.

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: There’s a 1-2-3 inning for Huff. Two strikeouts. One routine grounder. Greatest ever.

UPDATE, 1:27 p.m.: Well, the Huff dominance was a bit shaky. A double and two-run homer have put the Red Sox in front 2-0 in the second.

UPDATE, 1:37 p.m.: It’s come with inconsistency and limitations, but Lyle Overbay has outperformed most expectations this season. He just singled in a run here in the bottom of the second to cut the Red Sox lead in half.

UPDATE, 1:48 p.m.: Here’s the problem, Huff is pitching like he’s still in the Yankees bullpen.

UPDATE, 1:51 p.m.: That’s a fine catch by Ichiro. Could have used a catch like that last night, amirite?

UPDATE, 2:14 p.m.: Yankees got one run back in the bottom of the third, but Huff is getting hit hard this afternoon. RBI double by Lavarnway has given the Red Sox another run. It’s also left runners at second and third with no outs. Jim Miller is warming. It’s already 6-2.

UPDATE, 2:17 p.m.: That’s it for Huff. Couldn’t get out of the fourth inning. Miller in to relieve. It’s 8-2.

UPDATE, 2:23 p.m.: The punches are coming fast and furious now. Two more hits off Miller. Another run in. Still only one out in the inning. Two runners again in scoring position.

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m.: It’s 10-2. It’s ugly.

UPDATE, 2:50 p.m.: Here’s Marshall. It’s now 12-3. Miller just coughed up Xander Bogaerts’ first career homer.

UPDATE, 3:16 p.m.: J.R. Murphy getting a chance to hit with two on in the sixth. Brett Marshall has pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, making him by far the most effective Yankees pitcher of the day.

UPDATE, 3:29 p.m.: The Yankees offense is trying to make this a game. They’ve scored four runs in the sixth. They’ve cut the lead to 12-7. Of course, surely no team will blow a five-run lead this late in the game.

UPDATE, 3:33 p.m.: Jeter pulled, presumably to get him off his feet but possibly for something else, and Reynolds stays in the game at third base; Nunez moves from third to short. Jeter hasn’t moved great, but that’s been the case for a while.

UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: The Yankees offense is, quite clearly, not the problem any more.

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