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Game 160: Yankees at Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (82-77)
Curtis Granderson CF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Robinson Cano DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Mark Reynolds 1B
David Adams 2B
Zoilo Almonte RF
Brendan Ryan SS
J.R. Murphy C

RHP Adam Warren (2.2, 3.63)
Warren vs. Astros

ASTROS (51-108)
Jonathan Villar SS
Jose Altuve 2B
Matt Dominguez 3B
Marc Krauss DH
Chris Carter 1B
Trevor Crowe LF
L.J. Hoes RF
Carlos Corporan C
Brandon Barnes CF

LHP Brett Oberholtzer (4-4, 2.71)
Oberholtzer vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Been pretty rainy today, but the roof is closed.

UMPIRES: HP Laz Diaz, 1B Mark Wegner, 2B Tim Timmons, 3B Mike Winters

NOT GOOD: The Yankees have lost four straight games and nine of their last 12 overall. They are 1-5 in their last six road games and 8-15 away from home in their last 23.

LITTLE BIT BETTER: The Yankees are 30-23 against left-handed starters this season (12-12 on the road, 18-11 at home).

MUCH, MUCH BETTER: On this date in 1998, the Yankees beat Tampa Bay to finish the season 114-48, becoming the first team since 1954 to finish a season with a winning percentage higher than .700.

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: Warren pitches out of a little bit of trouble in the second and it’s still a scoreless game heading into the third. The Yankees are still looking for their first hit.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Hey, remember when David Adams was really hitting those first few weeks he was in the big leagues? Well that double to right looked like those few weeks. Truly hard hit to drive in two runs and put the Yankees in front 3-0 in the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:29 p.m.: Nice spot start by Warren. He’s through four scoreless. Hasn’t been hit hard. ERA down to 3.43.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Girardi wanted three innings out of Warren. He’s gotten five scoreless. Wouldn’t be surprised to learn Warren went back out for the fifth just to try to get the win. He was at 51 pitches when that inning started.

UPDATE, 10:35 p.m.: Oh boy. It’s Joba. And he’s now one hit away from giving up the lead. Granted, Phelps put two runners on base, but Joba’s allowed back-to-back hits. Bad times folks. Bad times.

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