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Game 162: Yankees at Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 29, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (84-77)
Eduardo Nunez 3B
J.R. Murphy C
Curtis Granderson CF
Vernon Wells LF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Travis Hafner DH
David Adams 2B
Brendan Ryan SS
Zoilo Almonte RF

LHP David Huff (3-1, 6.06)
Huff has never faced any of the Astros

ASTROS (51-110)
Jonathan Villar SS
Jose Altuve 2B
Matt Dominguez 3B
Chris Carter 1B
J.D. Martinez RF
Brandon Laird DH
Trevor Crowe CF
Carlos Corporan C
Jake Elmore LF

LHP Erik Bedard (4-12, 4.81)
Bedard vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 2:10 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Another rainy day, another game with the roof closed. Been like this most of the time here in Houston.

UMPIRES:
HP Bill Miller, 1B Gary Cederstrom, 2B Kerwin Danley, 3B Vic Carapazza

HOW DEEP CAN HUFF GO? The 2013 Yankees pitching staff has seven complete games (Nova-3, Sabathia-2, Kuroda-1 and Pettitte-1), marking the most for the club since having eight in the 2005 season (Johnson-4, Mussina-2, Pavano-1, Small-1).

MORE MO: The YES Network will premiere a special entitled “Mo Says Goodbye to New York” tonight at 7:30 ET.?The two-hour special will consist of the eighth and ninth innings from Mariano Rivera’s final Yankee Stadium appearance on Thursday. In addition, the special will include Rivera’s on-field post-game interview, events immediately following the conclusion of the game and YES’ post-game show that evening which included Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Joe Girardi press conferences, a Derek Jeter interview and more.

ON THIS DATE: On September 29, 1987, Don Mattingly hit his sixth grand slam of the season, setting a Major League record. Travis Hafner tied that record almost 20 years later with six grand slams in 2006.

UPDATE, 2:10 p.m.:
Pretty solid final pregame ceremony for Rivera. The Astros gave him a legitimately cool painting, and Rivera apologized to the fans and the Astros for not playing this weekend. “I want to leave with the game that I played Thursday at Yankee Stadium,” he said. “I want to keep that memory in my mind.”

UPDATE, 3:20 p.m.: Huff pitching pretty well. He allowed a run in the first inning, but he’s through the fourth without allowing another.

UPDATE, 3:33 p.m.: Couple of strikeouts for Huff and he’s through five innings, still trailing 1-0.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Houston native Brett Marshall in the game for the Yankees. He was badly hoping to pitch this series.

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