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Game 8: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 08, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner LF

2. Derek Jeter SS

3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF

4. Carlos Beltran RF

5. Alfonso Soriano DH

6. Brian McCann C

7. Francisco Cervelli 1B

8. Brian Roberts 2B

9. Yangervis Solarte 3B

Ivan Nova RHP

 

Orioles lineup

1. Nick Markakis RF

2. Delmon Young DH

3. Chris Davis 1B

4. Adam Jones CF

5. Matt Wieters C

6. Nelson Cruz LF

7. Steve Lombardozzi 2B

8. Ryan Flaherty SS

9. Jonathan Schoop 3B

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

 

Umpires: Todd Tichenor HP, Tim Welke 1B, Will Little 2B, Tim Timmons 3B

Weather: Cloudy, comfortable, 64 degrees

TV/Radio: YES/WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM

 

In control: The Yankees starting pitchers haven’t walked a single batter in the last four games. That’s Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda. This is the team’s first four-game streak of this nature since August 2011. It covers 25 1/3 innings. The starters have struck out 23 in that span.

Spelling relief: The Yankees’ relievers have held batters to a .121 average so far, the best work in the majors in that category. Their ERA is 2.12 and they’re 3 for 3 in saves.

 

Update, 1:15: Yankees down 3-0 after four batters, two singles, a sac fly and a two-run homer by Jones. Jeter’s range didn’t look too good on one of the singles. Nova doesn’t look too good, either.

Update, 1:26: Beltran gets one back for the Yankees, third RBI of the season, double past third to drive in Ellsbury after a two-out single, 3-1 Orioles.

Update, 1:35: Nova picks off Lombardozzi at second after a single and a bunt single when Nova and Roberts couldn’t get to first in time to take a throw from Cervelli.

Update, 1:39: Orioles cash in anyway, RBI double for Schoop, 4-1.

Update, 1:51: Chen has a 1-2-3 second.

Update, 1:58: Nova finally has a 1-2-3 inning. Got Jones on a drive to the track in center.

Update, 2:07: Ellsbury continues to hit, now 2 for 2 with both of them singles, first and third, two outs in the third.

Update, 2:08: Beltran pops to the shortstop Flaherty in shallow left-center. 4-1 after three. The Yankees still have just one homer this season, by Gardner.

Update, 2:16: Nova in trouble again, three straight singles to load the bases with one out.

Update, 2:18: Sac fly for Markakis. RBI single for Young. It’s 6-1 and Nova is done after allowing 10 hits in 3 2/3. Cabral comes on.

Update, 2:24: Infield hit for Davis, 7-1.

Update, 2:31: Yankees now have two homers this season, Soriano solo shot to left.

Update, 2:40: Solarte continues to hit, now seven RBI after a run-scoring double makes it 7-3 here in the fourth.

Update, 2:42: RBI grounder for Gardner, 7-4.

Update, 2:47: Nuno comes on for the fifth. Nova, by the way, had his 24-start streak snapped of allowing four earned runs or less, dating to 2012. He didn’t really pitch well in either start so far.

Update, 3:04: McCann strands Ellsbury at third to end the fifth. Ellsbury is 3 for 3 and 12 for 28, plus 4 for 5 on steals.

Update, 3:10: Nuno serves up a two-run HR to Delmon Young, 9-4 Orioles here in the sixth.

Update, 3:16: The Orioles have reached Nuno for four runs this inning, now 11-4. Baltimore has 15 hits.

Update, 3:18: Josh Stinson takes over the pitching for the Orioles.

Update, 3:27: Solarte delivers another double. He’s 2 for 3 today and 11 for 23 with seven RBI in seven games. Six of the hits are doubles.

Update, 3:54: Wieters two-run homer off Nuno, 13-4 in the eighth.

Update, 3:57: Nuno out, Betances in.

Update, 4:00: Orioles now have 20 hits, RBI single for Lombardozzi, 14-4.

Update, 4:08: Two fans ran out on to the field and were tackled. They’ll love jail, I’m sure.

Update, 4:13: Kelly Johnson first HR as a Yankee. It’s only a nine-run spread now in the eighth.

Update, 4:36: Yankees lose 14-5.

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