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Game 43: Yankees vs. Pirates

Posted By Chad Jennings On May 18, 2014 @ 4:35 pm In Misc | 224 Comments

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Vidal Nuno [2]YANKEES (22-19)
Brett Gardner CF
Brian Roberts 2B
Mark Teixeira DH
Kelly Johnson 1B
Yangervis Solarte 3B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
John Ryan Murphy C
Brendan Ryan SS

LHP Vidal Nuno (1-1, 6.43)
Nuno has never faced any of the Pirates

PIRATES (17-24)
Josh Harrison 3B
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Gaby Sanchez 1B
Starling Marte LF
Jordy Mercer SS
Jose Tabata RF
Tony Sanchez DH
Chris Stewart C

RHP Gerrit Cole (3-3, 3.76)
Cole has never faced any of the Yankees

TIME/TV: 4:35 p.m. (roughly), YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Marcus Pattillo, 1B John Tumpane, 2B Bob Davidson, 3B Paul Nauert

UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: Ouch. Gardner starts the bottom of the first with a triple to right-center, but then gets picked off at third base by Chris Stewart. Not good. Blown opportunity, which lets the Pirates basically pitch around Teixeira before striking out Johnson. Scoreless after one.

UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: Former Yankees prospect Jose Tabata is out of the game for the Pirates. He was either hurt running the bases or simply dogged it into third base, leading to an out. The Pirates have taken a 1-0 on lead on a couple of errors and a Chris Stewart single in the second inning.

UPDATE, 5:16 p.m.: It looks like a Media Game out there! The Yankees already have two errors, now Pirates right fielder Travis Snider has kicked a ball to give the Yankees a run.

UPDATE, 5:17 p.m.: Oh, and now Brendan Ryan lays down a nice bunt, Cole makes the dumb decision to try to make a highlight play and ends up throwing it away. Another run has scored, Ryan is at second, and this game is already a complete mess. Stadium is now playing (Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which seems oddly appropriate.

UPDATE, 5:58 p.m.: Doubleheader today. It seems like the Pirates only showed up to play one.

UPDATE, 6:16 p.m.: Two-out, two-run home run by Marte here in the sixth inning. Looked like a routine fly ball off the bat, but it carried out to right field. It’s now a 3-2 Pirates lead. Pittsburgh has been a mess this game, and they’re in front.

UPDATE, 6:23 p.m.: Yangervis Solarte makes a catch in foul territory, nearly tips of the railing, and then ties the game with a solo homer. The dude just keeps hitting.

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