LHP Vidal Nuno (1-2, 4.97)
Nuno vs. Athletics
Coco Crisp CF
Craig Gentry LF
Yoenis Cespedes DH
Derek Norris C
Jed Lowrie SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Brandon Moss RF
Kyle Blanks 1B
Nick Punto 2B
RHP Jesse Chavez (5-4, 3.04)
Chavez vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 4:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Sunny with blue skies. No need for lights so far.
UMPIRES: HP Dale Scott, 1B Dan Iassogna, 2B C.B. Bucknor, 3B Hal Gibson
REMEMBER POWER HITTERS? A’s right fielder Brandon Moss has gone five consecutive games without a home run, which is his longest homerless drought since a season-high tying seven-game streak from April 27 to May 4.
GIVE THIS ONE MORE SHOT: Manager Joe Girardi has 599 wins as Yankees manager and needs one win to reach the 600-win milestone with the club. He?would become the sixth Yankees manager in franchise history to reach the plateau, joining Joe McCarthy (1,460), Joe Torre (1,173), Casey Stengel (1,149), Miller Huggins (1,067) and Ralph Houk (944).
DAY OWLS: The Yankees are 15-7 (.682) in day games this season, marking the second-best such winning percentage in the Majors (the Giants are 19-7). The Yankees are are 20-25 (.444) in night games in 2014.
UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: Yankees announced that Wade LeBlanc actually turned down the outright assignment, so he’s a free agent now.
UPDATE, 4:21 p.m.: Well that didn’t take long. Three-run homer by Norris in the first inning.
UPDATE, 4:41 p.m.: And now Crisp has a three-run homer in the second. Brutal start by Nuno. It’s 6-0 before the A’s have made their fifth out.
UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: Girardi — not Rothschild — goes to the mound to talk with Nuno and McCann. Ramirez getting loose in the bullpen.
UPDATE, 5:14 p.m.: Single and walk against the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters to start the fourth inning. Going to be Ramirez on the mound soon.
UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.: And here’s the hook. Ramirez coming in. Nuno didn’t get a single out in the fourth inning and leaves with a 6-0 deficit.
UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: Ramirez has walked a guy and hit a guy in the head. That’s enough for a run, bases are still loaded, still no outs, and here’s Cespedes.
UPDATE, 5:34 p.m.: Ramirez gets pretty lucky with a line drive double play. It’s 10-0 already. The Yankees could have felt good about themselves with a win today. Instead, they have this.
UPDATE, 6:00 p.m.: RBI double by Teixeira. So that’s nice.
UPDATE, 6:09 p.m.: There’s a solo home run by Carlos Beltran. Maybe a good sign. Comes on a bad day, though.
UPDATE, 6:24 p.m.: McCann moves to first, Gardner moves to center, Murphy in to catch, Soriano in to play left, and Ryan in to play short.