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Game 75: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 23, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ellsbury (6)YANKEES (39-35)
Brett Gardner LF
Carlos Beltran DH
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Kelly Johnson 3B
Brian Roberts 2B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brendan Ryan SS

RHP Chase Whitley (3-0, 2.56)
Whitley vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (42-35)
Jose Reyes SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Colby Rasmus CF
Dioner Navarro C
Juan Francisco 3B
Munenori Kawasaki 2B
Anthony Gose RF

RHP Marcus Stroman (3-2, 5.14)
Stroman vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Always nice to have the dome.

SECOND CHANCES: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman’s last outing was against the Yankees last Tuesday. He lasted just 3.2 innings that game and took the loss in a 3-1 Yankees win. He’s a former first-round pick making just his fifth big league starter over all.

SECOND CHANCES (AGAIN): Yankees starter Chase Whitley is also facing a team for the second time in a row. He last pitched against the Blue Jays on Wednesday and got his third straight win, going five innings with two runs. The Yankees have won six of Whitley’s seven starts overall this season. Whitley’s five consecutive road starts resulting in a team win is tied for the second-longest active streak in the Majors.

ON THIS DATE: Pretty solid Toronto connection because of the player involved: June 23, 1997, David Cone struck out 16 batters in a 5-2 Yankees win at Detroit. That’s a still-standing single-game franchise record for a right-handed pitcher.

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