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Game 76: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 24, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

David PhelpsYANKEES (39-36)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alfonso Soriano RF
Carlos Beltran DH
Brian McCann C
Brian Roberts 2B
Yangervis Solarte 3B

RHP David Phelps (3-4, 3.86)
Phelps vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (43-35)
Jose Reyes SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Colby Rasmus CF
Dioner Navarro C
Juan Francisco 3B
Kevin Pillar RF
Munenori Kawasaki 2B

LHP Mark Buehrle (10-4, 2.32)
Buehrle vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., MY9

WEATHER: Always nice to have the dome.

UMPIRES: HP Toby Basner, 1B Scott Barry, 2B Jeff Nelson, 3B Laz Diaz

REVERSE SPLITS: It’s a left-handed hitter against a left-handed pitcher, but Ichiro Suzuki has terrific career numbers against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle. In 57 career at-bats — most career at-bats vs. Buehrle of anyone on the current Yankees roster — Ichiro is a career .421/.424/.474 hitter. Only two extra-base hits, but a ton of singles against him. Not in the lineup tonight, though.

KEEP IT CLOSE: The Yankees are an MLB-best 22-11 (.667) in games decided by two-or-fewer runs this season. They are also an MLB-best 38-7 (.844) when holding their opponent to four-or-fewer runs. So, if the Yankees don’t let their opponents score very much, then the offense can do just enough to win.

PRODUCTIVE PIECE: After last night’s home run, Mark Teixeira has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He’s batting .279 (12-for-43) with seven runs, two doubles, three homers, nine RBI, five walks and a .360 OBP during the stretch.

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