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Game 135: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted By Chad Jennings On August 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In Misc | Comments Disabled

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Yankees Blue Jays Baseball [2]YANKEES (70-64)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter DH
Martin Prado 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran RF
Chase Headley 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Stephen Drew SS
Zelous Wheeler LF

RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 2.47)
McCarthy vs. Blue Jays [3]

BLUE JAYS (68-67)
Jose Reyes SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Dioner Navarro C
Colby Rasmus CF
Danny Valencia 3B
Munenori Kawasaki 2B

LHP J.A. Happ (8-8, 4.40)
Happ vs. Yankees [4]

TIME/TV: 1:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Back in the dome for one more game.

UMPIRES: HP Chad Fairchild, 1B Ben May, 2B Mike Everitt, 3B Bill Miller

ELLSBURY OFF AND RUNNING: Pretty positive news about Jacoby Ellsbury came out of batting practice today. Ellsbury hit on the field and ran around the bases. [5] Sounds like he might be available in some capacity today.

ZEROES TO HEROES: The Yankees have been shut out six times in 2014. They are 3-2 this season and 12-5 since the start of 2013 in games immediately following a shutout loss. The Yankees?have gone 38-14 (.731) in such games since 2008 when Joe Girardi took over as manager.

MORE THAN THREE OUTS: Dave Robertson has four saves of more than one inning, tying St. Louis’ Trevor Rosenthal for the most such saves in the Majors this season according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Elias also notes that Robertson has saved games this season for 16 different pitchers, setting a franchise record.

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[3] McCarthy vs. Blue Jays: http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/batvspitch/_/id/6191/brandon-mccarthy

[4] Happ vs. Yankees: http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/batvspitch/_/id/28817/ja-happ

[5] Ellsbury hit on the field and ran around the bases.: https://twitter.com/JackCurryYES/statuses/506111288716439552