Game 19: Yankees vs. White Sox • 04.25.11
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
RHP A.J. Burnett (3-0, 4.37)
Burnett vs. White Sox
WHITE SOX (8-14)
Juan Pierre LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Carlos Quentin RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Alex Rios CF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Gordon Beckham 2B
Brent Morel 3B
RHP Phil Humber (1-2, 4.42)
Humber vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network / ESPN
WEATHER: Great night here at Yankee Stadium. Still a little bit of a chill in the air, but not bad at all. Starting to feel at least a little bit like spring.
UMPIRES: HP Sam Holbrook, 1B Greg Gibson, 2B Todd Tichenor, 3B Gerry Davis
ONE AND DUNN: The White Sox past six home runs have been solo shots. They haven’t hit a home run with runners on base since April 15, a two-run shot by Adam Dunn… Speaking of Dunn, he needs two home runs to tie Yogi Berra for 74th on baseball’s all-time list.
AND YOU THINK JETER’S OLD: Omar Vizquel just turned 44 yesterday. According to Elias, only one player in major-league history has played a game at shortstop after his 44th birthday. It was Bobby Wallace with the Cardinals in 1918. Vizquel has started two games at shortstop this season.
TONIGHT’S ANTHEM: After being featured on 60 Minutes recently, the Harlem Gospel for Teans Choir will perform tonight’s anthem. Two stars from a musical called Mama I Want to Sing will perform God Bless America. Never heard of it, but I’m sure some of you will be interested.
ONE MORE FOR JOE: With the next Yankees win, Joe Girardi will become the ninth Yankees manager to win 300 games with the franchise. He is currently 299-205 since taking the job.
UPDATE, 7:43 p.m.: Nice job by A.J. Burnett to get out of the second inning. He put the first two hitters on base, but left them stranded with two fly balls and a strikeout.
UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: The White Sox just snapped a 23-inning scoreless streak with a run in the fourth.
UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: The Yankees finally got a base runner with Granderson’s walk in the fourth. He stole second, but the Yankees are still being no-hit through four innings.
UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Needless to say, I did not expect to write these words tonight: Phil Humber has a no-hitter through six.
UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Big double play gets Burnett through the seventh. It’s still 1-0, Humber still dealing.
UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: There’s a one-out single by Rodriguez. No more no-hitter, and now the Yankees are threatening to tie — if not take the lead — with Cano at the plate with runners at first and second.
UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Joba Chamberlain is getting loose in the eighth inning. Haven’t heard anything, but that certainly suggests Soriano is not available. Could also mean Rivera’s not available and Soriano is closing.
UPDATE, 9:23 p.m.: Looks like Eduardo Nunez is going to see some time in left field tonight. Jones pinch hit for Gardner to face the lefty, and when the White Sox switched to a right-handed reliever, Chavez was called to hit for Jones. Nunez is the only “outfielder” left on the roster.