Game 79: Yankees vs. Brewers • 06.30.11
Brett Gardner CF
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena 3B
LHP CC Sabathia (10-4, 3.25)
Sabathia vs. Brewers
Rickie Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder DH
Corey Hart RF
Casey McGehee 3B
Mat Gamel 1B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
George Kottaras C
LHP Randy Wolf (6-4, 3.20)
Wolf vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: A few clouds in the sky, but otherwise a perfect day for some afternoon baseball. Slight breeze blowing out to right field.
UMPIRES: HP Adrian Johnson, 1B Alan Porter, 2B Fieldin Culbreth, 3B Gary Cederstrom
CROSSING THE PLATE: Curtis Granderson has scored 70 runs, the most by any player through the end of June since 2008 when Lance Berkman and Ian Kinsler each had 72 heading into July. It’s the most by a Yankee through the end of June since Alex Rodriguez scored 73 times in 2007.
UNDER THE SUN: The Yankees are a Major League-best 22-4 in day games this season. Their pitchers have a 2.90 ERA in the day time.
CLOSING TIME: The Yankees are 18-8 in series finales. They’ve already clinched a series win against the Brewers.
TIME TO VOTE: Online voting for next month’s all-star game ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. Roughly 11 hours left to cast your votes.
UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Right now the Yankees have one hit, two runs and three stolen bases.
UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Kevin Whelan, Jesus Montero and Jorge Vazquez have been named to the International League all-star team. Recent Yankees prospect Zach McAllister — now playing in the Indians system — also made the team.
UPDATE, 2:02 p.m.: Six strikeouts through two innings for Sabathia.
UPDATE, 2:06 p.m.: That’s 25 home runs this season and 300 home runs in his career for Mark Teixeira. It’s also a 3-0 Yankees lead.
UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: This must be the Sabathia the Brewers remember. The big man is rolling. He’s already matched a season-high with nine strikeouts. He’s also at 79 pitches through five innings.
UPDATE, 3:17 p.m.: Sabathia has already matched his career-high for strikeouts with 13. Now he’s one batter away from finishing off the eighth inning.
On a random note, every game around this time, someone from the Yankees media relations department announces the attendance through an intercom system in the press box. Today, Bernie Williams made the announcement. It was pretty funny. He’s here for an event at the stadium.
UPDATE, 3:21 p.m.: Sabathia walks off to a standing ovation, leaving Boone Logan to face Prince Fielder with two outs in the eighth. At 118 pitches, Sabathia was one away from a season-high. He hasn’t thrown more than 109 since the end of May.