Game 78: Yankees vs. Brewers • 06.29.11
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS
RHP A.J. Burnett (7-6, 4.15)
Burnett vs. Brewers
Rickie Weeks 2B
Nyjer Morgan CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Corey Hart RF
Mat Gamel DH
Casey McGehee 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Jonathan Lucroy C
RHP Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.95)
Marcum vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: It’s beautiful here at Yankee Stadium. Nice night with the wind blowing out to right.
UMPIRES: HP Gary Cederstrom, 1B Adrian Johnson, 2B Alan Porter, 3B Fieldin Culbreth
AT THE TOP: Since Derek Jeter went on the disabled list, Brett Gardner and Nick Swisher have combined to bat .292 with a .433 on-base percentage in the lead-off spot.
GOING DEEP: Mark Teixeira is tied with Jose Bautista for the Major League lead with 24 home runs. In the past 50 years, only three Yankees have hit more homers before the all-star break: Alex Rodriguez (30 in 2007), Tino Martinez (28 in 1997) and Jason Giambi (27 in 2006 and 26 in 2003).
A FEW MORE HOURS: Online voting for the all-star game concludes on Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. According to the latest voting update, the Yankees are in line to have Rodriguez, Jeter, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson in the American League lineup.
UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Walk, stolen base and an RBI single. The Brewers have a quick first-inning lead.
UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: That a real nice play by Granderson, making the catch in deep center field then getting the ball into the infield in time to turn the double play.
UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: I really don’t remember a louder “thud” when an outfield has run into the wall. Nyjer Morgan just slammed into the center field padding, but he’s still in the game and Cano has a leadoff triple in the fourth. It’s still 1-0 Brewers.
UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: RBI single by Swisher and now a single off the wall for Posada. The game’s tied and the Yankees are in business with runners at the corners and no outs.
UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Russell Martin’s 10th home run of the season, and now it’s 4-1 Yankees. That snapped a 64-AB homer-less stretch for Martin. He hadn’t hit one since May.
UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: It’s a home run. No it’s not. Yes it is. After review, Posada’s solo shot stands and it’s a 5-2 Yankees lead at the end of the sixth.
UPDATE, 9:39 p.m.: Another error for Nunez, but Burnett walks off the mound to a standing ovation. Here’s Robertson to finish off the eighth inning.
UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: I’m telling ya, Robertson should be an all-star.