8/7 – Yankees vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (62-45)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Martinez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Varitek C
Reddick LF
Green SS

Pitching: Josh Beckett (13-4, 3.27)

YANKEES (66-42)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Pitching: A.J. Burnett (10-5, 3.89)

FROM THE GAME NOTES

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the second game of a four-game series vs. the Boston Red Sox tonight at Yankee Stadium…are 1-0 on this seven-game homestand, also featuring three games vs. Toronto (Monday-Wednesday)…went 5-4 on their just-completed nine-game, 10-day road trip, taking two-of-three at Tampa Bay, losing three of four at Chicago-AL and sweeping Toronto in a two-game set…following this homestand, return to the road for a season-long 11-day, 10-game road trip (Seattle-4G, Oakland-3G, Boston-3G)…the Yankees are in a stretch in which they are scheduled to play 33 games in 34 days from 7/17-8/19 (are 15-5 thus far)…are 23-18 (.561) against the AL East this season and 43-24 (.642) vs. the rest of Baseball.

OF LATE: The Yankees have won 15 of their last 20 and 28 of their last 38 games…have won 51 of their last 76 overall games, including a season-high nine-game winning streak from 5/13-21 to start the stretch…have compiled two winning streaks of at least eight games in the same season for the first time since 2003.

TO THE TOP: The Yankees own the second-best record in the Majors behind Los Angeles-NL (67-42) and are tied with the Dodgers and Angels for the fewest losses in the Majors…are a season-high 24 games over .500 and 3.5 games ahead of Boston for first place in the AL East, matching their largest division lead of the season…have been in first place (shared or sole possession) for 31 days this season, including each of the last 18…surpassed the Red Sox for sole possession of first place in the Division with 7/21 win vs. Baltimore…reached 60 wins in under 100 games for the first time since 2004…the Yankees did not reach higher than 17 games above .500 during the 2008 season…have not been this many games over .500 since the final day of the 2006 season (94-68, 26 games over .500).

HOME BODIES: The Yankees have won 10 of their last 11 games at Yankee Stadium and 15 of their last 18 home games…at 36-17 (.679), own the best home winning percentage in the AL, trailing only San Francisco (37-16, .698) among all Major League clubs…won a season-high eight straight at home from 7/17-24 to start the second half and are 21-10 at home since 5/15 (Alex Rodriguez’s first game at Yankee Stadium), after beginning the year 5-8 at Yankee Stadium.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 7, 2009
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 4
Scranton/WB 0
W: Chacin (7-3, 3.09); L: Sanchez, Ro (4-3, 4.23)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_07_lhvaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Harrisburg (Nationals) 0
Trenton 1
W: Arias (2-3, 4.17); L: Martinez, Ca (6-5, 4.55)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_07_haraax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 2
Lakeland (Tigers) 1
W: Heyer (4-3, 3.29); L: Gagnier (8-8, 3.98); SV: Venditte (2)
HR: TAM: Brewer (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_07_tbyafa_lakafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Charleston 2
Augusta (Giants) 3
W: Quirarte (4-1, 4.94); L: Nolte (2-2, 6.06)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_07_crdafx_augafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Staten Island 12
Oneonta (Tigers) 5
W: Black (3-0, 1.90); L: Hamilton, C (3-3, 2.10)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_08_07_staasx_oneasx_1
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GCL Yankees 8
GCL Braves 15
W: Pacheco, R (1-1, 3.08); L: Greene, S (1-2, 5.32); SV: Estevez, Wi (2)
HR: YAN: Arcia (2). BRA: Falcon, D 2 (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_07_yanrok_brarok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 8, 2009

Scranton/WB
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 7:05 PM
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Harrisburg (Nationals) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Clearwater (Phillies) 7:00 PM
Tampa
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Charleston
Augusta (Giants) 7:05 PM
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Staten Island
Oneonta (Tigers) 7:00
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GCL Pirates 10:00 AM
GCL Yankees
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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5 hours, 33 minutes and it was worth every minute. AJ was incredible; hats off to Beckett as well. Somebody got a broom?!

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Say it with me folks THE YANKEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WIN, THE YANKEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WIN!

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Wow, what a great game. Great pitcher’s dual tonight, Burnett and Beckett were both dominant. Well pitched game throughout though, both team’s bullpen pitched extremely well. Great win for the Yankees, absolutely!

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Finally!!! Wooohoo! Great game, great classic, a real team pitching duel and bullpen duel! Great win for us too! Keep it going Yankees! Finally Arod hits a HR, and not only its a HR, its a walkoff!

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Thank goodness Arod comres through with a walkoff homerun!

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Yes Jeter gets a hit!

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Will this game ever end???????????????

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Ernie Banks, Let’s play two!!!

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Eric Clapton, It’s after Midnight!!!

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Jeter 0 for 6?????

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I cant believe Jeter hasnt had a walk off hit since 07….

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A classic game for all time …
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Will it ever end !!!
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On to the top of the 12th … still tied:
Red Sox 0, Yankees 0
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— Jimmy 27NYY Curran, “BY&L”
http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

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We’ve had a few good opportunities and failed. The captain has been no help a all.. Pitching has been great!
Hold ‘em Go Yankees!

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Extra Innings! Wow! what at game!

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I would leave AJ in until Red Sox score He deserves it! He pitched a great game!!! This game has been Burnett vs Beckett!

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Burnett’s curveball is nasty!!!!

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Burnett’s curveball is nasty!

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FOX on Saturday, ESPN on Sunday… Is AJ getting stronger 11 pitch inning 10 strikes… RUNS RUNS RUNS that what we need, Quite a duel… Go Yankees!

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Does anyone know if Fox TV carrying Yankee vs Red Sox game on Saturday?

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AJ is really working on the edge, I hope it last. 88 pitches only 44 are strikes, Not good. We need to score now. Go Yankees!

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Yeah AJ! Way to pitch out of a jam! Great Pitching Dual! I keep saying play for one run game!!!!

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Good pitching battle only one hit each. But neither is dominant. Too many pitches. AJ seems to have lost the strike zone, 4 walks, 1 K. not a good ratio. We all know Arod and Tex are .300 hitters, I hope they find their way soon. We need their bats.
Smoltz has been Put out for assignment, What’s your take on this? SUI singles, Lets go get some runs.. Go Yankees!

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Jeter grounds out! We need Thurman Munson, Mr. Clutch!

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Baseloaded and two outs and Jeter at bat!!!!

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tgooch that was an horrendous baserunning mistake by Matsui. He’s a veteran not a rookie and he needs to pull his head of out his *SS. If he had tagged up and gotten to 3rd on that play it changes the entire makeup of the inning.

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Matsui baserunning mistake! More games are lost to baserunning mistakes!

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We should’ve bunted runners over especially with Beckett Pitching!

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Beckett does a good job of hiding the ball!

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Runners on 1st and 2nd and no outs with #9 batter please bunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A Pitcher’s toughest inning is the 1st. AJ looked strong in the 2nd! Let’s go Yankees! Great pitching matchup between Burnett and Beckett!

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Not a good start for AJ, 5 strikes 10 balls, He is very lucky to get out the inning. This could be a long game. I’m hoping he corrects himself before we are looking at coming from behind to win. Josh is a tough foe. GO YANKEES!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 6, 2009
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 0
Scranton/WB 6
W: Ortiz, R (1-0, 0.00); L: Mazone (1-4, 5.16)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_lhvaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Trenton 8
Reading (Phillies) 4
W: Schmidt (8-2, 1.29); L: Zagurski (2-4, 4.62)
HR: TRN: Vechionacci (7).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_treaax_reaaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 7
Lakeland (Tigers) 3
W: Mitchell, D. (7-5, 3.16); L: Ketchner (0-1, 6.28)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_08_06_tbyafa_lakafa_1
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Charleston 4
Augusta (Giants) 3
W: Lare (1-2, 4.34); L: Reichard (2-3, 3.53); SV: Ortiz, J (8)
HR: CSC: Lassiter (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_crdafx_augafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Staten Island 1
Williamsport (Phillies) 2 (10)
W: Massingham (2-1, 0.48); L: Flannery (1-2, 1.74)
HR: WIL: Dabbs (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_staasx_wptasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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GCL Braves 2
GCL Yankees 1 (7)
W: Huang (1-1, 3.48); L: Turley (1-3, 3.48); SV: Hayes, J (3)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_brarok_yanrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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GCL Braves 6
GCL Yankees 7 (7)
W: Gil (3-2, 2.93); L: Wilson, A (2-2, 3.75)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_brarok_yanrok_2&t=g_box&did=milb
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 7, 2009
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 7:05 PM
Scranton/WB
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Harrisburg (Nationals) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Tampa
Lakeland (Tigers) 7:00 PM
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Charleston
Augusta (Giants) 7:05 PM
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Staten Island
Oneonta (Tigers) 7:00 PM
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GCL Yankees
GCL Braves 12:00 PM
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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