7/2 – Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Trying a new page layout for the lineups, which I have unabashedly stolen from MLB.com’s Indians writer, Anthony Castrovince, who has mastered this sort of thing over on his excellent CastroTurf blog. So if you absolutely hate it, blame him.

But I do like the retro Blue Jays logo, which always makes me think of Joe Carter, Dave Stieb and Ernie Whitt.Today’s 1:05 p.m. ET game is on YES and WCBS 880 AM.

 

BLUE JAYS (40-40)
Fred Lewis LF, Alex Gonzalez SS, Jose Bautista RF, Vernon Wells CF, Adam Lind DH, Aaron Hill 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, John Buck C, Jarrett Hoffpauir 3B, LHP Brett Cecil (7-5, 4.39)


YANKEES (48-30)

Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Jorge Posada DH, Curtis Granderson CF, Francisco Cervelli C, Brett Gardner LF, RHP A.J. Burnett (6-7, 5.25)

Now, some random notes for today:

  • HonusWagner.jpgThe Yankees are 1-0 in July.
    Their last losing July came in 1992, and that 17-year run is the longest
    winning stretch of Julys in history, according to the Elias Sports
    Bureau. The previous record was held by Pittsburgh, from 1899 to 1913. I think
    I’ve mentioned this before, but if anyone has a Honus Wagner tobacco
    card from that era they’d like to give as a gift, I’ll gladly supply my
    mailing address. My collection is sorely lacking a T-206.
  • Thanks to Alex Rodriguez’s
    595th career homer Thursday, the Yankees are 15-2 in games immediately
    following shutout losses since the start of the 2008 season, including
    10-1 in their last 11 such games.
  • Derek Jeter has gone a
    career-high 15 consecutive games without driving in a run, according to
    the Elias Sports Bureau. His last RBI came on June 12 vs. Houston.
  • On
    Sunday, the 71st anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ speech, the
    Yankees will partner with the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
    to launch a text campaign to strike out ALS at Yankee Stadium. Fans
    will be encouraged to text ALS to 50555 on their mobile phones to make
    a one-time donation of $5.

27 Comments

I am a long celebrating and suffering Yankee fan, who has recently been infected by the poetry bug.
After realizing that Girardi was bringing in Chan Ho Park to staunch the 10th inning wound, I couldn’t screaming to myself:
“Oh!
Say it ain’t Ho,
Joe!”

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Seeknay: You’re right on the money again. I saw the last part of the game and once again Girardi takes AJ out in the 8th after pitching a great game. Why not leave him in through the 8th even if his pitch count was up and then bring Mo in. To take a chance on Joba in the 8th only up one run was a mistake. Joba has been too inconsistent throughout the year as set up to Mo. Then Girardi had to use Mo in the 9th with the game tied and then the floodgates open up with the lousy bull pen again. Man the yankees are going to have to do something about their bull pen. It has stunk all year. Once Aceves and Mitre get back it will be better but not sure how Aceves will be having been on the sidelines for so long. And where has the offence gone in the last several games. They lost two to the Mariners who they should be able to beat even if they were up against two hot pitchers. They almost got swept and got only one run against the Jays. Some of these guys are just not getting hits and not bringing guys home who are on base. Jeter has been a slump and Tex and ARod need to be doing a lot more given their salaries and their power. And Swish is doing his best. Even Cano has cooled off lately. And the guys at the bottom of the lineup are struggling offensively. It’s just not all coming together at the right time. The Yankees are lucky to still be ahead of the Red Sox and the Rays but it won’t last much longer if they don’t get a lot better.

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Can’t agree with you robertg, sure you are surprised. This game turned in the 8th inning when once again the pen, specifically #62, was unable to get the ball in the hands of Rivera. It’s bad enough that Brett saved his *** with a great catch but to once again giving up the tying run is what led to extra innings. I gave up on this guy a long time ago and see NO reason to change that thinking. Again I say the obvious, Cashman better be looking to get some setup help by the trade deadline. Park, Robertson, Gaudin and especially Joba are NOT cutting it.

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Game turned on a hanging curve by Robertson to Gonzalez. Shoulda stayed with a high heater!

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BIG HOLE!!!

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Gameday too!

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Strike all day!

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Foo!

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Tex’s tomahawk!

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BIG SWISH!

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Get it started Captain!

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Go deep Gardy!

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My kingdom for a run!

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Great job by A Jerk against his old team today. Where the *ELL has that pitcher been the past month? By the end of this month Cashman NEEDS to get a setup guy for Rivera. Today once again proved that Joba is not reliable. Walks are as good as hits and late in the game come back to haunt you. The Yankees need a reliever that can get people out in order!!!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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Joba gives it up!

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What a grab by Gardy!!!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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Burnout was not!

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Few signs of life yet!

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“Derek Jeter has gone a career-high 15 consecutive games without driving in a run, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His last RBI came on June 12 vs. Houston.” <- Wow! Thanks for sharing that fact! Very interesting considering Gardner (in the 9th spot) is having a very good season and on-base a lot. Must be due to the very un-Jeter-like season.

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When will those bats warm up?

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Bad spot for Cecil to find it!

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Bad call!

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Strange wild pitch.

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More! More! More!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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