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)
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:
- The 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.
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.