7/5 – Yankees at Athletics

Let’s get down to business at the Oakland Coliseum. One interesting note about tonight (and an excuse to write some names from the past) – Javier Vazquez is going to become the seventh pitcher in history to make his 400th start as a Yankee, joining Catfish Hunter, Whitey Ford, Mike Mussina, Herb Pennock, Andy Pettitte and Red Ruffing. 

Obviously no one thinks of Vazquez as an all-time Yankee, but it’s still a neat stat. With this start, the Yankees will be the only team with two active pitchers with 400 or more starts. Pettitte has 474. 
Here are the lineups, which look a little different for the Yankees with Nick Swisher popping into Jorge Posada’s slot. Brett Gardner moves up to the leadoff spot because he’s been getting on base better lately, Joe Girardi said.  

YANKEES (50-31)
Brett Gardner LF, Derek Jeter SS, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Nick Swisher DH, Curtis Granderson CF, Francisco Cervelli C, Colin Curtis RF, Javier Vazquez RHP (6-7, 5.11)


ATHLETICS (41-42)
Coco Crisp CF, Daric Barton 1B, Ryan Sweeney RF, Kurt Suzuki C, Jack Cust DH, Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B, Gabe Gross LF, Mark Ellis 2B, Cliff Pennington SS, Ben Sheets RHP (3-7, 4.98)

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Yankees now 2 games clear, and 20 over .500 so all is well. Wonder if Gardner leading off is permanent?

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 5, 2010

Scranton/WB 9
Rochester (Twins) 5
W: Sanchez (5-7, 4.54); L: Manship (3-5, 4.86)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_05_swbaaa_rocaaa_1
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Trenton 3
Akron (Indians) 9
W: Price (3-2, 4.38); L: Brackman (0-3, 5.06)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_05_treaax_akraax_1
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Tampa 2
Brevard County (Brewers) 1
W: Venditte (1-0, 1.84); L: Ramlow (0-2, 3.08)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_05_tbyafa_breafa_1
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Asheville (Rockies) 1
Charleston 11
W: Shive (1-1, 4.50); L: Gonzalez (3-4, 3.94)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_05_ashafx_crdafx_1
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Staten Island 11
Auburn (Blue Jays) 6
W: O’Brien (4-0, 1.48) L: Webb (0-2, 5.89)
HR: SI: Roller, K (1)
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_07_05_staasx_aubasx_1
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GCL Yankees
GCL Tigers POSTPONED
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 6, 2010

Scranton/WB
Rochester (Twins) 7:00 PM

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Trenton
Akron (Indians) 7:00 PM

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Tampa
Brevard County (Brewers) 7:00 PM

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Asheville (Rockies) 7:00 PM
Charleston

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Staten Island
Auburn (Blue Jays) 7:00 PM

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GCL Tigers, 12:00 PM
GCL Yankees

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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Final in Tampa: Rays 6 Red Sox 5.

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Jeter sat out of the other game.

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Singleton is wrong, this is Gardner’s second game leading off!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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