Game 53: Yankees at Athletics

YANKEES (29-23)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (3-4, 3.26)

ATHLETICS (27-28)
Coco Crisp CF
David DeJesus RF
Conor Jackson 1B
Josh Willingham DH
Ryan Sweeney LF
Kurt Suzuki C
Mark Ellis 2B
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Andy LaRoche SS

Pitching: LHP Brett Anderson (3-4, 2.84)

FIRST PITCH: 10:05 p.m. ET / YES Network, MLB Network

WEATHER: First pitch was 57 degrees and it’s cloudy. A typical night right now in the Bay Area. It rained for most of the day, making for a soggy morning and afternoon back in San Francisco. Even when it’s nasty out, the city is pretty. Love, love, love this road stop.

We’re back at it here at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Network Associates Coliseum McAfee Coliseum Overstock.com Coliseum for the second game of this three-game series, after Bartolo Colon spun a four-hit shutout in the series opener on Monday afternoon. Russell Martin is back in the lineup for the Bombers after missing two games to rest a sore left big toe.

  • OVER-RATED: The talk of the clubhouse pre-game was all about Sports Illustrated’s poll of 185 big leaguers, who voted three Yankees players as the top three most overrated names in baseball. Alex Rodriguez headed the list, followed by Joba Chamberlain and Derek Jeter. The Nationals’ Jayson Werth and Boston’s Jonathan Papelbon were fourth and fifth.

    A-Rod and Joba basically laughed it off.

    “I’ve been on this list many, many times and I’m sure I’ll be there again next summer,” Rodriguez said. “I will say this – if this is the only thing we’re talking about, we’re doing good.”

    But Jeter was not amused: “It’s the same thing they do every year, right? I’m focused on more positive things. There’s your quote.”

  • KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Joe Girardi’s scouting report on A’s lefty Brett Anderson: “Outstanding breaking ball. And he’s going to throw it for a strike, and he’s going to try to back foot the right-handers, and you’ve got to try to lay off it. The young man’s got very good stuff. When you face these guys, they know how to expand the zone, and that’s where you have to try to lay off them.”

  • THE GRANDY MAN CAN: Curtis Granderson belted a two-run homer in the first inning, his 17th. That reclaims the team lead from Mark Teixeira, with whom Granderson had been tied.

  • JETER METER: Entered the day with 2,981. Keeping with the theme of the day, the captain had this to offer – “Consistency is underrated.”

    Some highlights from the Yankees’ official game notes:

    HE TAKES AND HE TAKES: C Francisco Cervelli had 2SB in Monday’s win at Oakland after having just one prior stolen base in his entire career (7/17/10 vs. Tampa Bay).

    ON THE MARK: 1B Mark Teixeira has hit safely in each of his last seven games, batting .310 (9-for-29) over the stretch…has homered in four of his last five games (4HR) and seven of his last 11 contests (7HR)…has scored 10R in his last 12 games…his 10HR in May are the third-most in the Majors (Jay Bruce-12, Jose Bautista-11)…11 of his 16HR this season have come with men on base, and 11 of his 16HR have come over the first three innings.
    Has had at least one RBI in six consecutive games, tying for the second-longest such streak of his career…with 1RBI tonight, would tie his career best streak from 9/21-28/07 w/ Atlanta (7G).

    ROCK OF AGES: RHP Bartolo Colon tossed a 9.0IP complete-game shutout in Monday’s 5-0 win at Oakland at age 38 yrs., 6 days…is one of just five Yankees as old or older to toss a complete game win in the last 25 years, joining Roger Clemens, Tommy John, Randy Johnson and David Wells…was his ninth career shutout and 32nd career complete game, his first of each since 7/5/06 w/ Los Angeles-AL at Seattle.
    Has not walked any of his 69 leadoff hitters faced the year, the best mark in the AL this season.

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    SCRANTON/WB @ Indianapolis (Pirates) 1:05 PM
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    Altoona (Pirates) @ TRENTON 10:35 AM
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    TAMPA @ Jupiter (Marlins) 6:35 PM
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    Rome (Braves) @ CHARLESTON 7:05 PM

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    YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 5/31/2011 (repeat)
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    SCRANTON/WB 10 @ Indianapolis (Pirates) 3
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    Altoona (Pirates) 2 @ TRENTON 1
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    CHARLESTON 0 @ Savannah (Mets) 1
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    That’s all folks!

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    1-2-3

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    Freddy still at only 98!

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    What? Another zero?

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    Mrs. Jackson must be scoring!

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    I’m surprised Geren still has hair!

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    Foo, only two!

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    Tie the Horse!!!

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    Freddy’s at 82.

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    Robbie connects!

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    Nice escape.

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    Nice add on.

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    Funny inning.

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    Great throw!

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    Garcia looks so hittable.

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    Let’s go YANKEES!

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    YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 5/31/2011
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    CHARLESTON 0 @ Savannah (Mets) 1
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    YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 5/30/2011
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    SCRANTON/WB 5 @ Indianapolis (Pirates) 8
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    TRENTON 6 @ Portland (Red Sox) 4
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    CHARLESTON 1 @ Savannah (Mets) 3
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