Game 59: Yankees vs. Mets

June 10, 2012, 1:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: YES/TBS, WCBS 880 AM

METS (32-28)
Andres Torres CF
Jason Bay LF
David Wright 3B
Scott Hairston RF
Lucas Duda DH
Vinny Rottino 1B
Omar Quintanilla SS
Mike Nickeas C
Jordany Valdespin 2B

Jonathon Niese LHP (4-2, 4.11)

YANKEES (33-25)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS

Andy Pettitte LHP (3-2, 2.78)

WEATHER: Dress light and pack some sunscreen. Shaping up as a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, some cloud cover and temps in the mid-seventies.

UMPIRES: Mike Muchlinski HP, Bill Welke 1B, Chris Guccione 2B, Tim Tschida 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

NO RUNS FOR YOU: The Yankees have held the Mets to 3R or less in each of their last 10 games against them… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks the Yankees’ longest streak of that kind against any Major League team since a 10-game streak against the Indians over the 1971 and 1972 seasons.

PENNING A TALE: The Yankees bullpen has combined for a 2.81 ERA (156.2IP, 49ER) this season, the second-lowest mark in the AL behind Baltimore (2.41) and the fourth-lowest in the Majors… their 88.9% save conversion rate is tops among all bullpens while their 19.5% of inherited runners scored is the third-best in the Majors.

SWEEPING SENSATION: The Yankees today are looking to complete their fourth series sweep of the season, third of at least three games (also 5/25-27 at Oakland and 4/9-11 at Baltimore) and first at home this season… last swept the Mets from 6/26-28/09 at Citi Field… last did so at home in 2003.

WRAPPING UP: The Yankees are 11-8 in series finales this season… have won their four of their last five finales… are 5-4 in finales at home.

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON - JUN - 11 - at Atlanta - 7:10 PM - YES
TUE - JUN - 12 - at Atlanta - 7:10 PM - MY9, MLBN
WED - JUN - 13 - at Atlanta - 7:10 PM - YES, ESPN
THU - JUN - 14 - - -
FRI - JUN - 15 - at Washington - 7:05 PM - MY9, MLBN
SAT - JUN - 16 - at Washington - 1:05 PM - YES, MLBN
SUN - JUN - 17 - at Washington - 1:35 PM - YES, TBS

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Congrats to R. Martin on his two HR day. Watched the game on TBS and is it me or does John Smoltz have an AX to grind against the Yankees? Maybe it’s because of 1996 & 1999 but this guy was JUST a little anti-Yankee for me today.

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