Game 64: Yankees at Nationals

June 16, 2012, 1:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
TV / Radio: YES/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM

YANKEES (38-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B
Andy Pettitte P

LHP Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.81)

NATIONALS (38-24)
Danny Espinosa 2B
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Michael Morse RF
Ian Desmond SS
Tyler Moore 1B
Xavier Nady LF
Jesus Flores C
Jordan Zimmermann P

RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.91)

WEATHER: Perfect afternoon here in D.C. Blue skies, some white clouds dotting the sky, and first pitch fluttered in at 74 degrees.

UMPIRES: Tim Timmons HP, Jeff Kellogg 1B, Eric Cooper 2B, Marty Foster 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

ROLLING ON: The Yankees have won a season-high seven straight games, their longest winning streak since eight in-a-row from 7/30-8/5/11… have been victorious in 12 of their last 14 games, 17 of their last 21 and are 24-12 in their last 36 contests since 5/6… have gone 38-22 (.633) since 4/9–the best winning percentage in the Majors since that date–after starting the season 0-3.

HEY JUNE: The Yankees are 11-2 thus far in June, combining to outscore opponents 68-32, outhit them .255 (110-for-432) to .226 (96-for-425) and out-homer them 21-to-7… opposing starters have a combined 4.62 ERA (76.0IP, 39ER) against the Yankees in June, while Yankees starters own a 1.98 (90.2IP, 20ER) mark this month.

WINNING TIME: Manager Joe Girardi collected his 500th career win in Friday’s victory at Washington, becoming the 123rd manager to reach the plateau… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, at 500-373, became the first manager to record 500 wins with fewer than 380 losses since current Nationals skipper Davey Johnson in 1989, who recorded his 500th career win (with 329 losses) on 4/29/89 with the Mets… is the third to do so in the Expansion Era (also Sparky Anderson and Earl Weaver)… became the first manager to collect 500 wins prior to his 48th birthday since Ozzie Guillen (age 45 yrs, 227 days on 9/4/09).

INKED: The Yankees have signed the following picks from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft: C Austin Aune (2nd rd), RHP Nick Goody (6th rd), RHP Taylor Garrison (7th rd), CF Taylor Dugas (8th rd), RHP Derek Varnadore (9th rd), 1B Matt Snyder (10th rd), LHP Caleb Frare (11th rd), C Chris Breen (12th rd), LHP James Pazos (13th rd), RHP Andrew Benak (14th rd), RHP Stefan Lopez (16th rd), LHP Timothy Flight (17th rd), LHP Dietrich Enns (19th rd), OF Danny Oh (27th rd), 1B Saxon Butler (33rd rd), LHP Eric Erickson (34th rd) and RHP Charles Basford (37th rd).

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