Game 65: Yankees at Nationals

June 17, 2012, 1:35 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
TV / Radio: YES/TBS, WCBS 880 AM

YANKEES (39-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Andruw Jones RF
Chris Stewart C
Ivan Nova RHP (8-2, 4.64)

NATIONALS (38-25)
Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse RF
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Jhonatan Solano C
Edwin Jackson RHP (3-3, 3.02)

WEATHER: We’ve lucked out with the weather this weekend. It’s another gorgeous afternoon here; blue skies, a few clouds here and there, and temperatures in the mid-seventies.

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

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

MARATHON MEN: The Yankees’ 14-inning win on Saturday at Washington marked their longest game since 9/25/11 (Game 2) vs. Boston, a 7-4 loss…  marked their first win in a game of 14 or more innings since 8/7/09 vs. Boston (a 2-0 win in 15 innings on Rodriguez’s “walk-off” HR)…  had not won a road game that long since 6/1/03 at Detroit (10-9 in 17-innings).
Ø The Yankees are now 3-0 in extra-inning games this season (all coming on the road)…  went 4-12 (.250) in extra-inning games in 2011, matching their second-worst such record all time (1933: .100, 1-9 and 1949: .250, 3-9).

ROAD TRIPPIN’: The Yankees have won six straight road games (since 6/3 at Detroit), matching their longest road winning streak this season… haven’t had a longer road win streak since 6/24-7/9/09 (eight in-a-row) – also the last time they swept consecutive road series of at least three games (at the Mets and Minnesota.
Ø Are looking to go undefeated on a road trip of at least two teams for the first time since going 6-0 at Tampa Bay (3-0) and Minnesota (3-0) from 5/7-12/02.

SWEEPING SENSATION: The Yankees are looking to complete their sixth series sweep of the season–third straight–and fifth overall on the road this season… are looking to sweep three consecutive series of at least three games for the first time since 6/5-14/07 (at Chicago-AL, vs. Pittsburgh and vs. Arizona).

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON – JUN – 18 – vs Atlanta – 7:05 PM – YES, ESPN
TUE – JUN – 19 – vs Atlanta – 7:05 PM – MY9, MLBN
WED – JUN – 20 – vs Atlanta – 1:05 PM – YES, MLBN
THU – JUN – 21 – – –
FRI – JUN – 22 – at NY Mets – 7:10 PM – MY9, MLBN
SAT – JUN – 23 – at NY Mets – 7:15 PM – FOX
SUN – JUN – 24 – at NY Mets – 8:05 PM – ESPN

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The more I watch Ivan Nova the more I like this guy. That was GUTS in the bottom of the 7th.

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