Game 67: Yankees vs. Braves

June 19, 2012, 7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: My9/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM

BRAVES (35-32)
Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Chipper Jones 3B
Jason Heyward RF
Andrelton Simmons SS
Eric Hinske DH

Pitching: Tim Hudson RHP (4-3, 3.90)

YANKEES (41-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C

Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda RHP (6-6, 3.46)

WEATHER: Looks good to me. Overcast or partly cloudy by game time, and we’ll have temperatures near the low seventies.

UMPIRES: Greg Gibson HP, Gerry Davis 1B, Phil Cuzzi 2B, Manny Gonzalez 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

ROLLING ON: The Yankees have won a season-high 10 straight games, their longest winning streak since 5/7-17/05 (won 10 in-a-row)…according to Elias, marks the first time in the Yankees’ franchise history that they have won 10 consecutive games, all against teams with a winning record… with a win tonight, will match their longest winning streak over the last 50 years (also 11 straight wins from 8/31-9/10/85 and 9/16-26/64)… have been victorious in 15 of their last 17 games, 20 of their last 24 and are 27-12 in their last 39 contests since 5/6… have gone 41-22 (.651) since 4/9–the best winning percentage in the Majors since that date–after starting the season 0-3.
Ø Marks the Yankees’ 29th winning streak of at least 10 games in the franchise’s history (since 1903).
Ø Is the longest winning streak in the Majors in 2012.

SENIOR SCHOOLING: The Yankees have won 18 of their last 21 Interleague games dating back to last season, including 10 in-a-row…  marks their second-longest winning streak vs. the NL all time behind a 13-game winning streak from 6/12/03-6/10/04… is tied for the fifth-longest single-season Interleague winning streak since it began in 1997.

STAYING POWER: Yankees starters have tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of their last 18 games… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the franchise’s longest such stretch since 1981 (19 in-a-row)

UNITED HE STANDS: Rene Meulensteen, the first team coach for Manchester United, England’s winningest soccer team, will be on-field watching batting practice prior to today’s game…for more information about Manchester United, please visit One United USA, the team’s official U.S.-based fan club (oneunitedusa.com / manutd.com)…Yankee Stadium will host its first soccer games on 7/22 (Chelsea vs. Paris-Saint Germain) and 8/8 (Real Madrid vs. A.C. Milan).

1 Comment

didn’t play like a first place team tonight. Pitching ok but offence again weak especially with RISP. How many times do we have to see that? Bases loaded curse. Too bad they blew the chance to go 11 straight. Had the chances.

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