Game 69: Yankees at Mets

June 22, 2012, 7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y.
TV / Radio: My9/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM

YANKEES (41-27)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Andy Pettitte LHP (3-2, 2.77)

METS (38-32)
Andres Torres CF
Ronny Cedeno SS
David Wright 3B
Scott Hairston LF
Lucas Duda RF
Justin Turner 2B
Ike Davis 1B
Mike Nickeas C
Jonathon Niese LHP (4-3, 3.82)

WEATHER: Rainy, but with a window. We’re in a delay, but the storms should pass and we’re expecting to have baseball tonight. The showers have cooled us from the nineties to the seventies.

UMPIRES: Marvin Hudson HP, Tim McClelland 1B, Brian Runge 2B, Ted Barrett 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the first game of a three-game series and “road trip” tonight vs. the New York Mets at Citi Field… following this series,  return home for a seven-game homestand against Cleveland (Monday-Wednesday) and Chicago-AL (6/28-7/1)…   this series ends a stretch of 15 consecutive Interleague games vs. the National League from 6/8-24.
Ø At 41-27 (.603) own the second-best record in the Majors behind Texas (43-27, .614).

ROAD TRIPPIN’: The Yankees have won seven straight road games (since 6/3 at Detroit), marking their longest road winning streak since 6/24-7/9/09 (eight in-a-row).
Ø Went undefeated (6-0) on their last road trip, their first such trip of at least two opponents since going 6-0 at Tampa Bay (3-0) and Minnesota (3-0) from 5/7-12/02.
Ø Own the Majors’ highest road winning percentage this season (.618, 21-13).

CLAY MINE: LHP Clay Rapada struck out all four batters faced in Wednesday’s loss vs. Atlanta, and has held opponents hitless in their last 20 at-bats against him… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks the longest single-season hitless streak in his career (18AB in 2010 w/Texas).

1 Comment

Andy really blew it in the 2nd inning. 5 runs. Most he’s allowed all year and all in the one inning. Not his nite tonight. Can the Yankees come back? A big hill to climb. They can’t keep losing and stay in 1st place

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