Game 140: Yankees at Orioles

NEW YORK YANKEES (78-61) at BALTIMORE ORIOLES (78-61)
RHP Freddy Garcia (7-6, 5.09) vs. LHP Zach Britton (5-1, 4.15)
Sunday, September 9 • 1:35 p.m. et • Camden Yards
Game #140 / Road Game #71 • TV: yes / tbs • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

YANKEES
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Steve Pearce 1B
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix SS
Ichiro Suzuki CF

RHP Freddy Garcia (7-6, 5.09)

ORIOLES
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Wilson Betemit DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Robert Andino 2B

LHP Zach Britton (5-1, 4.15)

Highlighted information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the final game of a four-game series vs. the Baltimore Orioles today at Camden Yards…  wraps up the second leg of a 10-game, 11-day road trip that began with a series loss at Tampa Bay (1-2) and concludes with a three-game set at Boston following tomorrow’s off day… is their longest road trip of the season (in games)… following this trip, will have a nine-game homestand (matching their longest of the season), facing Tampa Bay, Toronto and Oakland.
—>>> At 78-61 (.561), are tied with Baltimore (same record) for the third-best record in the AL behind Texas (83-56, .597) and Oakland (78-60, .565)…  are 17 games over .500, six shy of their season high.
—>>> Are in a stretch of 22 straight games vs. the AL East from 8/27-9/20 (4-8 thus far).
—>>> Have dropped seven of their last 10 and 12 of their last 18 since 8/20

CAPTAIN’S LOG: SS Derek Jeter leads the Majors with 189H, 15 more than any other player…  is tied for the MLB lead with Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera with 57 multi-hit games (had 45 in 2011)…  collected his 18th game of at least 3H last night, tied with Miguel Cabrera and Joe Mauer for most in the Majors in 2012, and his highest total since 2009 (21)…  was his sixth such game against Baltimore this season, becoming just one of two players since 1956 to have six-or-more games of at least 3H against the O’s in a single season (also Adrian Gonzalez-6G in 2011)…  is the first Yankee to accomplish the feat against the franchise since Yogi Berra had seven such games in 1950, when the club was the St. Louis Browns.
—>>> Is batting an AL-high .378 (70-for-185) off LHP this season, sixth-best in the Majors…  owns a .359 (111-for-309) road batting average, second in Majors behind Melky Cabrera (.367)…  is batting .386 (49-for-127) with 5HR leading off the game in the first.
—>>> His 189H this season have surpassed his total from each of the last two years (162H in 2010 and 179H in 2010) and is his second-highest total over the last five years (212H in 2009)…   his 29 doubles and 43 extra-base hits are each more than all of 2011 (24, 34).
—>>> Is batting .350 (92-for-263) with 46R in 62G since 7/1,   marking the most hits, the second-highest average and the fifth-most runs in the Majors over the span.

5 Comments

What the hell is this team doing? Can’t beat a bad Sox team who was just swept by the Jays? Come on. Where’s the offense? The Yankees shoot their bolt in the last game and nothing left? So inconsistent at the plate. Had a chance to get runners in early and didn’t get it done. Grandy strikes out too much. ARod is useless. 3 strike outs tonight. What a waste of money. Put Chavez in at 3rd base down the stretch and bench ARod. He’s over the hill and not on roids he has little power any more. He can’t even get on base. He swings at everything and anything. No discipline at the plate. The Yankees give Huroda no run support. Now tied with the O’s again. This team is not playing with desperation. They need a good kick in the ass. And soon they’re going to get it when they miss the playoffs this year.

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I see where the NY Daily News is reporting that the ump that blew the call the other night and the three other fools that worked with him refused to meet with the press about the other night’s game. Swear to God umpires are a collection of egomaniacs who are unable to say they blew a call. The exception was the one ump who a few years ago admitted to blowing a call at first costing a Tiger a perfect game. He’s the exception not the rule at all. Come on guys admit it, you blew the call, and move on. Egomaniacs.

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Good TV schedule for the week. Baseball will tear your heart out. basement level after Tex call and the fact he may be out longer, then flying high with Joba and Grandy man. The captain continues to will this team to win. He gets paid slightly more than half of what AROD makes————no wonder we expect AROD to hit homers every time he comes up. Keep posting those numbers Brian—–the captain deserves an MVP before he quits playing.

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON - SEP - 10 - - -
TUE - SEP - 11 - at Boston - 7:10 PM - MY9, MLBN
WED - SEP - 12 - at Boston - 7:10 PM - YES, ESPN
THU - SEP - 13 - at Boston - 7:10 PM - YES, MLBN
FRI - SEP - 14 - vs Tampa Bay - 7:05 PM - YES, MLBN
SAT - SEP - 15 - vs Tampa Bay - 4:05 PM - FOX
SUN - SEP - 16 - vs Tampa Bay - 1:05 PM - YES, TBS

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As much as I dislike him as a pitcher have to admit that Joba did come through for the pinstripes today. Now if it was NOT for that rubbish call at first base last night, this team might be up 3 games in the AL East. BIG win today.

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