Game 63: Yankees at Mariners

NEW YORK Yankees (31-31) at SEATTLE MARINERS (34-29)
LHP Vidal Nuno (1-2, 5.33) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (4-2, 2.66)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 • Safeco Field • 10:10 P.M. ET
Game #63 • Road Game #34 • TV: YES • Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM

Here are the quick hits from tonight’s Yankees notes –

  • Derek Jeter shared this memory from his first Major League game — a May 29, 1995 contest against the Mariners at the Kingdome in Seattle.”I was 0-for-5, and after the game my dad was in town and we tried to get something to eat, and everything was closed,” Jeter recalled on Tuesday. “We ended up walking into a McDonald’s after the game. He’s here again today, both my parents, so maybe we’ll go to McDonald’s after the game.”
  • The ice-cold Yankees bats, ranked 13th in the American League in runs scored, have not shaken Joe Girardi’s optimism that a fresh hit of firepower must be around the corner.”These guys have track records and they’re going to work at it, and I know they will,” Girardi said. “You look at it today, they’re working on it right now. So I believe it’s going to change.”
  • One possible move to shake up the lineup is be dislodging Jeter, currently in a 3-for-16 skid, from the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Girardi said that is not a button that he wants to push at this time.”He’s always been a guy that has responded during the course of time,” Girardi said. “People have been ready to say that you should move him, and one year he ended up with 200-plus hits, and that sort of thing. You can look at Derek in the No. 2 spot, but we’ve had a lot of guys who have struggled. Maybe because of his name, he’s going to be the focus a little bit, sometimes maybe more than other guys, but we’ve had a lot of guys struggle.”
  • Shawn Kelley is expected to rejoin the Yankees bullpen on Wednesday for the second game of a three-game series against the Mariners at Safeco Field. Kelley made his second rehab appearance on Monday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Toledo, facing four batters and pitching a scoreless inning around a hit.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury carried a 13-game hitting streak into Tuesday’s game, the longest by a Yankee since Derek Jeter hit in 19 straight games from Sept. 4-25, 2012. Ellsbury’s streak is the second-longest active streak in the Majors, trailing Nick Markakis (14) of the Orioles.

1 Comment

So once again the discussion is about Jeter. His retirement can’t come soon enough.His fielding is average at best and the same can be set for his batting.Team needs to focus on youth not senior citizens. Cashman simply doesn’t get it and sadly either does Girardi.

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