Game 68: Yankees at Marlins

Saturday, June 20, 2009

YANKEES (38-29, 2nd place AL East)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF
Berroa 3B
Burnett RHP

Pitching: A.J. Burnett (5-3, 4.46)

MARLINS (33-36, 3rd place NL East)
Coghlan LF
Bonafacio 3B
Ramirez SS
Cantu 1B
Uggla 2B
Hermida RF
Ross CF
Baker C
Johnson RHP

Pitching: RHP Josh Johnson (6-1, 2.76)

Burnett on fire: Burnett is 3-1 in his last four starts, including last Sunday where he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Mets.

Passing the Babe: Derek Jeter is tied with Babe Ruth with 424 career doubles. Jeter's next double will move him fourth place alone behind Lou Gehrig, Bernie Williams, and Don Mattingly.

X-Man: Xavier Nady played 5 innings in a minor league game and his arm responded well to throwing the baseball. He may start a rehab assignment sometime next week.

UPDATE 8:09: Burnett picks up a hit after Pettitte got an RBI double last night. Maybe they should have had these two in the lineup against the Nationals.

UPDATE 8:25: Okay, so we're through 5 innings, and Josh Johnson has only given up one hit. To A.J. Burnett. Imagine if this guy throws a 1-hitter, and the only hit he gave up is to the opposing pitcher.

UPDATE 8:41: I just read this on Scott Proctor's Arm, and I just have this to say: We don't (descriptive adjective) want you either Jonathan (expletive) Papelscum.

UPDATE 8:51: Damon just flat out missed that ball. That was pretty pathetic. And the fact that the official scorer scored that play a double is stupid.

UPDATE 8:56: Damon should have made that play, but Burnett needs to suck it up and pick Damon up by getting out of this inning right now.

UPDATE 9:07: I've got a fever, and the only prescription, is MORE COWBELL!

UPDATE 9:12: I don't get why you can't assume the double play. This is the major leagues, they should be able to turn a Taylor-made double play. If they don't, why punish the pitcher?

UPDATE 9:29: This is why having a good bench is a good thing. It gives Girardi options. Which is why Nady or Swisher are not getting traded. And Brett Gardner is an automatic stolen base when he comes in.

UPDATE 9:47: In a matter of minutes, we will surely be asked whether the Yankees "have a rally in their bones."

UPDATE 9:55: And Cano grounds into another double play and the Yanks drop another one.


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