GAME 118: Yankees at Mariners

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lineups via PeteAbe
YANKEES (74-43, First Place AL East)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira DH
Rodriguez 3B
Posada C
Swisher 1B
Hinkse RF
Hairston CF
Pena 2B
Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (8-2, 3.85).

MARINERS (60-57, Third Place AL West)
Lineup TBA
Pitching: LHP Doug Fister (0-0, 0.00).

Sweepness in Seattle: The Yankees go for the 4-game sweep today against the Mariners. They have won 12 of their last 13 games and are 7.5 games up on Boston.
Bullpen Gas: Yankee relievers have allowed no runs in their last 12.2 innings, one in their last 19.2 innings and three in their last 30.1 innings. They have struck out 31 batters in the last 30.1 innings pitched.
Jeter Milestone Watch: Derek Jeter needs one hit to tie Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever by a shortstop with 2,673. Those are hits by a player when he was playing shortstop. Overall, Jeter has 2,685, while Aparicio had 2,677.

UPDATE 4:40: Derek Jeter just hit an RBI double and that passes Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever by a shortstop. Congratulations to Derek Jeter just another accomplishment added to his Hall-of-Fame resume.

UPDATE 4:51: Nice play by A-Rod potentially saving a run. First and third 1 out with the dangerous Russel Branyan up.

UPDATE 5:19: I was just eating dinner but Nick Swisher hit a 2-run HR to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Also, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Texas Rangers. The Red Sox are looking up at more than just the Yankees; they're now looking up to the Rangers as well. Texas with 1/2 game lead in wild card. I wonder if Kevin Youkillis is happy with himself now?

UPDATE 5:39: Rough inning for Joba. Mariners re-take the lead 4-3.

UPDATE 6:12: Cano extends his hitting streak to 14 games after a pinch-hit single for Pena.

UPDATE 6:39: Well, they were probably going to lose sooner or later...


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