Tonight’s lineup. Texas will have a lefty on the mound in each of the next two games. Gardner is 1 for his last 20. (.150)
Derek Jeter SS Just 1 XBH; 2936 hits
Nick Swisher RF leads majors in sac flies
Mark Teixeira 1B 279 HR
Alex Rodriguez 3B .412 (14 for 34); leads AL in R, SA, OPS, majors in OPS+ (278) (Hot start). 617 HR
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones LF 408 HR
Jorge Posada DH 5 of 7 hits are HR; leads AL; 266 HR
Russell Martin C Catcher has played every inning of every game.
Curtis Granderson CF
Ivan Nova RHP looking for 3rd MLB victory
Texas gets one in the second and another in the third off Nova. 2-1 Texas after three.
The Yanks had back-to-back singles to open the 1st, but Teix struck out and A-Rod GIDP. Hit #2937 for Derek. His eleventh of the year, but tenth single. (He has one double).
Swisher got an RBI single in the third.
Not good. Nova gets knocked out in the fifth. Hughes three starts, not giving innings, out of rotation for a while, on DL ERA 13.94; Nova now has an ERA of 7.36 after three starts. This is a problem. Five walks and a HBP hurt Nova tonight.
Robertson in. Hughes’ problems last night and Nova’s tonight don’t bode well since Garcia starts tomorrow. The Yanks’ did come back to win last night, but they need better pitching. Hughes and Nova went just 4 1/3 each on back-to-back nights.
2 WP by Robertson makes it 5-1. Along with a WP by Nova, that’s three in the fifth inning. Texas got three runs in the fifth on only one hit.
Nova’s line: 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 hits, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 HBP. 1 WP.
The Yanks have GIDP three times tonight.
After 4 1/2, Texas 5-1.
Logan for the sixth. Robertson’s line: 2/3 IP, 2 WP. 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.
Logan goes one inning. 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K. After six, 5-1 Rangers.
27 year old Lance Pendleton’s dream comes true. He’s in for the seventh. It’s his major league debut.
Pendleton only hits 88 (GameDay) but has a 1-2-3 with 2 Ks. Nice MLB debut inning.
Bottom of 7th. Yanks GIDP for the fifth time tonight. Still 5-1.
Another 1-2-3 for Pendleton in the 8th.
We are subjected to terrible John Sterling singing in the 8th. I like when Granderson HRs, but as to Sterling’s terrible “Grandy Man Can” singing, ugh. Allen and Barber just rolled over. 5-2. Jeter gets another single. Hit #2938. I’d just like to see some power from him. 108 games now (2/3 of a season) with just one jack. So far this year? 12 hits. 11 singles, one double. Problem? I’d say so. It appears his power is gone. What’s the O/U on his HRs this year? I definitely go less than 10. I’ll say 7 and that could be a reach. I should add something…how many of Jeter’s twelve hits are infield hits? Three? Four?
Immediately after Jeter’s single, Swisher…you guessed it! GIDP. Six tonight in 8 innings.
Nice outing by Pendleton. Saves some of the bullpen.
Pendleton: 3 IP, nine up, nine down. 2 K.
Wow. Boston losing again and could fall to 2-10.
A-Rod doubles and scores on a two-out Chavez single in the 9th. They get the potential tying run to the plate. Posada walks. They get the potential winning run up there with Martin, but Martin flies out.
Yanks lose 5-3. GIDP Six times. Good job by Pendleton, but Nova struggled. Yanks fall to 7-5.