Daily Archives: June 26, 2011
SWB L 11-3
2B: Russo (10, Cormier), Lamb (1, Cormier).
HR: Tiffee (2, 4th inning off Cormier, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Krum; Russo 3; Lamb 2; Tiffee 4; Parraz 2; Golson 2; Bernier.
RBI: Russo (28), Tiffee 2 (4).
|Brackman (L, 2-6)||0.1||1||5||5||3||0||0||7.71|
Trenton W 6-2
2B: Joseph, Co (21, Martin).
3B: Kruml (4, Suarez).
HR: Pirela (4, 3rd inning off Suarez, 0 on, 1 out), Mack (4, 6th inning off Suarez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kruml 4; Pirela 5; Joseph, Co 2; Suttle 2; Johnson, C; Lyerly 2; Mack 6.
RBI: Mack 2 (14), Pirela (26), Suttle (40), Lyerly (5), Gil (20).
|Betances (W, 4-3)||6.0||1||0||0||4||4||0||2.37|
NEW YORK — Leave it to the Yankees’ youngest player to highlight their 65th Old-Timers’ Day.
A Sunday afternoon that began with the Yankees celebrating stars such as 86-year-old Yogi Berra and 82-year-old Whitey Ford featured 24-year-old Eduardo Nunez providing the decisive hit, a seventh-inning RBI single in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Rockies that kept the Bombers in first place after the Red Sox’s win earlier in the day.
Forty-one-year-old Mariano Rivera, the Yankees’ oldest player, ended the day by recording the save.
Mark Teixeira’s solo home run in the eighth gave the Yankees insurance and tied him with Toronto’s Jose Bautista for the Major League lead with 23.
Nunez, starting his 12th straight game in place of Derek Jeter — who celebrated his 37th birthday Sunday by rehabbing from his right calf strain in Tampa, Fla. — started the game off on the wrong foot, botching a double-play ball in the first inning for his ninth error of the season.
But after Jorge Posada and Russell Martin led off the seventh with a walk and an error, respectively, Nunez delivered the clutch blow, singling to the left side and bringing home Chris Dickerson, who pinch-ran for Posada.
Ivan Nova was a strike away from escaping the game with his ninth quality start before Ty Wigginton hit his second home run of the day, a two-out, full-count rip to left that made it 4-3 Rockies.
Wigginton had hit his first solo shot of the game in the second inning to break a scoreless tie, and Chris Ianetta’s leadoff homer in the fifth highlighted a two-run inning for the Rockies, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
Juan Nicasio sat down the first 13 Yankees hitters on the day, calling to mind the likes of Dwight Gooden, David Wells, David Cone and Don Larsen on a day those four no-hitter-throwing pitchers took part in pregame Old-Timers’ Day ceremonies.
But with one out in the fifth, three batters changed that. Robinson Cano singled to the opposite field, Nick Swisher launched a two-run home run to right and Posada followed with a solo shot to tie the game at 3.
The back-to-back blasts marked the third time this season the Yankees had hit consecutive home runs, with Jeter and Curtis Granderson doing it May 8 at Texas, and Posada and Russell Martin connecting April 23 at Baltimore.
Alex Rodriguez tied the game at 4 with a single in the sixth that scored Brett Gardner. Rodriguez has now driven home a run in six straight games.
Written by Matt Fortuna
|Rodriguez, Al, 3B||4||0||1||1||0||1||0||.300|
|Logan (W, 2-2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.32|
|Robertson (H, 15)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.15|
|Rivera (S, 20)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3||0||1.78|
|Gardner LF||Gonzalez CF|
|Granderson CF||Herrera 2B|
|Teixeira 1B||Helton 1B|
|Rodriguez 3B||Tulowitzki SS|
|Cano 2B||Giambi DH|
|Swisher RF||Smith RF|
|Posada DH||Wiggington 3B|
|Martin C||Blackmon LF|
|Nunez SS||Iannetta C|
Juan Nicasio (2-1, 4.71 ERA) v.s Ivan Nova (7-4, 4.13 ERA)
Enjoy the game.