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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Yankees at Mariners(Going for the sweep)
The New York Yankees take on the Seattle Mariners at 4:10 today on the YES network. Joba Chamberlain makes the start. The Yankees will try and win their 7th game in a row. Here are the pregame notes and lineup via Peter Abraham.
The Yankees are 36 and 11 in their last 47 games. This is an amazing run, not much to complain about.The Yankees are 5-1 against Seattle this year and have outscored them 20-5 in this series.Derek Jeter needs one hit to tie for the record for most hits ever by a SS. He will be tied with Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio.The Yankees bullpen has been unbelievable giving up 0 runs in their last 12 2/3 innings, 1 in their last 19 2/3 and 3 in their last 30 1/3. They have also struck out 31 in their last 30 1/3 and given up 22 hits.Jerry Hairston Jr. is 9 of 26 with 3 xbh and 6 rbi's as a Yankee.Robinson Cano has a 13 game hitting streak going 24 of 57 with 9 xbh. He has 51 multiple hit games this season only trailing Ichiro who has 56. Robinson Cano has had a great season other then not being great with runners in scoring position although he seems to be getting better with that lately. He may even win a gold glove this year.Melky Cabrera has played every inning in CF since Brett Gardner went down, he may need a rest. He is 6 of his last 48.Joba after being almost unhittable in his first 3 starts after the break has struggled in his last 2. He has allowed 8 runs on 11 hits and 9 walks over 11 innings.Derek Jeter has 4 homeruns in his last 8 games.The Yankees are 33-26 away from Yankee stadium.Hideki Matsui has fluid on his left knee and is day to day. Mo may not be available today.Yankees Lineup:Jeter(SS)Damon(LF)Tex(DH)A-rod(3B)Posada(C)Swisher(1B)Hinske(RF)Hairston(CF)Pena(2B)
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