Late Night High Note? Yanks-Ms Gamer

The last time Ivan Nova faced Seattle was May 28th at the Stadium, which was also the last time he didn’t last at least five full in a start.  Tonight he looks for redemption as well as win number 16 on the season for the Yankees, who finish their left coast roadie against the Mariners and Jason Vargas.

Vargas has taken the loss in 8 of his last 12 starts with only 2 victories over that span; the Mariners are 12-17 in his starts on the year.  The Yankees are 18-6 in games Ivan Nova started.  Nova is no doubt having a better season in most metrics but it is worth noting that the Yanks average 6.48 runs in support of Nova while the Mariners put up a paltry 3.32 per nine for Vargas.

Gerbil would normally report on at least one game from the Emerald City road trip for y’all but it is not to be this year.  However, it is an ESPN game, so all you folks with 10pm start times, put on some coffee after the kids go to sleep and see if the 90-win Yankees can put a bit more space between themselves and the Sox, or dare I say any other of those eighty-something-wins “teams” from LosAngelheim/DallarlingtonFortWorth/TampaSt.Peter’sBurgByTheOldBay? I think I will collectively call them The Rayngels. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .296
C. Granderson cf .268
M. Teixeira 1b .248
R. Cano 2b .305
N. Swisher rf .261
J. Montero dh .333
A. Jones lf .243
R. Martin c .238
E. Nunez 3b .254
I. Nova 3.94
I. Suzuki rf .274
K. Seager 3b .264
D. Ackley 2b .291
M. Carp lf .275
J. Smoak 1b .230
M. Olivo c .227
W. Pena dh .238
L. Rodriguez ss .176
T. Robinson cf .237
J. Vargas 4.49
11 comments… add one
  • Charlie Rangle would approve of the Rayngels title.
    By the way, I figured out the point of the Orioles. Their major role is to make the AL East less interesting.

    Nick-YF September 14, 2011, 10:14 pm
  • Slacker.

    krueg September 14, 2011, 10:21 pm

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:17 am
  • Robertson in to save the day.
    1st and 3rd…1 out…b8…1-1 game.
    2 outs.

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:20 am
  • K!!!!
    Score here. End this.

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:23 am
  • That was a nice play by Gardner. Gosh he is fast.

    attackgerbil September 15, 2011, 12:42 am
  • Soriano got through the 9th…extra innings.

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:47 am
  • I couldn’t believe he got to that ball. Looked like game over off the bat…

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:48 am
  • Nothing in the top of the 10th…
    Boone Logan is coming in.

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:50 am
  • 1 out double.
    Game over.
    Told you.

    krueg September 15, 2011, 12:55 am
  • Well, we lost much later than I predicted but lost regardless.

    krueg September 15, 2011, 10:01 am

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