Tune in at 7:05 PM ET as the Yankees take on the Nationals. Maxwell Hubert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everybody and welcome to the liveblog of the Yankees v Nationals. My name is Maxwell Hubert(@teedotyankee) and I will be following tonight's matchup with all of you out there. Please feel free to imput your comments and observations and take part in the action! It's going to be a great one, let's do this!
Yankees starter Phil Hughes has only allowed three runs through his last two starts (one of which was a one-run complete game), but he got shelled in the start before that by the Los Angeles Angels, allowing eleven hits and seven earned runs.
He has allowed an average of six hits per game this season.
Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez hasn’t pitched for a win against the Yankees since 2009 and is 1-4 against them.
Current Yankees have a .237 batting average against Gio
Gio is 1-4 with a 7.27 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees
Hughes has allowed one home run in each of his six road starts this season.
@cor.o There has to be something more to that decision? Maybe he can't hit Gio? :)
D. Jeter ss .319
C. Granderson cf.254
M. Teixeira 1b .250
A. Rodriguez 3b .276
N. Swisher rf .250
A. Jones lf .224
R. Martin c .203
J. Nix 2b .250
P. Hughes p .000
S. Lombardozzi lf.275
B. Harper cf .303
R. Zimmerman 3b .239
A. LaRoche 1b .261
M. Morse rf .205
I. Desmond ss .266
D. Espinosa 2b .235
J. Flores c .234
G. Gonzalez p .105
Who do you think will take this one tonight and extend their streak to 7 wins in a row?
We are just about ready for the first pitch!
Jeter holds off a slider that carries inside to open this game.
Girardi is sitting at 499 wins as a MLB manager.
Gio Gonzalez' home ERA is a WICKED 1.93
Jeter swings under a great fastball high and away and strikes out! 1 OUT
Granderson steps up batting.254 on the season with 19 HR's
Granderson takes a inside fastball to run the count to 2-1
Gio BLASTS another 96MPH fasty right by a swinging Granderson for his second K of the night! 2 OUT
Tex steps up and in batting .250 on the season.
Tex lines the pitch to CF. Bryce Harper sprints in and dives to make a great catch to end the half inning! 3 OUT
@cor.o That was pretty amazing! Let's see what he does v Hughes!
Lombardozzi, Harper and Zimmerman due up for the Nationals
Lombardozzi batting .275 on the season as he takes a first pitch strike.
Lombardozzi has 1 HR and 8 RBI on the season.
Lombardozzi takes a slider low in the zone to run the count full at 3-2
Lombardozzi takes another ball and takes his bag. That was a very close pitch.
Bryce Harper is alll over the first pitch and lifts it to DEEP LF. Jones is under it to make the play, and the first out. 1 OUT
@cor.o Very, Very close!!
Zimmerman steps into the box batting .239 on the season with only 3 HR's
Zimmerman quickly falls behind Hughes 0-2
Zimmerman lines a SINGLE into RF in front of Swisher. Lombardozzi moves up to second base on the play.
Adam LaRoche is next up for the Nats with 2 runner on and 1 out.
LaRoche quickly falls behind 0-2
He is batting .261 with 11 dingers.