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New York Yankees News - September 7, 2011

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For those of you that missed it or decided to go to bed early, the Yankees beat the Orioles 5-3 last night in one of the craziest baseball games I've ever watched. 

New York's magic number to clinch a spot in the playoffs has dwindled down to 12. Magic number to win the American League East was notched down to 20 earlier this morning. 

Mariano Rivera is on the cusp of achieving a milestone that likely won't ever be touched. He saved his 598th game last night (70th career save against Baltimore), leaving him four short of breaking Trevor Hoffman's record of 601 career saves. Personally, I think the save statistic is tremendously overvalued. But one can't help but look at how Rivera has been so consistent throughout his entire career and marvel at it. Where does the saves record rank for you?

For those of you that hold a ticket stub for September 6, 2011, you're in luck. Whether you attended the game or not, the Yankees are rewarding you for dealing with the inclement weather. Below is a bit of information, but more can be seen here.  

Recognizing Tuesday's inclement weather conditions, the New York Yankees announced that they are rewarding all fans with tickets for Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a free ticket offer.
Fans may redeem their valid September 6, 2011, tickets — regardless of whether they were used to attend the game — for a free Grandstand Level or Terrace Level ticket at Yankee Stadium for a game for the 2012 season, subject to availability.

The Staten Island Yankees were scheduled to play their first Penn League semifinal playoff game last night, but the frightful weather postponed the game against the Brooklyn Cyclones. The series will now begin tonight for those that are interested. 

My thoughts on today's possible lineup: 

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see many Yankee starters sit today. I don't see the harm in resting Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson or Robinson Cano. Last night's game ended at 2:15 AM and the Yankees will be at the stadium today around 9:30/10:00 AM. There's no need to push these guys. I'm not saying that they'll all get the day off, but I'm led to believe some of them will. I'd love to see Jesus Montero, Eduardo Nunez and Greg Golson be put into the lineup. Obviously, Russell Martin will be behind the plate and maybe a wild Alex Rodriguez will make an appearance?

Orioles and Yankees play their final game at Yankee Stadium this year today at 1:05 PM. 

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