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Astros vs. Yankees: Game No. 2 thread for April 2, 2014

Derek Jeter retires...or something.

Tim Boyles


Astros 1-0

Yankees 0-1

Probable starters

Jarred Cosart, RHP vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP



1) Dexter Fowler, CF

2) Robbie Grossman, LF

3) Jason Castro, C

4) Jose Altuve, 2B

5) Chris Carter, DH

6) Marc Krauss, 1B

7) Matt Dominguez, 3B

8) Alex Presley, RF

9) Jonathan Villar, SS


1) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2) Derek Jeter, SS

3) Carlos Beltran, RF

4) Brian McCann, C

5) Mark Teixeira, 1B

6) Alfonso Soriano, DH

7) Brett Gardner, LF

8) Brian Roberts, 2B

9) Kelly Johnson, 3B

Relevant pre-game note

Last night's crowd of 42,117 was the 11th straight Opening Day sellout for the Astros.

Quote from the series preview

The biggest question going into 2014 around the Yankees is Derek Jeter, how much time is left on his clock? It reminds me of Jeff Bagwell gutting out every single hit in his final season, and imagine him playing shortstop on top of that. Kelly Johnson takes over for Robinson Cano, he still has some nice pop in his bat - collecting 16 home runs in each of his past two seasons.