Just 3 1/2 out. The Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming…
Recap: While Rasner started, GM Brian Cashman was in SWB, checking out for one, Alfredo Aceves. Aceves was hot and cold (see “more” for details, or the minor league report) while Rasner went 5 scoreless. After giving up 2 in the 6th, Rasner was pulled for Robertson with two out. One pitch later, the inning was over. Robertson gets the win as the bullpen is superb again. Abreu had a HR and 3 RBI. Cano kept up his hot hitting with 2 RBI. Jeter drove in two. The fifth straight win puts the Yanks at 55-45 and with Tampa’s loss, puts the Yanks just 3 1/2 back. Continue reading
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Andy Pettitte’s win last night was his 165th as a Yankee, passing Mel Stottlemyre on the Yankees all-time list. Next up…Bob Shawkey’s 168 and Ron Guidry’s 170.
Yanks in Fenway this weekend. Obviously Yankee fans would like a sweep but obviously it is far too early to take anything out of this series.
Wang vs. Buchholz tonight. The Yanks have never seen Buchholz so it’ll be interesting.
Mussina tomorrow afternoon (Fox, 3:55), and Hughes Sunday night ESPN game. Which means YFCR will be like a pre-game show.
Wang and Mussina are set up for the 2-game series at the Stadium next mid-week. What I would do after the April 21 off day is to push Ian Kennedy back. Go with Pettitte on his regular day. That way you have Andy splitting the youngsters. Hopefully Andy would then serve as a “stopper,” just in case. It would be good to split the youngsters up so they don’t go back-to-back.
Jeter is expected to be out all weekend.
Can’t write much now. I have an appt. this morning. I did add a few comments to the end of the comment board from last night’s game.
Back. See that Steve Kline was signed by the Phils for bullpen help. He was 1-2, 4.70 for the Giants last year. Yankee fans may remember ANOTHER Steve Kline—the one who went 16-9, 2.40 for the 1972 Yanks.
The A’s DFA’d Dan Johnson. He hit .236 with 18 HR for the A’s last year.