I’ll be at work as the Yanks take on the Twins this afternoon on getaway day. After the game, it’s off to Anaheim for those lovely late night games we Easterners love (cough, cough).
Aceves goes today in his first start of the year. An emergency start because of Wang’s injury. We’ll see how far he can go.
In other news, I see that ex-Met and Phil Lenny “Nails” Dykstra has filed for bankruptcy.
Catch you after the game.
Recap: Aceves was knocked out in the 4th, but the bullpen came through along with the bottom of the order in the yanks 6-4 win.
The Yanks won every game from the Twins this year. Barring a meeting in the postseason, today was the last time the Yanks played the Twins in the Metrodome. I remember how Billy Martin hated the place.
The Yanks got 3 in the 2nd on a bases-loaded walk by Ransom, a forceout by Gardner and a single by Jeter. The Twins came back with two on a HR by Kubel and on errors by Aceves and Ransom.
The Yanks got two in the 4th to make it 5-2. Ransom and Gardner, the bottom of the order, with RBI singles, giving them 2 ribbies each.
Aceves left with the bases loaded in the 4th. Robertson then played Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Good Robertson K’d Punto for the 2nd out. Bad Robertson walked the next two batters to force in two runs and make it 5-4. For that, Robertson didn’t get the win. Somehow, after walking in two batters, Robertson gets Mauer to ground out to end the inning. Go figure. Walk two and get out the guy hitting .389.
Teixiera hit his first HR since June 12 to make it 6-4, which ended up as the final score.
After one inning, Albaladejo relieved Robertson. Why? Robertson K’d Morneau, then walked the next hitter (Bad Robertson). Once again, go figure. Alby got the W. He came in, got a K a walk (dancing with danger) and a K. He then pitched a 1-2-3 6th.
Coke for the 7th. A single, a force and a K, then Hughes. Hughes continued his dominance from the bullpen, but not in the 7th, as Posada gunned out Morneau to end the inning. Hughes had a 1-2-3 8th with 2 K. Then it was Mo and save #505. GO, GO, single and then (gotta do it the hard way) getting Mauer to GO.
Aceves 3 1/3, 4 R, 3 ER. Nice if somewhat shaky (Robertson’s 3 walks) job by the ‘pen. Ransom and Gardner each with 2 ribbies.
Interesting note from King, George A. III—Jays shopping Halladay and odds are on the Phils, but King states that the buzz is that if a team is interested in Halladay, that it might have to take Vernon Wells, who has $107M left on his deal. The Phils can’t afford that, and besides, their OF is set with Ibanez, Victorino and Werth. Halladay alone will command big bucks. He is signed through 2010 at $15.75M. The Phils would love him (think maybe Marson, Mayberry and a starter like Carrasco to begin talks?) but I can’t see them having any interest in Wells. It always gets interesting around the deadline.
Speaking of the deadline, maybe…just maybe, the Yanks won’t have to look for that one more reliever. According to Pete Abraham, Marte is to throw BP in Tampa on Saturday.