Last night the Yankees defeated the Mets by the score of 9-1, with the help of the Mets terrible defense. Their entire infield each made an error, well except for Luis Castillo (ironic right?) who I feel has already done his share. CC pitched well and showed no signs of the muscle soreness that bothered him in his last start. Brett Gardner had the night of his life, he was a double short of the cycle and if you think about it he should have gotten it because on one of his singles CC was on first base and any other runner would have advanced to third and Brett would have easily made it to second. Oh well. Anyway, tonight the Yankees look to secure a series win as they face Tim Redding and the Mets. You may remember Redding in his short 1 inning stint with the Yankees in which he gave up 6 runs, that was the end of him. Anyhow, here’s the starting lineup via PeteAbe :
CF Brett Gardner
RF Nick Swisher
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
C Jorge Posada
LF Melky Cabrera
SS Ramiro Pena
RHP A.J. Burnett
Paging Doctor Robert (Beatles reference)
Johnny Damon joins the list of Yankees who are/were under the weather. Other members of that list inlcude Matsui, Melky Cabrera, and Derek Jeter. What’s going on here, you would think the Yankees could control this better.
Pat Venditte finally climbs the ladder
Pat Venditte (the Yankees ambidextrous pitcher who nobody really feels is a prospect, but continues to get hitters out) was promoted to Tampa (Class A Advanced). This is good for him because he is not that young (24) for his level and he can’t continue to just dominate 20 year olds, he needs to either prove he can get more experienced hitters out or prove that he can’t.
Nady needs Tommy John Surgery
Just in case you missed it, Nady needs TJ surgery. He really wanted to come back, that’s why he tried alternative methods but they failed. He is a free agent after the season and it is unlikely the Yankees will re-sign him, especially because his agent is named Scott Boras. I still feel the way I felt last night when I heard the news, very disappointed. Will Brian Cashman make a trade now that Nady isn’t coming back, who knows.
Musings on Huston Street
Marc Craig wonders whether Huston will be fitting on Yankee pinstripes in the near future. I like the idea very much, but I don’t think the Rockies want to trade anyone right now, they have been on a hot streak and probably don’t want to mess it up. Maybe once they cool down, they will be more open to trading Street. However, I still don’t think he’ll come cheap. According to Marc Craig the Yankees have been interested in Street since May. While I like the idea, to me it has to be for the right price.