Game 100: Yankees at Rays

Last night the Yankees won, what’s new? As a Yankee blogger, when the Yankees are winning and everything is well in the Yankees Universe, there is less to blog about. But I don’t mind at all, I hope things stay this way, and of course the Yankees do as well, and they look to get another W into the win column as they send out the following lineup via PeteAbe to face Scott Kazmir who seemingly never makes it into the 6th inning:

SS Derek Jeter

LF Johnny Damon

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

DH Hideki Matsui

C Jorge Posada

2B Robinson Cano – who had 2 walks last night, both on 4 straight pitches. Who are you, and what have you done with Robinson Cano?

RF Nick Swisher

CF Melky Cabrera

And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia

Please, don’t do it Mr. Cashman

Yesterday, rumors where flying around that the Yankees were set to acquire Bronson Arroyo who is now with the Reds. First, Jeff Fletcher of AOL Fanhouse reported that the Yankees and Reds were seriously discussing a trade, Fletcher even said that the deal “will get done.” Also, Bronson Arroyo was scheduled to pitch tomorrow (now today) and the Reds starter was switched to TBA. Then Mark Sheldon tweeted that the TBA was just an error, and that Arroyo was going to pitch for the Reds on his previously scheduled day. Then Pete Abe tweeted that the rumor was shot down by the Yanks. Finally, Jon Heyman tweeted that Arroyo as a Yankee was “not realistic at this point.” Yankee fans rested peacefully after hearing the rumor shot down. I personally don’t understand how Bronson Arroyo could be better than Sergio Mitre, who happens to be a lot cheaper (and younger).

Just waiting…

According to PeteAbe, Chien-Ming Wang is currently waiting to see Dr. James Andrews. I hope he gets good news, but it’s generally never good news when a baseball player sees Dr. Andrews.

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4 thoughts on “Game 100: Yankees at Rays

  1. To be honest with you Chris I would like to see the Yankees acquire Arroyo because he has pitched very well for the Reds and could be a solid addition to the back of that Yankee rotation.

  2. Also in reference to Bronson Arroyo there is a picture of him in a Yankee uniform on my blog on the MLBlogs network. There is also a picture of Roy Halladay in a Yankee uniform in the previous post. The Yankees may not acquire any of these players but it’s fun to put these guys in Yankee uniforms.

  3. That was the Yankees worst defensive game in a while!! A-Rod and Derek Jeter made throwing errors that led to runs!! C.C. Sabathia gave up six runs while Nick Swisher dropped a fly ball and misplayed a single into a single and error or double!!

  4. Bad day for the Yanks. They played kind of lifeless, like flat soda.

    Regarding Bronson Arroyo, I will have a post up probably tomorrow about trade options and what-not for the 5th starter.

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