Former Yankee Jason Giambi was recently inked by the Colorado Rockies after being released by the A’s earlier this month. Giambi was having an awful season in Oakland, and hasn’t played since July 19th, however his agent claims that “Jason is 100 percent healthy and definitely plans to continue playing.” Giambi will play for the Rockies Triple-A affiliate until September 1st when rosters expand. While Giambi will not be playing regularly with Colorado, he could get some meaningful pinch hit at bats during the remainder of the season, and the postseason if the Rockies make it. Good luck Jason.
Via Pete Abe:
SS Derek “past a diving” Jeter
LF Johnny “rockstar” Damon
1B Mark Teixeira
C Jorge Posada
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick “swishin scissors” Swisher
DH Hit-Deki Matsui
3B Cody Ransom
CF Brett Gardner
Pitching for the Yankees Andy Pettitte
RF Ryan Sweeney
SS Orlando Cabrera
1B Jason Giambi
LF Matt Holliday
DH Jack Cust
2B Mark Ellis
3B Eric Chavez
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Rajai Davis
Pitching for the A’s Dana Eveland.
Interesting to see Giambi back in the Bronx. He deserves a loud applause, and even a bleacher creature roll call.
Also, tonight could be an mini audition for Matt Holliday if the Yankees are even slightly interested in him.
It’s the second inning. Swisher walked. Hideki doubled, first and third. Ransom pops out, no runs. Gardner gets a 2 run single and then steals 2nd. Gardner on 2nd, 1 out.
The Yankees batted around, and managed to score 4 runs. End of the 2nd.
The A’s got the bases loaded in the top of the fourth on three consecutive singles (two of which were by Holliday and Giambi). They managed to score 2 runs. Now going into the fifth 4-2 Yankees.
The A’s brought in this kid named Andrew Bailey in the 5th. It is now the 6th, he gave up a solo home run Damon. Well, anyway this kid has filthy stuff. The Yankees should get him, ha!
5-2 Yankees. Top of the eight, Mr. Bruney is in.
End of the top of the eight. Bruney actually gave up a run on a single, then wild pitch, then double.
Start spreading the news…Yankees win! Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera tied the record for most wins-saves combination with 57.