Howdydo, everybody. Hope you’re all having a nice, cool weekend.
Derek Jeter – DH
Marcus Thames – RF
Colin Curtis – LF
Ramiro Pena – SS
And on the mound, Sir Sergio Mitre.
Unfortunately, the Yanks decided to keep Dustin Moseley, Chad Gaudin, and Chan Ho Park all over Jon Albaladejo, who was optioned to make room for Mitre. I do not understand this move one bit, and I’m not thrilled about having those three on the same team. What has Albaladejo done wrong? Girardi said, “You could see the disappointment in his face.”
Brett the Acid Reflux Man
Brett Gardner is out today, because he is at the hospital getting his acid reflux problem checked out. He’s had it since he was a kid, and he thinks it stirred up today because of a piece of meat from before yesterday’s game. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, and he’ll be back tomorrow.
Death by Davies
A-Rod is 3-for-4 with a homer off Davies, that homer of course his 500th. Wouldn’t it be cool to see him do it off Davies today?
Lost in all the A-Rod hype is the fact that Jorge drove in his 1000th (and 1001st) run yesterday. That is a whole lot for a catcher, and it further confirms that Jorge is one of the greatest hitting catchers in the history of the game.
The Haren Hunt
The D’Backs reportedly offered Haren for a package of something to the likes of Joba, Ivan Nova, Zach McAllister, and one more. They may or may not have wanted to include Chad Qualls or Aaron Heilman and may or may not have been willing to eat some of Haren’s salary. This sounds very wishy-washy precisely because that’s what it is. Rumors are always like this around the trade deadline, so don’t get too caught up in what a single source has to say. But keep your eye on the Haren Hunt. Something’s definitely brewing, and Haren’s one heckuva good pitcher.