Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Pedro Feliciano's 30 day rehab window is quickly coming to a close this weekend and Pedro Feliciano is still sitting at 84 mph. He is getting batters out but the velocity is still a little scary, although after not pitching for two years and a major shoulder surgery it may never come back. Pedro did seem to tweak something in his foot when covering first base for the final out in the inning but it does not seem like it will be a serious issue.
According to David Aardsma's twitter he surprised his wife with a trip to their home in Phoenix and Andrea Aardsma's water broke. I do not know if it is going to be a boy or a girl but David says that the baby should be here any time now. Here is to a great labor and great birth with no complications! Congratulations to David and Andrea Aardsma!
Robinson Cano's hip looked fine on that 29th home run of the season...
Yankees down 3-2 on an Evan Longoria home run. Orioles up 3-0.. #ScoreboardWatching
Yankees down 5-2
First place is on the line and this is as close as a must win as we are going to get in early September. The Yankees AL East lead is down to 1 game and we are sending Freddy Garcia to the mound. Cano will probably miss the game today and we do not know what we will get from Alex Rodriguez or Curtis Granderson. To sum it all up if there is not panic within the Yankees clubhouse then maybe there should be. The Rays will send Alex Cobb to the mound to put the Yankees away. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm on ESPN.
Casey McGehee is back with the Yankees and Ichiro is sitting tonight so two good signs.
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Dickerson RF
Chris Stewart C
On recommendations from then Commissioner Fay Vincent the Statistical Accuracy Committee removed the distinction between games played and season records in 1991, thus eliminating the asterisk by Roger Maris' 61 home run season. Babe Ruth was pushed to #2 on the season high home run list with 60 home runs.
In 1993 Jim Abbott threw a no hitter for the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Indians. Would be an impressive feat regardless but when you consider that Abbott was born without a right hand you can really put how impressive this is into perspective.
In the magical season of 1998 the Yankees won their 100th game of the season, the earliest a team won their 100th game in Major League history. That Yankees team would go on to win 114 games and a World Series Championship.
David Aardsma pitched in his second minor league rehab game yesterday, this time for the Staten Island Yankees, and it did not exactly go as planned. David allowed more runs, four(three of them earned), then he got outs, two (including a strike out), in his 2/3 of an inning pitched. David threw 27 pitches total and hit as high as 89 mph in the outing. You want to see David come out and destroy minor league hitters but as long as he comes out of it healthy that is all that you can ask for. We just all need to scale back our expectations a little of him being this years bullpen savior.