Friday, May 17, 2013

Former Yankees Update David Aardsma

As we all saw earlier in the week former Yankees reliever David Aardsma used an opt out clause in his minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and became a free agent. This was the second time this season David has become a free agent after the Yankees released him right before camp broke and designated him for assignment. David was looking for a major league contract but a Japanese team, the Hanshin Tigers, is now after David for his services in 2013.

Game Thread TOR @ NYY 5/17

The Yankees are hosting a Toronto Blue Jays, staring this evening, that they have owned all season long. The Yankees send their best pitcher to the mound tonight in Hiroki Kuroda to keep the streak alive against the Jays while a lefty in Mark Buehrle is going to try and stop the Yankees offense. Use this thread to chat during the game and follow us on twitter (@GreedyStripes) and keep up with us and the Yankees all season long.

Andy Pettitte Hits The DL

A little earlier I wrote about Chris Stewart avoiding a DL stint. Well, Andy Pettitte didn't. Andy was placed on the 15-Day DL with a left trapezius muscle injury. The trapezius muscle can be seen in the image below...

Nobody could figure out why Andy was taken out of the game last night, as replays nor anything else pointed to a problem. Later that night, it was said that it was nothing serious, and taken Pettitte out was just a precautionary measure. Not surprisingly, neither myself nor most other Yankee fans bought that, and here we are.

In his place, Vidal Nuno was recalled from AAA. Nuno has only thrown 8 innings in MLB, all this year, but he has yet to give up a run. His 5:3 K:BB ratio doesn't instill a ton of confidence from me, but I hope yet another youngster can pick up an injured veteran.

Chris Stewart Day-to-Day

It looks like Chris Stewart will avoid the Disabled List, as his MRI came back clean. The team will try and give him a few days rest, but is available in an emergency.

Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees 5/17

The New York Yankees start a three game weekend series with the last place Toronto Blue Jays tonight at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx. Mark Buehrle will start for the Blue Jays coming off his best start of the season against the Boston Red Sox last time out. The Yankees will send their best pitcher this season in Hiroki Kuroda out to keep the Jays offense down. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on YES and MLB TV.

Giveaway: The New York Yankees Then & Now Book

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Game 42 Lineup: Blue Jays vs. Yankees

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Ben Francisco DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Austin Romine C

Hiroki Kuroda P


-- Yesterday Chris Stewart went in for an MRI...and was listed on the BP hitting list today. Something tells me Stewart's fine.

-- Travis Hafner's not in the lineup again, but this time it's because of the left hander on the mound. If he's 100% tomorrow, he could possibly play.

-- 15 years ago today, David Wells threw a perfect game. 17 years ago today, Mariano Rivera recorded his first career save. How time flies by so quickly.

Remember To Vote Your Yankees Into The All Star Game

Don't forget that voting is going on now for the All Star Game this year in Citi Field. Head over HERE and vote for your favorite Yankees to be in the All Star Game 25 times or if you connect your account you get an extra 10 votes. That's 35 votes for guys like Robinson Cano, CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Mariano Rivera, David Robertson, and Vernon Wells just to name a few. Head over their now and cast your vote.

This Day In Yankees History 5/17

On this day in 1998 in front of 50,000 fans on Beanie Baby Day at the stadium, and possibly drunk on top of that, David Wells threw the 13th perfect game in major league history. David Wells retired all 27 Minnesota Twins he faced in a 4-0 Yankees victory.