The Yankees have shipped Kei Igawa off to their bullpen and are primed to recall rookie Ian Kennedy from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start on Thursday against the Rays.
The team has not officially announced Kennedy as their starter for Thursday, but the right-hander was lifted after throwing 12 pitches in one inning of work at Indianapolis on Monday. (Source)
Yankees continue their hot hitting, losing last nights game 7-1 (Box Score)
Instead of doing sprints Sunday at the Yankees’ Tampa complex, A-Rod ran the bases — a sign of progress. He also took grounders and batting practice.
Posada (strained shoulder) is expected to begin a throwing program today, but he still is considered 3-4 weeks away.
NYY: Igawa (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
DET: Rogers (2-3, 6.27 ERA)
NYY: Rasner (1-0, 3.00 ERA)
DET: Bonderman (2-3, 4.17 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (3-3, 3.77 ERA)
DET: Robertson (1-4, 6.64 ERA)
Chamberlain, as usual, gave an exaggerated fist pump and hollered after fanning Dellucci to end the inning.
"That's who he is. He's not showing anyone up. He's going to show emotion," Girardi said. "He didn't look at Dellucci. He looked into our dugout."
That's not exactly how Dellucci saw Chamberlain's celebration.
"It is what it is. If he wants to yell and scream after a strikeout, I guess that's what gets him going," he said. "It's May baseball. The home run was in a much bigger situation. I didn't dance and scream." (Fist pumping Source)
Dellucci was later seen eating cotton candy and chewing on his sippy cup.
Yankees offense gets some life winning 6-3 (Box Score)
Cano, Betemit, Damon and Giambi hit HR's. Mussina gets his 5th Win.
On behalf of the Yankees, Girardi would like to apologize. The Indians snuck into the Yankees Dug Out and hung up this sign before last nights game.
Those Indian bastards tricked the Yankees once again. Cano later mentioned that he had the same sign hanging in his apartment all year, but thought it came with the place. The Yankees had the sign removed by the NYPD and FDNY. Hopefully they can resume hitting now that this sign is down.
Yankees lose another game to the Indians. 3-0 (Box Score)
Roger Clemens isn't welcome on the U.S. Olympic baseball team.
U.S. general manager Bob Watson said Wednesday that he isn't considering the 45-year-old right-hander for his roster for the Beijing Games.
"From my standpoint, we don't need that type of distraction," Watson said. (Source)
Kennedy gave up only one hit in 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Scranton's 4-0 win over Charlotte. The only other baserunner Kennedy allowed was hit by a pitch.
Kennedy was 0-2 with an 8.37 ERA in six games and 23 2/3 innings for the Yankees before being sent down Sunday. He had 20 walks and 16 strikeouts. Last night for Scranton, he had no walks and struck out eight. Source
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain was charged with his first blown save of the season, and then his second loss, after giving up a three-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday, May 6, according to the Yahoo! Sports box score. He allowed the three runs on the one hit and two walks while fanning one. His ERA now stands at 3.38. Source
Yankees drop this one 5-3 (Box Score)
Indians RHP Fausto Carmona (3-1, 2.60 ERA) vs. Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte (3-3, 3.93), 7:05 p.m.
Indians LHP Cliff Lee (5-0, 0.96) vs. Yankees RHP Chien-Ming Wang (6-0, 3.00), 7:05 p.m.
Indians RHP Paul Byrd (1-2, 3.74) vs. Yankees RHP Mike Mussina (4-3, 4.23), 1:05 p.m.