After taking the loss in Tuesday’s 11-inning game, Mariano Rivera saved it for Mike Mussina, who won his fifth straight decision. Mussina (6-3) lasted 6 1/3 innings, charged with one run. Ross Ohlendorf and Joba Chamberlain protected the lead, but the Rays (23-17) still held a half-game lead in the division, after Boston’s fourth straight loss.
Robinson Cano had four of the Yankees’ seven hits. (Source)
Yankees win 2-1 (Box Score)
HANK Steinbrenner had a message yesterday for his YankeesNew York Yankees : Gentlemen, it's time to get your act together.
"We've got to forget about all the injuries and start playing our butts off,"
"The bottom line is that the team is not playing the way it is capable of playing," Steinbrenner said. "These players are being paid a lot of money and they had better decide for themselves to earn that money."
Rays 2 Yankees 1 in 11 innings (Box Score)
Does anyone really care about Yankees versus Devil Rays or Mets versus Nationals....yeah EXACTLY!!! IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN PEOPLE...JUST THREE DAYS AWAY!!!
Look for Old Curry's Analysis on Friday..in the meantime here are the tentative pitching matchup for this weekend's upcomming Subway Series
FRIDAY - 7:00pm TV (9 UPN, 709 UPN HD, 26 SNY, 726 SNYHD)
NYM - Johan Santana
NYY - Darrell Rasner
SATURDAY - 1:00pm TV (26 SNY, 726 HD, 53 YES, 753YESHD)
NYM - Oliver Perez
NYY - Andy Pettite
SUNDAY - 8:00pm TV (28 ESPN , 728 ESPNHD)
NYM - John Maine
NYY - Chien-Ming Wang
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