Good evening everyone. There isn’t a whole lot a whole lot going on Yankee-wise. I do have some quotes from Brian Cashman about Alex Rodriguez’s thumb injury though, courtesy of ESPNNY.com.
He’s got a Grade I sprain and it’s not going to go away completely this season. It only goes away with time which is not something that’s necessarily in our favor…It’s a sprained collateral ligament and it’s more of an irritating thing than anything else. It could take six days, or 15 days, or 30 days, and even if he feels 100 percent, one wrong move or one bad swing or checked swing or dive or whatever could bring it right back to square one again. It’s just something he’s going to have to deal with.
With A-Rod not at full capacity, the Yanks can’t afford for any of their hitters to be fully absent offensively in the playoffs. There can’t be any dreadful outages from players like Swisher and Cano (random examples not picking on them). Quite frankly, despite the excellence of Nova, Garcia, and Colon in this regular season, you don’t know how they will pitch in the postseason. Therefore, they will need full offensive production: 1-9 in the lineup.
Anyway, the Red Sox are playing the Rays at 7:05 and you can catch that game on the MLB Network. The Sox are 4 games behind the Yankees and the Rays are 4 games behind the Sox. Safe to say, the Yanks are in great shape. They start a 3 game series in Toronto, tomorrow. Talk about whatever you want to here on this thread and have a good night.