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Game 140 | Yankees vs. Orioles

UPDATE 6:04PM: see updates under Pregame Notes


Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Chavez 3B
Posada DH
Cervelli C


Phil Hughes (4-5, 6.75) vs. Tommy Hunter (2-1, 6.75)

Pregame Notes:

— The Yankees have promoted right handers Hector Noesi, George Kontos, and Andrew Brackman, along with outfielder Greg Golson to the majors from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In addition, says Mark Feinsand, Ramiro Pena has been called up. (update: 6:11pm)

— Among the multiple transactions, Lance Pendleton has been designated for assignment. (update: 6:11pm)

— With the addition of those 3 pitchers, the bullpen stands at 9 right-handers (Rivera, Soriano, Robertson, Wade, Ayala, Noesi, Proctor, Brackman, Kontos) and 3 lefties (Logan, Valdes, and Laffey). (update: 6:11pm)

Enjoy the game.

Cashman Doesn’t Expect High Quality Pitchers to Become Available



As Bartolo Colon, Phil Hughes and Rafael Soriano work their way back from injuries, their general manager is surveying the trade market for possible targets. Yet Brian Cashman doesn’t see many quality arms available, so he expects his strongest pitching reinforcements to come from within the organization, according to Newsday’s Ken Davidoff.

“I’d be shocked if I could trade for anything better than what I’m getting off the DL, both with starters in Colon and Hughes and in the bullpen with Soriano,” Cashman said.

The trade market develops quickly, especially in late July, so the Yankees may find an elite starter or reliever on the market eventually. They’ll look everywhere for possible upgrades with an emphasis on improving the rotation, according to Davidoff.

Well there’s a loophole in what Cashman says. Anything better than what he’s getting off the DL (Colon) would mean an elite pitcher such as King Felix. The upgrade does not need to be over Colon. They could use an upgrade over Freddy Garcia/Ivan Nova and an upgrade over Lance Pendleton/Brian Gordon/Hector Noesi. And pitchers better than them should become available, just as they always do each year at the deadline.

Open Thread

Solid win for the Yanks today. It was a very good game. Gordon pitched quite well, and Brett Gardner got the walk-off in the bottom of the 10th. As usual, full game review will come tomorrow morning.

In transaction news, the Yanks sent Lance Pendleton back down to AAA. Also, Amaury Sanit was released. Sanit had just been sent to the DL for his elbow.

Also, Scott Kazmir has been released from the LA Angels. According to Alden Gonzalez:

Cashman said he hasn’t looked into the possibility of acquiring Scott Kazmir but will eventually. “I know he’s struggled,” he said.

We’ll keep you posted on any Kazmir rumors.

Anyway, a WIN for the Yanks. Use this as an open thread. Have a good night everyone.

Lance Pendleton up from AAA

Via Lohud:

The Yankees are bringing long reliever Lance Pendleton back to the big leagues. A source indicated this afternoon that Pendleton will be at Yankee Stadium tonight, giving the Yankees another multi-inning reliever.

Although we don’t know yet for sure, it is likely that Amauri Sanit will be sent down.