Bad news all around
Certainly not the way the Yankees wanted to finish up in Chicago. Joba Chamberlain took his first big league loss on a day that a promising start from Phil Hughes had to be wasted due to the rain, while Brian Bruney spent the day in a walking boot and Kyle Farnsworth slipped on the mound, tweaking his pitching elbow.
Bruney gets the award for worst day of all. Not only does it look like he’s headed to the disabled list, but his uncle was found not breathing after suffering a heart attack in Oregon and has been hospitalized with a coma. Bruney also got word that the tractor trailer hauling his truck to New York was in an accident, doing significant damage to his personal vehicle.
The Yankees are going to have to make some roster moves to get pitchers up on the big league squad for the weekend at Cleveland. Farnsworth appears to be sidelined and Bruney certainly is. Meanwhile, the Yankees used Ross Ohlendorf for 49 pitches over two innings Thursday, ruling him out from duty for a while.