Time to turn the tide
Three losses in a row for the Yankees after their eight-game winning streak coming out of the break, and they’ll try to turn it around this afternoon when Joba Chamberlain takes on Dennis Sarfate. If Dave Trembley smoked a cigar after winning on Sunday, what do you think he’d do if they swept the Yankees in the Bronx?
Some assorted notes for Wednesday:
— The Yankees checked in on Mark Teixiera before he was traded to the Angels yesterday, but obviously there was not a match there. With 10 games remaining against the Angels, the workload just got a little bit tougher, and heading out to Anaheim was never any picnic in the Joe Torre era.
— It’s looking like the Yankees cannot count on Chien-Ming Wang’s return this season.
— Speaking of guys you can’t count on … Carl Pavano pitched two innings for the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs last night and was in an icy mood afterward, the New York Times reports. Luckily Phil Hughes was there to pipe up – Hughes pitched three innings after his first two did not permit him to reach the allotted pitch count.
Just kidding, Carl. I actually have a running $1 bet with someone that Pavano will pitch at least one inning for the Yankees this season. Let’s see it happen.
— This has nothing to do with the Yankees, but an ex-Major Leaguer trying to pass off funny money to pay a cab fare? That’s just sad. Might as well make a run for it.