‘Perfect’ day for baseball
I just walked through Sheppard’s Place, the media dining room here at Yankee Stadium, and saw David Wells and David Cone having breakfast at the same table. Yogi Berra was in the Yankees clubhouse also, though there was no sign of Don Larsen today. But if we see a perfect game here this afternoon, we’ll know there’s something wild going on.
Some short updates as I return from a two-day respite following the road trip to Baltimore & Toronto:
Cano is on the bench this afternoon for the first time this season …
Alex Rodriguez talked his way into the lineup again, and Joe Girardi
thinks he might give him a day off or DH him on Monday … Chien-Ming
Wang starts this afternoon at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Yankees
will look to see consistency on his sinker. Brian Bruney may start Game
2 of the doubleheader up there and could be activated for Tuesday if
everything goes fine. … Nick Swisher will get a day off sometime this
More injury updates: Nothing new on Damaso Marte,
who’s still working on strengthening exercises. He’s “a ways away,”
Girardi said … Xavier Nady is continuing to hit off a tee and
soft-toss … Jose Molina will travel to Tampa during this homestand
and Nady will probably follow when the Yankees leave town.