9/1 – Yankees at Orioles
Hello from Oriole Park at Camden Yards on another unseasonably cool evening in the Inner Harbor, as A.J. Burnett and David Hernandez get set to go at it.
The Yankees made five moves before today’s game, calling up C Francisco Cervelli, LHP Michael Dunn, RHP Mark Melancon, IF Ramiro Pena and RHP Edwar Ramirez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. There could be more on the way when the Minor League season comes to an end, but Joe Girardi said he doesn’t want to have players taking up space on the bench if they aren’t going to play.
As expected, the Yankees aren’t taking any chances with RHP Sergio Mitre (right forearm) and will start RHP Chad Gaudin on Thursday at Toronto instead. The thinking is that, coming off Tommy John surgery, they don’t want Mitre to do anything that might set him back again.
Just a day off for Hideki Matsui as the Yankees continue to try and rest their players whenever possible. Brett Gardner took BP on the field here today and will do so again tomorrow. If everything goes well, he could be shipped out for a rehab assignment on Thursday.
|Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (10-8, 4.10 ERA)|
|Pitching: RHP David Hernandez (4-6, 4.24 ERA)|