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Hey there baseball fans, Anthony DiComo filling in for Bryan Hoch at the Stadium. Great night for a game, with Joba Chamberlain set to start, just like he does once every five days.
Err, yeah, about that. Chamberlain actually won’t be starting Sunday, according to Joe Girardi’s sheepish half-acknowledgment before the game. More than likely, Chad Gaudin will make a spot start in Seattle, giving Chamberlain an extra day or two to keep his innings total down. We’ll probably be seeing this regularly from the Yankees down the stretch until the playoffs, when all bets are off.
If you’d like more updates during the game, feel free to follow along with me on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo. Or, if you just want the lineups (and who wouldn’t?), check ‘em out below:
BLUE JAYS (54-57)
Pitching: Scott Richmond (6-6, 3.97)
Pitching: Joba Chamberlain (8-3, 3.73)
NOTES: Just a routine day off for Nick Swisher, who should be back in the lineup tomorrow … Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter all have similar off days in the works … the Yankees held their second kangaroo court of the season prior to Tuesday’s game, with Judge Rivera presiding over a three-man jury and handing out fines for a variety of light-hearted transgressions. The Yankees have plans to donate portions of the money collected to charity.
This is a couple of days old, but doing some housekeeping here — Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported via his Twitter that the Yankees will not pursue ace Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays, saying that officials told him there is “zero chance” while citing the main reasons their chase of Johan Santana never reached fruition.
You’ll remember then that the price in terms of prospects and a contract extension were considered much too high. Phil Hughes would be one constant in both the potential Santana and Halladay swaps, and at other points Ian Kennedy (out after having an aneurysm in his pitching arm) and Melky Cabrera were involved in the Twins talks.
In the Post this morning, George King writes his Yankees-Twins gamer around Halladay, noting that he was asked by a player: “Are we in the Halladay thing? What will it take?”
King’s response: “The answer to the first question is always, ‘Yes.’ The answer to the second one is ‘a lot.’”
Hat tip to MLBTradeRumors.com.