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Jorge Posada was removed from the game with a recurrence of the right shoulder stiffness that affected him last week. He’ll go for a MRI tomorrow in Kansas City and the Yankees aren’t ruling out the disabled list. Posada said he feels “dead” in his arm and isn’t able to put anything on his throws.
Phil Hughes received some of the loudest cheers when the Yankees were introduced before Tuesday’s game, and it’s clear the fan base has high hopes for the youngest member of their pitching staff. It’s almost strange to say that just because Hughes’ demeanor really doesn’t lend itself to youth. He may be 21 but, to me, he carries himself like a veteran already.
Hughes gets the ball rolling on his 2008 campaign tonight in the rubber game of a three-game series with the Blue Jays. Will Jorge Posada appear in the lineup? Will Jason Giambi continue to resemble a dancing bear at first base? Stay tuned. I thought an excellent defensive first baseman — hi, Doug Mientkiewicz — would have caught the ball that Giambi fell into the photo box chasing, but when you throw Giambi out there, you’re basically hoping he’ll knock everything around him down and scoop throws, which he actually is quite adept at doing.
Lessons from yesterday — don’t steal from the Yankees and don’t talk on your cell phone while driving. Mike Mussina looked just OK to me but I was impressed with his ability to spot his curveball, the Frank Thomas hit-by-pitch notwithstanding. If Mussina gives you three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings every time out, I think you have to take that. They won’t face A.J. Burnett every day.
The Yankees have just taken the field here in the Bronx. I must admit, I’m curious to see how Mike Mussina fares tonight — and pretty much all season. You don’t win 250 games by accident but it’s clear he’s pitching in the tail end of his career. On the nights he hits his spots and spins it right, Moose can still win ballgames. When he doesn’t… well, I remember last August in Detroit and Anaheim. It wasn’t pretty.
There is some news this evening as Jorge Posada was scratched from the original lineup with right shoulder stiffness. Apparently Posada felt something on one of his throws to second base last night, but Joe Girardi thinks this could just be a one-day thing. It is quite cold here tonight so you can understand not wanting to exacerbate the injury. Mussina put up a note on his dry-erase board that said: “Yankees vs. Blue Jays at Lambeau Field.”
And now, as Moose warms up to the Scorpions, here’s my unsolicited, uncompensated travel tip. It turns out Blimpie is having a deal where you get a 6-inch sub sandwich, a liter of spring water and a chocolate bar for $3.99. I’m not one to plug things but anything I’d stop for on the way to the ballpark seems like something to pass on to y’all. Every penny counts.