The Yankees optioned Tyler Clippard to Class AAA Scranton after the game and recalled OF Kevin Thompson.
With six games coming up at NL parks, they need the extra position player.
The Yankees will need a starter on Saturday in San Francisco and that will likely be LHP Kei Igawa, Joe Torre said. They would send out a reliever before then, presumably.
Igawa could get a final tune-up in Scranton next week, an inning or two, before being recalled.
Notes: Mariano Rivera said that ball from Jose Reyes hit him above the ankle and that he was fine. It was certainly a shaky outing from Mo but it also looked like he had Carlos Gomez struck out.
Interesting to see Jose Reyes go up right-handed against him. He said he tried hitting lefty against Mo and realized he had no chance. Reyes had been 0 for 6 against Mo before that hit.
The home run for A-Rod was No. 490 in his career. … The Yankees are 111-74 in interleague games, the best in the majors.
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