Here are the lineups:
Wang RHP (9-4, 3.36)
Sonnanstine (1-3, 5.36)
Pregame chatter: Melky Cabrera is not feeling well and you don’t want to know the details. He could be available later in the game … Joe Torre said he spoke to Brian Cashman about Phil Hughes. The GM told him that while the statistics last night (3 3 0 0 0 6) were impressive, Hughes wasn’t quite that good. They want him to get two more starts before he comes up. When it comes to rehabs, the stats are fairly meaningless. Teams look more for command, maintaining velocity, repeating of mechanics, fielding the position, etc. … Derek Jeter has one of the new iPhones. … U. of Florida football coach Urban Meyer is at the game and spoke with Jeter, Torre and A-Rod during batting practice. Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan, a Long Island guy, is a big Yankees fan and gets advice from Torre from time to time.
UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Did a little research for a story today on how much Jorge Posada is being used compared to other catchers. Kind of interesting.
Innings caught (through Friday)
Russell Martin (LAD) 713
Jason Kendall (OAK) 706.1
Jorge Posada (NYY) 638
Bengie Molina (SF) 637.2
Games started (as a catcher)
However Posada has played in 85 of 89 games (counting tonight) thanks to turns as a DH and 1B.
Torre said Wil Nieves would start tomorrow. But Posada will probably get in the game at some point. He hasn’t had a full day off since June 10, which is amazing.
UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: I’d still trade Farnsworth for Lieber and Lieber is out for the rest of the season. Now it’s up to Mo Rivera.
UPDATE, 10:16 p.m.: The Bobby Abreu win/loss numbers are downright weird.
In wins: 66 of 175 (.377) 6 HR, 40 RBI.
In losses: 25 of 158 (.158), 1 HR, 9 RBI.