Through all the trouble last night, there was a feeling the Yankees would find a way to beat the Orioles. Rod Boone has the story.
Jeff Karstens gets a chance to start tonight. This notebook also has news on Jorge Posada, Joba Chamberlain, Melky Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez.
In case you missed it, the Yankees honored Alex Rodriguez before the game last night and it was a smooth bit of recruiting. They gave him some original Peter Marx art work, a nod to his personal tastes as A-Rod is an art collector. They had Derek Jeter present him with a silver tray, another message of acceptance. Finally, they included his wife and daughter in the ceremony.
It’ll come down to the Benjamins. But the Yankees are paving the road for A-Rod to return next season and beyond.