Toronto center fielder Vernon Wells will miss the series this weekend. He will have shoulder surgery on Tuesday and has been shut down.
Wells is not having a good season (.245/.302/.402) but is formidable player, so that’s a break for the Yankees. Toronto does have its best starters lined up and is coming off a sweep of Boston, however.
Thanks to everybody who e-mailed saying they saw me on SportsCenter tonight. I didn’t start sweating like Albert Brooks in Broadcast News, so I considered it a success. It was good to be on with Dan Shaughnessy, a writer I have a lot of respect for.
Meanwhile, the coolest e-mail of the day came from Frank in Wollongong, Australia. He is a Yankees fan who gets his news from the web and reads the blog. He signed his e-mail, “Good energy, Frank.”
Good energy, I’ll take all of that I can get. Thanks for the e-mail, Frank.
Finally, the Yankees gave away a Jorge Posada poster at the game yesterday. If you have a kid who’s a Jorge fan, drop me an e-mail and I’ll happily send it your way.
UPDATE, 11:15 a.m.: The poster was given away. Sorry I only had one.