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Wrapping it up from The Trop

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few notes en route to a long sleep:

* Derek Jeter arranged for a private plane to take Joba Chamberlain to Nebraska.

* Robinson Cano is 4 for 8 with two HRs as a pinch hitter. Apparently it suits him.

* That Brian Bruney was left in to get four outs after giving up two long home runs just about sums up what the Yankees think of Kyle Farnsworth. Like Joe Torre, Joe Girardi has quickly learned that Farnsworth has limitations that include being used on consecutive days.

* The 8 runs, 15 hits and 4 home runs were all season highs. That it was 72 degrees under the roof of Tropicana Field is no coincidence. “It felt good to break a sweat,” A-Rod said. “It was normal baseball.”

* What was B.J. Upton thinking when he tried to steal third with his team down by five runs in the sixth inning?

* Counting spring training, Alberto Gonzalez had played six games at second base since 2005. But he handled himself well. As the Yankees move forward, he seems like a more valuable bench player than Wilson Betemit.

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