Notes: Wow, it’s the same lineup for two days in a row. What a concept. … Giambi reports his right thumb is fine. … Jeter needs one double to tie Joe DiMaggio for fifth place in team history with 388. … Abreu is two RBI short of 1,000 for his career.
Back later with updates.
UPDATE, 6:54 p.m.: A-Rod is expected back tomorrow but Girardi said he, “would be shocked” if he played before Friday in Cleveland. … No word on when the Yankees will stop carrying three catchers. It could be through the weekend. Part of the problem is that Moeller is out of options, so if you DFA him and Posada has a setback, you’re fresh out of catchers with any experience. … NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg was in the clubhouse before the game, visiting with Girardi. He is in Chicago to receive some sort of award.
UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Nice effort by the Moose tonight, at least so far. Three innings, two hits, one walk.
UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Jeter is 0 for his last 12. … Pretty uneventful game when compared to last night, isn’t it?
UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: It would seem that all those calls for the Yankees to get rid of Mussina and Damon last week were a bit premature. Now give Giambi a chance, too. Accomplished players didn’t get there by accident, they know what to do and what adjustments to make.
UPDATE, 11:11 p.m.: Does Ozzie Guillen have stats? He has intentionally walked Jason Giambi twice. … Meanwhile, the three doubles for Posada are a career high.