Look for some roster moves tomorrow.
Brian Bruney will fly with the team to Cleveland then go to New York to see a specialist about his right foot.
It seems sure that he will go on either the disabled list or the bereavement list as an uncle he is close to suffered a heart attack in Oregon.
Meanwhile Kyle Farnsworth injured his elbow on the last pitch he threw in the seventh inning when he slipped on the mound. He didn’t seem to think it was too serious but they’ll know more tomorrow. Had he not felt something, he was going to go back out there for the next inning.
No word yet on who the Yankees will call up. Edwar Ramirez seems likely or they could go with Darrell Rasner. Perhaps both. With Ross Ohlendorf throwing 49 pitches, they don’t have anything close to a long reliever for tomorrow.
As for Joba, he was ahead of Quentin and hung a curveball and was ahead of Crede and hung a slider. No matter how good your stuff is, you have to locate it.
It was the first loss for Joba in the majors in 26 appearances and only his third earned run.
“The worst part is I let my team down,” he said.
Phil Hughes was pretty disappointed that he went only two innings but understood the situation. Joe Girardi didn’t have much choice, really.
Girardi left 22-year-old Josh Johnson on the mound after an 82-minute rain delay in 2006 and some (including Marlins execs) believe that’s what led to his having Tommy John surgery.