Garrett Olson (3-0, 3.47) has yet to face any of the Yankees.
Notes: Thanks to Mike Dougherty for calling in the lineup. … That Jeter is one tough hombre. … The Yankees have dropped four straight, six of seven and nine of the last 12. They start the day 7.5 games out of first. … Rare appearance for Shelley Duncan. Remember back when the plan was supposedly to get him 350 ABs to see what he could do? He has 37 ao far.
Enjoy the game.
UPDATED, 6:53 p.m.: Chien-Ming Wang is questionable for his start on Saturday. He strained his right calf covering first base on Sunday. They’re going to see how his bullpen goes tomorrow before making any decisions. Wang had an MRI that revealed a Grade 1 (or mild) strain.
UPDATE, 6:57 p.m.: Jeter told reporters he was fine, which is what you expect. … No word on any suspension for LaTroy Hawkins yet. Joe Girardi said that Hawkins was only pitching inside. Sure thing.
UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Hey, looked who showed up, it’s the Yankees. … It’s fairly amazing that A-Rod doesn’t see MLB pitching for three weeks then hit two homers in two days. … Think Darrell Rasner will get skipped again?
UPDATE, 9:14 p.m.: That’s a home run by A-Rod. Again, this is why you need replay for home runs.
UPDATE, 9:28 p.m.: Wow, Darrell Rasner. 19 innings, 4 ERs. This from a guy they DFA’d last fall. You just never know with pitchers.
UPDATE, 9:57 p.m.: Hmm, very interesting that Joba Chamberlain is staying in for the ninth inning with the game out of hand. This will burn him out for tomorrow.
I would guess that going two innings is part of ramping up his innings to prepare him to start.