The Yankees had a chance to win win a wild game last night but LaTroy Hawkins gave it away in the 11th inning.
Ian Kennedy is headed for the disabled list. This notebook also has news on Jorge Posada, All-Star voting and Derek Jeter moving up another list.
Didn’t get a chance to report this in the paper. That home run Jason Giambi hit last night was listed as 415 feet and landed on Eutaw Street beyond the right-field scoreboard. It was the 41st ball to land on the street since Camden Yards opened.
Oddly enough, the Yankees are responsible for the last three balls to land there. Giambi, Johnny Damon (Sept. 28, 2007) and Giambi again (Sept. 29, 2005).
The next few days could be a busy one for transactions.
The Yankees will add somebody to the roster today to replace Kennedy. Ross Ohlendorf (29.2 innings, six HRs) could be optioned out. Morgan Ensberg is a DFA candidate, especially if they want to give Jason Lane a shot rather than release him. Lane has 10 homers for Scranton and hits right-handed.
I don’t think LaTroy Hawkins is a DFA candidate. But you never know. Shelley Duncan (9 for 55) isn’t what they hoped, either.