In what is quite a feat of technology, I’m blogging from a moving car in Maryland while listening to a game from Seattle on satellite radio. I’m not driving, however.
In case you missed it, Joba threw 27 more pitches in the bullpen in two simulated innings. That got him to 55. The Yankees will talk it over on Thursday to decide what happens next.
â€œItâ€™s what weâ€™re going to have to talk about,â€ Joe Girardi said. â€œYou would think he could get up to 70, possibly 75, in his first outing.â€
Joba is being very level-headed about the whole thing. He wants to wait to see how he feels on Friday (after a tough workout tomorrow) before he gives his opinion. Based on nothing other than that it makes sense, I would guess he starts Monday or Tuesday.
Meanwhile, check out these stats:
Hideki Matsui is 14 of 27 in his last seven games with 13 runs scored.
The Big G has a 12-for-23 streak to raise his batting average to .244.
Giambi on the mustache: “Youâ€™ve got to switch it up. I try and keep things fun on this team. Unfortunately now the â€˜stache has got to stay.”
Giambi has Shelley Duncan and Johnny Damon growing their ‘staches. Joba tried it and quit.
“He looked like a fifth grader,” Giambi said.