Notes: Bobby Abreu has a seven-game hit streak going (12 of 28). … Jorge Posada is 5 of 19 since he came off the disabled list. … The Yankees are 14 for 61 with RISP in the last seven games. … The bullpen has allowed four runs in its last 21.2 innings. … Pettitte is 2-4 with a 6.20 ERA over nine starts. Opponents have hit .320 against him.
Back later with some updates.
UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Phil Hughes had another bone scan. He will start a throwing program in two weeks. So that’s basically the end of June. We could see him in mid to late August assuming all goes well.
Remember Jonathan Albaladejo? Turns out he has a stress fracture in his elbow in addition to his other issues. He’s done for the season.
UPDATE, 11:31 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates, been busy writing. There hasn’t been much to say about this game, anyway. It’s a repeat of what we’ve seen dozens of times this season. This is Chapter 32 of “Yankees Pitch Well, Can’t Score.”
UPDATE, 11:39 p.m.: Big spot for Godzilla on his birthday. Bases loaded, no outs, Yanks down 1-0. He can crush the A’s like fleeing citizens here.
UPDATE, 11:42 p.m.: Happy Birthday, Hideki. 4-1 Yanks.
UPDATE, 11:52 p.m.: Great job by Pettitte through six innings and he looks strong. Can they ride him for another two innings?