Prepare yourself for the return of Sir Sidney Ponson.
Per Chad Jennings, the Scranton rotation lists TBA on Thursday, which would have been Ponson’s spot. It seems pretty evident that Ponson will pitch one of those games against the Mets on Friday. Assuming he’s not arrested first.
Here’s an interesting statistic courtesy of our friends at the Elias Sports Bureau:
Ken Griffey Jr. is one of three current Major Leaguers whose father also homered at Yankee Stadium. Who are the other two?
They are …
Jerry Hairston, Jr. and Gary Matthews, Jr.
Meanwhile, Jeff Karstens had an eye-opening start for Scranton today against Toledo: 6.2 innings, two hits, no earned runs, one walk, 11 strikeouts. Shelley Duncan drove in four runs for Scranton in a 10-1 victory.
Alfredo Aceves wasn’t as sharp as he has been for Trenton (6 7 2 2 1 2) but didn’t take the loss.