Alfredo Aceves, who could figure into the mix in a few weeks, pitched three innings for Scranton tonight in his return from a groin pull.
He allowed two hits and struck out two against Toledo. Of his 49 pitches, 32 were strikes. Kei Igawa followed him to the mound. Brian Cashman said they want to get a “good look” at Aceves in Scranton before considering whether to call him up.
I get the impression in talking to Cashman that he feels they rushed too many guys through Triple-A before bringing them up (Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, for instance) and wants to avoid that if possible.
Meanwhile, Joe Girardi joined the ‘stache crew today. I managed to clip this off his postgame interview with YES. That’s just the kind of thing Joe Torre would have done, right? Um, no. But Torre could have grown a mustache in two days if asked. The man gets 5 o’clock shadow at noon.