Joe Girardi said it was an important game. But the Yankees were in a hurry to get home yesterday and fell to the Blue Jays in another burst of mediocrity.
The Yankees paid tribute to Bobby Murcer. This notebook also has updates on the rotation for after the break, Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter.
The Home Run Derby is tonight and Brian Heyman has a preview.
Jason Giambi took a pass on the Derby.
Jesus Montero was a hit in the Futures Game yesterday.The Yankees hope to see him back in the Bronx someday. Brian also has that story.
Rick Carpiniello learned that Mets prospect Fernando Martinez doesn’t lack confidence.
The All-Star Game press conferences are today in Manhattan. Check back later for some updates.
Also, live blogging of the Home Run Derby tonight.