Jorge Posada is back on the DL – possibly for the rest of the season. Hideki Matsui, meanwhile, is trying to avoid surgery. Brian Heyman has the story.
Undaunted, the Yankees pounded the Twins for their fourth straight win.
The Yankees are 4-0 in the four games Sidney Ponson has started. He is 2-0 with a 4.37 ERA in pinstripes.
Not bad, right? But it’s worth noting that Ponson has allowed 28 hits and walked 11 in his 22.2 innings and that the Yankees have scored 41 runs in his four starts. He’s been mighty fortunate so far.
The Yankees have 63 games left, meaning that roughly 22 of them will be started by Ponson and Darrell Rasner unless the rotation changes. Brian Cashman’s priority should be landing a starter, not a bat.
Rasner faces the Twins tonight.