Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … Cano is out with a sore left hand that he has had since last Sunday. He is 3 for 26 with one scored and no RBI over the last six games. His batting average has gone from .270 to .260…. The Yankees have lost two straight and five of their last six. They are now 5.5 games out of first and in third place in the wild card, 2.5 games out. … The Angels have won 25 of the last 40 games between the teams.
It’s Old Timers’ Day, so get there early if you have tickets. Yogi, Whitey, Reggie and all the rest will be on the hand for the last reunion at the Stadium. Willie Randolph has made an appearance as well.
CHECKING IN ON SOME OF THE NEW GUYS: Richie Sexson is 5 for 15 with the Yankees but hasn’t had an extra-base hit since July 8, his last game with Seattle. Did you know his name is Richmond Lockwood Sexson? … Pudge Rodriguez is 1 for 6 with two strikeouts and two GIDPs. … Damaso Marte’s line is 3.1 4 2 2 1 6 over four games. … Xavier Nady is 6 of 18 with four extra-base hits and four RBI.
OUT IN THE STREET: As for me, I’ll be at Gillette Stadium for tonight’s Bruce Spingsteen and the E Street Band concert. Big 30-person tailagate planned before the show. So this will be the extent of the blogging for the day.
Enjoy the game.