Triple-A Scranton has a 2-1 lead on Pawtucket in the first-round of the International League playoffs.
Phil Hughes is supposed to pitch tonight. But like everywhere else in the northeast, so I hear, heavy rains are expected.
This could have an impact on the Yankees to some degree. If Sidney Ponson gets knocked around again tonight, the Yankees would have to at least consider replacing him with Hughes.
In the short term, they can skip Ponson’s next turn to let Mike Mussina pitch on regular rest. But at some point, what is the upside of running Ponson back out there? Now that the Yankees are toast, at least use these remaining games to give guys like Hughes a chance to build some experience.