Phil Hughes and the Yankees were rocked by the Orioles last night.
Joba Chamberlain suffered an unusual injury but is expected to pitch today. This notebook also has updates on A-Rod, Brett Tomko, Brian Bruney and Chien-Ming Wang.
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom. My first job as a sportswriter was a part-timer for my hometown paper when I was 16 and my mom dutifully drove me to high school games or picked me up when I worked late answering phones.
When I started covering UConn basketball out of college, she watched the Huskies games on television just to get a sense of what I was doing and even now, she pays attention to the Yanks and will surprise me with questions about when Chien-Ming Wang is coming back or how Johnny Damon is doing.
So thanks, Mom.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t called your Mom yet you know what you need to do.
Look for the players using pink bats today in support of breast cancer awareness and research.