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A few things …

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few items on a nice Saturday before heading over to the ballpark:

• Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports via Twitter that Mike Lowell might get an injection in his hip. Like A-Rod, he’s still having problems. That Lowell’s surgery was in October should be a warning to the Yankees that resting Alex — whether they like it or not — is mandatory.

• RHP/LHP Pat Venditte got promoted to Single-A Tampa. He dominated the South Atlantic League and this will be a tougher test. Nobody in the organization seems to think he’s actually a prospect. But he keeps getting people out.

• The Yankees have scored 20 runs in the last two games — and left 28 runners on base. There have been a ridiculous 36 at-bats with runners in scoring position the last two nights. Their run differential is now +48, which is the fifth-best in baseball.

But check out the leaders:

Dodgers +90
Rays +83
Red Sox +70
Jays +52
Yankees + 48

As usual, the AL East is a bear. And as usual Joe Torre seems to know what he is doing. No Manny, no problem.

Back around 3:30 with the lineups and other notes. Go outside, it’s a nice day.




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