Sergio Mitre solidified his hold on a job with some help from the bullpen as the Yankees beat the Mariners again.
Brian Bruney is looking like his old self. This notebook also has updates on Alex Rodriguez, Damaso Marte, Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano.
Jerry Hairston Jr. has fit right in with the Yankees since being acquired from the Reds.
Joba Chamberlain will get some time off after he starts today and it makes perfect sense.
When I first started at The Journal News in 1999, I did a series of stories on a local high school basketball star, Ben Gordon. He’s now with the Pistons and one of the best scorers in the NBA. He was back in his hometown over the weekend giving back to the community. It’s nice to see.
Ben and the Mount Vernon Knights used to make extra money for team trips by working at concession stands at the old Stadium. Almost any time you see Ben, he has a Yankees cap on.