The Yankees are wrapping up this Detroit series with a day game, which means we should have a lineup in an hour or so. Until then, just a quick note on the non-Kevin Millwood veteran who’s trying to pitch his way into the Yankees plans.
Carlos Silva made his first regular-season start with High-A Tampa yesterday. He went three innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed two runs, both of them on a two-run home run by Jae-Hoon Ha, a Cubs outfield prospect who’s hitting .346 with five home runs this season.
All nine of Silva’s outs were either on strikes or on the ground. I haven’t heard anything about the outing other than what the numbers show. My guess would be that Silva could pitch his way in the mix as long as he shows something fairly quickly. By the second half of the season, there’s a solid chance one of those Triple-A starters will have set himself apart and emerge as an obvious call-up/spot-start candidate. Plus there’s that Phil Hughes guy who could be back in six to eight weeks.