Brian Heyman here today. Sorry for the late pregame update, but I had to wait in the clubhouse to interview Luis Ayala for a bullpen story I’m working on with Rafael Soriano down.
Speaking of which, Soriano’s appointment with Dr. James Andrews is scheduled for this afternoon in Pensacola, Fla. We’ll see if they announce the results later today. The Yankees must have somewhat of an idea of what’s going on his elbow from yesterday’s MRI.
“We don’t like to put anything out there until we’re exactly sure what’s going on,” Joe Girardi said.
The Yankees are going to give Bartolo Colon an extra couple of days of rest, six total. He will now pitch Memorial Day in Oakland. There’s an off day tomorrow, but CC Sabathia is going to stay on regular rest and pitch Sunday in Seattle.
Will last night’s stirring comeback win in the ninth carry over to today in the series finale? It’s in Freddy Garcia’s hands.
“Momentum stops and starts with your starting pitcher,” Girardi said.
Brett Gardner is sitting at the start with lefty Jo-Jo Reyes going for the Jays. Andruw Jones is starting, bringing along his disappointing numbers, .191, two homers, three RBI.
Girardi again defended Robbie’s Cano’s defense. Cano had three errors last year, but he has five already this year, including last night’s ridiculous error on an easy toss to first that he didn’t glove.
“The expectations for three errors every year probably aren’t warranted,” Girardi said.
David Robertson is flying to his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala., after the game to check on the tornado damage. He and his wife are starting a relief fund.