Three quick things before I head downstairs to look for a lineup…
1. Ichiro Suzuki has been named the American League Player of the Week after going hitting .600 (15-for-25) with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI, seven runs scored and six stolen bases in six games. Among Major League leaders, Ichiro led all players in batting average, hits, steals and on-base percentage (.630), was tied for second in total bases (24) and was third in slugging percentage (.960).
2. All indications are that David Aardsma is about to be activated. Last night he tweeted that today would be a “big day” and today he tweeted a picture of Target Field. If the Yankees are going to activate both Aardsma and Brett Gardner, that’s two 40-man moves to be made.
3. Geddy Lee walked into the restaurant where I was eating dinner last night. Has nothing to do with the Yankees, but I thought it was cool.