Happ’s frightening injury Tuesday left players shaken and revived questions about whether MLB is doing enough to protect its pitchers.
“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”
Joba Chamberlain could very well pitch again this season, if only to tell all of us who doubted him to stick it.
R.A. Dickey is enjoying a year like no knuckleballer before him and his mastery in controlling the pitch had led to an unbelievable strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The Bombers acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the Giants on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed pitcher George Kontos, and Francisco Cervelli was optioned to Triple-A
Tropicana Field really is a strange place. After the weirdness there this week, I’m waiting to see what’s next? The fish tank in right-center explodes? I don’t know if we’ll ever see a new stadium for the Rays, but the old one doesn’t have many supporters.
The Rays feel facing the Yankees for the first time in 2011 isn’t a big deal. That may be because the AL East leaders have a more pressing concern. Though, so do the Yankees.
Kevin Millwood allowed two hits over seven innings, Felix Pie hit a two-run triple and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Rays 2-0 before a capacity crowd of 36,973 on Wednesday night.
After splitting two extra-inning games, the Yankees and Rays conclude their current series Wednesday night.