Here are my news and notes for today, the Yankees had a day off before renewing their rivalry with the Red Sox tomm night in Boston. I wonder if Joe West will be watching. It doesn't look too bad for Andy Pettitte but most likely he will miss a start and Mitre will take his place. It looks like Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada will be back tommorrow.
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Friday-Phil Hughes vs Josh Beckett
Saturday-CC Sabathia vs Clay Bucholz
Sunday-A.J. Burnett vs TBA
The Yankees won two out of three to open the season in Boston and now are there again. The two rivals wont meet after this for a couple of months. The Yankees will have played six games in Boston before the Red Sox come to the Bronx. The Yankees are dealing with some minor injuries but it looks like Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada will be ready to go for the Red Sox.
Jorge Posada is the emergency catcher for the next couple of days, he says hopefully he will be back in the lineup on friday. He will be reevaluated on Thursday but it doesn't look like he will go on the DL.
Mariano Rivera was scheduled to throw a bullpen session today and if he came through it fine he could be available tonight. Joe Girardi said though that he would like to give him another day off. Joba would be the closer again tonight in that case.
Chan Ho Park has been playing catch in Tampa and said he feels better. Park will throw off half a mound tomorrow. The Yankees plan to have him throw a bullpen session on Friday. If that goes well the Yankees will have him make a rehab appearance next week. It is not known how many rehab appearances he will need before coming back up but Girardi said one isn't going to be enough.
Girardi said he may start Golson against some lefties. Marcus Thames had three hits against Matusz last week though so this made sense for tonight. Mark Melancon was optioned back to AAA-Scranton.
Javier Vazquez said he still wishes he wasn't being skipped but understands it. There is no Jeter injury, Girardi just wanted to give him a day off in the field. He said as the team plays more and more days in a row you will see more of this. Girardi did this a lot last year and it worked, keeping the older players fresh.
Hughes looks like an ace instead of a 5th starter. The Yankees started their first day without Granderson off with a bang. Mark Teixeira has 6 hits in 2 days in May when he had 11 all of April. It is amazing how he doesn't ever hit in April but starts getting it going in May. The Yankees biggest problem right now is figuring out what to do with Javier Vazquez who is killing them. The Yankees have won every series except one.
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Here is the Yankees article from yesterdays loss, Vazquez continues to disappoint and may be out of the rotation soon. Teixeira started May off on the right foot with a couple of hits. The other bad news for the Yankees was the loss of their centerfielder to a groin injury. I don't think you will see him anytime soon.
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