Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Weekend Yankeeland - 9/6

We don't need to rehash last night's near no-hitter by the Mariners' Brandon Morrow. After looking like he was going to get raked over the coals, Andy Pettitte settled down and gave the Yankees a solid seven innings, but the offense was nowhere to be found.

Seattle had been receiving grief for selecting Morrow ahead of Tim Lincecum in the 2006 draft. Maybe those concerns will now be assuaged.

Trailing 3-1 in the ninth inning, the Yankees had the heart of the order set to face closer J.J. Putz. Derek Jeter led the inning off with a single, but Bobby Abreu, Alex Rodriguez, and Jason Giambi all went down meekly to end the game. With Boston's win over Texas, the Yankees are now 8.5 games out of the wildcard race. It might as well be 100.

It's official, Al Aceves will take Darrell Rasner's place in the rotation. Hell, why not let let Jason Jones replace Sidney Ponson.

Reggie Jackson said it's very special for him to watch Alex Rodriguez climb the home run leader board.

Bobby Abreu was back in last night's lineup after missing a pair of games with a bruised wrist.

Yankees second pick in this year's draft, Jeremy Bleich made his professional debut for the Staten Island Yankees on Thursday. He allowed two runs in three innings pitched.

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times wonders why Babe Ruth has not yet been honored this season, in the house that he built.

The Yankees have been hit with a fine for not complying with a new state law that states that all food vendors must provide caloric information.

Kevin Romine and Damon Sublett will be heading to Hawaii for winter ball. Not a bad place to be.

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