Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Yankees-A's 4/4 Pre-Game

The Yankees and Athletics play the second game of their three game set tonight at McAfee Coliseum. Mike Mussina (13-8, 4.41) vs. Rich Harden (10-5, 2.53). Game time is 10:05 EST and will be televised by YES (WCBS-AM radio).

Bobby Crosby will most likely be missing from the lineup for the A's tonight with a badly cut index finger on his left hand. Robinson tried to steal second base in last night's game and his spike got through an opening in Crosby's glove.

Carl Pavano is doing no activity at all right now as the Yankees await word from his back specialist. An MRI of Pavano's buttocks pain was sent to the doctor to confirm it wasn't related to his back. Pavano is shutdown until further notice.

Kelly Stinnett will most likely catch Randy Johnson's next start since Jorge Posada will need a day off in the Angels series with a Sunday day scheduled after Saturday's night game.

The weather could be a bigger problem today than it was yesterday. At 10:30 am PST it was raining heavily in the bay area. There is supposed to be a window between 8 and 11 pm where the chance of rain is low. It will all depend on how much collects before then.

MLB Notes

Alex Rodgriguez wasn't the only one with an opening day grand slam yesterday. Scott Rolen returned to the Phillies lineup in style, belting a slam as well.

Just another day at the office for Albert Pujols who hit two home runs.

Pitching Match up of the Day for Tuesday. Cy Young candidates Johann Santana faces off against Roy Halladay in tonight Minnesota-Toronto opener.

My feelings on Barry Bonds are well documented, but there is absolutely no excuse for what took part yesterday at Petco Park in San Diego. As Bonds was walking off the field, a fan threw a syringe at him. As it turned out the syringe did not contain a needle, but that's beside the point. How big of an idiot do you have to be to do something like that. If the person is ever found, they should be charge to the full extent of the law.

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