New York Yankees Notes: Recap, Thames, Hughes, Posada, All-Stars

July 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

The Yankees won a wild one yesterday. They took a two run lead, fell behind by two, the regained the lead in the 7th and coughed it up in the 9th before Marcus Thames got his second walk-off hit of the year for a 7-6   11-inning win. All of that and Brett Gardner hit an in-the-parker and Mariano Rivera blew a save.

Here are some notes:

  • Thames was activated off the 15-day DL before the game yesterday. OF Chad Huffman was sent to Triple-A Scranton in his place.
  • Phil Hughes pitched 6 innings and allowed 5 runs, and 3 home runs.
  • Hughes is 5-2 with a 5.56 ERA in his last 9 starts.
  • Jorge Posada left yesterday’s game with a sprained ring finger on his left hand. X-rays were negative and he’s listed as day-to-day, but isn’t expected to start tonight.
  • So far the Yankees have 6 All-Stars and are expecting another: Robinson Cano , Derek Jeter , CC Sabathia , Phil Hughes , Mariano Rivera , and Alex Rodriguez . Andy Pettitte is going to be added since Sabathia is going to end up being ineligible because he’s going to pitch the Sunday before the game.
  • Nick Swisher is also among the contestants for the final spot on the All-Star roster.

That’s a lot of All-Stars for the Yankees, but they do have the best record in baseball so it is natural. I hope Swisher makes it as a fan, but there are definitely going to be deserving players that get left off. Pettitte could end up being the starter for this game.

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