The amount of players on the DL for the Yankees is astonishing yet they keep finding ways to win. they have won six of their last ten and five of their last six games including a sweep of the defending AL Champion Texas Rangers. They have found some new players on the waiver wire and have promoted from within to patch their bull pen and rotation and frankly I have to hand it to the Yankees scouts they can spot a bargain. The recent acquisitions of Brian Gordon and Corey Wade have paid off big dividends. Currently the DL looks like this:
Joba Chamberlain: Out for season
Derek Jeter : 15 day with Calf strain will report to Tampa for treatment and will not be on the current road trip
Rafael Soriano: Elbow moved to the 60 day to open up a roster spot. (does not sound promising
Eric Chavez: Foot also moved to the 60 day DL.
Phil Hughes: On the 60 day but beginning Rehab starts
Damoso Marte :60 day DL but starting to play catch.
Pedro Feliciano: 15 day shoulder. Has he even pitched this year? It’s been so long I can’t remember.
Bartolo Colon: 15 day with a hamstring injury. So far so good sounds like he will only be out the 15 days but we shall see. Hamstrings can be tricky.
Russel Martin: Lower back D2D back in the line up but may get an extra day off on this road trip just to be safe.
The Yankees have gotten good production out of Eduardo Nunez in Jeters absence as he has shown a great arm, stellar defence and timely hitting. Nunez batted 333 with Two RBI and a HR over the past week. This also included two stolen bases putting his total to eight for the year. Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE Derek Jeter, but could this ki be our next SS? I think so, The Yankees must think so too. One of the reasons we didnt get Cliff Lee via trade last season is that they wanted Nunez and the Yankees wouldnt give him up. But don’t think he is untouchable everyone has a price.
The Yankees goe back to inter-league play this afternoon against the hapless Cubs. Freddie Garcia will face off against 0-5 Doug Davis who is fighting to keep his job having only gone 29 total innings in 5 appearances cannot be a good thing. Davis was brought in on a minor league deal a couple of months ago and has not been good. To tell the truth he has never been good. He won 13 games in 2007 and that was his highlight reel. In his last three outing he has gone 5+ innings twice. If I could say one good think about Davis its that he doesn’t seem to be giving up a lot of HR. Look for the Yankees to change that today as I predict the Bombers will be all over the Cubbies. Prediction Yankees 8 Cubbies 3
Update: The Cubs got thier three the Yankees just failed to get thier eight. Hats off to Davis who pitched the game of his life.