Aaron Small is heading to Triple-A on a rehab assignment
Small, who tossed four scoreless innings in his first start, on Monday, will pitch on Thursday for Triple-A Columbus, taking on Louisville.Weekly Poll
Small, who has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a strained right hamstring, will likely return to the Yankees during their next road trip. He will probably head to the bullpen as the long reliever and an emergency spot starter.
: Exactly half of you think Phil Hughes has gotten off to the best start this year, followed by Melky Cabrera (30%) and Jose Tabata (20%). No love for Austin Jackson, who didn't receive a single vote. It's cool, maybe he'll use that as motivation. The new question is up, and as always thanks for voting (stats in the poll are as of this morning).FYI
: Blogger is a piece of crap. If it were a person, I'd punch it in the face.
Down on the Farm:
Triple-A Columbus (4-3 loss at Toledo, 7th straight loss)
Kevin Reese: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Carlos Pena: 0 for 1, 1 RBI, 4 BB
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 1 K - just as he supplants Russ Johnson as the #5 hitter
Russ Johnson: 2 fir 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Jeff Karstens: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 KDouble-A Trenton
rained out (just as they were getting hot...)High-A Tampa (7-5 win vs Sarasota)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 4, 1 K - dropped from 3rd to 6th in the order
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 SB - BA up to .080, he's too talented to suck this much
Ben Himes: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 BB
Phil Hughes: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - worst start of the year, but still damn goodLow-A Charleston (5-1 win over Kannapolis)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI - played in the field for the first time in over a week
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 2 R
Joseph Muich: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB - quietly hitting .333
Eric Wordekemper: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Phil Coke: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K - dominant, againProof that the fantasy Gods hate me:
The Reds decided to start Aaron Harang on 3 days rest yesterday unbeknownst to me. Without him in my lineup, he promptly dominates the Brewers and hurls a 5 hitter, his best game of the year. Errrrr......
Finally, if you frequent his blog on a regular basis you're well aware that my favorite prospect/pitcher in the game isn't even a Yankee. I'm asking you to say a little prayer to the baseball gods that Matt Cain absolutely dominates the Mets tonight at the Phone Booth, just so I can rub it in to every Mets-loving member of my family (which happens to be all but 1 of them). Thanks...