In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Friday, May 26, 2006
...sounded a whole lot worse than it really is:
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has a torn hamstring tendon in his left knee and will be sidelined at least a few days.

Posada wasn't placed on the disabled list following his MRI exam that revealed the injury, but the club said Thursday that it planned to call up a catcher from the minor leagues on Friday. Posada is scheduled to be evaluated in the next few days.

When I first read "torn hamstring tendon" I was thinking months, not days. Phew. Here's the pertinent Yankee stuff Jim Callis mentioned at Wednesday's chat:

Jeff (New Orleans): Who gets drafted first Almonte or Maier?
Jim Callis: Danny Almonte has a higher ceiling than Jeffrey Maier. If Almonte were considered unsignable, it's possible Maier could go ahead of him.

Chip, NYC: Melky Cabrera or Jose Tabata?
Jim Callis: Cabrera now, Tabata for the long term.

Chip, NYC: Steven White or Alay Soler
Jim Callis: Soler. Never been a big White fan.

Alex (columbus, oh): Clemens: Astro or Yankee?
Jim Callis: Astro.

Jason, New York: Cano or Anderson Hernandez
Jim Callis: Cano by a mile. Not even close.

Alex (marlboro, nj): Cano or Kinsler?
Jim Callis: Cano. Look, I've picked Cano TWICE today.

Chip, NYC: Melky Cabrera = a young Bernie Williams?
Jim Callis: Noooooooooo.

Jeff (Iowa): Best looking CWS girls - South Carolina or Texas?
Jim Callis: Can I go with my alma mater and say Georgia? [from what I saw last year, I'd say Texas, but there's really no wrong answer]

Down on the Farm:

Triple-A Columbus suspended due to rain

Double-A Trenton (6-2 win over New Britain)
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Randy Ruiz: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Felix Escalona: 3 for 4, 1 R
Kevin Howard: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K - .227 BA, but I'd still rather have him than Womack
Todd Self: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Jeff Karstens: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HB
Justin Pope: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

High-A Tampa (10-5 win over St. Lucie)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 SB - threw a runner out at 3rd from CF
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Ben Himes: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K - .239 BA, but I'd still rather have him than Womack
Grant Plumley: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) - closest thing to a porn star name in the organization
Jeff Marquez: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Mike Martinez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - allowed both inherited runners to score

Low-A Charleston (9-2 loss to Columbus)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 1 K, 1 CS - picked off first, threw a runner out at home from CF
CJ Henry: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) - 9th error in only 25 games
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K - back from injury to show Vechionacci what a real number 3 hitter looks like (threw a runner out at 3rd from RF)
Brett Jones: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 4, 1 R
Tony Roth: 1 for 1, 2 BB
James Cooper: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 3 K - threw a runner out at 3rd from LF
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Zach Kroenke: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP - picked a runner off at first
Blogger Joseph P. said...
Mike, meant to ask yesterday.

What bumblefuck place in New Jersey doesn't get YES????

Blogger Mike A said...
Leonia, it's just down the hill from Fort Lee on the other side of the GWB.

My mother doesn't have cable at all, she claims no one in the house watches enough TV to get it, meanwhile my 2 little brothers are pulling there hair out.

At least I'm leavin soon...

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